I am always asked about the grocery items that you are asked to add in to the nutrisystem diet. Most people understand that these add ins are regular but healthful grocery store foods that you add in along with your regular meals (which the company provides.) However, lots of people are not sure how these grocery stores foods are broken down & what each consists of. For this article, I will be speaking about the section that is called "smart carbs."
So, what types of foods are thought about to be smart carbs? They are mostly fruits & healthful, whole grains. In short, you'll find carbohydrates that are low on the glycemic scale on this list. In other words, these are the foods that are going to keep your blood sugar steady & will keep you feeling fuller for an extended time period.
Off all of the grocery categories (which consists of: power fuels; smart carbs; vegetables; & other,) this is the that most people get the most excited about. & of the reasons for this is that lots of diets very strictly limit the amount of carbohydrates that you get to have. Although nutrisystem is a high protein & low carbohydrate diet, you are not only allowed to have carbs in the prepackaged meals, but you are also allowed to add them in a couple of additional times per day.
Examples of smart carbs that are also fruits are foods like: two medium peaches; a cup of cantaloupe; a half an apple of a half cup of apple sauce; a medium banana; a cup of pineapple; or a cup of strawberries. These are some examples of fruits that you can have. There's lots of on the list, but I desired to give you a sample of what you could expect.
Also, it is important to recognize that in addition to being told what smart carbs are, you are also provided with the serving sizes for them. In other words, you cannot east all of the fruit you need. But lots of find that the serving sizes are generous , when you think about that you will even be adding in power fuels & vegetables throughout the day also.
In terms of whole grains, examples are things like: a slice of sourdough bread; a half a cup of oatmeal; a half cup of crackers; a little pita; as well as a half cup of barley or couscous. As you can probably tell, they are going for whole grains that are also high in fiber & low in empty calories or in ingredients like lots of white flour & sugar. Still, I think it is a lovely compromise. You still get to eat carbs & have success on the diet simultaneously.