5 Essential Tips for Nutrisystem Success NewbiesArticle posted in: Nutrisystem Success
As you get ready to take the next step in your weight loss journey—that is, maintaining all the weight that you’ve worked so hard to lose—you might feel a bit uneasy. Maybe you still want some tips or support from the program that helped you shed those pounds in the first place.
That’s why we created Nutrisystem Success, a transition program that will help you gradually replace premade Nutrisystem meals with flex meals and snacks that you make at home. With our color-coded containers for portioning foods, along with the handy guide that comes with the program, plus all your favorite Nutrisystem meals when you need them most, you will be all set to get started.
Still, we know that change can be intimidating. That’s why we reached out to five of our Nutrisystem Success customers who have already made the transition: They have some of the best tips for newbies. Here’s what they had to say.
5 Essential Tips for Nutrisystem Success Newbies:
1. Don’t Be Afraid
Making the leap to start flexing meals can be scary, admits Morgan Root, a Nutrisystem Success Story. But don’t let that fear hold you back. Root admits that she was so accustomed to the structure that Nutrisystem had given her that she was afraid, left to make decisions on her own, she would fall into old habits. Root found that Success gave her much of the same structure she had learned to love about Nutrisystem, while still giving her the room needed to make healthy choices on her own. She wants others to know that there is nothing to be afraid of as you make that transition.
“The color-coded containers made it easy for me to plan out my meals for the day and stay organized,” Root says. “I quickly realized that flexing meals was something I could do!”
2. Don’t Hesitate to get Started
Whether it’s that fear that Root discusses, or something else that is holding you back from transitioning over to Nutrisystem Success, don’t let indecision take over. Nutrisystem Success customer Melissa Vlahos says that if you feel ready to make the switch—or if you’re pondering whether or not you need the program—it’s time to give it a try.
“I would tell anyone who is thinking about trying the maintenance plan to go ahead and do it,” Vlahos says. “Don’t even hesitate! Sometimes we all need a little help in life making healthy choices. This maintenance program helps with just that—keeping us on track with our goals. After all, we worked really hard to get to our goal weight—why wouldn’t we take advantage of the help that the maintenance program provides?” She’s absolutely right!
3. Take Baby Steps
Like Root, Brian Audubon, another Nutrisystem Success Story admits that the change may seem scary at first, but he describes how quickly you realize how easy it is. Still, Audubon says his best tip is to start off with baby steps, so that you don’t get overwhelmed at the onset.
“Just like when you started Nutrisystem and it was a new method and structure, you may have felt like there were hurdles and bumps to overcome,” Audubon says. “But, Success takes those bumps and questions out of the way and will help you exceed your own expectations. Maintenance can be a hard road. Just don’t give in and quit. Get on the phone and call the helpline to talk directly to someone at Nutrisystem. Get on the Success program and stay motivated. You can do this and Nutrisystem can help you!”
4. Take Advantage of the Color-Coded Containers
One of Success users’ favorite things about the program is the color-coded containers. They say it takes the guesswork out of making healthy choices. Elaine Crandell is one of those people. She says the visual part of the containers—actually being able to see and use the correct food portions—made portion control much easier for her to get accustomed to during the transition phase.
“The color-coded containers make it so easy to pick your foods for the day with proper portion control,” Crandell says. “The containers are easy to clean and ready to re-use each day. They’re wonderful to pack for food on-the-go and just an all-around great way to stay healthy and in shape!”
5. Lean on the System
Nutrisystem Success Story Ashley O’Reilly says that she loves the Success program because it has made everything about maintaining weight loss so easy. She says that Success has completely eased her fears that she would begin to gain some of the weight back as she transitioned off of Nutrisystem,
She adds that her best tip to others would be to actually use the program. Don’t get started with Success to ultimately skip using your color-coded containers or start relying solely on A La Carte Nutrisystem meals or snacks when you need them. The best way to successfully make the transition is to actually take advantage of the support that is available.
“I truly liked the product and it was easily accessible,” O’Reilly adds. “It worked out great for me when I was packing lunches for work, taking a snack to class or starting on a long car ride.”
Ready to try Success? We’ve got you covered! If you’re a Nutrisystem customer ready to take the next step, click here. Not a current customer, but want an easy way to maintain your weight? Get started here.