You buy the food separately. Snacks and Desserts Nutrisystem has a great range of snacks and desserts varieties in its menu. 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. Gradual weight loss is the best way to keep the weight off long-term. So the key question becomes: How you answer these 2 questions will help you decide which Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig plan if either is right for you. Support is available through phone counseling and online chat rooms.
Nutrisystem Pricing is Confusing and Complicated! There are many different plans for men and women, with different prices. All of the plans may be purchased with the cheaper Weekends My Way option, which only supplies the Nutrisystem food for 5 days per week.
What makes describing the Nutrisystem price list difficult, is that some of their marketing jargon makes it even more confusing! 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. There is a major penalty for cancellation of Auto Delivery.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for details. The Men's plans contain one more snack per day than the Women's Plans. Each of Nutrisystem's plans gives dieters the option of ordering with or without monthly Auto Delivery.
The upside of Auto Delivery is that it gives you a discount on the overall price. 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. You buy the food separately.
But, let's not forget to factor in the daily Jenny snacks and necessary grocery items veggies, fruit which will increase the costs significantly. There are sometimes discounts and promotions available that could save you money on these fees.
Sometimes the initial enrollment fee is cut in half during a promotion. But again, this doesn't include the cost the Jenny Craig food. On any Jenny plan, you'll quickly figure out that the major cost of Jenny Craig are not their plan prices but their food prices! Perhaps the exclamation point is unfair, as Jenny's food prices are significantly less than some of their high-end competitors such as Bistro MD.
Like Nutrisystem's premium "Uniquely Yours" plans, Jenny offers both shelf-stable non-refrigerated and frozen foods. Jenny Craig allows members to pick up their food at their local center or opt to have it shipped to their home for an additional charge. The biggest difference between the Jenny "12 Week Trial" and the Jenny Month Premium" plans besides the price tag is the access to private diet consultations.
The "Trial" plan offers only 1 phone or online meeting with a Jenny consultant, whereas the "Premium" program gives you unlimited, in-person consultations if you live close enough to a Jenny office to take advantage of this.
Keep in mind that the Jenny "consultant" is not a nutritionist, but mostly a food salesperson for the Jenny products. This plan is a shipment of 28 days worth of shelf-stable food no refrigeration necessary which is chosen for you, which means that you let Nutrisystem pick your meals instead of giving that job to your taste buds believe me, your taste buds would have picked the frozen meals.
Shelf-stable food is very convenient, as it doesn't require space in your freezer. And that's an understatement. You may find that when it comes to shelf-stable food, you'd get more enjoyment from eating the shelf itself. 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.
This is the only plan that includes your choice of shelf-stable food AND Nutrisystem's better tasting frozen meals 6 per week. Be warned, if you cancel your auto-delivery on any of these plans after 2 weeks, you'll be charged hefty fees.