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Nutrisystem 10-Day Challenge #NSNation - Lunch


I recently joined the 10 day Nutrisystem Blogger program, and was sent frozen food items for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time from the Nutrisystem Select option for review.  I posted about the breakfast foods yesterday and today I'll be focusing on lunch.  By lunch time during the work week I'm either ravenous or not hungry because I couldn't wait for lunch and snacked all morning!  I usually eat a salad (with pasta, chicken and dressing) or bring leftovers from the night before.  If I splurge it will be for sushi.  At the weekends with the family I make up a soup and grilled cheese sandwich or hot dogs or turkey hamburgers.  I don't think my lunches are the single factor for weight gain, but cumatively with my other meals and snacks yes.

The lunch items that I received in my review package were Toasted Ham and Cheese, Roasted Vegetable Pizza, Meatball Parmesan Melt and Chicken Fajita Melt  My favorite Nutrisystem lunch item was the Toasted Ham and Cheese. I liked that I could place it in a toaster and it would be crisp and hot to eat, the whole grain feel of the crust gave this melt more substance and helped me not feel full.  The melt packs in 290 calories with 10g of fat.  Add the 210 calories from the breakfast burrito and we're looking at 500 calories and 14g of fat by midday.  Since the snack items sent for review were frozen dairy there was no way to bring this into work and keep them frozen (without a freezer) so I bring in yogurt, apples and low fat chocolate mousse as snacks.

While, my original thoughts were "I'm going to starve" when I received the packages and assessed each day's meals.  However, in practice I did feel satisfied as long as I ate a healthy snack in between my breakfast and lunch.  Nutrisystem teaches you portion control and to eat small portions.  Its interesting as the week went along as the first few days were definetely hard, but as your stomach gets used to the idea that it doesn't need to be completly stuffed at each meal you finally feel satisfied.

The frozen foods are available in select food plans - more information are provided here

Tommorow, I'll review the frozen Dinners provided.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing their food and program to me free of charge in exchange for blogging about my experience as part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.  These opinions are my own and others experiences with Nutrisystem may vary.


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