A few months ago, I made a post called “How to lose 25lbs in one month” and it was a huge success. Hundreds of health and fitness related websites were linking to my article and my email inbox was flooded with people who wanted to know exactly how I did it. First off, let me say that if you’re looking for the latest and greatest diet fad, you’re on the wrong website. I went back to basics with regards to my diet plan: Counting calories. How did I accomplish this? Through Nutrisystem! You can read my nutrisystem review and make use of their promo and discount codes.
After about 2 weeks of research, I chose Nutrisystem for several reasons:
- 1. They pre-package the healthy food you’re supposed to eat. This means I don’t have to rush home and cook a healthy meal (then do dishes) after I drop the kids off at soccer practice. By dinnertime every night, I’m mentally and physically exhausted. Slaving over a hot stove, then slaving over the dishwasher are the last two things I want to do at that time of the day.
2. My research indicated that the quickest and easiest way to lose weight would be to limit the amount of calories that I take in. No exercise, no gym, nothing of the sort. Again, the name of the game was “how quickly can I lose this weight?”
3. Being that my family is on a food budget, I have to watch how much money I’m spending on food every month. After some careful math, I realized that the food I was purchasing for myself every month, was actually less than what I would be paying with Nutrisystem. Not to mention Nutrisystem allows for the usage of coupon codes. I used a 40% off and free shipping code which instantly saved me money.
After making the conscious decision to sign up with Nutrisystem, I started off with their “Uniquely Yours” plan. It broke down around $11/day. I could have just as easily gone with the “Basic” plan ($8.75/day) but I wanted a bigger food menu to choose from. Doing the mental math, prior to Nutrisystem, I was eating around $15/day in food. This does not include snack foods and sodas, which added another $2.75/day for a grand total of $17.95/day in food.
I went to their site and used a coupon code for my first month. Then I set a “quit date” (after looking at the tracking information when the food package would be delivered to my house). I made my last grocery purchase (for myself) on the Sunday before the Nutrisystem food was to be delivered. Once I got the food, I read the instructions and set off on my one month journey to lose weight.
During this time I did not exercise nor did I join the gym. I kept to my regular schedule and relied on the healthy food I was eating to do all the heavy work. Over the course of the next 4 weeks, I started to notice a few things about myself. For example, on the 2nd week I started to notice that I was waking up in the morning full of energy. Around 4pm (when I normally would be dragging) I still felt energetic. My mood started to change as well. I noticed that I was a tiny bit happier. I’m not sure if that’s the right word…but I definitely felt good about myself. I think that had to do in part with the fact that I started weighing myself in the morning after the first week. On the 8th day of my new diet, I stepped on the scale and realized that I had lost 6lbs. That was a very uplifting moment and made me realize that I’m actually losing weight.