All you have to do is eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 3 snacks day. This sounds like a lot food, but it actually isn't, because your meals will be smaller than they once were.
Maybe you're considering about just sticking to the normal 3 meals, like everyone else in the world.
This seems easier right?
Well, it may seem easier, but it is obvious not working out for you. So, it's time to make a few changes. The first change you should think about is your eating habits. I want you to just take a minute and think about what you ate last week and whether or not you ate 3 meals each day.
I'm sure most of you answered this question with a no. So, now that you know for yourself that the whole 3 meals a day isn't working, I bet you are wondering how in the world is 6 meals going to work. The answer is easy! We're going to plan, plan, and plan!
That's really what the Nutrisystem diet is all about. By telling yourself and everyone else that you are on the Nutrisystem diet, this reminds you to eat right.
Think about it...
When you first start the diet, you are going to want to tell everyone you know that you are trying to lose weight. And when they ask how, you will eagerly tell them you are on the Nutrisystem diet. As time passes on, those same people are going to say, hey how's that diet going or have you lost anything yet.
Another reason the 6 meals a day will fit perfectly in your normal routine, is for the first week your stomach will be asking you, when is it time to eat. You will want to have that snack in between meals and you will learn how to enjoy eating on a regular schedule, instead of eating when you want. Once, two or three weeks pass by, your body will hopefully be adjusting better to this 6 meals a day and you'll be the one telling your stomach it's time to eat.
Let's look at how you can teach yourself to eat 6 meals a day on the Nutrisystem diet
The first way is by eating breakfast
How many of you actually eat breakfast? You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! On the Nutrisystem diet, they give you plenty of options to choose from. Oatmeal, apple strudel bar, breakfast burrito, buttermilk waffles, chocolate frosted donut, and a cinnamon bun are just to name a few.
You get to snack three times a day
Choose from chocolate cake, popcorn, oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie, nacho cheese tortilla chips, golden pound cake, or a fudge bar. Make sure to include a snack 2 -2 1/2 hours after you eat your meal.
Choose from a hamburger, red beans & rice, Mexican style tortilla soup, three cheese chicken, or tuna salad.
Choose from chicken Alfredo, chicken pot pie, chef's table steak tagiata, chicken enchilada, Italian herb flat bread pizza, mac & cheese, or meatloaf & mash potatoes.
If you are struggling with eating 6 meals a day, maybe you need to adjust your meal plan or set yourself up on some newer goals. Don't make the mistake of giving up. You've come to far to let all that hard work go to waste. The Nutrisystem diet is a great diet to help you lose weight. Remember there are no more maybe's or possibilities. So remove those thoughts from your head. If thousands of people can do it, than so can you.
Why should I eat 6 meals a day
When you were a baby, think about how often you ate. Most babies I know eat every couple of hours until they grow up a little. Then you have to trained them to eat 3 times a day. The same holds true for you as you teach yourself how to eat 6 meals a day.
Plan to eat
We plan to eat everyday. Planning to eat while on a diet, is what makes you successful. The easiest way to help you accomplish your daily goal of eating 6 times a day while on the Nutrisystem diet is by preparing your food. You can plan how you will eat everyday or every week, but just make sure that you plan.
Eating smaller meals
Traditionally people eat three times a day. Most people who follow this routine have a gap of five hours or more between meals. That allows plenty of time for hunger to kick in. Which means you may end up over eating when the times does come to eat a regular meal. You can avoid this by eating smaller meals throughout the day. This is a great strategy, because you are less likely to over eat, because you are satisfied. The feeling of hunger does not develop as intensely when there are only two hours or so between meals. This prevents people from over eating, because they are simply not hungry enough to over eat.
Eating small meals helps you to cut calories
Many people who eat small meals actually consume fewer calories. Here are a few examples of how you can do it too!
- Swap your bagel for an English muffin to slash 220 calories.
- Swap a glass of whole milk for skim milk. This saves 70 calories.
- A 3 egg omelet for 1 egg or two egg whites is about 125 calories.
- Swapping pork sausage for turkey sausage is about 125 calories.
- Measuring out one serving can save you up to 200 calories. One cup of granola can have up to 600 calories versus a cup of high fiber cereal has only about 120.
- Use hummus or mustard instead of mayo. A roll for sliced bread on your sandwich and cut about 2000 calories.
- Opt for a salad instead of fries to save another 300 calories.
- An easy way to slash calories is to slow down when you eat. It takes 20 to 30 minutes minutes for you body to register you are full, researches believe eating more slowly allows you to get to the point where you feel satiated on fewer calories than if you're shoveling it in. Chew 20 times before swallowing.
- A brisk 15 minute walk burns about 100 calories. It also gives you less time to eat. If you do this everyday, you burn 500 calories a week without even hitting the gym.
These low calorie foods below are packed with fiber and nutrition that supply energy and keep you feeling fuller longer.
- Eating a half of a turkey sandwich and an apple
- Fruit, plain yogurt, and fresh veggies