Week 8- NustriSystem Grocery Add Ons + Weekend

Ay yi yi! This week was tough for me. With family coming in town, I knew this weekend I wouldn’t be able to stick to my NutriSystem Friday-Sunday. So unfortunately, after this weekend of southern food, I gained a little bit of weight. Totally my fault, but being away from home 12 hours straight everyday on the weekend, it was nothing I could really do.

But on another note, during the week was great. I am starting to get a better understand of how I can add items on to my meals in more creative ways. I wanted to talk about that for a little bit since I get alot of questions about that. There are several Grocery Add-Ons that you could/should add daily to your NS meals. NS makes it so easy too. They provide you with a great list of items that you could add and stick to your weight loss plan. Here are some of my favorites from the lists.

Veggies
Broccoli, cooked ½ cup
Broccoli, raw 1 cup  <—- I loovveee adding broccoli.
Cabbage, cooked ½ cup
Carrots, raw 1 cup
Cauliflower, cooked ½ cup
Cauliflower, raw 1 cup
Collard Greens, cooked ½ cup
Cucumbers, 1 cup  <— Cucumbers and tomatoes are an amazing snack!
Lettuce, iceberg, Romaine 1 cup  <—Small salad works for me
Mixed Greens 1 cup
Spinach, cooked ½ cup
Spinach, raw 1 cup
Tomato, 1 medium
Tomatoes, cherry 1 cup
Tomatoes, grape 1 cup

Smart Carbs
Apple Juice ½ cup
Apple, 1 medium
Banana, 1 medium
Beans, black, cooked ½ cup
Blackberries 1 cup
Black-eyed Peas, cooked ½ cup
Cantaloupe, cubed 1 cup
Grape Juice ½ cup
Grapefruit Juice ½ cup
Grapefruit, 1 medium
Grapes 1 cup
Mandarin Oranges, 2 medium
Mango 1 cup
Oatmeal, prepared with water ½ cup
Orange Juice ½ cup
Orange, 1 medium
Peaches, canned, packed in water 1 cup
Plantains, cooked ½ cup
Raspberries 1 cup
Rice, brown, cooked ½ cup

Power Fuels
Cheese, low fat 1 slice
Crab meat 3 oz.
Crab Meat, imitation ½ cup
Peanut Butter 1 Tbsp.
Shrimp 3 oz.
String Cheese, low fat 1 piece Tuna, water-packed ½ cup
Turkey Breast 2 oz.
Yogurt, nonfat 1 cup

The lists don’t stop there, but those are just my favorite items from the list.  I loved them already and that I can easily add to my meals.

To get a better idea of the add ons, here is a sample of a day that shows you the NutriSystem meal and what you could add to it:

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I am getting more creative with my grocery add ons. I will be sure to take some pics of my creative NS meals with add ons.
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Week 1 Starting weight: 202.8 lbs Ending weight: 199.7 lbs Lost 3 lbs

Week 2 Starting weight: 199.7 lbs Ending weight: 198. 2 lbs Lost 1.5 lbs

Week 3 Starting weight: 198.2 lbs Ending weight: 197.1 lbs Lost 1.1 lbs

Week 4 Starting weight: 197.1 Ending weight: 196.4 Lost .7 lbs

Week 5 Starting weight 196.4 Ending Weight 193.7 Lost 2.7 lbs

Week 6 Starting weight 193.7 Ending Weight 192.3 Lost 1.4 lbs

Week 7 Starting weight 192.3 Ending Weight 189.7 Lost 2.6lbs

Week 8 Starting weight 189.7 Ending Weight 190.3 Gained .6 lbs  🙁

Total Weight Loss on NS 12.4 lbs off

Will be better this week. I will be more consistent throughout the week and over the weekend as well 🙂

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