My old manager was on jenny craig, and she loved it and said the food was great. Typical weight loss is around 2 to 5 lbs. Studies have shown that after one year, carb-restricted diets led to greater weight loss and increased heart health than low-fat diets. See the handy chart at the bottom of the page for a side-by-side comparison. And that's an understatement. You buy the food separately. If you work, are these foods accessible?
Using their food helps you learn portion control because you can see how much a serving is You can do meals on your own I tried WW, but I am not good about planning my food out and measuring it and stuff This is the second time I am on it I was on it for 9 months last year and just started up again However, if you are not going to put in the time and learn what they teach you, then I agree it would not be a good choice because if you don't continue with the healthy choices and guidelines, you are going to put the weight back on As far as cost It can be costly, I choose to pay because of the convenience.
If you are good about measuring food and counting points, WW would do the same thing and be cheaper. JC food is very good. There are a few things I don't like, but that is because I am a very picky eater! Just my two cents! Aug 27, Messages: My friend lost about 20lbs on Jenny Craig. Honestly, I think counting calories and pumping up the excercising does just as good though! Rora , Apr 26, I do Weight Watchers but I don't count points.
I do the core or filling foods program which is what they call in now. I lost 60lbs all my baby weight and then some and have kept it off.
It is really easy to follow, no measuring and no counting other than snacks and stuff that isn't core. Hi Thanks for the information I find sparkspeople. I have a hard time navigating the website. Yes, eating good healthy food is the answer and that is why Weight Watchers is successful, however I need a stricter way of thinking right now so for my own reasons I am looking at JC, Nutrisystem or Ediets. Feb 13, Messages: One of my co-workers tried Nutrisystem and while she lost some weight, she hated it.
She was over lbs so she lost weight by watching what she ate, but she would always bring supplemental foods like chips and other junk food because she was starving all the time!
I think she lost 3 dress sizes and gave up because she felt so deprived. Oct 10, Messages: My old manager was on jenny craig, and she loved it and said the food was great. She lost a TON of weight, but she was also doing a ton of exercising and lost it too fast who heard of such a thing? I also recommend weight watchers. I've done it twice, and both times lost weight, but then each time, life got busy and I lost interest in doing the points counting and such.
I also think a little public recognition they would reward you in front of the group for different weight-loss milestones and being with people going through the same thing you are, does help. I never met one person there who was anything but helpful to me - even if I had gained that week. It's a very supportive environment. Principessa , Apr 26, Sep 29, Messages: The program is awesome, the food even better!! The program is great because in the beginning you eat nothing but their food, which helps you focus on getting in physical activity and not having to "think" about your diet.
Then they gradually teach you how to eat correctly. It is expensive, but only in the beginning. Once you are off their food you only go in once a month to meet with your consultant to keep you on track. Feel free to pm me if you have questions. MainStMandy , Apr 26, Oct 9, Messages: The best thing I did was to see a dietician so that she could help me devise a life long healthy eating plan.
In order to have success in the long term you need to find something that fits in with your life and I knew I didn't want to eat frozen meals reheated in the microwave. Feeling good and looking good are excellent motivations too. To understand the impact of participating in a food delivery diet, figure out your current daily food cost.
Include all coffee drinks, vending snacks, meals out and estimated actual cost of portions consumed at home. This will allow you to see how much of a change using pre-packaged food programs would have on your budget. Assessing which plan will work better for you is a personal decision.
Nutrisystem has fewer out-of-pocket expenses due to less-expensive food and no membership fee. It would be a good fit for someone who is familiar with using a computer and prefers the autonomy and anonymity that computer discussions provide for support. Jenny Craig is a little more expensive, but may be a better choice for people who want face-to-face accountability including weight checks and more hands-on support. Video of the Day. The Diet Center Diet Plan. How to Stop Nutrisystem.
Lean Cuisine Vs Nutrisystem. Losing Weight With Optifast. The "Walking for Weight Loss" Program. Be warned, if you cancel your auto-delivery on any of these plans after 2 weeks, you'll be charged hefty fees. While on Nutrisystem, dieters are required to cook lunch and dinner for themselves once per week. So grocery shopping is required not only for fruits, veggies, and dairy, but also for low-calorie recipe ingredients.
However, this means that for other than the most expensive plans, one-on-one diet support is not offered. Instead, weight loss tools, articles, and other resources are available via online and mobile apps. For some people, though, the counseling is not important, especially since the counselors are not dietitians or even nutritionists, but Nutrisystem staff whose biggest job is to keep you from dropping out of the program.
Most people say that the frozen options taste a lot better, but are obviously more expensive. For Nutrisystem, you must be enrolled in the premium plan - Nutrisystem "Uniquely Yours" - to be allowed to select frozen meals in addition to the shelf-stable options. Jenny Craig recently combined their Lunch and Dinner menus to allow dieters a wider variety of meals.
But Nutrisystem still has Jenny beat when it comes to variety. Nutrisystem has about menu items now available most are of the shelf-stable type , whereas Jenny has around As for nutrition, both companies have tried to keep the calories and sodium content low.
However, Nutrisystem's sodium levels tend to be a little higher on average. Jenny Craig memberships include private consultations with one-on-one meal planning and a toll free number available 24 hours a day. Nutrisystem provides basic online tools that include a food diary and weight log, and recently they added a mobile app called NuMi.
Because both Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig take a calorie-controlled approach to weight loss, your results will be similar on either plan. Your success on Jenny or Nutrisystem—or any diet—boils down to which diet is the most compatible with your personality, tastes, and budget. Jenny Craig is more expensive than Nutrisystem, but some members view the support the program offers as a worthwhile tradeoff. With both diets, prepackaged food is the nucleus of the program. Most members consider the frozen meals to be the best tasting meals by a large margin for both companies.
Remember, If you can't stomach the thought of what you will be eating for dinner tonight, you're on the wrong diet plan! And you won't stay on it for long. Too busy to prepare your own low calorie meals?
This affordable dietitian-designed program will save you time and money. You'll eat specially-chosen frozen meals from popular brands that you'll buy in your supermarket.