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I like the ability to track my food and water intake as well as having my exercise tracked in addition to being able to have my own. Consumers should know it does not include the cost of return shipping. Looking for an effective weight loss diet plan to get a flat stomach really fast? I have considered purchasing the Nutrisystem but after reading some of the reviews which are mostly negative, I will not buy it. Very plain untasty food. Nevermind Don't show this again Report Expired. I think i need to switch to a more moderate diet or else I am going to blow it.


Today, the diet system has grown into one of the most recognized names in the weight loss industry. The company claims it has helped millions of people lose weight over the years.

Nutrisystem delivers meals to your house every week. The company takes care of the majority of grocery shopping, cooking, and portioning for you. All meals and snacks delivered through the company are calorie-controlled and pre-prepared.

All you need to do is heat and enjoy, adding a few grocery store items along the way. Up until , Nutrisystem only sold pantry-ready foods. Starting in , the company started delivering frozen meals across the nation. Today, the two lineups of products combined deliver more than menu items. The system calculates your metabolic rate by taking into account factors like age, sex, weight, and level of physical activity.

In January , Nutrisystem expanded its product lineup even further by introducing Turbo This program claims to be a clinically-tested way to lose weight. Nutrisystem Turbo10 specifically promises to help you lose 10 pounds of weight while reducing 5 inches from your waist, hips, thighs, chest, and arms in just the first month of the diet.

As evidence for these weight loss results, Nutrisystem cites a clinical study where participants lost 3 times more weight, 3 times more total body inches, and 3 times more body fat than a control group following their own weight loss plan. Nutrisystem has a variety of plans to meet different nutritional needs, price points, and levels of convenience. That food arrives in pantry-ready or frozen containers. All Nutrisystem members also receive access to something called the Mindset Makeover behavioral guide, which is a 13 week online plan that promises to help you better understand your relationship with food.

The Mindset Makeover program also includes free optional counseling from trained Nutrisystem weight loss coaches as well as registered dieticians and certified diabetes educators. As mentioned above, there are over different meals currently available in the Nutrisystem lineup.

Those meals and snack options include a variety of frozen foods as well as pantry-ready foods. These foods are designed to cover every meal of the day — including dessert. Expect to see muffins, roasted vegetable pizza, stuffed shells, macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup, chicken parmesan, and tacos as some of your main meals. Meanwhile, snacks include granola bars and pretzels. Some of the items are delivered ready to eat, while others require heating.

Meals are also designed to be low in sodium and trans fats. By achieving these macro nutrient values, Nutrisystem promises to help customers manage their blood sugar while maintaining a feeling of fullness or satiety between meals. Those numbers will go up or down slightly according to your current weight, age, and activity level. Every day, you eat three Nutrisystem meals and two Nutrisystem snacks along with six servings of fresh fruits and vegetables Nutrisystem will recommend which fruits and vegetables to add to your daily diet.

A typical day on the Nutrisystem diet includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, one snack, and one dessert. Soon, those friends of mine who i had judged before, had sympathy in their eyes for me turns out they were more compassionate toward me than i ever was to them, and for that i am grateful.

For the people that have issues with they lack of weight loss…What kind of work out plan are you on? A special meal plan will not do all the work for you, you still need to get out there and be active, it is still food and you should be doing a little extra to help yourself too!

Nutrisystem is healthy meals and very convenient. After bein on the program for 3 mos, however, I founf that I only lost about 6 lbs. I am needing to loose close to 60lbs still and was expecting,to doit with this program. ITs back to the drwaing board now. It was a pretty good start for me, for learning portion control however, I did not find Nutrisystem be quite a comprehensive enought program for me. Maybe its bcs I push myself so hard now, exerciseing, but the weights coming off faster and I actually am enjoying the process.

Well I am only in my third week of Nutrisystem and literally felt like i was being starved to death. After 2 months,I just had enough NutriSystem foods to last a lifetime. They just got old, esp. Its more toleralbe this way, to diet. Trying to lose a few: The first was for six months or so, and during that time I was able to lose 40 pounds.

I did it without eating all of the extra fruit, vegetables and water that they recommend. I went off of the diet and began comfort food and stress food eating again, gaining all of the weight back. Until my system got used to the food over several weeks, it was an unpleasant experience. The diet will work if you apply yourself to it and can manage to find something you like and stick to it.

My hubby and I do not mind the food — add in fruits , veggies, yogurt as recommended and its not so bad, BUT the gas NutriSystem produces is horrible! We avoid being in public places sometimes because it is so bad! I have fewer problems with nutrisystem than I do my own willpower. I used it for three months and lost 15 lbs. Then I went back to eating less health and some of the weight has returned. Eat the fruit and veggies you get from the store to supplement.

I sometimes add the veggies to the dinner. Plus I seldom feel hungry. The basic principles are solid for the nutrisystem diet. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you continue to eat the fruits and veggies and salad and the eight glasses of water. Lost 2 lbs so far so, gonna stick with it and hope i lose about 8 times that next month.

The NutriSystem customer service dept lies too much,i am disapointed with the program. I have just completed week 1 of Nutrisystem and I have to say, I am surprised by how the food tastes.

Honestly, if you can eat a Lean Cuisine or a Weight Watchers meal, you can eat this. I drink all my water and walk for 25 mins, 3x a week and have lost 5lbs. Just weighed in at a total of 27 lbs lost, this morning, after 2 mos of doing this my own way! If you think your going to get gourmet meals. This is not for you. Some of the food is quite good.

Cheesy nachos and the super sized fries, are how we got fat. If you want to eat a lot of food, you are going to stay fat. Cutting calories if the only way. Sorry, I love food too, but its our choice stay fat or eat less. I recently started buying some South Beach Diet meals and i enjoy the flavor of them a lot better…and for extra support i signed up for the South Beach Diet online.

I went on the NS program in and lost 40 pounds in about 3 and half months. I have manaed to keep the weight off. The first week was the worst for me because i was used to eating what i wanted when i wanted.

So eating those portion controlled meals stil made me hungry. I lost 6 pounds the first week and that was my motivation to stay on the diet. The second week my stomach got used to the smaller portions. The food tasted ok. Most of it was edible. The second month i customnized my order. However I did have a problem with a few of the items I ordered not being in stock. I exercised five days a week and sheded 3 to 4 pounds a week. The NS plan was successful for me.

I went from a size to a I have been using Nutrisystem for 2 months now and have gained 2 pounds. I have been on the program now for 5 days. I am not having a problem with the taste, or dealing with hunger. The fresh vegetables, fruit,dairy, and protein I add during meal time,and snack time keeps me totally satisfied. My problam is the bloat, and gas. Does anyone know why this is happening,and if it eventually subsides. I work in the retail industry,out in the public, so at times it is very uncomfortable.

Is anyone else experiencing this, and do you know what it is from? You have to try a lot of different foods until you find the ones you like — just like any new food! How many of you that are giving this negative feedback actually supplemented this with regular exercise and I mean actually breaking a sweat, not just walking?

It seems like almost every negative post makes absolutely no mention of physical exercise. Can someone please reply that actually exercised regularly along with this and let me know your results? It sounds like all the negativity is coming from people looking for an excuse to not loose weight.

I have not had any problem following the diet and sticking to it. I have been making an effort to walk in the morning and in the evening to make sure I help boost my dead metabolism. Here is my take on Nutrisystem. I have been on it for a bit and I am mostly pleased. Certainly anyone could go to the store and buy food to equal calories a day for women and lose the weight.

So far, so good. As for maintenance, you do wean yourself off of the NS food and learn portion control as you go. It is all in how you choose to live your life. Although portions are small, I am not starving. The food is actually better than expected, especially after reading the above reviews. Boy was I scared!!!

LOL Anyway…I was wondering does it matter if you eat all the food suggested or not? I tried Nutisystem before my wedding and followed it to a T. I lost 8 pounds in one month. I really like the system, food comes to you, just grab and go for work. Lost 20 pounds, plan on loosing 20 more. My mom is signing up this week. I even eat the dinners for lunch and lunch for dinners because the dinners have more calories and I can burn off the higher calories during work.

My snacks of course are all the chocolate items. No complaints from me. I am not sure how you people stand it, the food is just horrible! I grew up in a farm where we cook everything from scratch, I love food, some people even call me foodie, there is no way on earth I could last on the Nutrisystem. I am just gonna join a gym and and making watch my sugar and carb. I was excited to try this NutriSystem plan for the convenience mostly.

However, I found the food to be absolutely horrible. It not only looks unappetizing, but tastes terrible! I did learn about portions and what I should be eating during the day, so I plan to make my own meals, freeze in small containers. Also, had headaches and bloating, possibly due to high sodium content. My husband and I both ordered NutriSystem after we had decided to lose a little weight. When we first got the food, we were excited, but then quickly realized that we had been fooled.

The website never mentioned that you had to buy your own food along with it, and the food itself was tastless. Also, even though I specifically told the operator that I was allergic to mushrooms, over half the meals they sent contained mushrooms.

I ate what I could, because I had already paid for it, but I tell everyone I know not to get it. It is a waste of money.

Were you expecting buttery gourmet cuisine?! This may not be what I would drool over on a menu, but they try to make a high protein and low-glycemic meal that is palatable and filling. I have been on NS for going on 3wks now and I have lost 9lbs. I disagree that the food is gross, I have not had anything that I have had to force myself to eat nor have I had to gag when eating it. I read all the reviews and agree that I am going to switch dinner at lunch and have lunch at dinner.

Lower calories are better at night and I will have a better chance at burning them off during the day. If anything this program has helped me learn howto balance my diet and what to eat and how often.

I bought a food scale to weigh all my meats. I am sooooooo happy!! I hope to lose a lot more by labor day. I went into it not expecting to really enjoy the food and turns out that I like all the foods I order. I was on this diet for three months and I found the food filling but overprocessed. I have been on the program for 12 days now. Only have lost 2 pounds! I have not cheated either. I think I just wasted my money, but will continue the program just to see the final results.

I exercise days a week at the gym, have not had a drop of alcohol, and still can not drop much weight. Anyone else had this problem? I thank you need to change the tomatoes dishes. Also the beef dishes have an odd tatste. Better get some one tho neows have to cook. The only decent dishes is the chicken but not the chicken parmesson It is terrible. I have been on NS for almost two weeks now and have already lost 6 pounds. Some of it I even like.

I am glad that i did not read some of the comments here until I tried it myself. For women your are only eating calories a day. To me it seems that it would be impossible not to lose weight with even just a little excercise and motivation on your part. I personally know six people who have had success on this diet. I have considered purchasing the Nutrisystem but after reading some of the reviews which are mostly negative, I will not buy it. I appreciate the reviews.

But losing gradual and not very slowly as Nutrisytem based on many reviews would be more encouraging. I just started the NutriSystem yesterday I am not looking forward to eating that way everyday. I am gonna stick with simply because i already paid and I really want to loose weight. I should have known based on what i have heard about the flavor but i was just out of control and tryuing to take an extreme measure. Well this didnt help. This is a diet that is helpful for long term success and i lfeel like i can stay on it without struggling a lot.

BUt here I am, 4 weeks later and only, 3. I shoulda just went on that lemonade cleanse or whatever, to get this results. It is portion control and offers a great website that I have seen improve. This is my 3rd time in 15 years. I have issues as do SOME overweight people with my monthly meds making me lose my appetite, then I eat less than calories and gain weight. This program is regimented and has you eat the small meals and you are allowed to be an adult about it.

YOU have to make the good choices for the grocery store food that YOU add, and this program supplies the 3 main meals and your snack. If you add up all the NS-like food that you purchase at the store, I know at least for me that the cost is about the same — and by getting it shipped to your door, you save most of your trips to the grocery store except for fruit, veggies, and dairy.

Autoship is the way to go: Try one of everything, then change up next month to only be the meals you dig the most. Once NutriSystem starts arriving it is impossible to stop.

After numerous emails to cancel there is now another box in my driveway, in addition to an unopened box in my garage. Plus boxes in my house and full cupboards. I feel I will have to cancel my credit card to stop this mess. If you incorporate excercise into your diet you will see results. May I know why these foods are giving me such a headache and how can i stop it?

I ordered Nutrisystem Advanced and tried it for a week. I went to the grocerty store and spent time reading and comparing labels. You can buy your own things at the store and save money. I think Nutrisystem is expensive for the taste and quality you get. The idea is to cut down and excercise. I sent the food back and bought my own and am losing. They are bette tasting. In this economy, think smart. You can do the same thing yourself for less. I have had years of unsuccessful dieting no matter how hard I tried.

I have been on Nutrisystem for about 12 weeks, and I have lost 27 pounds. This is by far the best results I have had with any other program. Losing the weight is encouraging me to keep going. I feel so energetic, and I feel that my overall health has improved greatly. Although the diet is fairly expensive, when I think of all of the money I have spent attempting other diet programs, exercise programs, machines, pills and supplements, this is a drop in the bucket.

I have had so many positive comments from people about my success. I want to lose a total of 70 pounds, and for the first time in years, I feel as though I will truly be successful.

I ordered this because I hate to cook and hate to shop. This food tastes no better than shelf-stable supermarket stuff. The dinners are so soupy, they have to be eaten with a spoon.

So now I have a pantry full of over-priced junk. Add to that, they packed everything in one dang big box and I nearly popped an artery moving it around. Am I eating healthier? On Dancing with The Stars, Marie Osmond said she had lost 35 pounds due to the strenuous exercising during practice. My comments were submitted in July As a current Nutrisystem user, I can tell you that the info is quite outdated.

You are able to choose your foods and customize your order. Answers to all questions can be found on the website and dieticians, counselors and moderators are available online or by phone.

The food is very good and yes you do add in your own fresh fruits and veggies and a couple of proteins. These round out the meals and the calorie intake is in a good place for weightloss but you will find yourself eating quite often and feeling quite satisfied. NS also recommends exercise fir health, toning and to produce faster results. The plan will not make the weight drop off you in unhealthy ways.

Most lose at a nice steady loss of 1 to 2 lbs per week. I personally have lost over 23 pounds so far and have no intentions of stopping. This is a great plan with everything needed for healthy weight loss. I started the Nutrisystem meal plan in an attempt to lose the 20 pounds that I put on this past year.

I was disappointed because the taste of the food was not what I expected. Perhaps, I should have been taking a suppressant with it. I was on the Nutrisystem plan for 2 weeks I gained more weight instead of losing. I followed the plan to the T. I think the system is a ripoff. I started Nutrisystem in February and have lost 60lbs. I have to say, I have stuck to the program completely, not cheating at all and have started working out with Jazzercise which helps a lot.

I think you need to be honest about what you eat and be of the right mindset to lose weight. It worked for me! The food was just too awful! It got to the point that I would start gagging just to think about having to eat it. If they ever get better food, I would try it again in a heart beat! I have been on NS for one week. Its hard yes, but I need to take off 15lbs.

The food isnt THAT bad, it is what it is. Play hard, Work hard. Im sticking to everything NS tells me to eat for one month and then I will form an opinion about the program. The people on the phone at NS are great. Im excited to see what my weight loss is in one month. I am reading a lot of negative comments about Nutrisystem. I spent 16 days in the hospital with pneumonia. The food was not all bad but after 1 week of it, I made myself eat it because I have diabetes and hypothyroidism.

The TSH blood test measures your thyroid and how well it is working. Mine was and it is supposed to be 5 or under. I lost 10 pounds in the hospital. I watched the commercial for Nutrisystem diabetics. I started 3 mths ago and have lost 25 pounds. Total now, 35 pounds.

The first shipment was terrible but I told the people at Nutrisystem when I ordered it what I was allergic to and they have tried. I custom ordered after the first mth and I like to eat the same thing, so this does not bother me. Spices sre the spice of life. If you cook your own foods you still need to add spice. Pepper and so many spices!! I started with a weight management doctor a week ago.

She will see me every two weeks for a while and then once a month. I am 56 years old and disabled. My feet are numb because of 2 back surgeries and probable diabetes type 2. I eat these because I cannot stand for long times to cook. My husband heats these for me and it saves time and money going out to eat. Buy a paper plate with the 3 parts or get a tv dinner with a 3 part tray.

Then use your head, most of us have been fat a long time and tried different things. I have to get this weight off this time because it is really killing me. I go to water therapy 2 days a week for 2 hours each day. I have read all your complaints but a lot of them are excuses.: I know I make them too.: Please just think about the health part of loosing weight, no matter what you do to loose it.

Just take one day and do the best you can.: Yes, I do occassionally eat wings. Grapes have been a great thing to snack on. Do them frozen or just cold, the seedless kind. I give NutriSystem a lukewarm positive review because it works for me, but only up to a point. This is my second time on the plan. A few years ago I went from lbs to by following NutriSystem for a couple of months and then taking their lessons outside of the plan, which I think is the real benefit.

I gained some back because I started to eat out a lot. Recently I got back down to the and decided to try NutriSystem again to lose the last 20, which has been with me for most of my life.

However, I will caution — this plan is definitely not for everyone. The price is a bit high, but I was spending more on eating out anyway.

Their website, which allows you to track the nutritional content of what you eat, is better than it was a few years ago, but still slow and annoying to use. While not for everybody, NutriSystem worked for me. After struggling with obesity for my whole adult life, I lost over pounds with them — have been off for the last two months doing my own thing and have continued to lose. My experience with NutriSys has been good. It has worked well for me…all the extra food is something that they do not disclose though.

The one thing I will comment on is the support at Nutrisystem is fantastic!!! My second auto-delivery order just arrived and it seems as though the shipping gremlins did a little dance over many items in my shipment. I was disappointed — especially because my milk chocolate bars were smashed!

But, I call the customer service number at the advice of an online counselor and she made a list of everything that was damaged and promptly shipped out new items! I received email confirmation that my replacement order is shipping today. The snacks are really good. In the eight months I have been in the program, I have lost 30 pounds and am at my goal.

I have lost 70 lbs. While I am not at goal weight, I continue to work at it. I find that the food is very good especially when you learn how to make it! You need to become a good cook! There are recipes online, but creativity and vegetarian or organic cookbooks help! I am full and never hungry! I have gone from a size 22 to a I am now a Junior Member and have made some very good friends who do some great coaching! The Nutrisystem counselors have been a tremendous help in selecting foods, preparing foods, overcoming problems or questions, and have always been there for all of my needs.

My PCP knows I am on Nutrisystem and told me that he knows it works because others have been successful. He told me it is a great program to go on. To get metabolism working, you drink water and exercise! Being creative with cooking the meals and with the right meal planning, you have the perfect choice!

I did take the time to speak with Senior Members and chat with them. I entered blogs and chat rooms. Everything just clicked together for me!

Have lost 19 lbs in 2 months and still going. Love the structure and convenience plus the community support is awesome. The first time I used Nutrisystem I lost 35 lbs in 2 months. The food is okay but you can add your own seasonings to flavor it up. I believe in this program but you do have to commit to it. Can anyone tell me what the additions to the plan are for women over 40?

Well, i just started ns 3 days ago….. I am fat because i have a real hard time with portion control.. I alos talked to alot of very thin friends of mine, and i found out that they sort of nibble all day long.. So, eating small amounts every 3 hours or so, seems quite logical… and hopefully i can loose the weight i have gained, and not be tempted to go back to my old chow hound mega meals… i am approaching this weight lose regime, with more than the obvious need to loose weight, but to try to understand, and control my need to stuff myself….

The maintanence part when i do succed is not ns problem, but mine…. I am very disturbed by the commercial that features Marie Osmond and a woman named Amy. Is that woman anorexic and is that the image the company wants to portray? The shot of her in the bikini is simply awful. Nutrisystem should pay for Amy to see nutritionist so she can get healthy.

Stop airing ads that do nothing but cause women and young girls to have a skewed body image. To see how well someone can do? I decided to read reviews of NutriSystem and have decided not to purchase it. If I pay to select my own foods which I would I would want what I ordered to be delivered to me and not substitutes which from what I read happens very often. I will buy my South beach Diet dinners and work out thank you very much.

Not only am I a physician, I work mainly with professional women athletes. Amy is not anorexic or have any disorder.

People with eating disorders do not and can not maintain muscle tone. You see her abs- clearly! She is a small framed woman with incredible muscle tone. These are all quick visual checks from my perspective. She would be the ideal spokes person Nutrisystem. I know this because Amy was mentioned in Forbes.

As I mentioned, I worked with professional athletes for over 15 years- I can recognize muscle tone. Hats off to any woman who seeks a healthier lifestyle! Unless your rich such as Hollywood status try something on hyour own, not pills, or 48 hr. Ok I started Nutrisystem due to just like many of you believed the hype after reading a section in I think Allure on it.

After giving birth to my fourth child only weighing in at at birth after, I thought ok I did it before meaning got down to a pant size after the last three so I can again. After seeing the commercials I thought ok maybe this will make it faster than the average 7mths. So I went to Walmart and got the two week starter program.

Now bear in mind I never was a heavy eater to begin with maybe at most three small light meals a day an a snack. So no headaches, or intollerance to such a plan. So anyhow it came in the mail two weeks later and sure enough as it said I started to drop weight.

I looked in the mirror and everything but my hips which takes extra work no diet can solve were back to a size 6. Ok I was happy no need to throw money away to more I was were I wanted to be again. Now here is the catch 22, I in the last few weeks notice since ending that I crave so much food and put it all back on. After sitting around wondering what is going on I figured it out with my doctor to some degree.

So my complaint here is no the food to me minus the sweet and sour chicken was to sweet or the brownie dry or lastly the scones tasted like lighter fluid literally, It was great I actually enjoyed the food. My message so to say is watch yourself at the end it will bite back. I have been on Nutrisystem for 10 days…I purchased the 40 day program with weekends and dinners off. I bought NO entrees—just the bars for breakfast, luch and dessert. I have had tremendous results. In just the few days I have been on it, I have lost a total of 16 inches.

I have combined the nutrisystem with an Atkins style approach. Then for dinner I eat with my family—sensibly. I have no potatoes, bread, sweets, etc.

I eat salad, veggies, and meat-then a bar for dessert. I hope this helps! Take a look at her bony arms and also look at how sunken she is around her clavicle. Well its funny that people are complaining about portion sizes and the food not tasting good.

It seem that eating the way u normally do is what got you over weight, and the fact that you are starving, show that the portions you are used to are too large to begin with, and you probably wouldnt have purchased the program, if you knew how to shop it begin with.

Face it, it works for some and not for others, I dont think the food is supposed to be gourmet, or else you would eat more of it than you should.

I will turn 60 in a couple of months and have been trying to lose on my own for the last year with no success. Of course the food is not gourmet quality and not as tasty to me as the quarter pounders with cheese that I love — but DUH!!!

Clearly I was eating way too much and these smaller portions are doing the trick. It all comes down to how serious you are about getting the weight off. Good luck to everyone out there in getting healthier. Buyers beware of their program. I am actually a food critic! I have gained a bit of weight over the years no surprise! I went on NS for 3 months- and lost the weight — almost 30lbs. I was inspired by Amy from Nutrisystem.

She is a real Mom from the South! I wanted arms like her! She has amazing toned arms- not to mention her toned abs! I, too- now have arms to be proud of! The food is not bad! Yes- to lose weight you will need to cut your portions, cut your calories, and move your body!

Complain about smaller portions? You gained weight and got bigger and unhealthy because of the larger portions! It makes sense to eat smaller portions and less calories. Burn more calories than you intake- and lose weight! ANother issue- lay off Amy from Nutrisystem! She looks incredible, healthy, and lost weight! She is the perfect picture of health for a woman, mom, and the average person. Nutrisystems was a nightmare for me. I am a vegetarian and this is the plan that I ordered.

I also have constipation after I stopped the program. The reason why I ordered NS, because I am a snacker. I did lose some weight but I have learned a lesson. I dont feel sick by being bloated and I do not have gas. The main thing that is wrong with the veggie NS diet is the fiber. The food has too much fiber and sodium. Thumbs down for NS. Has anyone else had these problems on this diet?

I do it my way and succeed. I have done Nutrisystem in the past, and it was successful during the time that I did it. I fell off of it which was my fault, not the products.

I did not think the food tasted as horribly as many of you make it out to be. I thought that the product did exactly what it advertises to do. Our calorie intakes are outrageous. I was thinking of trying Nutrisystem again only bc I count calories which works and I just think it would be easier on me if I had a food plan already set out.

I joined Nutrisystem 6 months ago. I lost 35 pounds on it which was great. But then I stopped losing weight. This program works at first and then you get used to it and it stops working. Certain foods are horrible. One time I got a chocolate chip muffin from them and it had a big yellow chunk of something in it.

Im only just beginning but I am trying to go in with an open mind. I have lb to lose so I am pretty desperate. If you want to follow along with me I am keeping a blog Good luck in all your weight loss endeavours!

We can do it. I lost 25 lbs the first month. The food has actually improved in taste since I used it several years ago. The key is to eat the right amount of fruit and veggies with your meals. After the first few days I did not feel hungry and I always made sure I had the snacks. I got very creative with salads and veggies.

Of course there were some things I did not care for so I made sure I did not get that in my next order. It does seem expensive, but if you go to the store and buy the diet food like south beach for a month you will spend the same amount.

You also have on-line support and you can post a picture of your before and after photo. It also helps you pick food you can eat when you go out to a restaurant. Did I totally deprive myself of other food? No, I would give myself a special treat occasionally so as not to feel deprived and go on a chocolate binge. Some of the dessert bars are really good. I always had a snack of fruit or yogurt before bedtime and I looked forward to breakfast every morning.

Now I will say I did not care for their oatmeal. No matter how much you cooked it , it still tasted un-done. The bottom line for me was the portions were already prepared for me and that gave me discipline. After I got off of it I was much better at proportion sizes. Of course it is a diet and as with anything like this you will tire of it sometimes. I ate so much salad I felt like a head of lettuce, but salad is a filler and it helped keep me full.

Because of an injury a few months ago and not being able to exercise, also getting back in my old habits, I have started using nutrisystem again. It worked for me. I have always had luck with nutrisystem.

The new frozen foods are great you just have to know what to order. Some things not so good so stick with most of the frozen items for dinners and lunches. I t takes a while to lose the weight. I have comparison the meals with meals athe grocery store and the Smart Ones and Lean Cuisine are loaded with a lot ore sodium than the nutrisystem meals.