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Nutrisystem Week 43 Update:
Weight Loss this Week: -1.4 Total Weight Loss: -137.4
My Nutrisystem Journey:
This week has been one of the hardest I’ve had since I started Nutrisystem. I think it really showed on the scale that I have been so stressed out. My husband lost his job (don’t worry he has another one already), I found out that my health issues have caused me to be anemic, and we have a wedding and holidays coming up. So my stress level is very hight this week. I noticed that I still want to turn to food most of the time and have to fight the urge to eat when I’m feeling a lot of stress. So I have been battling that. I really want to reach my 150-pound goal by Christmas though so I am fighting it.
I just keep telling myself how exciting it will be to show off my weight loss to all of our friends and family when I see them over the holidays. So I am staying focused. We have six weeks until Christmas so I am going to stay on track, no cheating, no stress eating for the next six weeks. I know I can do it. The rewards far outweigh any temporary happiness I might feel from the foods I cheat with. I got this!
One way that I am going to stay strong through Thanksgiving is by making some Nutrisystem-friendly foods. Desserts are my biggest downfall during the holidays. So this week I went on a search on the leaf to find some desserts to make for our big Thanksgiving dinner with the family. I want something I can have an not feel guilty about it.
Tips & Tricks:
I am a sweet fanatic. I have not had sweets though since I start Nutrisystem (almost a year now) and I don’t want to lose my progress during Thanksgiving. I searched for lots of recipes and found three favorites on The Leaf. I love The Leaf, they have so many awesome recipes and resources. I always search there when I need something that I can have without blowing my diet.
- 2 cups (1-15 oz can) pumpkin puree
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves)
- 3 packets stevia
- 1 Tbsp. nonfat whipped cream (Reddi-wip)
- Zero-calorie cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix together all ingredients.
- Pour into a greased 9-inch pie pan.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Counts as 1 SmartCarb (1/6 of pie)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 5 tsp. sugar free jelly, any flavor
- Preheat oven to 350 F and spray a small cooking sheet with cooking spray
- In a food processor, add the oats and pulse until meal forms. Don’t process to a flour; keep some big flakes. Pour into a small bowl
- Mash banana using a food processor or a fork/spoon
- Add banana and cinnamon to bowl and mix
- Scoop dough into 5 balls on a cookie sheet
- With the back of a spoon or a thumb, press the center of the cookie to create a well
- Fill each well with 1 teaspoon of jelly
- Bake for about 10 minutes and let cool for another 10 minutes
Counts as 1 SmartCarb (1 Cookie)
- 12 medium red apples (any flavor but the sweeter the apples, the sweeter the sauce so Gala, McIntosh or Honeycrisp are all great options!)
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- Remove the core from your apples then slice them in quarters (do not peel!)
- Add all ingredients to the crock pot and stir so apple chunks are coated in cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider vinegar
- Cook on low for about 3-3.5 hours
Counts as 1 SmartCarb (1/2 Cup)
What are your favorite diet-friendly desserts?
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