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First of all What is the best Nutrisystem diet that is fast and works? Hoping for any comment. Another question on my mind: Just curious on how close everyone stayed on plan on pig-out day. Personally, I sinned greatly - dressing, pie, the whole deal. My digestive system is still paying the price. I enjoyed every bite, but not the after effects. I'm going to pretty much fast today and then back on plan for tomorrow.

I picked up several (6) pounds overnight but I know that most of it is water and the volume of food I stuffed into myself and that once it passes through my system I'll be good to go again. Anyone else fall off the wagon and ready to get back on this morning. Damon, I read your plan for a totally Nutrisystem Thanksgiving. How did you do?..

asked Apr 21 at 10:22

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could answer your Nutrisystem question..

answered Apr 21 at 10:54

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Didn't touch anything!! 100% NS, but boy did my wife's Sweet Potato Caserole look like candy...

answered Apr 21 at 11:20

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I splurged a little. I didn't have dessert though so that will help. We had turkey, dressing, cranberries, rolls, sweet potatoes (baked, plain), steamed green beans and giblet gravy. All in all it was a relatively low fat dinner. I just ate a little more than I should have...

answered Apr 21 at 11:38

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I was perfect..

Turkey, steamed veggie medley and about 2 tbsp of Nutrisystem mashed potatoes..

Rode 20 miles on the bike and went for a 3 mile walk after dinner last night..

Felt GREAT!.

I have killed almost every craving I used to have other than bread....god I love bread.....Pizza Hut breadsticks to be specific but let's not go there...

answered Apr 21 at 13:14

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I did just as I said I would. I ate Thanksgiving Dinner at 1:30 at our house. Turkey, stuffing, mashed taters, all the trimmings..

Then, we went to my wife's uncle's house at 5:00, but I did not eat any turkey or stuffing. I just ate the veggies and some salad..

Two differences in the way I usually eat on Thanksgiving..

1. I could not eat everything on my plate. I was full well before my plate was empty..

2. I did not snack while I was preparing dinner. I do all the cooking for Thanksgiving, and usually I sample everything as I go along..

The result: The scale had me up 1 pound from Wednesday. I'll take that in a heartbeat! It was nice to have a home-cooked meal for a change!..

answered Apr 21 at 13:39

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I ate a little of everything. I did stick to the "3 tbsp of each".

Thing that I read somewhere on here , but I did indulge in everything..

Did not have seconds but I had a 1/2 slice homemade apple pie and a 1/2 slice of homemade pecan pie with 1/2 scoop Blue bell Vanilla ice Cream split between.

The 2 and 2 cups of decaf coffee after the football game though..

I did drink water ALL day. I actually lost count of how many times I.

Refilled my 16 oz bottle. I would venture to guess I probably had 12 to 14.

16 oz servings. I normally have 8 to 10 16 oz servings..

I did get on the scale this morning and weight has stayed the same..

I don't feel terrible about what I ate and actually told my wife.

Last night that I was kind of proud of myself to watch the portion.

Control and that I did not get stuffed to the point of being miserable...

answered Apr 21 at 15:16

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I ate turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, sweet potato, gravy, string beans in butter, coconut custard pie, whipped cream, fruit salad, sweet rols, cranberry sauce, ect... basically the works. BUT despite the choices they were smaller portions. AND... I lost a pound...LOL. But than my work out was just that morning for 2 hours.

Hope everyone had a great turkey day!.


answered Apr 21 at 15:46

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This is simply what I have observed. In reviewing what people post since I've joined NS, it does not appear that an occasional splurge will do much damage. It seems that grazing on snacks, partaking of alcohol on consecutive days and several large meals in a short span are more likely to produce weight gain than just one off plan meal ..

Yeller, I'm not sure that fasting today would be a good idea. You don't want your body to perceive it should hold onto fat, which could happen when a day of overindulgence is followed by a day of sparsity...

answered Apr 21 at 17:22

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I sense a theme here.. I also ate everything that was available.. turkey (white and dark) sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cauliflower, glazed carrots, stuffing, brie in puffed pastry, italian antipasto, cherry pie, pumpkin mousse and italian cheesecake! The difference? Small portions of all.. I wasn't uncomfortable or over full, and I had a great time with my family. I sipped some good red wine most of the afternoon... today it's back on plan and no guilt. I only weigh myself once a week on Mondays, and I plan on either being the same or maybe a bit less than last week....

answered Apr 21 at 17:41

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You're right about that. I usually go off plan once a week, either Saturday or Sunday. My sis is a general manager for Bally's total fitness and the head trainer at her club recommended it. Been doing it that ways since June, hasn't hurt at all and I've had no long periods of not losing..

Back to turkey day, made a plate with all the normal stuff, couldn't finish the stuffing or mashed potatoes. A few hours later I had a small slice of pie. Drank lots o water all day and after eating, back to normal today...

answered Apr 21 at 17:51

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I admit it...I overate. Thanksgiving only comes around once a year. But being at or near goal seems to make things easier mentally than having over 130 lbs to go like I did last year at this time. I was up 2 lbs this morning from the day before....but I'm still waiting for my extra servings of fiber to kick in...

answered Apr 21 at 19:28

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I too confess to over indulging, and way too much over indulging. Didn't eat myself sick or have too much of any one thing but I sampled pretty much everything. Not worried about it all though, will be back on plan tomorrow and back full steam ahead until Christmas when I will probably do the same again..

I lost weight before and went head long and fast into it and dropped the weight fast with deprivation diet and un imaginable workouts, and when I finally broke down and splurged off the diet and routine it was like a drug and I wound up gaining all the weight back and more..

Not going to happen this time, I'm in it for the long hall and doing everything with restraint but not deprivation. I'm going to enjoy my holidays/ special occasions and not even going to blink about it, but the rest of the time I'm working the plan..


answered Apr 21 at 20:15

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I cheated. I didn't go to a family Thanksgiving anywhere (everyone was too far away!) so Thursday was just a normal stick to the diet day..

To tell the truth, I did deviate from the plan a bit. I had the hamburger for dinner and put it on a whole-grain English muffin, which is like two slices of WW bread, not one. And I messed up my timing on eating, so I got rather hungry after dinner and had 1/3 oz of lowfat cheese. Not much, just two cubes, and I ate them slowly, slowly, slowly..

But that was it. I'm having trouble on timing right now because I'm switching my schedule from an early morning shift (6:30 am - 3:00 pm Eastern, S-Th) to a swing shift (3:30 pm - 2:00 am Eastern, S-W) starting this Sunday. But once I get to my new sleeping schedule, I know about when I'm going to eat so that shouldn't happen again...

answered Apr 21 at 21:30

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I think I did really well. I ate Nutrisystem breakfast, and accidentally forgot morning snack in the shuffle since we eat early (but was not hungry at all). I ate a slice of white meat turkey minus the skin, two spoons of mashed potatoes (my weakness) but with no gravy or butter, one spoon of green bean casserole, and one spoon of cornbread casserole. I had two more small pinches of the turkey but did not graze on the sweets or rolls or crackers beforehand or after. I had one slice of the apple tart I made which is pretty friendly except for the crust. I used splenda and apples and cinnamon, and there's a layer of cream cheese under the apples..

Everyone else had seconds and everything else, and I was the only one not waddling around with my pants unsnapped..

I ate my afternoon snack/dessert (honey mustard pretzels) and had dinner but skipped the carb, figuring my lunch was my thanksgiving dinner, plus a carb (two total), plus a fruit, plus a protein..

I didn't weigh this morning because I was late and someone had egged my car. Is that some kind of weird post-thanksgiving ritual?..

answered Apr 21 at 21:54

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I thought I was going to have a normal day, but a friend invited us over at the last minute. I took a veggie platter and a fruit bowl with some champagne. Ate lots of veggies and a fruit serving. When dinner started I loaded my plate high with salad, fortunately they had some light vinaigrette dressing and an egg. Ate slowly then went back and had a slice of ham with a tsp of gravy (I honestly can't remember any thing else about that serving) - with all the veggies, fruit and salad - by the time I got to the usual it didn't really matter. Everyone was about finished and I wasn't really hungry. IT WORKED! Scale stayed the same on Friday!..

answered Apr 21 at 23:18

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Hi Yeller!.

Good thread. I planned to eat Thanksgiving meal and really enjoyed it. Back on Nutrisystem Friday. No shame, no digestive issues. We stayed at my daughter's house, so won't log a weight until Sunday morning. I'll asses the damage then..

I've got 2 more "planned" deviations this holiday season. No worries. My wife and I are on it together with similar loss goals, so knowing I lose faster, I'm ok with a couple small setbacks..

I really appreciated the comment earlier in the thread about going off plan 1 day a week and still being succesfull. I'm not planning that, but knowing being slavish to the program is not essential helps..


answered Apr 21 at 23:39

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Stuck to my plan of working dinner into my program, added an extra workout and drank 18 glasses of water. Actually lost 1/2 pound on T-Day...

answered Apr 22 at 00:56

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Congratulations to everyone who stayed on or close to plan. You guys are awesome! I didn't, but the pounds gained are almost gone again. Back on the wagon...

answered Apr 22 at 01:04

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Ahhh yes, back on the wagon after nearly an entire week of destroying my body. I can see, now, how my body reacts towards overindulging and drinking quite a bit of alcohol in the sense that the after-effects aren't worth the fun! I knew from early last week I probably would not stick to plan during T-day. What I did notice was that I couldn't eat as much as I did last year because my stomach was full fairly quickly. I'm glad to see my stomach is shrinking :-)..

answered Apr 22 at 01:46

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I gave in a bit more than usual and gained about 2 pounds between Thursday and Friday. But that's already been cut in half and I was still in my recent 170-173 trading range even with those 2 pounds...

answered Apr 22 at 03:07

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I was good. Not great, but good. I tasted everything, even all the pies and cake, but I had slivers rather than a slices..

We went to my brother-in-law's house for Thanksgiving and I hadn't seen some of the people since last Thanksgiving and got a lot of double-takes. I've lost about 90 lbs since then...

answered Apr 22 at 03:54

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I was off plan Tuesday night through yesterday because of travel. I exercised each day, did Nutrisystem breakfast, but had some family dinner Weds-Sat. I made it through basically the same. I tasted everything but got full much earlier. All in all, a success...

answered Apr 22 at 04:20

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Great thread Yeller!.

I was very worried about how I would do at Thanksgiving (huge family get together with lots of food), but I stuck to plan for the most part. I had 2 spoons of dressing and mashed potatoes. Bread is a huge weakness for me as well - so I avoided all of the rolls, breadsticks, etc. I weighed Thursday morning and again this morning. I am down .6 lbs from pre-Thanksgiving..

I have already been worrying about being out of town at Christmas. I guess I can consider Thanksgiving a training mission for Christmas...

answered Apr 22 at 04:28

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Ate the food and enjoyed it. Then back on plan with a little turkey mixed in as a protein replacement during snacks. Back on plan Sunday. I weigh in tomorrow but I feel good about it...

answered Apr 22 at 04:53

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I actually did pretty good. Lost 2 lbs during my 10 day vacation, and I stayed mostly on plan on T-Day, yet still enjoyed it...

answered Apr 22 at 06:06

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