This is a partnered post with Nutrisystem. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.
Last week I left you wondering if Nutrisystem’s Fast5 worked for me. Well, I am happy to say that it did. I lost 7 pounds. I stayed strong the entire week, and did not cheat, which is a triumph in itself (especially when Jen and the boys baked some of my favorite kind of cookies).
The first day was the hardest for me because I did not space out my meals very well and I did not add vegetables until I got home from work. I learned quickly that it is a must to space out the meals because if you don’t, you will feel like a zombie. My body was used to taking in over 2,800 calories a day, so to cut it down to around 1,100 was a little rough. I did learn to appreciate every bite. Normally eating would have been a competition for me to eat as much as I could as fast as possible. This week I gained an appreciation to slow down and enjoy what I ate and to take smaller bites. Being that the portion sizes are not what I am used to, I tried to eat as slowly as possible and I feel that this really helped me to feel fuller throughout the day. [Read more…]