5 Easy Weekday Habits That Melt Pounds

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Plan your meals.

We are all naturally inclined to finish the food we put on our plates. In one study, 92% of people ate all the food on their plates regularly. In the same study, 28% of overweight people said that they cleaned their plates even when they were full before they finished.

Planning your meals each week helps you avoid impulse stops for unhealthy food and supports portion control. A Nutrisystem weight loss plan makes it easy for you to plan your weekly meals and provides you with food in exactly the portions you need.

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Choose nutrient-dense.

When you eat nutritious food that’s low in calories, you feel satisfied and you don’t feel the urge to fill up on empty calories. Vegetables, whole grains, fruits and nuts are the high-quality, nutrient-dense foods that are most commonly associated with weight loss.

Keep snacks made with nutrient-dense ingredients in your desk, car or bag so you’re able to power up while staying on track. Check out these tips for stocking your snack drawer at work! >

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Fill up on high-fiber foods.

Studies have shown that skipping breakfast can lead to increased appetite and unhealthy food choices throughout the day. What you eat for breakfast can have a significant impact too. People who regularly eat high-fiber foods for breakfast are more likely to reach and maintain a healthy weight.

High-fiber SmartCarbs provide energy that is gradually burned, keeping you feeling full longer. Explore our Grocery Guide for some tasty SmartCarbs you can enjoy on Nutrisystem!

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Track your diet.

The simple act of recording what you eat can double your chances of reaching your weight loss goal. A food journal heightens your awareness about your consumption habits and helps you eat less.

What is the quickest and easiest way to keep a food journal, even when your day is jammed? With Nutrisystem’s FREE online app, NuMi! Record your food and water intake, weight loss and exercise, so you’re inspired everyday to keep going.

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Sign up.

People who participate in a weight loss program dramatically increase their chances of losing and keeping off excess weight. Research also shows that the more counseling sessions you participate in, the more likely you are to reach and maintain your weight loss goal.

Nutrisystem can help you add all of these weekday habits into your routine! Along with meal delivery, we provide you with a high-fiber meal plan that’s full of nutrient-dense foods, plus our free NuMi app and 1-on-1 coaching. It’s a foolproof plan that works! Click here to sign up >

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Losing weight is more than a decision that you make one day. It’s a series of choices you make every day. However, those choices can be especially challenging on busy weekdays.

Building a few simple habits into your weekly schedule can make all the difference, helping you shed pounds no matter how full your calendar is. Check out these 5 easy weekday habits to help you lose weight this week!

Losing weight is more than a decision that you make one day. It’s a series of choices you make every day. Those choices can be especially challenging on busy weekdays when you’re trying to keep up your energy to accomplish everything on your to-do list. Building a few simple weekday habits into your busy schedule can make all the difference, helping you shed pounds steadily no matter how full your calendar is.

1. Plan your meals.

Nutrisystem double chocolate muffin on a plate

We are all naturally inclined to finish the food we put on our plates, report researchers from the University of Bristol in the U.K. In their 2011 study, 92 percent of participants ate all the food on their plates regularly, but 28 percent of overweight people said that they cleaned their plates even when they were full before they finished.

Planning your meals each week not only helps you avoid impulse stops for unhealthy food, but it also allows you to portion your food so that you put exactly the right amount on your plate and you don’t overeat. A Nutrisystem weight loss program makes it easy for you to plan your weekly meals and provides you with food in exactly the portions you need.

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2. Choose nutrient-dense.

Woman standing at the counter cooking with high fiber vegetables

When you eat food that’s high in nutrition and low in calories—that is, the most nutrient-dense foods—you feel satisfied and you don’t feel the urge to fill up on calories that don’t provide you with the energy you need to get through the day. Vegetables, whole grains, fruits and nuts are the high-quality, nutrient-dense foods that are most commonly associated with weight loss, according to researchers in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.

Keep snacks made with nutrient-dense ingredients in your desk, car or wherever you are so you’re able to power up while staying on track to your weight loss goal. (Check out these tips for stocking your snack drawer at work! >)

3. Fill up on high-fiber foods.

a bowl of fresh fruit set on a wooden table

Many studies have concluded that skipping breakfast can lead to increased appetite and unhealthy food choices throughout the day. What you eat for breakfast can have a significant impact too, according to a 2013 study from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. The research found that people who regularly ate high-fiber foods for breakfast were more likely to reach and maintain a healthy weight.

High-fiber SmartCarbs provide energy that is gradually burned, keeping you feeling full longer. Explore the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to see some of the delicious and nutritious SmartCarbs you’ll get to enjoy on Nutrisystem!

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4. Track your diet.

man on his smart phone while eating breakfast during the week

The simple act of recording what you eat can double your chances of reaching your weight loss goal, say the findings from a 2008 study by Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research. Looking at your food journal heightens your awareness about your consumption habits and helps you to consume fewer calories, the researchers concluded.

What is the quickest and easiest way to keep a diet journal, even when your day is jammed? With Nutrisystem’s FREE online app, NuMi, you can record the food you eat, the amount of water you drink, your physical activity and so much more, so you’re inspired everyday to keep working toward your goal.

5. Sign up.

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People who participate in a weight loss program, such as Nutrisystem, dramatically increase their chances of losing and keeping off excess weight, according to a study, published in the American Journal of Medicine. A different research report, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that the more counseling sessions you participate in, the more likely you are to reach your weight loss goal and the less prone you are to regain the weight. No matter how busy your week is, taking full advantage of the Nutrisystem Weight Loss Coaches available with your plan should definitely be top priority.

Nutrisystem can help you incorporate all of these weekday habits into your routine with ease! Along with convenient meal delivery, we provide you with a simple, high-fiber meal plan that’s full of nutrient-dense foods. Our free NuMi app and one-on-one coaching are the support tools you need to stay motivated and on track with your weight loss goals. It’s a foolproof plan that works! Click here to get started with Nutrisystem today! >