All you want to know about Nutrisystem
In this article, I look at the viability of eating whole foods and losing weight naturally vs Nutrisystem, the diet that makes things easy and convenient with ready-made meals.
The choice is yours whether you want to take either direction in your weight loss journey, but it's good to know there are plusses and minuses to each method.
Take for instance eating only whole foods with all-natural ingredients as a healthful way of dieting. The genius of losing weight naturally is of course in it's pure simplicity.
Natural: Wholesome and Simple
Eating a whole food diet is a way of tearing down all the piles of products and plans, special diets and fitness DVDs and taking something that is, by its very nature a natural process and stripping it back to the bare essentials.
Now this is not rocket science, to quote a well used, if not over used saying!
That's because when you really sit down and consider what the whole process of losing weight is about, you'll see the obvious jump up and hit you over the head!
Nutrisystem: Easy and Convenient
On the other hand, if you're a person with limited spare time to devote to the above method, a more convenient approach may be needed to enable you to lose weight and get back into shape.
As you'll read in my review of Nutrisystem, here is one of the top meal delivery diets in the United States and it's very popular for a number of very good reasons. Mostly they relate to the time-saving concept of not needing to go shopping for food ingredients or spend time prepping and cooking meals.
While the food itself may not be as wholesome as going the all-natural route, it does a good job of balancing nutritional constituents and defining portion control.
Is One Better than the Other?
The tough decision a person needs to make is not so much which is the better strategy, but rather which method they have the time and resources to follow.
While the highly health-conscious will prefer the all-natural eating strategy for obvious reasons, that may not be a viable solution for people with very busy lifestyles. In such case, where time is the main limiting factor, a convenient and time-saving diet solution is the better option.
What are these amazingly simple yet so effective weight loss tips that will change your life for the better and make such a difference to your health and level of fitness?
Let's look at the natural way of weight management:
Healthy Natural Diet and Exercise
Well, it's nothing more than realizing that you must have your health and to do that you need to eat a healthy, natural diet and combine it with sufficient daily exercise to keep everything in good working order! You do that by getting up off your behind and get on with it.
Look at what you're eating and drinking. If it doesn't come up to scratch in the health department, change it for a healthier way of eating and drinking.
As long as you can keep your monthly diet spend to within a reasonable budget, you can treat yourself to loads of fresh fruit and vegetables instead of all those horrible packets of additive-laden, processed junk!
Get out of the house, into the fresh air and walk, run, chase your dog around the park or have your friend's dog chase you around the park. Go for a swim, play some sports or do some gardening, redecorate the exterior of your house, wash the car (by hand) or anything that involves some exertion and use of your various muscles.
If you have a bike, then get on it and cycle around for a while. You'll be amazed at how much energy that uses up. The same goes for an old skipping rope. Try it out in your back yard or on the patio and feel yourself working up a healthy sweat!
While you're committing to doing more on the energetic side, combine it with eating only good, wholesome and healthy food that you prepare yourself.
The message is to keep your diet simple and you'll naturally eat real foods that are better balanced and lower in the kinds of things that processed foods are dangerously high in.
Avoiding Food Additives
It's true that the best way to make your diet work is to not complicate things. Ditch the supermarket pre-packaged and pre-prepared meals, stop the takeaways, avoid hamburger and pizza joints like the plague and don't buy any soda drinks!
Just don't go drinking soda or flavored, sweetened drinks because everyone else drinks them. Drink water instead! It's miles better for you and your body will thank you for it by getting healthy!
Dieting with Time Limits
A diet can help if you're overweight and if you are a busy person, there's always the convenience of a home delivery diet like Nutrisystem to get you started on the road to getting back in shape.
Let's face it, going shopping is in itself a real time-sink
- You start by getting the car out of the garage, then spend time driving to the store
- You spend more time driving around the parking lot looking for a space
- There's the time spent inside the store walking up and down the aisles
- Then there's the time spent standing in line at the checkout (a real bugbear for many)
- Next is carrying the shopping back to the car and loading it into the trunk
- After that is the joy of driving out of the lot and through traffic back home
All that can use up two or more hours of your precious time. Never mind all the additional time you will spend in the kitchen making meals!
When you work long hours at a high pressure job as many people do these days, that allocation of time may not be up for debate if it simply doesn't exist.
What works in this scenario is to order from Nutrisystem, take delivery of a four-week package of meals that you can store away, some in a cool pantry and some in the freezer. Then take each meal as you need it and heat it in the microwave for a minute or two and you're done and ready to sit down and eat it!
It's worth noting that either dieting scenario, the addition of getting some exercise, preferably out in the fresh air is a common options that will certainly bring major benefits to fitness and health.
Be Truthful With Yourself
A powerful motivator to keep you on track is by making yourself a promise that you're going to achieve your weight loss goal and then stick to your promise no matter what.
There's nothing can beat putting yourself in the driving seat with a promise that you can't break!
So be totally open and truthful with yourself over how you are living your life and where you can make improvements. It really is that simple and not only that but it can be very enjoyable too.
Once you realize the truth about why you are overweight, losing weight through a natural process can be a lot of fun. This is especially so when you can get together with some friends and set up something like an impromptu volleyball match or go over to the park to kick a ball around.
Or how about organizing a group event like going on a cycle ride to someplace nice, or meeting at the swimming pool for a race to see who can swim ten lengths the fastest?
There are so many things that you can go if you just get out of the house and do them! Now isn't that just simplistic healthy genius, or what?
Whether you have the freedom to choose which way you're going to eat to lose weight or your lifestyle places restrictions on that decision-making process, there are options available to you that can work.
Without a doubt, following a natural, wholesome dieting strategy is a better one from a pure health aspect, when you have the time and ability to do that.
However, when you don't have the time but need to lose weight, following a convenient Nutrisystem diet plan at least provides you with the means to lose that excess weight without sacrificing what scant free time you may have.
Either method is of course boosted by exercising and getting out into the fresh air as often as possible and any fitness trainer will tell you that combining exercise with a nutritious diet is the way to a fitter, healthier body.
Last Updated: October 15, 2022