Everything You Need to Know About Week 1 of Nutrisystem

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Have you ever wondered, “How much weight can I lose in a week?” Reaching your weight loss goal isn’t a sprint—it’s a steady jog, that brings you across the finish line at your own pace. But, when you start the journey, you want to know right away that you’re making progress with your smart choices. Waiting weeks or even months to see a difference can be very discouraging. But with week 1 of the Nutrisystem weight loss program, you move right into the fast lane and can begin passing milestones immediately.

According to Courtney McCormick, MPH, RDN, LDN, Nutrisystem Corporate Dietitian, “studies have shown that early weight loss is a predictor of long-term success.” The first seven days of your Nutrisystem weight loss program are designed to help speed up your results from the outset.* It is lower in calories and entirely unique from the rest of your weight loss plan. This first week is a higher-intensity, kick-start, in which you are set up with just about everything you need to make your weight loss plan take off.

Here is everything you need to know about week 1 of Nutrisystem:

1. Stick to the recommended menu.

Nutrisystem Meals

The first week of the program is designed to reboot your body and kickstart your weight loss. You will receive a guide to help maximize your results. This first week also includes Nutrisystem meals, snacks and shakes each day. Check out a week 1 sample menu here! > If you’re on Uniquely Yours Max+ and using NuMi SmartAdapt, be sure to download the NuMi® app for your recommended sample menu.

We recommend spacing your meals and snacks about two to four hours apart. The Nutrisystem snack should be eaten after lunch and can help to keep you satisfied until dinner.

When the package arrives with your first month of meals and snacks, take the time to put away and organize your items. The meals and snacks are color-coded for your convenience: Breakfasts have orange labels, lunches have blue labels, dinners have red labels and snacks have purple labels. All these items can safely be stored in your cabinets. If you ordered any frozen entrees, you will receive these items in a separate shipment and they will be marked “Frozen.” They have the same color coding and will need to be stored in your freezer.

2. The shakes are your morning snack.

Nutrisystem protein shake

For your morning snack between breakfast and lunch, you can sip on one of our chocolate shakes packed with protein. Say goodbye to milkshakes and say hello to deliciously creamy Nutrisystem ProSync Shakes that help fight hunger. These decadent drinks are a sweet and tasty way to fill up a grumbling stomach, making them the perfect morning snack during week 1 on Nutrisystem.

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3. Non-starchy vegetables are unlimited.

Woman making salad within the Nutrisystem program week 1

During the first week, you get to enjoy seven days of flavorful meals plus scrumptious shakes and snacks, all of which make results attainable with little to no thought. But remember: You’ll also want to pair your diet foods with at least four servings of non-starchy veggies each day.

Other than at least 64 ounces of water, that’s the only thing you need to add in during your first week on Nutrisystem. No need to add in PowerFuels (like nuts and nut butters, lean meats and dairy), SmartCarbs (like fruits, whole grains and bread) and Extras (like salad dressings or coffee creamer) just yet. You’ll be adding those in once you’re finished your first week.

4. We’re here for you!

Man eating a snack

The Nutrisystem week 1 meal plan may not be easy; as with everything, change can be a bit challenging. But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. You get a specially designed guide and access to our FREE food tracking app, NuMi, which makes tracking your food, water, activity and weight easy. Plus, along the way, you’ll have a professional support team with trained Weight Loss Coaches available seven days a week. Your NuMi account and our expert help will all remain vital pieces of your diet for weight loss, long after you’ve completed the first week.

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After completing your first week, you’ll move on to your regular Nutrisystem® weight loss meal plan. You’ll enjoy a Nutrisystem® breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, plus grocery items like PowerFuels, SmartCarbs and veggies. You’ll also incorporate Flex meals and snacks. This can all be found in the Quick Start Guide included in your box as well. Click here for everything you need to know about what comes next! >

Bonus: You’ll feel better wherever you are on your weight loss journey knowing that all foods in the Nutrisystem plan contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Plus, the Nutrisystem diet plan meets the USDA guidelines for saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugars.

Get a simplified overview of week 1 on Nutrisystem with the sample day below:

Nutrisystem Week 1

*Results vary based on starting weight and program adherence.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Continuing this meal plan for more than one week in any consecutive four-week period may lead to health complications and is not recommended. If you have diabetes, are under 18 years of age, are pregnant or a nursing mother, or are following a specialized diet for health issues, you may not use this meal plan. Please consult with your physician before beginning a Your First Week on Nutrisystem or any other weight loss program. Please be sure to eat all of the food that’s recommended for this program. Failure to follow the program protocol and eat all recommended food may result in developing health complications.