10 Healthy Foods to Gain Muscle

Anti-Aging, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

You lift weights and work those resistance bands hard. You squat and lunge, push and pull up, and hold plank ‘til your body trembles. All excellent moves designed to help you gain muscle.

That’s important for lots of reasons: As you get older, muscle mass naturally decreases—after age 30, you can lose as much as 3% to 5% per decade. Most men will lose about 30% of their muscle mass during their life, according to Harvard Medical School.1 When muscle mass goes down, body fat goes up. Plus, muscle burns more calories than fat, so the more muscle you have, the better your weight control.2

Strength training is step one for how to build muscle.3 But do you know what to eat to gain muscle? What you eat on the days you work out—and the days you don’t—is just as important...

Read More

Power in Protein: The Major Health Benefits of Shrimp

Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

If you’re looking to add more protein power into your healthy diet, you might want to make a stop at the seafood counter on your next shopping trip. There are a wide variety of health benefits of shrimp, and it is the perfect addition to your Nutrisystem program. These little crustaceans may be tiny. However, they pack a big punch of protein and can take on a wide range of flavors.

Shrimp is a popular seafood staple that is featured in many classic recipes. Not only is it delicious, it’s also weight loss friendly. According to Healthline, a three-ounce serving of shrimp contains a whopping 18 grams of protein and only 84 calories (one Power Fuel serving on your Nutrisystem weight loss plan). They’re also low in fat and carbohydrates...

Read More

How Dorinda Medley Got Her “Pre-COVID Body” Back

Beauty, Weight Loss

Many of us have put on some pounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to a Nutrisystem survey with over 2,000 people conducted by OnePoll, around 91% of respondents have gained weight since March 2020. Even reality star Dorinda Medley can relate.

Dorinda Medley

Best known for her role on “The Real Housewives of New York,” Dorinda is just like 71% of those surveyed who are trying to keep a weight loss goal in 2021. She’s keeping it real and spilling the tea on how she is getting back on track.

“Listen, we’ve all gained a little wait during COVID,” says Medley. “At least I have.” That’s until she decided to try Nutrisystem.

“I can’t tell you how amazing I feel after just a few months on their program,” she explains...

Read More

25 Simple and Easy Quinoa Recipes

General, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

Quinoa is often called a “superfood,” but you can think of it as a hard-working everyday staple for your healthy recipes.

Quinoa (say it “keen-wah”) is considered a whole grain, although it’s technically a seed. Like other SmartCarbs, it’s high in fiber and low in calories. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a half-cup serving also fuels you up with four grams of protein—in fact, it’s one of the few plant foods that’s a “complete” protein, including all nine essential amino acids.1

Quinoa has a chewy texture and a lightly nutty flavor that blends well with many other ingredients. It comes in different colors, including red, white, yellow and even black.

Quinoa is the perfect swap for rice in your recipes...

Read More

6 Healthy Tips for Sustainable Eating

Anti-Aging, Diseases

Transform your diet with an earth-friendly approach to eating! You can easily improve your health AND the planet with these 6 healthy tips for sustainable eating. From eating more veggies to starting a home garden, we’ve got six heathy tips we think you will enjoy to help you help the environment.

In short, to eat sustainably means choosing foods that are healthy for your body but that are produced in a way that also protects the earth. It’s a concept that was developed to both reduce the risk of killer and chronic diseases and to help preserve our natural resources so the earth can continue to feed generations to come.1

How does what we put on our plates hurt the environment? For example, the raising of livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products uses far more natural resources—a thir...

Read More

10 Delicious Meatball Recipes for Meat Lovers

Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

Meat lovers rejoice! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes for meatballs. They’re delicious, high in protein and diet-friendly.

Lean meat and poultry are a great addition to your weight loss menu. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), meat, poultry and fish are rich sources of protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and more. High protein foods such as lean meat help to create muscles, bones and other structures within the body. B vitamins provide energy and other vital functions.

We compiled a list of some of our favorite healthy meatballs made from lean meats. Turkey, lean beef and Nutrisystem’s own Meatballs in Marinara Sauce are featured throughout these recipes.

Instead of giving up the foods you love, Nutrisystem is here to help you create health...

Read More

The Health Benefits of Green Tea for Weight Loss

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

You’ve probably read that drinking coffee can promote weight loss, but did you know that green tea may also help you shed pounds?

Green tea has garnered most of the headlines. Between its caffeine and the health-promoting antioxidants it contains, it might give your weight loss efforts a boost. Though most tea contains less caffeine than coffee, even a little bit seems to be able to boost your metabolism to burn calories. In green tea, it gets an able assist from antioxidants known as catechins, says Healthline.

Green tea’s secret catechin weapon is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which prevents the production of an enzyme that breaks down the fat-burning hormone norepinephrine...

Read More

The Health Benefits of Cycling for Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Health benefits of cycling for weight loss is the fun way to get in the daily activity that we all need. Biking heats up your metabolism, helps you look fitter and feel better and speeds your weight loss progress—all while you enjoy the relaxing rhythm of pedaling. Whether you hit the streets, a trail or stay indoors on a stationary cycle, riding a bike helps you get slimmer and healthier. Check out the health benefits of cycling below!

1. Does Biking Burn Calories?

a couple cycling together on a trail

On Nutrisystem, we recommend 30 minutes of physical activity per day. At a moderate pace of about 12 miles per hour, a 155-pound person burns approximately seven calories a minute while cycling (about 210 calories in 30 minutes), says Harvard Health Publishing...

Read More

Spudtacular Healthy Potato Recipes

Weight Loss

Are you a potato lover? The truth is potatoes get a bad rap but they actually offer many wonderful nutrients that can make them a great addition to a healthy diet. They’re packed with vitamin B6, vitamin C and fiber, says Healthline. Plus, they are a great source of potassium. Make those potatoes sweet potatoes, and you’ve got even more vitamin C, B6 and fiber, plus an abundance of vitamin A. Despite being nutritious, those health benefits can quickly become negated when potato recipes are fried or prepared with butter, full-fat sour cream or cheese. For those reasons you might want to consider an air fryer. That’s the best way to still enjoy the taste of the deep-fried foods that you love without having to cook in fattening oils...

Read More

Ridiculously Uncomplicated: A Simple Solution for Men’s Weight Loss

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

Guys faced with a challenge tend to go for the straightforward approach to dealing with it. So, when men want to lose excess weight, they will choose a plan that’s proven to work, easy to follow and lets them enjoy the foods they love. That’s why so many guys are signing up for the ridiculously uncomplicated, super simple weight loss solution from Nutrisystem! If you’re ready to look your best, feel great and get healthy, here’s why Nutrisystem for Men is the right weight loss diet plan for you.

Check out these eight reasons why Nutrisystem for Men is your simple weight loss solution:

1. Strong platform.

a man drinking protein shake in the kitchen for simple weight loss

A man’s weight loss journey is a bit different from a women’s as men’s bodies tend to have more muscle mass...

Read More