Nutrisystem D

By westcomk Latest Reply 2010-01-29 21:56:44 -0600
Started 2010-01-29 01:54:44 -0600

Has anyone tried or looked into Nutrisystem D? It's a special food plan for diabetics; although I am not diabetic, I have learned I have to treat myself like one while eating. (No sugar or carbs) However, I go to a college that does not cooperate with my food needs. Thoughts?

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Kirla 2010-01-29 21:56:44 -0600 Report

Why waste your money. This is what i did. It doesn't cost a lot.

I was Diagnosed Type 2 on 26 Feb. 2009. My fasting blood sugar was 366, A1C was 14.1, cholesterol was 300. Blood Pressure 145/95. The doctors put me on 500mg Metformin twice a day, 10mg Lisinopril, 40mg Simvastatin and 81mg Aspirin once a day.

On March 1st I purchased a meter and started testing before and two hours after each meal.

I stopped eating sugar, using salt, drinking coffee, beer and wine right away. I started eating salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickles, sauerkraut and homemade coleslaw. Lots of coleslaw. I also started to drink at least 8 cups of water per day.

Over the next several weeks I stopped eating bread, crackers, noodles and anything that contained any kind of grains. No flour at all. I check the labels on everything I buy and will not purchase any product with more than 5 or 6 net carbs per serving with the exception of chana dal. I started to use fenugreek and flax seed on my TVP oatmeal and chana dal. I drink a low carb protien shake for breakfast in the morning and eat the TVP oatmeal at lunch. I bought like 25 pounds of it and have recently been making what I call TVP carrot, chocolate and more recently pumpkin cakes. I have a small piece at lunch almost every day instead of the TVP oatmeal. I eat about 1 oz of tuna fish every day. I have started eating peanuts, sunflower seeds and almonds for snacks between meals.

I also eat chicken quite often and eat a little beef at least once a week and occasionally will eat a little pork. When eating out I find myself eating chicken and beef a lot. Chicken wings I seem to eat most of the time when we want something fast. They also come with celery and blue cheese.

My morning blood sugar has slowly dropped from the 200-300 range, to an average of about 80. Several months ago I started testing on the peaks (1hour after eating) and most of the time it’s under 110. My 7-14-30 day averages bounce around a lot but most of the time there between 90 & 95. My lowest 7-14 day average was 88. My 7-day average has only gone over 100 only once in the last several months. My numbers are constantly changing. Like a roller coaster. They dip down and then go up and down.

Several months ago I started taking the Equate Fiber Therapy supplement. I bought it at Wal-Mart. Also taking 4000 IU’s of vitamin D, 3000 MG’s of fish oil concentrate and one multi vitamin tablet for adults over 50.

After about seven weeks of taking the meds I couldn’t tolerate the side effects any more and quit taking them. My blood sugar continued to drop week after week, my blood pressure has averaged around 110/70 and my cholesterol has remained below 200 since I stopped taking the meds. My A1C dropped to 5.9 in four months and seven months after being diagnosed it was 5.6. Got my latest results on 1/19/10 5.4


jaclyncrystal 2010-01-29 14:23:49 -0600 Report

here is the discussion link that was started a few days ago, there is some good information on the topic you are interested in

nutrisystem by giojuju this is what it is under, happy reading, this conversation took me far away from starting on this program. Also one of the main concerns about some of the frozen food was the sodium content, not nutrisystem but others out there. :)jackie

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-29 16:09:29 -0600 Report

Thanks, there always seems to be a negative in any thing, quick! Rather like a fast growing tree, they are usually weak and go down during a wind storm. PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-29 10:19:24 -0600 Report

My experience was with Medifast, the powder/drink. I stayed on it for 3 mos, lost 45 pounds, BUT my dad got cancer and in my caring for him and mom, I ate at the hosp coffee shop, did select salads, is I ate—-but 3 weeks after I quit it, I ate something—it hit my gallbladder, threw a stone—Sick—in the hosp for 4 days—because my system wasn't used to dealing with REAL FOOD! Another man in town was in the hosp shortly after I was, had been on Nutrisystem, same reasons the Drs thot—so am cautious of such. Will try regular food, cook extra in my own kitchen and freeze it—do sweet pot./slice off a piece while I cook a white pot for my hubby—-etc. so I too can have something Instant—don't care to cook that much—BUT——Pat R

Carol Ann
Carol Ann 2010-01-29 09:14:44 -0600 Report

I stuck with it for about 2 months and it started tasting really sickening. After a few bites, I would feel like hurling. I liked the idea of having quick meals ready, although you have to add vegs,fruit, and milk. Everything had an abundance of "tomato" sauce. I've never tasted tomato sauce that awful. It got so bad that I couldn't even look at it and not feel nauseous.

I couldn't even look at food with tomato sause for months after that.

I liked that you just had to eat and heat. I just bought the lean frozen meals, but I was told by someone on this discuussion board that I shouldn't, Not sure why.

Carol Ann

Harlen 2010-01-29 08:52:31 -0600 Report

I had gotten it and after one good look I sent it back it was junk and food I would not eat even if things where difrent
Its better just to make your own food and use a scale to make your controle better
Best wishes

donna13 2010-01-29 07:56:43 -0600 Report

The first ad I saw for Nutrisystem D had 4 pictures of foods that could be acquired. 3 of them were sweets, only one was a main course. I guess they think all diabetics think only of desserts.

hbkunkel 2010-01-29 06:49:28 -0600 Report

If you actually look at their product line, everyone has the chance to eat the same food - diabetic or not. Been there, done that. It is portion control but you are better off learning to refine your eating plan to control your weight and diabetes. I gained everything back after going off it. It does not give you the skills to go back to a healthy eating plan when you are done.

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