How to Make Your Own Nutrisystem

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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Add mashed banana, milk and lemon juice combo, and vanilla. Half recipe, dessert plus fat serving: Entire recipe makes 1 serving at approx cal and 13 g protein. After removing bread from the oven, let cool for 5 min in loaf pan, then transfer to wire rack if available to let cool. The numbers I have listed are as accurate as I know them to be with my own ingredients; brand names are listed in a "grocery list" at the end of the post.

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Create a journal of meals that you found on the website, and write down or print off the nutrition information exactly. This is imperative when creating your own diet menu in order to find similar success at home with weight loss. Use the ingredients and meal construction ideas noted above and develop a shopping list. Note the meal assembly and use of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Then, create similar meals with similar ingredients from your local supermarket.

You can get creative here, but stay within the calorie budget and macro-nutrient profile that the Nutrisystem program provides. Get connected to others who are altering lifestyle patterns in eating and dieting with plans that are similar to yours.

This will support your efforts and creativity. Try to find people who have done or are doing the Nutrisystem program and can offer additional insight into diet ideas, snack options and support, suggests the DietCenter. Video of the Day. Lean Cuisine Vs Nutrisystem. How to Use Nutrisystem While Breastfeeding. Write down the portion sizes for the food in your diet and post on the refrigerator for easy reference.

Use a food scale, measuring cups and spoons to weigh and measure your food. Measure out the correct portions of food like chicken and fish and put them in the freezer so they are ready to use. Browse cookbooks, magazines and websites for healthy and tasty recipes. Create a meal plan for each day of the week, basing it on a variety of foods and sticking to the amount of calories you're allowed.

Plan three meals and two snacks each day, one snack between breakfast and lunch, and the other between lunch and dinner. Read the nutrition labels at the grocery store to help you to buy healthy foods.

Get lean sources of protein such as beans, nuts, chicken and fish. Fill your grocery cart with fresh produce such as broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, apples, grapes and bananas. Avoid processed foods and foods with added sugar. Buy low-fat dairy items such as yogurt and skim or soy milk.

Select whole grain products when buying bread or cereal. Choose one dessert item for the week, such as low-sugar frozen fruit bars or dark chocolate. Make the meals on your meal plan, paying attention to portion sizes. Avoid adding extra food or ingredients to your meals without changing your plan to keep the calorie count at your target number.

Make the meals as you go, or make all the meals for a week on one day and freeze them until you are ready to eat them.

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