You've Come A Long Way, Baby
Boy, how times have changed! Many eons ago, when I was fresh out of high school, NutriSystem wasn't as widely known as it is now. People were just beginning to tout it's greatness, which intrigued people like my mom, so one day she decided to load us up on the bandwagon and off we went to the brand new facility located just a few blocks from our home. I remember very vividly walking in that front door, not knowing what to expect, and the first thing I spotted were the various boxes of food prominently displayed on the receptionist's desk. The hamburger in particular caught my attention. (I was amazed you could actually store a hamburger in a box at room temperature).
We met with our counselor who proceeded to weigh us and take our body measurements before going over the plan with us in great detail. Then we did the coolest thing of all. She gave each of us a shopping bag, so we could shop their in-house "store" for our week's worth of food! (Okay, so little things excite me. Don't judge.) Like I said previously, it's been ages since that day, but I can still recall the little yellow bags full of sugar-free hard candies, and you can bet I brought home one of those hamburgers to try. I can't remember exactly how much weight my mom and I lost while we were attending NutriSystem, but I know it was a considerable amount. The weight loss, combined with the delicious food, made being a member such an enjoyable experience and far passed my expectations.
When NutriSystem Came To Walmart
The only downside I can think of to attending NutriSystem in the late 1980's was the fact that you couldn't buy the food anywhere other than the center itself. Now you can follow the program online and have the foods delivered in record time to your front doorstep, and you can also purchase their products at places like Walmart. If you're a busy mom like me, then you understand the importance of convenience, so being able to log online and place an order or pick up my NutriSystem supplies during my weekly shopping trip to Walmart has been a huge blessing. Not to mention the great selection of food! Oh sure, they still have hamburgers, but you can also choose from these delicacies:
- Sloppy Joe – Who doesn't like the combination of beef, tomato sauce, peppers, onions, and spices? Serve it on a whole grain bun and you're all set to enjoy a delicious – and healthy – entree.
- Cinnamon Streusel Muffin – Vanilla flavored coffee cake with the hint of cinnamon blended throughout. A tasty and healthy alternative for breakfast that is sure to please even the most finicky of taste buds.
- Red Beans and Rice – This Cajun-inspired combination of rice, chicken andouille sausage, beans, flavors, and peppers is sure to knock your socks off.
From the helpful counselors and customer service representatives (in centers and online) to the nutritious variety of foods, you can't go wrong in choosing NutriSystem for your dietary and weight loss needs.
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