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#1 Gal_Amy

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:02 AM

What made you choose Jenny Craig over Nutrisystem?
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#2 FreshStart13

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

I chose Jenny Craig over Nutrisystem for the local consultant support and the accountability of weighing in weekly.  I also liked how you transitioned from Jenny Craig food gradually and also had support during the maintenance period (which is so important in weight loss.)
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#3 tylerbrandonsmom

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

I have done both.  For one the food is MUCH better then NS.  Second, I think this plan really works for me because I have to look someone in the eyes each week and be held accountable for my actions.  Did I mention the food is MUCH better.
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#4 cjct77

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

I ditto what the last two posters said.  In person accountability, help during maintenance and quality of food were all pluses for Jenny Craig.  I had tried Nutrisystem a couple of years ago and to me their food = barf!  I donated a months worth to a food pantry and ended up feeling guilty about it.
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#5 GwenJ

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:44 AM

The food is much much better.  I did NS and it was awful.  I felt like eating the box would taste better than the food.  I was hungry all the time too.  Now that I'm learning the JC plan, you should never feel like you are starving.  It is a little more expensive with JC but I feel like you get your money's worth.
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#6 zapslr

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:40 PM

Ditto to ALL of the above!
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#7 kaiserme

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:21 PM

Right.  JC is the best of Nurtri, WW, and I'm sure there are others out there.

Have done both Nutri and WW.  WW was okay, Nutri sucked as the kids say.......

Plus, you have the support here, anytime you need it. It is the best.
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#8 josephz2va

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

Nutrisystem is not really for many people. I didn't join it myself as your food is mailed to you and you have to give your major credit card to them. But you don't get consultations and professional advice. There's also a small chance it'll arrive undamaged and unspoiled. I mean it is coming in the postal mail from wherever Nutrisystem's warehouse originates.
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#9 a_red_dress

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

[i]Like Shelly said NS sucks![/i]
[i]I saw NS food for sale at Big Lots...that isn't a good thing at all![/i]
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#10 france exchange

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:04 AM

Sheila--that is so funny!  That is where we saw NS being sold like last year!  I looked at the nutrition info and cooking directions--all them required you to add some of your own food.  One of them was just the meat and you had to come up with the bread!  I couldn't have had bread in my house in the first month because I would have eaten the whole package (I still have trouble with any type of bread, but am doing better).  I also saw the big bright boxes of NS food at Wal Mart.  The boxes were pretty so people could be easily deceived.  Not cool!
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#11 dajulad

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:33 AM

I did nutrisystem before and started again last month. Then I tried the three sample pack from JC and found the food was 1000 times better, more filling and more satisfying. I will never go back to NS ever again!
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:59 AM

Yes, I sold most of my NS food at a yard sale.  JC is miles better, but the best thing about JC is the forums.  Well, my JCC certainly Rocks as well.  I'm at @Home client, so haven't met him in person, but he is great over the phone.

By the 4th month, on every other program I have tried, and I have tried them all, I was planning my escape.  With Jenny, I do not feel the need to plan an escape.  I feel at home and comfortable with the program and the progress.  I could do better with the activity.  Would probably lose a little faster if I did, but what the hey.  I'm not going anywhere, and I am losing every week.  Can't beat that.
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#13 DDuMouchel

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:41 PM

I did Jenny 18 or 20 years ago and did well.  I considered doing Nutrisystem b/c it's less expensive but read some online reviews and everyone said the Nutrisystem food is awful.  Sorry, Marie (Osmond) glad NS has worked for you but I think Jenny is a better fit for me.
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#14 elusivebutterfly

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

I agree with all of the above.  I tried it in the past and the taste and quality of JC food is far better. I also have to face a live person once a week and that really keeps you real.
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