My first week on Nutrisystem was quite a learning experience. I will say though, that it pumped me up and motivated me like nothing has before. Because I decided to really indulge in all my fatty junky favorites the day before starting my Nutrisystem diet, I found myself starving. Check out my previous post for things to know prior to starting Turbo or Fast Five.
Since I ordered my Nutrisystem box from QVC it came with a 7 day program called Fast Five. It’s called that because most people lose an average of 5 lbs during this week. Some people say it’s water, but to me a pound is a pound! It comes with everything you need to jumpstart your diet. The only thing you need to get is water and vegetables. Lots and lots of vegetables if you don’t want to starve.
Every day follows a set routine – much like other NS plans. You can pretty much assume I always had a side salad or side veggie and was constantly snacking on veggies throughout the day. I loved seeing sample menues before I began so here is a break down of what I had day by day.
Breakfast: Cinnamon streusel muffin and a cup of black coffee. (I like to put my muffins in the microwave for 10 seconds and cut them up into tiny pieces so I eat them slower)
Lunch: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Dinner: Cheese Pizza. I added lots of veggies to it and it was delicious. I recommend putting it in the oven vs. microwave.
Breakfast: Harvest Nut Bar
Lunch: White Bean Chicken Chili (I added spinach. This one was spicy!)
Dinner: Rotini with Meatballs
Breakfast: Chocolate Muffin
Lunch: Double Chocolate Caramel Bar
Dinner: Chicken Alfredo (I added spinach and buffalo sauce. SOO GOOD!)
Breakfast: Cinnamon Bun Bar
Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup
Dinner: Lasagna with meat sauce (this was quite tasty!)
Breakfast: Granola cereal with 1/4 cup of fat free milk. YUMMO! Loove this!
Lunch: Tuna Salad (I topped mine with fresh veggies and wrapped it in Romaine lettuce)
Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie (This crust is amaze balls!! I put mine over riced cauliflower!)
Breakfast: Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bar (Since I was running errands I opted for this over a muffin)
Lunch: Flatbread Pizza topped with veggies
Dinner: Cheese Tortellini
Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin
Lunch: Fudge Graham Bar
Dinner: Chili with Beans (I topped mine with veggies and wrapped it in Romaine lettuce)
I was inititally worried about the days where I had to have a bar for lunch but those ended up being perfect for when I was out and about with the kids. It also made it easy going out to eat with my husband. I’d get a salad and then have the bar for dessert. They’re so filling and absolutely delicious.
Now, is all the food scrumptious? In my opinion, no. There were some misses but way more hits. When I encoutered something I didn’t care for I reminded myself that it’s just food, it’s nourishing my body and once I eat it, the experience is over. Keep that mantra going on your tough days… It’s just food. It’s just food! Besides, you can load up on veggies throughout the day so you’ll be fine.
Get creative with your snacking. I sliced cucumber and celerty and dipped it in salsa. I couldn’t believe how good it tasted. Here’s a slideshow of most of the things I ate during the first week. I hope you found this helpful! Don’t forget to find me on Instagram. All social media links are listed below.
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