I get a lot of emails from folks who have a weight loss goal in their mind, and they want to know how long (or how many months) it will take them to get there using the Nutrisystem diet. Examples are the young woman who is getting married in the fall and wants to lose 50 pounds. Or, the young mother who is going on a summer Caribbean vacation with her family and wants to look great in a bikini by losing 20 pounds. Both people are trying to gauge when they should get started to make sure that they reach their goals in time. I'll take a look at both scenarios in the following article. Hopefully, this will help you to determine an approximate monthly Nutrisystem weight loss for you.
The Official Version Of "Typical" Monthly Nutrisystem Weight Loss: The company doesn't really go in to how much you can expect to lose in a month, but they do tell you that many people lose 2 – 3 pounds per week. So, in a month's time, this is 8 – 12 pounds lost.
This is not too bad. Over six months, this would be 48 -72 pounds. Over a year you'd lose 96 – 144 pounds. This is pretty significant, but maybe you don't have that much to lose or you don't want to be on the diet for that long. I honestly think that the 2-3 pound range can be achieved by mostly following the directions and not much else. If you want to put in just a little more effort, I believe it's possible for some to move up to the next level (3 – 5 pounds per week and 12 – 20 pounds per month) with some additional movement.
What's Required To Lose More Weight Faster With Nutrisystem: In order to know how to maximize your weight loss, you have to understand that in reality, Nutrisystem is like a lot of low carb / high protein diets. The lessening of calories combined with the low amount of carbohydrates and the increase in fiber and protein revs your metabolism into fat burning mode (ketosis.) But, in order for this to happen, you have to keep your carbs low.
And, this is where some people go astray. The plan asks you to add in healthy fresh sides with every meal. They do educate you as to which options are lower on the glycemic scale. Many people don't pay much attention to this, but it can really mean the difference between 2 pounds or 5 for that week. For example, a side of kids type of yogurt is going to have far more carbs than plain yogurt or even low carb yogurt. And, a watermelon will not be as good a choice as a plum because of the sugar and carb content. You really don't have to guess about this because the company provides guidelines and free counseling. Any question that you might have is only a quick phone call or online chat away.
And, if you're willing to exercise even a little, you can have a bit more leeway with your sides (and if you're conscientious with both your sides and exercising too, then you're really ahead of the game.) So, going back to my examples in the beginning of the article. Let's look at the bride. If she did the bear minimum and was a bit more generous on her sides, she'd might be in the low range at 50 pounds in around five months. But, if she were able to be a little more aggressive with working out and was able to get in the 3-5 range, she could cut this down to about 3 1/2 months.
Of course, every one varies and many people don't lose the same amount every month. But, the averages usually remain somewhat consistent if you are also consistent with your effotts.
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