One-Week Sample Menu for Men

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So you ordered your Nutrisystem diet plan, and you’re excited to get started. You’ve cleared your cabinets of any junk food that might sabotage your goals, and made room for all of the delicious meals and snacks that are headed your way. You’ve watched our Getting Started Video to make sure you’re ready to go when your first shipment arrives. You’ve checked out the Grocery Guide to determine which fruits, veggies and snacks you should be adding to your menu, and you’ve read this article on Flex™ Meals to determine how you can enjoy a few meals on your own each week. You’re feeling confident and ready.

But then your first shipment arrives and you find yourself feeling slightly overwhelmed—there’s a lot of food in that big box! And while all of the food is color coded depending upon whether they’re a breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack, you’re wondering what you should eat… and when. You’re thinking “I wish someone would just tell me what to eat and when… at least in the beginning!”

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Here’s the good news: If your order included FreshStart, you’ll get a box that looks like this inside your larger shipment:

freshstart week 1This box is full of every single thing you’ll be eating for the first week on the program (except for four servings of veggies, which you can add in yourself). Every day, you’ll select any breakfast, lunch and dinner from this box to enjoy. You’ll also have a protein shake and a Nutrisystem snack in between your meals (you’ll find both inside this box). Pretty straightforward, no?

Once your first week is over, you’ll move on to the food options within the larger box—and you’ll start including SmartCarbs and PowerFuels as well as Flex™ Meals. And though this might sound complicated, it really isn’t. The program is designed to give you flexibility and freedom. Meaning you get to choose which breakfast (and lunch, and dinner,and snacks). And you get to add in your favorite carb-centric foods (aka SmartCarbs), as well as your favorite lean proteins and healthy fats (PowerFuels). Plus, you get to enjoy a flex meal out on the town or at home on your couch when it suits you best. After all, the best diet plan is the one you’ll stick with. And if we told you exactly what to eat and when, we’re pretty sure you’d lose interest… fast.

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But that’s not to say we don’t understand that when you’re new to the program, all of this freedom can be slightly scary. That’s why we’ve created a one-week sample menu, which includes SmartCarbs, PowerFuels, flex meals and even vegetables. Sure, you might not have ordered the exact food items we feature here, but it should still give you a pretty good idea of how to arrange your meals, and how to incorporate the grocery additions.

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And if you’re still feeling slightly overwhelmed or confused, do not hesitate to pick up your phone and give one of our weight loss counselors a call. They are standing by to answer any of your questions. Simply dial 1-800-585-5483, between the hours of 7 a.m. and midnight ET to speak with a representative.