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My 1st question is: Does yogurt help in a Nutrisystem diet? Hoping for any comment. My 2nd question... There was a thread awhile back addressing the comments we hear about our weight loss. The comments I hear range from "Wow, you look fantastic!" to "Aren't you done yet? You are too thin!" As of this past weekend I can now add a new one - "You're messing up your immune system by losing all that weight!".

Here's a real quick rundown of my daily habits. I am still 100% on system which for me means that when I go out to eat or eat at someone's home, the lifestyle change I have made affects my eating decisions. I am in the gym five days a week. I take a daily multivitamin as well as additional Vitamin C ('tis the season!) and I drink a minimum of 144 ounces of water each day. The very visible result of those habits is I am healthier, full of energy and loving the new me and my new life. I've not been sick a day since starting this journey and have watched a couple of different strains of things come through my home affecting the rest of my family..

So, I have to ask. Any validity to the immune system statement I am now hearing or is it just one more of those times that I smile politely and in the back of my mind squash the desire to go tell them to enjoy their double cheeseburger and let me do what is right for me?.

Thanks for any input and as always - thanks to those of you who continue to inspire me to do what is healthy and right!..

asked Apr 21 at 06:17

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Yep, however you might wanna make sure and wait for another person to confirm my answer as I am unsure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Nutrisystem guys because they can answer your Nutrisystem question better...

answered Apr 21 at 07:46

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I know nothing medically about whether Nutrisystem adversely affects our immune system or not. My experience, however, has been just like both of yours Trout and Mobay..

Except for arthritis. I have it and take medications for it and it seems to have gotten a bit worse as I've lost weight. A physical therapist told me the other day that he thinks part of it is due to using different muscles to stand more erect. My skeletal framework is also moving around and perhaps rubbing in different ways. If that's the case, it should get better as I get use to a new posture. The problem may also just be aging..

Having said that, I know a person who swears by fasting as a way to deal with minor ailments like colds, sprains, etc. She says that by not eating or by severely limiting what you eat, the process allows your body to spend more of it's energy combating the germs, muscle damage, etc. I think there have been some threads on this subject before...

answered Apr 21 at 08:05

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I'm not a doctor but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express....

Actually, I am a doctor. And, actually, whoever said that is full of you-know-what. There is truth that "malnutrition" can lead to immune system impairment (.

Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...bmed_RVDocSum).

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But, there is even better evidence that "overnutrition" (i.e "Fat-Bas**rd Syndrome) causes chronic inflammation, leading to development of atherosclerotic plaques, cardiovascular disease, endocrine abnormalities, etc (.

Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...bmed_RVDocSum).

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Just my 2 cents...

answered Apr 21 at 08:57

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I agree with Dr. Mdic. No one has ever died from complications from eating healthy, clean fruits and veggies..

Some people only feel good about themselves if/when they can tear others down. I have found that a firm and confident FU usually ends those conversations promptly...

answered Apr 21 at 09:04

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Isn't that the battle cry of the students of Friends University of Central Kansas?..

answered Apr 21 at 09:23

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Http://boards.members.nutrisystem.co...re+you+sick%3F.

I disagree with any statement saying you shouldn't eat food to have more energy towards fighting any bugs you get..

In fact, the exact opposite is true in that you NEED to eat so your body has all the proper vitamins and minerals to build up an affective white blood cell response..

With being 100% on NS, we are getting a good amount of vitamins and minerals (and plus, adding in that daily multivitamin tablet is an added "insurance") which is extremely beneficial...

answered Apr 21 at 10:02

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I have been feeling pretty healthy since loosing the extra weight. I had a scratchy throat last night that in the past would have indicated a cold coming on. I took some vitamin C last night and got a good night sleep, the cold symptoms are gone this afternoon..

We are not starving ourselves on Nutrisystem we are eating the proper amount of food and the proper mix of carbs, protein, fats...

answered Apr 21 at 11:12

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All I know is that anything that adds and inch for every 20 pounds can not be bad...

answered Apr 21 at 11:34

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That's what I would say. There is no danger of malnutrition on the Nutrisystem diet..

Actually, we're taking in a little bit less than we need in daily life, but that just means the bloodstream's buffet has to be stocked with what's in the fat cells. Maintenance means adding back just enough food to balance out that slight deficit - which as far as I can tell is only a caloric deficit, and not a nutrient deficit. This diet rocks!..

answered Apr 21 at 12:32

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