Why is My Calorie Goal Changing?Article posted in: Nutrisystem
You’ve finished your first week on Nutrisystem and are ready for success in week two and beyond. If you chose our all-new personalized program for your weight loss journey, your meal plan and calorie goal moving forward will be tailored to YOU. You get to eat the foods you love on a simple personal weight loss plan designed for your unique metabolism, so you can lose weight and learn how to keep it off. Keep reading to learn more about the calorie goal on your personalized program.
Your NuMi® Calorie Goal
After your first week on Nutrisystem, things get personal. Your meal plan will be designed for your height, weight, gender, activity level and body type. These characteristics will determine the amount you will eat each day and the types of foods that you should be choosing. Find out how we create your personalized plan here! >
In week two, NuMi will update your calorie goal to a number that’s unique to you. When you signed up for Nutrisystem, you took a quiz that helped us create your personalized program. NuMi will confirm these quiz answers in week two and then calculate your personalized calorie goal.
Once your personalized 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.
A Healthy Weight Loss
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 Counselor if you have any questions or concerns about your recommended calorie goal or weight loss.
Calories Throughout Your Journey
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 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.