Fall off the Nutrisystem Track? 10 Ways to Jump Back Into Your Weight Loss ProgramArticle posted in: Nutrisystem for Men
Nothing can feel more defeating than reaching your weight loss goal—and then gaining the weight back. Whether you’ve put back on all of those lost pounds or just some, you might be thinking about how to get back on track with your weight loss program.
We’re here to tell you—you can do it. You aren’t the first one to experience this and you won’t be the last. But we are here to guide you back to weight loss success with the help of your Nutrisystem weight loss program.
When it comes to the Nutrisystem program, the reason that so many people find success is that it’s so much more than just a diet. It’s a lifestyle program that teaches you how to eat healthy carrying the principles with you for life. Of course, we understand that sometimes folks lose sight of that path and need to find their way back onto it. That’s why we’ve rounded up our best tips for getting back on track with Nutrisystem. With our full support behind you, we feel confident you’ll find it much more achievable than you may think it is.
What are you waiting for? Get back on track with your Nutrisystem weight loss program with these 10 simple tricks:
1. Learn from Your Experience.
As you enter the weight loss program journey for another time, you have a great tool at your fingertips—experience. You’ve been here before and you can learn from that. Take some time to reflect on how things went last time and where you can make changes. A lot of times when you identify where you went off track with your weight loss program, you can avoid it the next time around. Think about what served as challenges or roadblocks to your success and how you can overcome them this time.
2. Set Achievable Goals.
You probably know from the first time that you lost weight that it doesn’t happen overnight. If you initially are hitting your weight loss program goals and hit a plateau, you can become discouraged and fall off track. Maybe that’s what happened the first time. This time around you can be more successful by setting small and achievable goals instead of one lofty goal that seems so far off. Keep setting new goals as you achieve one. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to success.
3. Make a List—and Stick to It.
If you’re trying to get back on track with healthier eating, then you should start using a grocery list when you shop—and actually sticking to it. In fact, a 2015 study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that using a grocery list is associated with a healthier diet and a lower MBI among very high-risk adults. You can make great use of the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to help you identify the healthiest choices and maintain appropriate portion sizes. Also, check out the “Recipes” section right here on The Leaf to pick out which Flex Meals you want to make throughout the week.
4. Stick to a Schedule.
We’ve heard from many of those who have shared their success stories with us that sticking to a schedule has helped them achieve success. The same can be true of getting back on track. Create a routine and plan out when you’ll exercise, and you’ll be much more likely to stick to it. If you don’t have a plan, it often never ends up happening. Schedule it into your day and you’ll be more likely to follow through. Looking for some fitness inspiration? Click here >
5. Find an Accountability Partner.
Maybe you had one before—maybe not—but either way, an accountability partner can really help set you up for success. For one, it’s more fun starting an exercise and diet plan with a partner. But a study from the University of Aberdeen has also shown that finding an exercise companion increased the amount of exercise that people did. This was increased even more when the new partner was also emotionally supportive—so just like in life, choose your exercise friends wisely.
6. Start Tracking What You Eat.
A study from Duke University found that people who tracked daily food consumption using an app lost a significant amount of weight—without even following a prescribed diet. Imagine combining the healthy eating regimen prescribed by Nutrisystem with the NuMi App, which does all the work for you by keeping track of your meals.
You’ll set yourself up for success.
7. Don’t Deprive Yourself.
The Nutrisystem plan is all about being realistic. It’s unrealistic to decide you’ll never indulge again. However, many people admit that a “cheat meal” or “cheat weekend” is what set them off track in the first place. As they aim to get back to where they were, they often wonder if they can ever splurge again. You can—you just have to be careful how. Nutrisystem offers plenty of delicious meals and snacks that will give you the satisfaction of indulging without derailing your healthy diet.
8. Drink More Water.
Food cravings are often where healthy eating can go awry—which may have happened to you previously. But oftentimes the body can misinterpret signals from the brain for thirst as food cravings. Drinking more water can help prevent these misinterpretations. A study from the Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine found that study participants who drank 1.5 liters of water per day weighed less, had less body fat, and reported significant appetite reduction.
9. Eat More Protein.
Protein is believed to help the body feel more satisfied for longer. As you aim to get your diet back on track, make a point to hit your allotted number of PowerFuels, or high-quality proteins, each day.
10. Recognize that it’s Never Too Late to Start Again!
It can be mentally discouraging to feel as though you must start all over again. Whether you’ve fallen off the wagon briefly or for a long time, it can feel like a failure—and that can be a setback. But it’s important to recognize that it’s never too late to start again. A lot of the success that people have with weight loss comes down to mindset. Shifting your mindset to an I-can-do-it attitude is a huge piece of the puzzle. After all, you’ve done it before, and you can do it again. You certainly aren’t the only person to ever fall off the wagon and like so many others, yours can ultimately be a story of victory.