Have you ever considered using the delivered diet meal plans? I know I have because of my busy schedule that doesn’t allow me to prep a meal. With these days that everyone is so sometimes busy it is a good idea to consider these home delivered diet meals. There are a lot of options out there but I will be focusing on two that I have tried before and have done some studying on them. I’m sure you have heard of these before at one time or another. Now let me get started with the Nutrisystem vs Jenny Craig reviews.
When you look into the Nutrisystem you will find that it provides you with programs for different types of dieters and budgets. You will also see that it has separate programs for men and women, there are also vegetarians and people with type 2 diabetes. In each plan you can choose your own meals or choose the Favorites Pack in which the meals are chosen for you.
There are three different levels of service; the Basic, the Core and the Uniquely Yours. Each of these plans are also available for people with type 2 diabetes. After you Subscribe to a Nutrisystem program food is delivered to your house. They have the option of auto-delivery, which is that you will continue to pay for and receive orders every four weeks until you cancel it.
The cost may vary depending on which plan you choose. The plans for men are more expensive because it includes more food. Now if you choose the Favorites Pack and if you sign up for auto-delivery you will pay less.
The costs for each plan with auto-delivery and without customize foods are the following:
1. Basic Plan = $9.83 per day or $275 per month
2. Core Plan = $10.55 per day or $295 per month
3. Uniquely Yours Plan = $11.99 per day or $335 per month
The prices above include most meals for the month.
Most people want to know more about the taste of the food before they buy into it. I know I was one of those people. From my point of view the food does taste really good. But like with any food, some food taste better than the other. I did get to try the fresh-frozen meals and the shelf stable meals and I felt that both of these had a great taste to them. But that is my point of view, everyones taste buds are different of course.
The Support System
All the plans provided by the Nutrisystem include support services, online tracking and pre-designed meal plans. Now when you choose the Core, Uniquely Yours or the Vegetarian Plans you also get access to on-call counselors. Which do not come included with the other meal plans.
I’m sure you have heard of this program before, but if not here is a brief description of the Jenny Craig program. Let me start by saying that on this program you will eat 3 meals and 3 snacks each day. You will get choose your food at a Jenny Craig center or by phone. If you follow Jenny Craig at home, also known as Jenny Anywhere, the food is delivered to your door.
While in this program you will have to, first, decide between 2 membership programs. Which are:
1) As You Go = In this one you get one consultation with a Jenny Craig consultant per week. Fee is $39 per month.
2) All Access = In this membership you get unlimited support by a Jenny Craig consultant. It is $49 enroll fee and $19 a month.
Do realize this is only for the membership. Now let’s get into the details for the food and shipping. The cost of food can range from $15 to $23 per day. And if you order your food by phone you need to add the cost of shipping which is $29 per package going to the U.S. or Canada. Now if you buy at a Jenny Craig center you don’t pay for shipping.
Since in Jenny Craig it varies per member, to calculate your total cost you will first need to figure out your monthly rate and multiply it by the number of months you will need to be on the program to reach your goal weight. Let’s use my example, I needed to drop 32 pounds and then I choose the As You Go membership plan. My cost would be calculated like this:
-My weekly food = $140
-My weekly shipping = $29.95
-The food to volume my meals = $50 (Do note that the cost may vary)
My weekly cost for the program would be $219.95
My monthly cost would be $879.80 plus the $39 membership fee, it would total $918.80
Now let’s say I lose weight at about 1-1/2 pounds per week, I would need to be on the program for about 3 to 4 months. So my total cost to lose the weight would be between $2,756.40 and $3,675.20. Now I’m not saying that would be your cost as well, I just used my example of when I started to try it then realize I was not going to be able to pay for all that. Yours may be less or it might be more, so don’t get scared with my results.
When I tried this program I did get to try a few of the plates and the ones that I got to try did taste good. One of my favorite ones was the Baja Style Chicken Quesadilla. I did try some that I don’t remember the names of but my taste buds did not like. But like I mentioned before everyones taste buds are different.
While on the Jenny Craig program you will have support both by phone and in person at a Jenny Craig center. Many of the consultants are former Jenny Craig members who have gone through the process already and also go through additional training to provide you with support and diet advice. They can help you with setting achievable weight loss goals, address diet challenges and to develop a personalized meal plan.
Conclusion (Nutrisystem vs Jenny Craig)
These two provide reduced calorie, lower glycemic programs to help in weight loss. Like I mentioned before I myself have tried these two programs and can say that both have their pros and their cons. For example the food of both programs was good but I did prefer the food from Nutrisystem and it was more convenient. Also the cost of Jenny Craig was way higher than that of Nutrisystem. But both programs do require to have a good amount of income. As for the support at Jenny Craig was better than Nutrisystem. Jenny Craig provides you with phone support and face to face support with any of the memberships. And in the Nutrisystem support is not available at all the different memberships.
I hope that I was able to enlighten you a little on both of these of the programs and if you want to try one, hopefully I helped to make the decision easier for you. Just keep in mind that everyones program will be different and so will the results. If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment, feel free to do so in the comment section and I will reply as soon as possible. Thank you.