I'm starting nutrisystem
Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:15 PM
Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:16 PM
Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:43 PM
I was going to try nutrisystem cause my doctor said it follows the glycemic index so the meals would be perfect for me. Unfortunately (from the sounds of it) the meals aren't even good tasting. So that won't work for me. I can't eat bad food. Like I'd rather eat good food and be fat than eat bad tasting food and be unhappy and skinny. I've done that and I was MISERABLE and cried all the time cause I felt deprived. It sounds really pathetic but food really is that important to me. For over a year I didn't eat ANY flour or sugar (like I'm suppose to) and I lost a lot of weight. However, Steve and I fought a lot because I was always grouchy. I cried when we went to restaurants because I had such a hard time not eating what I really liked and picked some crappy spinach salad instead. It was rough. And then if I cheated and had one "splurge" meal I had a hard time sticking to my diet for the rest of the time.
God I'm sounding even more pathetic!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:43 PM
i'm sure i'm not telling you anything that you don't already know....but it's your body and your health. no one else can help but you!
again, ETA: when did you do ww? there's a program that used to be called core (called something else now) where you can eat as much as you want of certain foods and only track the other foods. that will be harder if you're lazy, tho, b/c it's a lot of whole grains, and requires more work, imo. the only way that it works for me is if i plan my whole week - make all lunches on sunday night, go food shopping sunday so i know what we'll be having for dinner during the week....
Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:58 PM
I talked to my doctor and he said that it's because I HAVE to follow the glycemic index very strictly. My body doesn't process food the way that it does for others. I haven't found a way to follow that lifestyle change with success yet. He recommended nutrisystem to me because it's easy meals and follows the glycemic index. I was just bummed to find out that the food isn't good.
I do eat WW frozen meals a lot. They DO follow the glycemic index too and I do have some favs. I just don't eat them religiously- like for both lunch and dinner every day. Maybe I should do that since I don't cook!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:05 PM
i think i would enjoy those more than nutrisystem personally. plus they go on sale at the store all the time, while nutrisystem does not!
hmmmmm, what about jenny craig?? have you tried their food?
Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:14 PM
This is a probably that has just occurred in the last 5 years. I've never had a weight problem. Like Lauren, I'm 5'0 and I was always around 115-120. In the last 5 years, I have gained so much weight and under gone so much testing that it kinda left my doctor confused. Basically, he said my metabolism doesn't exist and I'm pre-diabetic.
I guess I know really well by now what I need to eat but the non-cooking makes it difficult. I don't know how to cook that offers me enough variety. LIke I have 5 staple things that I cook. I probably just need to invest in a cookbook that focuses on gluten free recipes and force myself to grocery shop and cook. I was just hoping I could buy my meals pre cooked and have them still taste good. I was willing to pay the $$ for it, but not if it tastes bad!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:26 PM
Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:27 PM
OR, since i just noticed that you wrote gluten-free, try quinoa (i've been raving about it on fb). it's delish, easy as anything, yummy, and tastes like whatever you cook it w/. right now i'm eating it w/ a veggie stir fry, made w/ soy sauce and hot chili sesame oil. last night, i melted some chocolate chips into it. gluten-free, tasty, high protein!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:32 PM
Rachel - do you hate to cook or just that you only cook a couple of things, have you tried taking a cooking class? County colleges usually offer them so does Shoprite at least the one by me.
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