Everything You Need to Know About Your First Week 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. According to Courtney McCormick, MPH, RDN, LDN, Nutrisystem Corporate Dietitian, “studies have shown that early weight loss is a predictor of long-term success.”

With Nutrisystem’s weight loss program and unique first week, you move right into the fast lane and begin passing milestones immediately.

The first seven days of your Nutrisystem program is 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, including:

7 days of specially selected breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Chicken ParmesanBe sure to keep the meals you receive in your week one kit separate from the rest of your food, since these items were specially selected by our team of experts to cover all of your needs in the first week, while also encouraging fast weight loss.

7 chocolate shakes packed with protein and probiotics to support digestive health and help bust belly bloat.

Say goodbye to milkshakes and say hello to deliciously creamy Nutrisystem Protein and Probiotic Shakes that are high in protein and fiber to help fight hunger. These decadent drinks aren’t just a sweet and tasty way to fill up a grumbling stomach, they also provide probiotics to give your tummy a total reboot. Probiotics support the digestive system and reduce that bloated belly.

7 Nutrisystem snacks that crush hunger with the protein and fiber you need to stay satisfied between meals.

White_Cheddar_PopcornFeaturing an array of delicious choices like White Cheddar Popcorn, our famous NutriChocolates and Snickerdoodle Cookies, these snacks will keep you feeling satisfied as they fill you up with fiber and protein while curbing your snack cravings the healthy way. So you’ll stay covered between diet meals.

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With the first week kit, you get seven days of flavorful, specially selected 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 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.

The first week 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 Daily Tracker log 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 comprehensive counseling from trained weight loss counselors available seven days a week. Your Daily Tracker log, Numi account and expert help, will all remain vital pieces of your weight loss plan, 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® meal plan. Click here for everything you need to know about what comes next >

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

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*In a study, avg weight loss was 5.4 lbs in the first week. The avg weight for the study participants was 207.3 lbs. Results vary based on starting weight and program adherence.

*Usage of this kit for more than one week in any consecutive 4-week period may lead to health complications and is not recommended.  Please be sure to eat all of the food recommended for this program. Failure to follow the program protocol and eat all of the food recommended may involve developing serious health complications. If you have diabetes, are under 18 years of age, are pregnant or a nursing mother, or following a specialized diet for health issues, you may not use this kit. Please consult your physician before purchasing (or beginning) this kit.