Nutrisystem is a diet program that has helped thousands of people all over the country to lose weight. The company itself has been around since the 1970's and when the internet finally took off, they moved out of stores in malls and started focusing on internet sales. Since the 1970's they have gone from strength to strength and now is one of the most successful diet plans around.
The good news about Nutrisystem is that their success is not down to one great big secret. The formula of their diet plan is made up from a system that relies on eating low GI foods and no trans fat foods. Nutrisystem combine these two aspects into a set eating plan that dieters can follow to lose weight. It has proved successful for them so it is possible to make a Do-it-yourself eating plan using the same concept as Nutrisystem?. Yes it is.
By focusing on the low GI foods, our bodies will only consume carbohydrates of a moderate level and very slowly as well. Low GI foods also help our bodies to
• manage diabetes
• Reduce the risk of heart disease
• Improve blood cholesterol levels
• Reduce hunger pains and keep the feeling of fullness for longer
• Prolong our ability for physical exercise
By completely cutting out trans-fat foods, we force the body to use the stores of carbohydrates as an energy store. Trans-fat foods do not contribute towards energy, they only sit on our hips and waist basically doing nothing. They can also make us feel lethargic and tired whilst creating an addiction.
Now you know the two basic aspects of the Nutrisystem yourself so you can put together your own diet plan. Low GI foods will include breakfast cereals with oats barley or bran, whole grain bread, all fruit and vegetables, basmati rice, pasta, noodles and salad vegetables.
Foods to avoid with trans-fat in them include spreads such as butter and margarine, any packaged foods such as cake mixtures, soups, fast foods such as the burger or fried chicken, frozen foods and bought cakes and cookies. Basically the secret of a low trans-fat diet is to get back to home cooking, the obesity problems of our country in these later years has all been down to a diet of fast, frozen and packaged foods.
Take a look at the Nutrisystem website and their range of meals that they are promoting. These can be a basic guideline as to which foods are recommend, however further research on the internet will allow you to find out which exact foods you can not include in your diet and which exact foods you should consume an abundance of.
Once you know this, then you can put together your own Nutrisystem diet. Following a set diet plan is not that hard if you prove from the beginning which foods are going to help you. Still be sure to look at the Nutrisystem website though, to pick up hints and tips to help you on your way to a newer, slimmer you.