Jenny craig cost or alternatives
JENNY CRAIG Cost too high for some dieters
When deciding if Jenny Craig, or any other weight loss program is right for you, you need to take into consideration cost versus convenience.
THE COST OF CONVENIENCE
If you are trying to lose weight while on a budget, then a diet structured around pre-packaged meals is not the answer for you. Losing weight on Jenny Craig is achieved by the purchase of Jenny’s special pre-packaged entrées supplemented by additional supermarket purchases to round out your meals.
So how much does Jenny Craig cost?
Purchasing Jenny Craig food will cost you around $150 per week for their meals — even more if you choose them yourself. However, if you order your meals on a monthly basis, Jenny Craig will offer a discount, free shipping, or a free week of food. Customers can also choose to pick up meals at a local Jenny Craig location to save on money.
The cheapest daily menu breaks down as follows:
- frosted oats cereal or cereal bar, $1.99
- Broccoli and Cheese Potato, $4.69
- Beef Chili with Beans, $5.29
The lowest cost of Jenny Craig for a full day’s worth of meals would be $11.97. So, as you can see, Jenny Craig food prices aren’t exactly cheap. But how does their food taste? The answer is, surprisingly good. Many people on the program compare the taste to the Lean Cuisine meals available for purchase at supermarkets.
The basic Jenny Craig program is now called “Jenny-Set-Go”, a 28 day program designed to get you started on your weight loss journey. Each day you will use a card with your meals and activities outlined on them, enabling you to lose weight almost effortlessly. Included with this program is one-on-one counseling done in person, online, or by phone. Upon joining, a counselor will be assigned to you to help you succeed with your weight loss goals. He/she will show you how to meet your goals through Jenny cuisine and supermarket purchases. Be warned, however, these consultants are not chosen for their nutritional expertise. They are chosen, instead, according to their sales prowess and work off commission. Jenny- set -go is $30 a month, plus the cost of food, shipping, and any additional purchases.
OTHER JENNY PLANS
The Jenny Premium Success plan is a year-long plan utilizing one-on-one meetings with a Jenny consultant. This plan includes everything available with Jenny-Set-Go, plus an online journal, activity tracker, menu planner, videos, and 24/7 support. This plan also boasts incentives for helping you meet your weight loss goals.
The Metabolic Max program is designed for people who want to improve their overall fitness as well as lose weight. Metabolic Max also offers savings, tools, menus, cash incentives, round-the-clock support, and more. It adds the BodyMedia FIT armband and the BodyMedia FIT activity manager to your routine to keep you motivated and help you reach your goals. Again, like in the other Jenny Craig programs, members can take advantage of the online journal, activity planner, outstanding support, and a progress tracker to keep them pumped up and on track.
By far, the biggest drawback, is the Jenny Craig cost. You can expect to pay around $20 per day on Jenny’s cuisine. But, if cost is not a factor for you, then the Jenny Craig program could be just what you need to lose weight and keep it off for good.