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Its worth a shot. There are no particular off-limit foods but the site lets users track the nutritional content of whatever they eat and stresses portion control and drinking lots of water. Naomi — I did not get your message yesterday! Apr 5, Messages: A lot of people know about the Jenny Craig diet, which is named after a famous weight loss guru who established a weight management, weight loss, and nutrition company in
If you are a newcomer, you are given a personal weight-loss counselor that will monitor your progress and give you advice provided you follow the program. Just heat the prepackaged meal for a few minutes and it is ready to go. Another advantage of this diet is that it does not restrict you from eating other foods, not even carbohydrates. Weight Watchers is another popular commercial diet program. In fact, one can argue that is the most recognized among the organized weight management programs out there.
It has been in existance since , offering weight-loss support and guidance, encouraging exercise, and emphasizing a balanced diet.
There is a membership fee, although there are special discount packages as well as prepayment plans from time to time. Part of its popular appeal of the program is that no foods, compared with other diets, are forbidden. It has a no-frills diet plan that is easy to follow as well as an integrated support system. Some people might think it is too tedious to record everything you eat to count the value points you have consumed for the day. Compared with other diet programs out there, the cost of Weight Watchers Diet may prove to be expensive for some people.
Slim-Fast , for over 25 years, has been offering safe liquid diet programs with an online weight-charting platform, chat discussions with dietitians, weekly newsletters, a personal exercise and food diary, among others. Losing weight, theoretically, is as easy as minimizing calories and portion sizes — but at the same time allowing for a little bit variety and structured flexibility.
With the Slim-Fast Diet, the products are not hard to find. Just grab the meal replacement and go. With this diet plan, there is no need for you to do guesswork or math to calculate how many calories, fats, among others, you have consumed for the day.
Another popular weight-loss program is the Curves diet , which is especially designed for women. The program can help women slim down and tone their bodies while resetting their metabolism at a quicker calorie-burning rate. The program is actually praised for its emphasis on fitness as well as muscle building. Exercising aerobically and building more muscle will help make you stronger and healthier, improving your weight-loss efforts by actually burning more calories.
People might be turned off by the limited food choices under the diet. It limits foods that taste great but are actually high in fat. The Curves Diet compels you to frequently visit a Curves center once a week, so those with a pretty busy lifestyle, you may find it a bit difficult to make such a commitment. The workouts needed while on this diet program are short, but not easy. Others who have not been working out regularly may find it difficult to keep up with all those rigorous exercise classes that are offered at Curves.
Without these exercises, the plan is rendered obsolete. Verdict So, of all these four alternatives to the Jenny Craig Diet, which is the best for you?
Arguably, the best weight-loss diet plan for you would have to be the Weight Watchers Diet. It is very similar to the Jenny Craig Diet in terms of you losing weight. It is certainly a good diet plan for those who have short- and long-term weight loss aspirations. I'm on the South Beach Diet and am a commuting student who also works a part time retail job and obviously am on a budget.
I make meals over the weekend like quiche cups, chili, "pizza beans", soup, etc and put them in 1-serving gladware containers, freeze half, keep half in the fridge. I keep fresh veggies on hand and even cut them up on the weekend and bring for snacks during the week. Also keep quick things like jello cups, yogurt, cottage cheese, string cheese, packages of nuts, small cans of tomato juice and sometimes the SB cereal bars on hand.
I use my crockpot sometimes too- make a meal over the weekend, then have meals for almost the whole week! If you're good about planning and researching recipes, you don't need something expensive like Nutrisystem and I've heard most of the food tastes horrible anyway. There are more books on SB than the GI diet anyway so that might make it a better choice too. KarenAylwood , Feb 19, Nov 16, Messages: I am on nutrisystem right now. Yes it would be quite expensive for 2 people to do.
They do discount it if you stay on the program. Yes it is the glycemic index approach. The reason to do nutrisystem , tho, is the conveinience.
I mean thats basically why its expensive, you dont have to cook, its totally portable, and what they do it pack ALL the food with added protein. I dont know of any food you can purchase that has 13 grams of protein in your chocolate pudding for example. That being said, it is still basically an "exchange" type diet. Just like WW they can call it points, its still an exchange Lean cuisine, and most of the diets used for diabetics.
You could basically use any of those diets, and at each meal kind of evaluate how much protein is in it, and make the choices that can add some extra protein grams I'm a big fan of egg beaters myself. And BTW, the foods not horrible at all. You just have to find which ones you like, same as everything else in life. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Share This Page Tweet.