It’s National Fudge Day! How to Make Your Own Freezer Fudge

When it comes to flavor, we’ve never met a fudge we didn’t like. But sadly, when it comes to our top picks for healthy sweet treats, fudge doesn’t exactly top the list. That’s because this decadent dessert is traditionally made from sugar, butter and milk, which is basically code for lots of fat and calories. But despair not, fudge fans! We’ve got healthier versions of your favorite treats that have all the ooey-gooey, melt-in-your-mouth goodness you crave without any of the guilt. Plus, who wants to turn on the oven…

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6 Easy, Breezy Summer Weight Loss Tips

If the warmer weather is inspiring you to work harder at your weight loss goals, then you might be looking for some easy summer weight loss tips. At Nutrisystem, we’re all about helping you make simple changes that will make losing weight fit into your lifestyle. In fact, we even believe that with the right changes, losing weight can be fun! The less of a chore that you make it, the more likely you are to succeed. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up six easy, breezy summer weight loss…

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It’s National Iced Tea Month! 3 Easy Ways to Brew Iced Tea

Iced tea is the perfect refreshment for warm summer days. It cools you from the inside out and keeps you hydrated. And here’s a bonus: cold drinks have been shown to help overweight people reduce their body mass index through a process called “thermogenesis.”1 Unsweetened iced tea is flavorful yet has no calories, so you can drink as much of it as you want. If you’re on Nutrisystem, it will count towards your daily water goal. Better yet, you can pump up the taste with ingredients that don’t load on…

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17 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes for Dinner

Chicken dinners are winners just about every night of the week. That’s because chicken breast has become a weight loss champion—it is high in protein yet low in saturated fat. Plus, it’s so versatile that it fits into any cuisine, from Italian to Mexican to classic American. To inspire you with chicken breast dinner ideas for your Flex meals, we’ve gathered our most popular, weight loss-friendly chicken recipes. Some of them are sure to become favorites at your table! On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and 1…

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10 Foods to Eat After a Workout

You know what happens when you try to drive your car when it runs out of gas. That’s right—nothing.  You get nowhere. That’s why after a workout—at the gym, a jog or even a brisk walk—you need to replenish your body. First, you need to replace the fluids you lost through sweat. Second, you need some instant fuel to keep you energized. For up to an hour or so after your workout, your body will store SmartCarbs and protein as energy. And third, you need protein after a workout to…

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9 Seasonal Summer Foods to Stock Up On

Hot, sunny days that last long into the evening invite us to eat simple meals full of fresh ingredients that are abundant in summer. Produce shelves and farmer’s markets offer so many favorite seasonal summer fruits and vegetables that you can enjoy them every day and never grow bored. Here are nine healthy seasonal foods that hit their peak in summer, along with tips and tempting ideas for eating them. 1. Basil Is basil an herb used to add flavor to marina sauce and other Italian-style dishes? Or is it…

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Summertime & Sunshine: The Perfect Time to Get More Vitamin D

It’s been long known that vitamin D plays a valuable role in health. From supporting our immune systems to promoting brain, bone and lung health, it’s very important to get enough of the “sunshine vitamin.”1 Our bodies require vitamin D for many functions. For example, we need it in order to absorb calcium, iron and other essential nutrients. Vitamin D deficiency is a serious concern and unfortunately more common than many may realize. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms include fatigue, regular sickness or infection, bone or muscle pain, mood disorders or…

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15 Summer Dessert Recipes for a Guilt-Free Cooldown

From sweet and fruity to light and creamy, The Leaf Weight Loss Blog is filled with healthy treats for your summer menu. These 15 refreshing summer dessert recipes can serve as a cool pick-me-up on a hot summer day or the perfect end to a warm weather meal. Here are 15 summer dessert recipes to help you beat the heat this season: Calories per serving: 152 On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra A standard icebox is made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream. However, this (much) healthier…

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7 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

The grocery store can feel like a minefield: With labels touting words like “natural,” “reduced sugar,” and other unregulated terms that sound healthy, it can be tough to know which choices are really best for your weight loss program and your family’s overall health.Everything can be enjoyed in moderation, of course, but when you’re trying to make healthy choices, you want those nutritional choices to be actually healthy—which means you should call in the experts. Luckily, we’ve got access to them. So we caught up with two Nutrisystem Registered Dietitians,…

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3 Delicious Donut Recipes Under 200 Calories

Who doesn’t love a good donut? Donuts are one of those sweet treats that fall into the comfort food category. And on some mornings, you just wish you had a few donut recipes that won’t totally wreck your healthy weight loss plan. But, donuts on a diet? It sounds entirely too good to be true. Actually, the truth is that with the right donut recipes, you can enjoy everyone’s favorite sweet treat while still sticking to your healthy eating regimen. A lot of it comes down to how you prepare…

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