Nutrisystem week 5 report – Eating out while losing weight #NSNation

Perhaps it is just the time of year, or my busy lifestyle, but eating out has become a regular thing lately. 

It used to be only once or twice a month, and now it is almost weekly, and sometimes a few days a week that I find myself eating out. Whether it be for business purposes, community events, or just because I am on the go, eating out has been one of the toughest parts of staying on track with Nutrisystem.

When I eat out, I rarely leave an empty plate. I know they typically give you over-sized portions, and eating all of the food given is not always the best idea for losing weight, but I just get into this mindset that I’m going to get my money’s worth. Because lets face it, eating out is expensive, and you could probably make three meals for the price it cost you to order that one dish.

Tips to eating out while losing weight – Nutrisystem Success!

Okay, so eating out CAN still be okay if you approach it the right way, and you can still lose weight even if you do have to eat somewhere other than home occasionally. Here are a few tips from me, and Nutrisystem, to help you have an enjoyable — and successful — dining out experience:

  • Pre-plan before you go!
    • Choose the restaurant carefully — lets face it, some places are much better to eat at than others when you are trying to lose weight.
    • Make your meal fit into your normal schedule (basically don’t starve yourself the whole day so you can have that huge meal at the restaurant, it is not really healthy).
    • Plan what you will order by looking online, and then don’t look at the menu when you get there.
    • Think portion control at all times — this is a huge one for me, as portion control has always been my issue in the past. I am doing much better at figuring out what is the right amount of food for me!
    • Remember that YOU are in charge of what you eat!
    • Ask for a to-go container up front, and pace yourself when you eat.  
    • Remember that dining out is a treat, so savor every bite until you are satisfied — but not stuffed!
Want some tips on portion control?  Check out this infographic from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services:

Nutrisystem Success Report!

This week was not a huge weight loss week, but I don’t really expect any of them to be.  Honestly, if I can keep losing a pound or two a week I will be really happy. I’m getting closer to my goal every time I look at the end result and that is all that matters!

Program Starting Weight: 159 lbs

Weight loss this week:  1 lbs

Weight after week 5: 152 lbs 

Total weight loss: 7 lbs


I hope you will continue with me on my journey, as I blog each week of my experiences and success with Nutrisystem Nation over the next four months! You can find all of my Nutrisystem stories as I journey through this program by visiting this link: Jesica’s Nutrisystem Journey

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting  


Disclosure: The Mommy Bunch received a free product for facilitating this review, however, all opinions are our own.

Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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4 thoughts on “Nutrisystem week 5 report – Eating out while losing weight #NSNation

  • April 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm
    I am waiting for my first shipment of meals from Nutrisystem. I have signed up for the minimum meals for 15 weeks. Hopefully I will receach my goal of a 40 pound weight loss. Hopefully I will be able to not gain it back. I realize that a persons weight is mostly genetic, but some can be attributed to eating habits. I can't do anything about the genetics, but hopefully I can change some of my eating habits. I am committed and will let you know from time to time how the total program is going. Reply
  • April 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    Jesica H, your weight loss should be more, did you lose the five pounds the first week and one inch as the system promises? In five weeks, I would think more about a 10 to 15 pound weight loss. Keep going and good luck. Bruce S Reply
    • April 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm
      Hi Bruce, Considering my starting weight and height my weight loss should not have been more, and in fact, would not have been very healthy to lost a lot more at one time. I was not 'overweight' by any means so losing what I did was actually pretty good. Weight loss should be based off of your own starting weight and height. If you look at the final results (week 22) I lost a total of 18 pounds (the pictures show the results and it is a complete change), I then became pregnant so I no longer continued with the program. My husband did not use Nutrisystem and he lost over 100lbs in less than a year just by changing his eating habits. If you'd like to read about his first few months, head here to read more: Best of luck in your journey. Reply

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