Words of Wisdom from Weight Loss Success StoriesArticle posted in: Success Stories
One of the great things about having so many Success Stories is that we can ask for their best words of wisdom to share with people who are just getting started on the plan. It always helps to learn from someone who has “been there, done that.”
With some tips in your pocket, you can get started on your success journey to weight loss and an overall healthier YOU. By learning from people who have already been through it, you can make your path even smoother.
With that in mind, here are the best words of wisdom from some of our Nutrisystem Success Stories:
Be Sure to Use the NuMi App
Taking the time to track the foods that you eat can be an incredibly effective weight loss tool. In fact, a 2008 Kaiser Permanente study of almost 1,700 people found that those who faithfully logged everything they ate lost twice as much as those who didn’t keep track. This is exactly why Nutrisystem created the NuMi app.
Wyatt G. says the NuMi app was incredibly helpful on his weight loss journey.
“The NuMi app was one of the most helpful parts of the program,” he says. “It simplified the process and took out most of the guesswork. Rather than spending a lot of time worrying about specific nutritional values, I could focus on the meal plan and make sure I stuck daily limit. It also steered me toward healthier choices—such as, do I really want to waste 400 calories on these French fries that will only satisfy me for a little bit, when I could eat a larger quantity of fruits or veggies?”
Give it Some Time
As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. And the truth is, weight loss and a healthy lifestyle overhaul isn’t going to happen overnight. But if you give it a chance, the pounds will start coming off and you’ll get into an easier routine.
Before you know it, you’ll be amazed at all the weight that’s melted away. That’s what happened for Success Story Peter L.
“Give it a try and you will be pleasantly surprised,” he says. “Give it time—about 2 to 3 weeks—to become habit.”
Like Peter, many Success Stories tell us that it definitely gets easier with time. Just don’t give up too soon! If you invest in the program, you’ll reap the rewards.
Be Prepared to Buy New Clothes
We often hear from Success Stories who tell us they were so excited to fit into old clothes once again. But sometimes our Success Stories have to go out and buy all new outfits—because nothing they own fits! That was the case for Shawn T. He says that his words of wisdom for anyone looking to join Nutrisystem is to be prepared to buy a new wardrobe!
“None of my clothes fit me anymore,” he says. “I really wasn’t expecting to lose this much weight!”
For a lot of people, buying new clothes in a new size is one of the most fun moments of their entire weight loss journey. You can treat yourself to reward your success!
Don’t Delay in Getting Started!
Our final words of wisdom are not to put off getting started. So often people do. It’s easy to have a bunch of reasons why you’ll start another day—or another week—or maybe even another month or year. But all you’re doing is delaying your opportunity to become healthier, improve your quality of life, and yes—lose weight, too!
A lot of Nutrisystem Success Stories tell us that their only regret is they didn’t start sooner! If you’re dragging your feet on getting started, why not make today the day?
“My advice to anyone thinking of trying Nutrisystem is, What are you waiting for?” says Krista J. “All you have to do is follow exactly what the program tells you and you will see the pounds drop off!”
*Casting call participant. Complimentary program provided. Expect to lose an avg 1-2 lbs per week