Jenny Craig offers its services both online, as well as in its dietary centres located in some of the places in the US. This meal-delivery service, endorsed by Marie Osmond and Dan Marino, emphasizes foods with a low glycemic index. You eat three meals per day plus two Zone protein-powder snacks. Regardless of your plan, the prepackaged meals and associated shipping charges are extra. We'll cover the cheaper Nutrisystem Basic plan for you tough guys and gals in a moment, but let's start by comparing the better tasting, more realistically liveable options: Nutrisystem Core The second option from Nutrisystem is called "Core" which is the same as the "Basic" plan, except it lets you choose your favorite shelf-stable menu items instead of just having Nutrisystem send you whatever it feels like.
Such as "Nutrisystem Lean 13" now called "Turbo 13". The first week of almost all of the Nutrisystem programs is called "Nutrisystem Turbo You will be paying for the first 4 weeks of whatever program that you choose , which will include Nutrisystem Lean 13 as the first week. Now before we discuss all the different Nutrisystem plans and their prices, lets quickly cover a cheaper option that you can use with ANY of the Nutrisystem plans to lower its cost somewhat. It's called "Weekends My Way.
With the "Weekends My Way" option, Nutrisystem provides food only for 5 days per week, and the dieters themselves are responsible for preparing their own food for the weekends called Flex Days , hopefully preparing their weekend meals according to Nutrisystem's recipes and rules which Nutrisystem calls "Flex Meals.
Nutrisystem's lowest plan with the Weekends My Way option is the cheapest way to do Nutrisystem. On a 28 day Nutrisystem purchase, Weekends My Way provides delivery of 20 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 dinners, 20 snacks, plus Nutrisystem TurboShakes. To be clear, this means that 5 days out of the week, customers stick to Nutrisystem foods and then on the other 2 days, called "flex days," they prepare their own meals. Remember, only the more expensive "Uniquely Yours" plan contains frozen meals one per day.
The other plans are "shelf-stable" food only. The problem with auto-delivery is that if you want to cancel before the second month, you will likely be stuck paying substantial penalties. If you sign up under the Uniquely Yours plan and choose Weekends My Way, then your delivery will include frozen food items as well 28 frozen meals for the 4 week period.
Listed below are all the current Nutrisystem plans, along with their prices and what they include. The women's plans are listed first, followed by the men's plans. Auto-Delivery commits you for more than one month. Are you food finicky, or can you eat like a goat? And how much money are you willing to spend?
How you answer these 2 questions will help you decide which Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig plan if either is right for you.
Keep in mind that the average weight loss for both of these programs is one to two pounds per week. So the key question becomes: The food on the basic Nutrisystem plan has been likened by many to combat rations or astronaut food. If you aren't as tough as Clint Eastwood in an old Western, you probably won't be able to eat the food on the lower end Nutrisystem plans very long. So if you're even a slightly picky eater, your choices are really narrowed to Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem's highest-end plan called Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours.
We'll cover the cheaper Nutrisystem Basic plan for you tough guys and gals in a moment, but let's start by comparing the better tasting, more realistically liveable options: Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours and Jenny Craig. Keep in mind that none of the above prices include veggies, fruit, and dairy that both Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem require you to buy in your supermarket. You'll eat specially-chosen frozen meals from many popular brands that you'll buy in your supermarket.
BUT they don't offer phone support. It's self-service using their online Daily Food Journal where you click on foods from their dietitians' approved lists The big difference between Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours and Jenny Craig, is that on Jenny you'll be eating mostly frozen meals which most people find better tasting than the "shelf-stable" no refrigeration necessary meals offered on all Nutrisystem plans, including on Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours.
But the Uniquely Yours plan is unique among Nutrisystem plans, in that it also offers frozen meals on its menu, though you're limited to one per day 24 frozen meals in each 4 week period, since one day per week you are instructed to eat your own foods. For the other meals on Uniquely Yours , it's back to "Rambo time" meatloaf that needs no refrigeration , the same meals eaten by the Nutrisystem Basic Plan members. Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours is a possible compromise solution for some.
It is cheaper than Jenny Craig, though more costly than other Nutrisystem plans. When you're on Auto-Delivery, it's really easy to get stuck with an extra month's charge, even if you decide to cancel.
Be very careful to read the fine print if you select Auto-Delivery for any of the Nutrisystem plans. Many Jenny dieters compare their food's taste to the taste of Lean Cuisine, which might not be a coincidence, as until Jenny and Lean Cuisine were owned by the same company. Jenny Craig offers a bigger selection of frozen meals than Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours , though when you add in the shelf-stable meals as well, Nutrisystem has a wider total variety of food choices.
Remember, "shelf-stable" means no refrigeration necessary, so you can store these meals in the cupboard. You can't be a "snowflake" and eat this food. These programs require the purchase of their foods to regulate intake and teach portion control.
The programs vary in price and services offered. According to its website, Nutrisystem offers a variety of menu plans focusing on the individual needs of women, men, teens, vegetarians, diabetics and the elderly. There is no membership fee, but you do need to join to access all of the online features and to order food. Food is selected online and delivered to your door. Free online features include an online community chat room, weekly education e-chat with a registered dietitian, newsletter, daily motivational contact, dining-out guide, grocery shopping guide and weight-loss tracking tools log, measurements, graphs, food diary, exercise log and mindset makeover program.
Contact with a program representative and visitation to a local center are encouraged. The Food, Body, Mind principles are reinforced with the interpersonal contact and coaching of the program representative.
This person also helps choose the foods you will eat, based on your age, sex, medical concerns and preferences. The program does offer some free e-tools such as a progress tracker, recipes and an activity journal. Participants are encouraged to visit the center to weigh in periodically. While both programs take the time and thought process of meal preparation out of your hands, they do seem geared to different users.
Therefore, you do need to be minimally computer-literate. Jenny Craig encourages interpersonal involvement via telephone calls and consulting sessions with program representatives at their center; therefore, the dieter does not need many computer skills, but would benefit from being geographically close to one of the centers.