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Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem: Which is the Best Diet?

By March 2, 2012

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Cheese OmeletAre you shopping for the best weight loss program?  Are you trying to find a better diet than the one you are on?  Have you tried Jenny Craig?  How about Nutrisystem? If you've tried one of these popular weight loss plans, we want to hear from you.

But if you are still on the fence, keep reading to learn more about the two diets.

Similarities between Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem

Both of these popular weight loss plans provide pre-packaged, portion-controlled food. For that reason, both plans are better diets for clients who don't have time to cook at home and shop for groceries.  Menu items on both plans are low in calories and low in fat.

If you are looking for food variety, both Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem provide extensive menus.  In fact, you'll find many of the same items on the Jenny Cuisine menu as you'll find on the Nutrisystem plan.  Pasta items like lasagna and fettucine alfredo are popular, as well as egg-based breakfast dishes like omelets.

Differences Between Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem

One of the main differences between the two weight loss programs is the type of diet motivation and support provided.  Although both programs provide web tools, the Jenny Craig weight loss program is going to be the better diet for a client who needs face to face counseling.  However, for those who prefer online support, Nutrisystem recently revamped their online site and has a new set of tools for their weight loss community.

Which is the Best Diet for You?

The best diet for you is the one that you'll stick to.  The best weight loss plan is different for everyone.   Be sure to think about your diet history and lifestyle before investing.  Ask yourself key questions, and then do a little research before purchasing your diet.  The time you invest before choosing the better diet may save you both time and money in the long run.

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March 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm
(1) MByrne says:

Don’t you mean “Which is the BETTER diet?” I would never consider either of these the BEST at anything.

March 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm
(2) Joseph says:

Anybody ever want to have good looking abs or just shed a few pounds. I found a website that has a few good tips and a couple great products that work.

March 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm
(3) Margie says:

Always use “better” when comparing two things.

March 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm
(4) geraldine denise kuss says:

There are so many other diets that out of these two I wouldn´t know. For me , having started a low carb diet , I just personalised it , eating lots of veggies and low glicemic fruit and then once in a while I eat zero fat, zero sugar ice-cream. Because ,here in Brazil ,we don´t have the easy, ready made, low carb food, you people have in the States.

I´ve lost 12 kilos so far, in about three months and Xmas was in there with all the parties!

The “Better” of two things and “The best” out of the lot,
is the one which is right for YOU!

Everyone is different.

I also had blood tests and thyroid test etc. to make sure that my thyroid was normal.

May 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm
(5) Stasia says:

It should be pointed out, when comparing these two programs, that for vegetarians there is only one choice. While Nutrisystem’s vegetarian selection is pretty minimal, at least they have the selection. Jenny Craig does not.

(Just as an aside–I’ve tried both programs and as soon as I stopped the program, the weight came back on within 3 months or less.)

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