More Ways to Win with Nutrisystem

I know I’ve covered several favorable and not so favorable aspects of the Nutrisystem meal replacement diet program in this blog, but it’s such a truly great system that I can’t help myself and keep coming back to it every so often! In this installment, I’m going to take look at some more ways in which you can set yourself up to get the most from this dieting system and really win with your goal of losing that excess weight.

One of the truly great things about dieting with Nutrisystem is that it’s just so amazingly easy to lose weight without you really needing to think about the process. Having said that, while you can actually lose a lot of pounds over time just by eating the food they provide you with and doing little else, it really is possible to boost the level of weight loss by doing some additional things to improve on the already successful formula to further help yourself succeed.

Exercise

I’ll be blunt here and say that if you are on a calorie controlled diet and not exercising to maximize its effectiveness, then you are doing yourself a serious disservice. Exercise is what increases your metabolism and forces your body to burn more fat while toning up your muscles for a better overall look.

This is exactly what you want to have happen and it may not happen all by itself just by eating low calorie meals.

The thing to do is get up each day with a mind to get active and get that body moving! You might not think it’s doing you much good, especially to start off with. But any exercise that you can do each day will be some more calories you burned and little by little, they will add up to more pounds that you lost over time!

Active Options

What kinds of exercise should you do to get the best results without going overboard in the gym or running what feels like a marathon each day?

The simple answer to that question is you can do anything that will get your body moving. Going for long, brisk walks in the fresh air is one of the easiest ways to get your exercise, but there are many other ways that can also be fun so you can really enjoy losing weight.

Swimming is one of the best overall, full-body exercises you can do because it means you have to use all the muscles in your body to get anywhere. And the more you do and the longer you do it for, the better for you.

Can’t swim? How about joining a swimming class and learn? This can not only be fun but a great way to meet new people and make new friends. It gets you out of the house too, which is important to boosting your mood and gaining more confidence. And the challenge of trying new things can add excitement to your life where before, there may not have been so much of it.

It sounds so simple, yet so many people miss this important step of their weight loss strategy out completely and then complain when they didn’t lose so many pounds on their diet that they expected to. Don’t be one of those people. Get yourself doing some real fun, active exercise every day and salute your success… all the better for knowing it is all down to you!

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Understanding the Process of Losing Weight

The process of losing weight is not exactly difficult to understand as long as you are able to read up on some good informational articles and figure out the basics. Being successful at losing the number of pounds that you decide you are going to lose in a given time is all down to some planning and then setting a definite goal.

As long as you have a reasonable understanding of how the process works, you should successfully attain your goal as long as you stick to your plan and work with the strategy you have laid out for yourself.

Set a Goal

Once you have decided that you are going to start on a plan for shedding those unwanted surplus pounds along with a few inches from your waistline and wherever else you are keen to lose it from, your first move should be to set your goal. It should be attainable but still worthwhile aiming for.

Try and avoid setting a goal that’s too high for you to reach. This is something a lot of people do because they have gotten it into their heads that if you aim for the stars you should expect to at least hit the moon. This is a great methodology for succeeding in business or personal development, but not so good for losing weight! You need to work within the limits of your physical body and what it is capable of achieving through your efforts.

Pace Yourself

The experts tend to agree that the safest and most productive level of weight loss should be one to two pounds per week. Of course if you are extremely overweight and have a lot to lose, you can expect to lose a lot more than that in the first few weeks, as a calorie restrictive diet impacts with your body. But it should level out to that one or two pounds a week as you settle into your own program.

A lot of the reasons that people enjoy great success with their weight loss strategies is in understanding how diets work and how it combines with exercise and a positive mental attitude. These three things together are such a powerful combination for anyone who is serious about losing weight.

What Is it About Diet?

What you put into your body is without doubt the first place you should be looking if you’re going to make changes that will bring about a slimmer physique and less fat loaded body. When we think about the concept of “losing weight” we think about becoming slimmer so that when we look at ourselves in a full length mirror, we like what we see!

But in reality, this concept is flawed because it’s not the “weight” we actually necessarily need to lose. It’s the excess fat!

A person can be very fit and have well developed muscles but tip the scales well in excess of what their BMI (Body Mass Index) says they should weigh. That doesn’t mean they have to lose any of their body mass because they’re probably already in peak condition!

Likewise, a person can weigh exactly what their BMI says they should and outwardly they can appear relatively “in shape” and slim. But what they may not know is that lurking beneath the veneer of slimness lies a potentially dangerous excess of visceral fat that they often don’t even know is there.

This happens when a person’s diet is high in sugar-laden foods and drinks but because they metabolize their food pretty well, they don’t give the outward appearance of being overweight. But the reality is they are a “fat person in a slim body” and their high ratio of visceral fat can cause health problems they may not be aware of.

What Is it About Exercise?

By keeping active and physically fit, we can maintain our bodies in good condition and minimize the risks associated with carrying high levels of fat around with us. When we exercise to control our weight, we use more energy, plain and simple.

When we use more energy which we get from the glucose in our bloodstream (commonly referred to as blood sugar) our bodies use up this glucose faster. And it must be replaced if the muscles are to continue working at the higher rate demanded of the activity undertaken.

If we don’t replace it immediately through drinking isotonic sports drinks (that are loaded with glucose that gets into the blood stream fast) the body must take it from its energy store, which are the fat cells in the body. A process happens that involves the processing of fat tissue back into glucose that is then released into the bloodstream and it all happens very fast so that the body can keep working at the rate it is.

Unfortunately for slimmers hoping to shed their excess fat supply fast through exercise, the process of turning fat into glucose will liberate a lot of glucose from only a small amount of fat tissue. It is actually a very efficient way of storing energy for future use!

This means it takes an awful lot of exercise to use up only a relatively small amount of fat. The apparent slowness puts a lot of people off using exercise alone as a slimming strategy, which is a shame because cumulatively it is effective.

However, for someone with patience and determination a combination of eating a healthy, low sugar diet combined with lots of strenuous daily exercise will over time reduce the body’s store of fat considerably. It will also create the perfect long term solution as long as the person does not stop exercising and resume an unhealthy, high sugar diet.

What Is it About Mental Attitude?

Having a positive attitude toward getting fit, healthy and developing a slim and well toned physical appearance is absolutely the right way to ensure you’ll achieve what you are setting out to do. It’s what boosts your motivation to not just succeed but to remain persistently active each day in attaining your goal.

Also, staying positive and focused helps to manage stress levels better, which is important for remaining on track. Too much stress can be counter-productive when working toward a slimmer, healthier body, so anything that can help reduce it has to be a good thing.

You don’t need to be super human to enjoy great success at this, you just need to focus your energies into a solid strategy for success and then work on that strategy to bring you the success you have earned through your own determination and commitment.

It doesn’t even need to be difficult, just sensible and doable. Remember, keep things as simple as you can and you will make the process of losing that excess weight far more enjoyable and successful. And that’s all you really need to do.

– Dr Cook

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How Nutrisystem Has Evolved Going Into 2012

With 2011 coming to a close, it is with expectancy that we look towards 2012 and how the diet industry will move forward to meet the new challenges that confront it. Nutrisystem has been a front runner in the diet food delivery side of the industry for many years, but seemed to have lost ground this year as rivals Jenny Craig stepped up their promotional machine.

So how will this popular and much loved dieting program fare, going into 2012. And what has the company got lined up for dieters keep to lose pounds before the summer vacation season comes along?

New Celebrity Promo

The first thing you will have noticed, unless you have been well away from any TV, radio or magazines and newspapers for the last two weeks is that there is a new big name celebrity spokesperson in the enviable shape of Janet Jackson. She’s there to lead the promotional push into the new year.

This will certainly raise awareness of the Nutrisystem diet plans and put the company right back into the driving seat for the coming weight loss season as it hits.

Menu Improvements

On the side if the diets themselves, there have been big improvements to the menus with chef inspired meals and celebrity chefs joining the team to help improve the quality of the meals. Another big improvement to the several regular plans is the inclusion of thirty percent fresh frozen meals.

This brings the overall quality score of the diet up and provides dieters with more choice and a better selection of meals. It also means they will have to make space in their freezers to store the frozen meals, but the good news is that those meals really do not take up very much space.

Special Offers and Discounts

Other than these main improvements, there is a new special offer of 20% off the cost of the plans. This is in addition to several other promotional goodies that make signing up for the plan a very economical and easy way to lose that excess fat you’ve been meaning to shed for however long that might be.

Are You Getting Nutrisystem at the Best Price You Can?

A lot of people would be happy to try the plan of their choice but for their own concerns about the cost of the program. Many believe that it will be expensive, although this is not true.

At the moment, you can get the best price Nutrisystem diet plan that you can straight from the official site or by using an image link from an affiliated website such as this rather than go direct to their own site. That’s because lots of affiliates have special deals where their links come with a discount on the regular price.

Of course, right now the company is running a big promotion that has seen them roll back their prices to where they were back in 2003. So right now you can get your diet cheaper than you could for several years.

Aside from getting such a great deal from the company right now, there is and always has been the fact that you must subtract the cost of the plan from the amount you would normally spend on food for yourself over a four week period. This is important.

That’s because you can do the program and not have to buy any additional food. This means you save that money and the plan ends up costing you next to nothing. Or in some cases it is even cheaper than what some people usually spend on food anyway!

So do some homework before you sign-up for your own program. Because it could be that you could actually be making a saving while you’re enjoying losing weight with this easy to follow solution.

If you want convenience and simplicity of use in a diet that you do not have to prepare and cook yourself, then Nutrisystem is probably the most cost effective and best supported of them all. So give it a try, you and your waistline will be happy you did!

Dr Cook

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