Why can't we eat watermelon during Nutrisystem?

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Why can't we have watermelon as a fruit? My 6 year old wanted to plant small watermelons this year in the garden. Not thinking they would grow (I don't really have the green thumb) Well I do now, we have tons of watermelon's starting along with huge cucumbers, zuchini, tons and tons of tomatos, green onions, greenbeans, and peppers. Next year i'm gonna try cantaloup. I know we can eat that. I just don't want my watermelon to go to waste this year...

Comments (11)

Your question was: Why can't we eat watermelon during Nutrisystem?.

As far I as I know we can have watermelon. 1 & 1/4 cup is a serving. We are suppose to limit it though due to it being a higher GI...

Comment #1

The dieticians have indicated that watermelon is too high on the Glycemic Index to be a great fruit choice on NS. However, if you occasionally want to have it, the serving size is 1 1/4 cup...

Comment #2

What about Clementines? Glad to know about the watermelon. I was about to cut one up and eat away. I'm not a huge fruit or veggie eater so I'm finding it hard to eat them. I thought if I loaded my salad with all my vegies that was my servings. But not the case it only counts as one. Any suggestions?..

Comment #3

You can have 2 clementines as a fruit serving...

Comment #4


Apple 1 small.

Applesauce 1/2 cup.

Apricots (fresh) 4 whole.

Apricots (canned) 1/2 cup.

Banana 1/2 of 9".

Blackberries 3/4 cup.

Blueberries 3/4 cup.

Cactus Pear 1 medium.

Cantaloupe 1/3 mellon.

Cantaloupe 1 cup cubes.

Cherries (fresh) 12.

Cherries (canned) 1/2 cup.

Clementines 2.

Cranberry Sauce 2 tbsp.

Currants (red & white, fresh) 1 cup.

Dates 2.

Figs 1.

Fruit Cocktail 1/2 cup.

Guava 1 fruit.

Grapefruit 1/2 fruit.

Grapes 15.

Honeydew Melon 1/8 fruit.

Kiwi 1 large.

Kumquats, raw 5.

Lemon 3 medium.

Lime 3 medium.

Loganberries 1 cup.

Lychees (Limit- High on the Glycemic Index) 1/2 cup (10).

Mandarin Oranges 1/2 cup.

Mango 1/2 cup.

Mango 1/2 fruit.

Nectarine 1 medium.

Orange 1 medium.

Papaya 1 cup cubed or 1/2 fruit.

Peach (fresh) 1 medium.

Peach (canned) 2 halves.

Pear (fresh) 1 small.

Pear (canned) 1/2 cup.

Persimmons 2 medium.

Pineapple 3/4 cup fresh.

Pineapple 1/3 cup canned.

Plantains, cooked 1/3 cup.

Plums 2.

Plums (canned) 1/2 cup.

Pomegranate 1/2 medium.

Prickly Pear 1 medium.

Raspberries 1cup.

Rhubarb, sliced 2 cups.

Star Fruit (Carambala) 1 Fruit or 1 Cup Cubed.

Strawberries, whole 1 cup.

Tangelos 1.

Tangerine 2 small.

Ugli Fruit 3/4 cup.

Watermelon (Limit- High on the Glycemic Index) 1 slice or 1 1/4 cup cubed.

Dried Fruits Serving Size.

Apple slices 4 Rings.

Apricots 7 Halves.

Cranberries 2 Tbsp.

Dates 2 1/2.

Figs 1.

Raisins 2 Tbsp.

Prunes 3 Prunes.

Fruit Juice Serving Size.

Apple juice 1/2 cup.

Apple cider (unsweetened) 1/2 cup.

Apricot Nectar 1/3 cup.

Cranberry juice cocktail 1/3 cup.

Cranberry juice cocktail, reduced calorie 1 cup.

Fruit juice blends, 100 % juice 1/3 cup.

Grapefruit juice 1/2 cup.

Grape juice 1/3 cup.

Orange juice 1/2 cup.

Peach Nectar 1/3 cup.

Pear Nectar 1/3 cup.

Pineapple juice 1/2 cup.

Pomegranate Juice 1/3 cup.

Prune juice 1/3 cup.

Tangerine Juice 1/2 cup..

Comment #5

You can count a salad as two veggies if you have two cups of veggies in it. I wouldn't count lettuce as more than one serving no matter how much of it you have. But lettuce and a cup of other stuff should count as two. The more veggies the better though...

Comment #6

LOL. I was thinking about that as I typed it...

Comment #7

Watermelon's a diuretic and good for other health reasons:.

Nutritional Benefits.

The water content in watermelon is extremely high at 92%. It is rich in beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B5 and smaller amounts of B1, B2, B3 and B6..

This big fruit is a rich source of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and smaller amounts of copper, iron and zinc..

As in tomatoes, watermelon is loaded with lycopene, the red carotenoid pigment that gives it the red color. This important anti-oxidant is powerful in neutralizing harmful free radicals in our body..

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Health Benefits.

Watermelon is basically very cleansing, alkalinizing, diuretic and mineralizing. It is very effective in promoting intestinal elimination, keeping the body free from toxic wastes..

Its juice is easily digestible and are completely absorbed for all it's minerals, providing much needed nutrients to the body..

The alkalinizing effect maintains the acid-alkaline balance in the body, neutralizing the toxic condition of the body resulting from excessive intake of acid-forming foods..

Drawing from the rich anti-oxidant and beta-carotene, the health effects of watermelon juice are immense..

Asthma: The powerful anti-oxidant in watermelon reduces toxic matters in the body, that in turn reduces asthma attacks..

Arthritis: The rich beta-carotene and vitamin C content in this big fruit do wonders in quenching inflammation that contributes to conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis..

Bladder problems: Its cleansing and natural diuretic effect is totally healing for kidney and bladder problems.

Cholesterol: Watermelon juice is healthful in preventing cholesterol from clogging arteries and can increase HDL, the good cholesterol, reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases..

Constipation: Drink a big glass of watermelon juice. It is very effective in aiding the elimination of wastes. Consuming plenty of this red juice will do a lot of good..

Fluid retention: Its diuretic action helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women..

Heart attack: The combination of folic acid and the other essential vitamins in this fruit plays an important role in reducing the risks of heart attacks, strokes and colon cancer..

Itchiness: As watermelon juice cleanses the body of toxic wastes, it also greatly reduces itchiness that result from toxicity of acidosis..

Prostate Cancer: Lycopene (from red watermelons) has been extensively researched for it's anti-oxidant and cancer-preventing properties. It is reported to be especially protective against prostate cancer..

Skin Blemish: Use watermelon externally by applying a small piece liberally on your face. Leave for ten minutes, then wash off with warm water, followed by a splash of cold water..


Comment #8

Thanks Michelle that helps alot on the salad. I was trying to figure that out since I'm not much of a vegie eater. O my darlin..... LOL I just got what you ment. It took me all day but I got it...

Comment #9

I pile my veggies on top of my salad - raw broccoli and cauliflower, tomatoes, artichoke hearrts, whatever - and count that I have eaten my servings. What difference would it make if you ate them separately on a plate or along with the salad? Makes my salad huge, but it is delicious...

Comment #10

TheKindYouLike, that is very interesting. However, Nutrisystem is based on the GI. Watermelon is higher than most fruits. Nutrisystem suggests you only have it on an occasional basis.

Red wine is said to have a lot of health benefits too...NS still does not recommend you drink that during your weight loss phase.

That being said, anyone can have anything they want, as often as they want...

Comment #11

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