NuMi SmartAdapt™: Why is My Calorie Goal Changing?

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You’ve finished your first week on Nutrisystem and are ready for success in week two and beyond. If you chose to personalize your weight loss plan using NuMi SmartAdapt™, your meal plan and calorie goal moving forward will be tailored to YOU. You get to eat the foods you love on a simple plan designed for your unique metabolism, so you can lose weight and learn how to keep it off.

Your NuMi® Calorie Goal

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After your first week on Nutrisystem, things get personal. Your meal plan will be designed for your height, weight, gender and activity level. These characteristics will determine the amount you will eat each day. Find out how we create your personalized plan here! >

In week two, NuMi SmartAdapt will update your calorie goal to a number that’s unique to you. NuMi will ask you a few easy questions to calculate your personal calorie goal.

Once your personal calories are calculated, they won’t change for the next 28 days until you enter week six. This helps you to form good habits and sets you up for success in your first month.

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A Healthy Weight Loss

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You’ve probably noticed that your calories will be increasing after the first week. When you see this increase, you may be wondering why your calorie goal is changing. But don’t worry! Rest assured that your calories are calculated specifically for you. Plus, keep in mind that eating too little can actually hinder your weight loss progress!

While you do need a calorie deficit when trying to lose weight, dropping your calories too low for too long can backfire. When your calories are too low, your body will defend against this by slowing your metabolism (also known as metabolic adaptation). This is the opposite of what you need from a weight loss plan!

Nutrisystem programs are designed to provide a healthy rate of weight loss, which is about one to two pounds per week. Speak to a Weight Loss Coach if you have any questions or concerns about your recommended calorie goal or weight loss.

Calories Throughout Your Journey

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Celebrate continuous weight loss success as your personal weight loss plan adapts to your metabolism. As you lose weight and/or increase your activity level, the number of calories you need starts to change.

NuMi SmartAdapt addresses these metabolic changes by adjusting your diet to coincide with weight loss and activity level changes. Your plan will start to adapt to your changing metabolism in the sixth week of your journey. This ensures that you’re eating the proper amount to keep losing weight at a steady, healthy pace instead of hitting frustrating plateaus.

After one full month on your personalized meal plan, we’ll check in on you in NuMi to see if we need to recalculate your calories. Make sure that you are continuously logging your weight loss progress in the app, as these changes happen each time you achieve a 10-pound weight loss milestone. Simply answer the questions in NuMi when asked and we will update your meal plan if needed.

Learn more about the importance of adjusting calories for weight loss! >

Looking for more support? Click the link below for everything you need to know about the first month on your personalized Nutrisystem program:

Your First Month on Your Personalized Weight Loss Plan

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