While we were all distracted with new daily routines during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—working from home, Zoom calls, home schooling, binge-watching the shows everyone is talking about and keeping an eye on the news—we picked up a few extra pounds without even being aware of it. It’s no surprise that when we are housebound and stressed out, we are tempted to overeat and indulge in unhealthy foods. But here’s what you might not expect: Nutrisystem makes it easy for you to drop the unwanted weight before summer. Even better, we do it without taking away the small pleasures of eating that have made this time inside more bearable. Let us explain how we can help you clean up your quarantine diet!
How to Get Your Body Summer-Ready While Stuck at Home
Here are six ways Nutrisystem can help you get back on track before summer:
1. Get a Head Start
Just seven days after you begin your Nutrisystem plan, you may start to see a difference. Our first week on the program is a One-Week Reboot to jumpstart your weight loss. In a study, average weight loss was 5.4 pounds during this first week.* It’s a lower calorie week that includes delicious, filling Nutrisystem meals, healthy snacks and unlimited non-starchy vegetables to keep you satisfied. Get a head start on your weight loss goals with a little help from Nutrisystem.
2. Fun and Fresh
When there’s no place to go and little to do while social distancing, meals are often the highlight of our days. So you aren’t likely to stick to any weight loss plan that expects you to skimp on the joy of sitting down to eat three times a day. With the diverse and delicious Nutrisystem menu filled with healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner choices, you’ll look forward to treating your taste buds to your favorite cuisines every day. Plus, we’re always in the kitchen cooking up new ideas and products! From classic American and Italian to Asian-inspired and Tex-Mex, every meal satisfies real appetites while providing the nutrients you need to feel your best.
3. Regular Snacks
If you have to identify one cause of weight gain, it’s likely that you’ll point to “frequent snacking.” Many of us of have loaded our pantries with snack foods to keep our families happy and occupied, and we are dipping into those packages ourselves when we are bored, worried, hungry or pre-occupied.
Now for the good news: you don’t have to give up snack time to lose the weight before summer! In fact, daily snacks are an essential part of your Nutrisystem weight loss plan. The difference is that with Nutrisystem, you eat snacks that are nutritionally balanced and in the right portions for you. Plus, you get to choose from a wide range of options, including savory treats like Honey Mustard Pretzel Bits and White Cheddar Popcorn. We also offer delightful sweets, such as our Chewy Chocolate Fudge Bar and Red Velvet Cupcake, so snack time is still a fun part of your day.
Be sure to check out some more of the healthy snack ideas and treats from our wellness and nutrition experts at The Leaf! Here, you’ll be able to learn more amazing inspiration for healthy meal prep to shed those unwanted pounds from the Coronavirus quarantine.
20 Must-Try Menu Items to Stay on Track While You Stay Home
4. Comfort Cuisine
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting lockdown have many of us in a constant state of stress. This can cause our bodies to produce a hormone known as “cortisol.” It increases our appetite, especially for foods that are high in sugar, fat and calories, according to the experts at Harvard Health Publishing.
To help us deal with stress, we tend to crave “comfort foods”—those meals that remind us of home cooking and the feeling of safety we enjoyed as children. With the Nutrisystem’s menu, you’ll be able to enjoy featured homestyle dishes that are sure to carry you back to those more relaxed times, including Chicken Pot Pie, Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Salisbury Steak with Mac and Cheese. Dig into these diet-friendly dishes filled with comfort and look forward to better days ahead.
5. Immunity Support
While you’re eating delicious food that satisfies your appetite, you also want to make sure you supply your immune system with the nutrients it needs to ward off illnesses. With Nutrisystem, you eat four servings of non-starchy vegetables each day, which load you up with fiber, antioxidants like vitamin C and other key nutrients for your immune system. Vitamin C is said to prevent colds and has been shown to help shorten the duration of cold symptoms, says Harvard Health.
The probiotics in Nutrisystem NutriCrush Protein Shakes can also help support your immunity with beneficial, disease-fighting microbes. Probiotics have been shown to support a healthy immune system and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut, says Healthline. There’s lots of fun ways to enjoy our rich, creamy shakes at home during the current quarantine and times of social distancing. We compiled eight simple recipes that punch up the flavor of the shakes that you can enjoy as you lose weight. Try them out here! >
6. Contactless Delivery
Nutrisystem can also help guard your health as you are shedding the weight by bringing good food right to your door through our renowned meal delivery service. All of your healthy meal prep is done for you and shipped directly to your home, keeping you safe and headache-free from dealing with grocery stores! You can stock up your pantry and freezer with a selection of your favorite foods, while also cutting down on trips out of the house. You stay safe without giving up on the variety of meals and snacks you love as you are losing those extra pounds before summer. Best of all, when we’re all ready to go outside again, you’ll be leaner and happier than you were before the lockdown.
Be sure to read more fitness and healthy recipe tips from our experts at The Leaf to keep you and your family healthy and happy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get back on track before summer! Try out the Nutrisystem meal delivery service today. >
*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.
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We don’t mean to burst your bubble, ice cream lovers, but the amount of calories, fat and sugar in a scoop of the sweet frozen stuff could really make you scream. That’s right: One cup of plain vanilla ice cream can clock in at 273 calories, 15 grams of fat and 28 grams of sugar. And that’s just vanilla!
Fortunately, here at Nutrisystem, we know that depriving yourself of your favorite foods can actually backfire, so we’ve got you covered with some super simple, delicious “Nice Cream” recipes.
Click here to get your FREE printable recipe book featuring our favorite healthy ice cream recipes >
When ice cream is nothing to fear, we call it “Nice Cream.” It’s a guilt-free, easy-to-make ice cream treat that is as diet-friendly as it is refreshing. Nice Cream combines nutrient-dense frozen fruit with low-fat liquids to provide a sweet and nutritious treat that will cool you off in a pinch. Ice cream cravings are no longer something to be feared.
Here’s a round-up of diet-friendly ice cream recipes that will keep your taste buds singing and your belly shrinking:
Note: If you’re a sorbet seeker, enjoy these sweet treats right out of the blender. Like your ice cream on the firmer side? Pour the mixture into a glass container and pop it in the freezer for an hour or so. Use an ice cream scooper to serve.
1. Banana Split Nice Cream >
Forget diet friendly, this dessert is dinner party worthy! Strawberries, chocolate, peanuts and banana combine for a flavor blast of sweet and savory. Bananas, vanilla extract and nonfat Greek yogurt make up the base of this creamy dish. Nonfat Greek yogurt is protein-rich and delivers a nonfat serving of your recommended daily dairy intake. Add the sweet and eye catching strawberry sauce for some extra vitamin C. Peanuts and chocolate chips are the perfect crunchy topping. One serving is packed with nutrition and just 259 calories. That’s one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and two Extras.
2. Cake Batter Nice Cream >
Birthday cake temptations, beware: There’s a new treat in town that won’t sabotage your weight loss. Using almond milk makes this recipe low-fat and dairy-free. Belly busting bananas provide a dense base that may help you feel fuller. Nutrisystems Vanilla Turboshake balances out the recipe to ensure you’re eating a balanced treat full of protein to keep you satisfied. One serving is just 146 calories. That’s one SmartCarb and one Extra on the Nutrisystem program.
3. Sweet Potato Pie Nice Cream >
A delicious desert with all the southern charm, Sweet Potato Pie Nice Cream sounds (and tastes!) like it belongs in a gourmet ice cream shop. But you can make it right in your kitchen. Using low fat dairy free almond milk and bananas creates a winning weight loss recipe of high fiber and low calories. Sweet potato creates a diet-friendly “Nice Cream” full of vitamin A, C and B6. Enjoy the flavors of fall with the excitement of summer, all for just one SmartCarb and two Extras for those following the Nutrisystem program.
4. Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream >
It is amazing what a blender can do for your weight loss journey. Creating your favorite summertime treat is easy! And making it diet-friendly is even easier. Using fiber-rich, belly busting bananas, spinach rich in iron and calcium, low-fat almond milk and a few mini chocolate chips, you can enjoy a delicious treat without compromising your weight loss dreams. This recipe counts as one SmartCarb and one Extra for those following the Nutrisystem program.
5. Salted Caramel Nice Cream >
The salty sweet combination can be a craving that is hard to tackle in a healthy way. Not anymore! Creating an ice cream that is low in fat and high in fiber right in your kitchen is possible. Using low-fat almond milk, potassium-rich bananas and protein-rich Greek yogurt, you’ll be eating a well-balanced snack. Sugar-free caramel sauce and a pinch of sea salt is all you need to satisfy that salty sweet craving. This ice cream recipe counts as one SmartCarb and two Extras for those following the Nutrisystem program.
6. Blueberry Almond Nice Cream >
You don’t need heavy fat-loaded dairy to create the perfect ice cream. Banana and almond milk are a match made in heaven! They create the perfect low-fat, nutrient-dense base that delivers loads of creamy flavor. Frozen blueberries and slivered almonds boost the nutrition of this snack by providing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. At just 111 calories per serving, this recipe takes all the guilt out of your summertime favorite ice cream. This recipe counts as one SmartCarb and one Extra for those following the Nutrisystem program.
7. Skinny Pumpkin Ice Cream >
Pumpkin is a fall flavor that is craved all year round. Make up a batch of this Skinny Pumpkin Ice Cream and have it in your freezer ready for you when cravings strike. Bananas are the perfect base, providing potassium, B6, vitamin C and fiber. The fiber found in bananas may help moderate blood sugar and reduce appetite… perfect for your weight loss goals. Pumpkin puree is also rich in potassium and fiber helping you reach your recommended daily intake. Sugar-free maple syrup and pumpkin spice give this ice ream recipe the sweetness and spice it needs. One serving counts as one SmartCarb.
8. Caramel Toffee Crunch Ice Cream >
Nothing screams indulgence like the decadent combo of caramel and toffee. And somehow, our recipe developers have figured out how to capture all the flavor of this delicious duo, and all the creaminess of everyone’s favorite sweet treat, without packing in the sugar and calories. Featuring just four simple ingredients, bananas, almond milk, sugar-free caramel sauce and your Nutrisystem Toffee Crunch Cookies, this rich and creamy treat is as easy to make as it is to eat. The recipe makes two servings, and each counts as one and a half SmartCarbs, half a PowerFuel and one Extra on your Nutrisystem program.
9. 3-Ingredient Mango Sorbet >
Mangoes have always been one of our absolute favorite fruits. They’re packed with vitamin C, plus they’ve got fiber and beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), too. But this recipe, made from frozen mango chunks, pineapple juice and almond milk, takes our appreciation for mouthwatering mango to a whole new level. Sweet, fruity and creamy, this sorbet is everything you want out of a warm weather treat. The sweetest part? Each serving counts as just one SmartCarb on your Nutrisystem program.
Can’t get enough of Nice Cream? Click here for even more recipes, from Cinnamon Vanilla and PB & Chocolate to Mango Madness and Chocolate Cherry, we’ve got a flavor sure to make any ice cream lover scream!
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