I have been hearing about these "diets" for years and decided to try it. What a big mistake.
Firstly, the price is crazy. I know that we are getting actual food, but wow! that is a serious amount of money to pay out - especially since you STILL Have to pay for staples such as milk, fruits and veggies. Secondly, the food comes in containers that need to be microwaved (which makes sense) but it looks to me like army rations. However, the biggest issue is the taste - most of it tastes like cardboard. It was horrible.
The only good point - they do offer a wide variety of food choices - but since, in my case, I could not actually eat most of it, it was irrelevant. Also, these diets are based on being able to moderate your own food intake - i.e. if you choose to eat 4 of the deserts at a time (which were the only edible things to eat in my opinion) then you were eating 4 deserts at a time - which defeats the purpose of course.
Overall - not a good experience for me at all.
My husband and I decided to give NutriSystem a try, and I sure am glad we did. We have only been on it for a few days,. but so far all the food we have tried has been very good, and my husband is a terribly picky eater. It is wonderful to have portions all figured out, and we can get a month's worth of food for much less than if we bought it at the grocery. The support from the NutriSystem company is outstanding, and they help you with things like re-thinking why you are eating (are you really hungry or just bored or stressed?) and exercising to help your weight loss along. I am very happy so far and hope to lose a good chunk of weight before beach season hits. Highly recommended!
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