The new year is fast approaching, and along with it will come all the new year resolutions to lose weight. With all the various diet and nutritional systems on the market, how are consumers to choose which one is right for them? Well, it seems it has come down to a Nutrisystem vs Jenny Craig showdown, and Nutrisystem reviews may be on the winning corner of the ring. To better understand what each diet system has to offer, consumers need to look at the comparisons.
Jenny Craig, which has been made highly popular by celebrity endorsements, claims to offer a comprehensive program based on the mind, the body and food. Consumers are given a choice of visiting a Jenny Craig center or having evaluations conducted via phone with personal consultants. A basic, 30-day program costs about $50 – $60 but does not include the cost of Jenny Craig meals or shipping costs. A “Premium” one-year program costs about $350 plus food and shipping. The catch here is that consumers are locked into a one-year contract, with little wiggle room to get out of the commitment. The “Metabolic Max” one-year program costs about $490 plus food and shipping and, again, an iron-clad one-year contract.
Nutrisystem claims that it has 40 years’ worth of science to back up its low-glycemic nutritional plan for weight loss. Nutrisystem offers an introductory 28-day program for about $230 per month, which includes food and delivery. The 28-day “Core” program costs $245 per month, including food and delivery. The month-to-month “Core” program costs about $360, including shipping.
Based on consumer reviews, both diet and nutrition programs offer comparable weight loss results. However, Jenny Craig’s contracts seem to be one of the program’s fatal flaws. Also, doing a bit of math, Nutrisystem comes on top as having the most bang for the consumer’s buck. Again, based on customer reviews, Nutrisystem’s community support system seems to be popular among consumers, who feel that Jenny Craig’s personal consultants may be pitching more product when not necessary and feel pressured into programs that they can’t get out of. Overall, it seems Nutrisystem comes out the winner.