I sometimes hear from people who are wondering how the Nutrisystem diet is going to fit into their busy lifestyle which includes a lot of travel. Many worry that they won’t be able to stay in compliance when they travel. And some people travel quite a bit for their jobs or as part of their lifestyle. I heard from someone who said: “I travel 2 weeks out of every month for my job. I really want to try Nutrisystem but I’m not sure if it’s going to be possible with all of my travels. If I have to go off the diet when I travel, I’m not sure if I’m going to lose weight.”
I actually think that it’s possible to lose some weight if you had to go off of the diet occasionally. After all, people on the flex plan take off two days out of every week and many of them do just fine with their weight loss. However, I also think that you can stay on the diet and be in compliance even if you have to travel or even if you want to go on vacation. The reason for this is that many of the meals don’t require any preparation. And those that do sometimes only need hot water, which is typically readily available. Most of the Nutrisystem foods are packaged so that they don’t take up a lot of room or can lay flat. So it would not be too difficult to travel with your foods.
To show what I mean, I’ll look at a day’s worth of meals and what it would take to prepare them. For breakfast, you could have the chocolate chip scone which doesn’t require any preparation. Lunch could be the fettuccine Alfredo which doesn’t require anything more than a little hot water. A good snack might be the pretzels which only require removing the wrapper. Dinner could be mac and cheese with beef which also only requires water. An example of a good dessert might be a peanut butter cookie which is already made for you.
In short, it would not be too difficult to plan and then pack enough foods for the entire trip. If you chose the pre made meals carefully, you really shouldn’t need more than access to hot water in order to prepare your meals. Many places have water coolers that provide both hot and cold water. And access to a microwave is often quite easy in most travel hotels. In short, traveling or going on vacation with nutrisystem is actually not all that difficult in my opinion and experience. Alternatively, some people will adopt a program similar to the flex plan where they allow themselves to take a few meals off while traveling in order to give themselves some flexibility.