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Old 07-21-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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Over the weekend I bought a 5-Day meal pack from WalMart to give it a try, before spending the hundreds of dollars on the actual program. I'm on day one. So far so good, except that I forgot to grab my veggies and SmartCarb snack. Luckily I had an applesauce here in the fridge at work, only thing is it had cinnamon. I ate it because I needed to, but I was curious does anyone know if cinnamon is an ok extra? It's not on the "grocery list" you can obtain on their site, but I can't rationalize why it wouldn't be in the same category as mustard, or cumin.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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I tried the same 5 day pack from WalMart. It was okay for a few weeks, and not a bad price, about $40 for 15 meals. But after about week 3 all the tomato sause based food I could not stand the smell of them even the thought of them grossed me out. I thought about trying the larger plan with a larger amount of meals to choose from but i was afraid to invest when i got burnt out so quick
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:05 PM   #3
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Sometimes you can go to BigLots (if they have thsoe in your area) and they often have a very wide selection.
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I tried the same 5 day pack from WalMart. It was okay for a few weeks, and not a bad price, about $40 for 15 meals. But after about week 3 all the tomato sause based food I could not stand the smell of them even the thought of them grossed me out. I thought about trying the larger plan with a larger amount of meals to choose from but i was afraid to invest when i got burnt out so quick
But did you lose any weight in that 3 weeks?
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:38 PM   #5
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Over the weekend I bought a 5-Day meal pack from WalMart to give it a try, before spending the hundreds of dollars on the actual program. I'm on day one. So far so good, except that I forgot to grab my veggies and SmartCarb snack. Luckily I had an applesauce here in the fridge at work, only thing is it had cinnamon. I ate it because I needed to, but I was curious does anyone know if cinnamon is an ok extra? It's not on the "grocery list" you can obtain on their site, but I can't rationalize why it wouldn't be in the same category as mustard, or cumin.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I just bought the same thing!! Anxious to try it...maybe we could keep each other posted on how it goes. I am planning to start this Thursday so I can give it 5 full days in a row
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I just ordered the 28 day plan! I had done IP years ago and it worked then I did it the end of last year and the results were not very exciting and I feel there is way to much planning and orgazanizing going into this so call me lazy, I want the grab and go. Plus, I have chrinis lyme so I am always tired and need the extra time in my life for other things, looking for updates from you guys.
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I'll be honest with you guys. I was on Nutrisystem. I lost 30 pounds. But the food tasted like absolute garbage. I think this was before they introduced the frozen meals so the food might be better now. It does work though. I'll attest to that, if you can stand the food.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:35 PM   #8
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Over the weekend I bought a 5-Day meal pack from WalMart to give it a try, before spending the hundreds of dollars on the actual program. I'm on day one. So far so good, except that I forgot to grab my veggies and SmartCarb snack. Luckily I had an applesauce here in the fridge at work, only thing is it had cinnamon. I ate it because I needed to, but I was curious does anyone know if cinnamon is an ok extra? It's not on the "grocery list" you can obtain on their site, but I can't rationalize why it wouldn't be in the same category as mustard, or cumin.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Yes it is fine to have cinnamon. I have been Nutrisystem for 7 weeks and I have to say I absolutely love it! I have lost 12 pounds. I am on the Uniquely Yours plan which is a 28 day plan that includes your choice of frozen or pantry foods. It is very affordable if you use the Costco gift cards which are regularly 79.99 for a 100.00 card. But, they go on sale occasionally for 59.99. You can order them from the Costco website and then use them to pay for your Nutrisystem plan.

I enjoy the convenience, the variety and the fact that I do not have to count, weigh or measure. The only thing you have to "figure" are your smart carbs and power fuels, which are pretty easy.

I have tried many different diets....Southbeach, Weight Watchers, counting calories, low carb, etc.... I was successful on SB several years ago, lost 30 pounds, quit smoking and gained 40. I think SB and WW are two of the healthiest and well balanced plans out there. But for myself because of years of yo yo dieting I am experiencing diet burn out. Which is why I think NS is working so well for me.

Anyway, I hope something I said is helpful for you or others. Basically, the best plan (balanced eating equal) is the plan you will stick to.

Good luck on your journey
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Hi everyone. The frozen NS foods are much better than the other food which they call shelf foods. I once lost over 90 pounds in 10 months on the plan. I didn't get to my goal and took some time off but came back in June of 2014. In addition to the costco gift cards that were talked about, there is also a possibility your health insurance offers a discount for NS foods. Plus if you refer someone to NS you and the one you refer can get Buddy bucks. The counselors are really very nice and if you sweet talk to them they can find special deals for you. I pay $150.00 for 20 days with of meals and desserts. On the other 10 days you can do what is called flexing. Unfortunately the NS website boards are closing down for some new app called NuMi so a lot of the NS members moved to others site including MFP. If your interested in more info feel free to email me.
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I'm on day one. So far so good, except that I forgot to grab my veggies and SmartCarb snack. Luckily I had an applesauce here in the fridge at work, only thing is it had cinnamon. I ate it because I needed to, but I was curious does anyone know if cinnamon is an ok extra? .

I am sure powdered herbs are ok. It's something you will eat the rest of your life. I have been on Nutrisystem since 2009
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