before i signed on with the zone diet, i was on nutrisystem. nutrisystem's food was simply awful... (think: add water to powder to make eggs! yuck) but then i guess you get what you pay for. but then i thought, why pay for something i don't enjoy?? and if i don't enjoy it, how can i stay on the program? and if i don't stay on the program, i'll never reach my goal weight! a friend recommended that i try the zone diet and i'm kicking myself for not joining sooner. what a huge difference in the food. for starters, the zone diet at home service sent me REAL food. tasty, wholesome, yummy REAL food. great menu choices and i'm surprised at how simple dieting can possibly be. i lost 12 pounds in 8 weeks. great program!