More Than 50 Pounds to Lose? Here’s How to Get Started

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When your weight loss goal is 50 pounds or more, the task often feels daunting—maybe even unachievable. But it is definitely doable. Many individuals have come into the Nutrisystem weight loss program with weight loss goals of 50 pounds or higher and achieved that target—many even pass it. The key is to be realistic with the challenges that lie ahead. We caught up with Kristen Flynn, Nutrisystem Dietary Supervisor, for some of her best advice on meeting a weight loss goal of 50 pounds or more.

Set Small Goals
It’s hard to set yourself up for weight loss success when you have one major milestone ingrained in your brain. Instead of thinking “I need to lose 50 pounds,” try breaking it up to 10 pound weight loss goals at a time. You’ll feel great after you hit that first mark and inspired to keep going. Try to focus on a positive and optimistic mindset. Fifty pounds is absolutely attainable. Kristen says that her team talks to customers every single day who have reached and even surpassed that same weight loss goal.

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Plan Ahead
Planning ahead is the equivalent of planning for weight loss success. One of the best parts about Nutrisystem is the convenience and structure that entrees and snacks provide you when it comes to meal planning. Make an effort on Sunday nights to chop some vegetables or pre-portion your almond servings for your weekly PowerFuels. If you have what you need on stand-by, it makes it so much easier to stick to your diet plan.

Be Realistic
You didn’t gain 50 or more pounds overnight, and you can’t expect to lose weight that fast either. If you are finding articles about shedding 50 pounds in a few months, you are looking in the wrong places. There is not one key secret to losing 50 pounds fast. The key is staying optimistic, on track, and knowing that there will be bumps in the road. Everyone’s weight loss journey is different.

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Understand That There Will Be Challenges
Along with remaining realistic, you must understand that there will be challenges. When trying to achieve any weight loss goal, it’s important to know in advance that it won’t always be easy—and you shouldn’t give up when the going gets tough. You might get hungry. You might get agitated. You might have to work through some temptations and cravings. But it’s learning how to handle those situations that will ultimately help you to achieve your weight loss goal. You must come to know your body better so that you can answer questions like: “Is this a true craving or am I just bored?” Nutrisystem helps teach you how to eat healthy, but we can’t control life getting in the way. You must also learn how to tackle those every day moments that will challenge you.

Expect it to Become Your Lifestyle
The Nutrisystem weight loss program is more than a temporary fix. Our goal is to help our customers adopt life-long healthy eating and exercising habits. Exercise will need to become part of your ongoing lifestyle—not just during the time you’re following the diet. Find a way to get active that makes you happy. Walk with a friend or do floor mat exercises while you are watching your favorite sitcom. Dance to music while you are cleaning your house or play an outdoor game with the kids. Make physical activity enjoyable—not a burden—and you will adopt it as a life-long habit.