What You Can Eat and What You Can't
If you like to cook or eat out, or you have a tight food budget, this plan is not for you. Read our disclaimer for details. Subject is a female who is pregnant, planning to be pregnant during the study period, lactating, or is of childbearing potential and is unwilling to commit to the use of a medically approved form of contraception throughout the study period. So if you have a hamburger, chicken something, and an Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial.
I'm not paying for anything. And, at the end of the 16 weeks, I get some medical treatments that would be otherwise very expensive. And I can keep the Fitbit and scale: I don't know much about nutrisystem and their meals, but I took a moment to glance at the site. So if you have a hamburger, chicken something, and an Or toast the bread, add some pepper for heat, put some of that on the burger Somehow make a chicken salad? If a dessert has berries you could use those to make a sauce for that theoretical chicken salad.
Or take the granola cereal, use fruit to make a paste and turn it into a breakfast bar. Take apart a breakfast bar and eat it as cereal. Bake the oatmeal into cookies. Turn the chilli and Mac into chilli Mac and cheese and halve the portions.
Maybe watch some chopped for inspiration.. My default is just to douse bad in hot sauce. Turmeric and curry could help the chicken, mustard will help the macaroni and tuna. Having tasted Nutisystems you couldn't pay me enough to eat them for months. I feel like they taste worse than MREs. I just made my order for next month, and actually ordered fewer things, with just one or two new choices. I'm also making myself eat up all the first box before I open the second, so I don't just end up with a month of my least favourites at the end of the study!
Are the researchers giving you support, or are you on your own, meet back in 3 months kind of thing? You mentioned that YOU aim for calories per day, but what are the calorie requirements as outlined by the study? If it's a self imposed restriction, can you eat, like, an extra salad and snack on the days you're stuggling with hunger? The study materials don't actually specify, I asked my coordinator when I was traveling and hadn't yet received my NS what calorie count I should aim for, which is when she gave me the figure.
I think the idea of Nutrisystem is that it replaces calorie counting, as the meals are pre-portioned, and the added foods 1 protein, 1 carb, 4 veg are pretty much up to you. So I suppose it's not a big deal to the researchers if I go over on some days, as long as I'm making an effort to stick to the guidelines most days.
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Read our disclaimer for details. The study is to determine the effect of a behavioral weight loss program supplemented with Nutrisystem meal replacements on weight, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, and blood lipids levels over 12 weeks.
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Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor. Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials. June 23, Last Verified: June Keywords provided by University of Kentucky: Obesity, weight loss, meal replacements.
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December 2, Last Update Posted: Actual Primary Completion Date:. Actual Study Completion Date:. Lexington, Kentucky, United States, Kelly Webber, assistant professor, University of Kentucky.