** This post is sponsored by NutriSystem but all of the opinions are my own**



Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh

I am sure you remember me sharing my cancer diagnosis with you in a post entitled, “I Have Cancer, But Cancer Doesn’t Have Me.” That was the beginning of what has been a life altering chapter in my life. Yes, the initial shock brought on fear and depression but now all I can think about are ways to live my best life and kick cancer’s butt!

Once I bounced back and decided not to wallow in the diagnosis, I begin to educate myself. While a lot of the information on the internet is dated, I found up to date information and support groups that helped me tremendously. One thing that I discovered which was unanimous in all the information that I found was something I had never been able to do… maintain a healthy diet.

Many of the people who were able to maintain positive levels had changed their diets. A lot of individuals had become vegans or vegetarians while others cut out red meat and decreased portions. This along with vitamins and becoming as active as possible has allowed many individuals to live good or remain in remission longer.


Yeah, I know to some practicing healthy eating habits is simple. However, for a plus size woman that was once a chubby girl, this made me nervous. Oh, and did I mention I am a country girl that is accustomed to eating very hearty meals?

Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh

Now, I’m not saying that plus size women don’t eat healthy and aren’t healthy because that isn’t true. I know plenty plus size women who eat healthy and are very active, I just wasn’t one of them. Nope, I wasn’t eating healthy nor was I knowledgeable about where to begin regarding starting a healthier lifestyle. Which is why I decided to give Nutrisystem a try.


With Nutrisystem, you get an easy-to-follow plan and perfectly portioned meals that keep you full and satisfied delivered right to your door. No calorie counting, carb concerns or portion management; you simply enjoy the meals delivered to you, and incorporate a few of your favorite fresh grocery additions.


The program focuses on providing the best balance of nutrients, including lots of healthy, lean protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied, and low-glycemic “good carbs” to help stabilize your blood sugar. With Nutrisystem, you won’t be eating any sneaky artificial sweeteners or flavors, either.


Initially I was skeptical, thinking what on earth would I be eating. However, there are more than 150 foods to choose from, and they’ve even got pizza, pasta and ice cream on the menu! Plus, they’ve got a great tracking app and a weight loss blog packed with tips from dietitians and hundreds of healthy recipes that fit with the program. I was totally wowed by the amount of support and information available online. And, they even have weight loss counselors standing by to answer any question you have about the program.

So, yeah… I am excited about getting healthy and learning more as I prepare to fight for my life. No, I don’t have any size goals because this journey is not about losing weight… it is about gaining life.

Tell me, have you ever tried Nutrisystem? What are some ways that you have incorporated healthy eating into your life?



  1. February 16, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I have tried Nutrisystem twice. I tried once in 2008 and again in 2016 or 2017. The first time, the food was absolutely horrible. They were No “fresh or frozen” items. The second time I enjoyed the food. There were so many options. My problem is that I didn’t stick with it because it was more difficult for me having to make sure my family was fed. I like to eat what I cook, and lacked the discipline. I did love their variety. Good luck.

  2. March 2, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, Adam,we already know what you”re going to say in response to me “LOL How is it unintelligent that the reality is that hot guys don”t want you? or “LOL Stop being ugly/bitchy and may VGL guys would want you. Bitching don”t do no shitzz! I know, I know.