Let's talk portion size for a minute. One very important lesson I am learning from being on the Nutrisystem program is how much you should really be eating for each meal. When I eat my Nutrisystem entrees, along with the recommended fruits, vegetables and dairy that I add to each meal, I am satisfied. My days of stuffing myself until I'm sick just because the food tastes good are over.
Before Nutrisystem, I ate out a lot, especially for lunch. I would go to places like Panda Express and get two entrees, rice and two spring rolls. No one should be eating that much food in one sitting! (And trust me, I could eat it all, too.) Even when I would get it to go and get back to work, I always thought that the container of food weighed so much, and I couldn't believe I could actually eat all of that. I honestly believe that the lack of portion control is a big reason that so many people are overweight. It is amazing how much we think we're supposed to eat during a meal.
I am really learning a lot about portion control from Nutrisystem. I am already so used to eating smaller meals, that just the thought of a big meal makes me feel full. Now instead of a container of lunch that weighs a few pounds easy, I eat my Nutrisystem entree, two vegetables and a serving of dairy. And that is plenty. I am satisfied and rarely get hungry before my afternoon snack a few hours later.
Rylie had been at my mom's for the past week and we met them halfway to bring Rylie back home Saturday. Our usual meeting spot when it is time for a meal is at Cracker Barrel. Now, I knew that I was going to cheat some, and not eat as healthy as a Nutrisystem meal would have been, but I did better than I thought I would. I ordered a combo that had some "six grain & granola" pancakes, two eggs, three servings of meat and bananas with honey. Rylie loves sausage so I thought she would share my sausage with me, but she didn't. So I had three HUGE pancakes, two eggs, three pieces of sausage and the banana slices. My first thought when they brought me the THREE plates off food was "OMG this is way too much food!" I ended up eating the banana slices (but didn't use the honey that they came with), the two eggs, two pieces of the sausage and one of the pancakes. I still ate too much food, and I was stuffed, but there was no way I could have eaten all of that even if I wanted to. Again, no one should eat that much food in one sitting. It's all about portion control, my friends, and I am so glad that Nutrisystem is teaching me that valuable lesson.
OK, so enough about the things we shouldn't be eating. Let me tell you what this week's favorites from my Nutrisystem meals were. My favorite breakfast was the Golden French Toast, lunch was Black Beans and Rice, dinner was Italian Herb Flatbread Pizza and dessert was Fudge Brownie. I have had a couple of items that I didn't LOVE, but I still have yet to eat anything I didn't like. The Nutrisystem food is great!
Now for my weekly weigh in. I'm so happy to tell you that I lost another 2 pounds! I'm so excited about this, and I hope the weight continues to come off. I am loving watching the numbers on the scale fall!
Week One Loss: -3.2
Week Two Loss: -2.0
Thank you all for following along with me on my Nutrisystem journey! I hope you will check back in next week to see what else I'm learning and hopefully you'll see some more negative numbers!
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