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nutrisystem scrambled egg mix with cheese - who eats this crap?

I clicked on one of these google nutri-system ads and then clicked to see the sample meals for breakfast and lunch. the scramble egg mix with cheese, to serve, you microwave with water and then get "scrambled eggs with cheese"? Are they serious? Please tell me if you've tried this. have to hear.

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Mon. Aug 20, 1:11pm

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Different things work for different people. Why knock something that may not work for you (though you obviously haven't TRIED it) but may work great for someone else. We're all different with different situations so why be so judgemental of others and other diet options available? You don't see me posting "WTF people don't eat meat? Didn't God put them on the earth for us to consume?" Get over yourself.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 1:33 PM

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1:33, you must really be spoiling for a fight if you have a problem with someone's incredulous curiosity about diet food products. Especially since this forum is full of people who have wondered the same thing about these expensive diet food substitute programs. Go take a valium.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 1:55 PM

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I agree with 1:55
Go eat that candy bar that you have been wanting all day. You are obviously bitter about it, and taking it out on us.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 3:15 PM

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My take on the whole nutrisystem thing is that they are providing you with processed food "products" rather than real food. Some people think this is wonderful stuff that tastes delicious and does the trick for them. I know it wouldn't work for me because I really love fresh whole foods that are eaten either raw, steamed or lightly cooked. And I choose not to use a microwave. Most of the nutrisystem meals need to be nuked in a microwave. For those who enjoy the convenience and taste, and who are losing weight this way, it's a terrific program. For me, not so much...

Monday, August 20, 2007, 3:16 PM

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Yeah I completely agree. I mean wouldn't it be cheaper and a lot more nutritious to prepare one's own meal? (And I know I'll get a response that some people don't have time blah, blah). It's basically processed food and preservatives so the food lasts a long time.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 3:20 PM

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IT TAKES JUST AS MUCH (ORAS LITTLE) TIME TO BOIL WATER AS IT DOES TO PREPARE AN EGG W/ CHEESE. ESPECIALLY IN THE MICORWAVE!! REAL FOOD IS ALWAYS MY NUMBER 1 CHOICE, THEN NO FOOD. luckily i haven't ever had to worry past the point of desparation. sorry 'bout the caps.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 3:28 PM

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I can't answer your question (so why bother posting, right?), but I heard that people who only ate nutrisystem or simliar products actually became malnourished b/c they don't have the same vitamins and minerals and other healthy things we get from natural foods. I heard that they've since changed their ingredients....but it's still pretty scary. I think you're better off picking out some solid microwave meals and using those in addition to fresh fruits and veggies if you want a combination of fast and easy low cal dishes.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 7:46 PM

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I was wondering how many people lose weight, only to gain it back?

This is obviously not teaching how to diet with "real" food, so I can imagine that once you no longer are getting the food, you still want that "scrambled egg" with cheese, etc etc, and end up gaining the weight back.

Also, I could imagine the preservatives in the stuff is sky-rocketed.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 7:54 PM

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The whole idea of "losing" weight is WRONG! Losing implies that there's a chance it may be found!

In 11 months I have released -- gotten rid of -- 47 lbs. And not felt one bit deprived, hungry, cranky or unhappy. The only reason I can think of is that I'm not "on a diet". I simply made some changes to my eating habits. My mindset is that I am trying to be healthy and feel good. I'm eating whole, fresh, natural foods as close to the bottom of the food chain as possible. Whenever I can afford it I'm buying organic fruits, veggies, grains, nuts & seeds, wild cold water fish, and free range poultry. Mostly I drink filtered or spring water, with a few cups of tea (regular, herb or green) every day. Nothing that I consume has artificial ingredients, chemicals or preservatives.

Within this framework of food choices, I eat whatever I want whenever I'm hungry. And I eat until I'm satisfied. There is no counting calories or points, though I do measure things like olive oil, salt & salad dressing. But mostly I just use small plates and bowls (the bread plates and dessert bowls from my china set, that look like child sized dishes).

This is working for me and maybe it could work for others as well. I'm sure if I was physically capable of exercise (I'm disabled and using a wheelchair and walker), I could have gotten rid of at least half again as much in the same amount of time. But I'm not complaining. I'm very happy to have this excess weight leaving me slowly, as long as it's leaving! :-)

PS - anybody is welcome to read my daily logs to see what I eat and decide if it can work for you. I also occasionally post recipes. My name is workinit.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 8:16 PM

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My father and brother did the Nurtrisystem thing for a while - they've tried to give me some of the processed foods, I did take some home but after looking on the back discovered that there is a lot of salt in processed foods, my doc is looking after me about high blood pressure so I tossed the rest (after munching on them for a week and not reading the back).

I think that you just need to inform yourself - by the way, some of it tasted good, some did not so preferance is what you make it and what you are looking for - for me, my preferance is to take the time and make it as fresh as possible with no added salt or salt products. By the way, even at the store, you should take a look at the salt content - most processed foods do have high sodium.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 7:36 AM

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