(Closed) Jenny Craig vs. Weight Watchers

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I have to say that I have never tried Jenny Craig so this is somewhat biased, but I really like Weight Watchers. I like it because you can choose what you eat on any given day, you can eat out, and (with the right amount of willpower) you can save up points and have one day where you splurge and eat anything you like and can still lose weight. I’ve used it with some success.

Post # 4
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I have never tried Jenny Craig, but I have done weight watchers.  I lost about 50lbs in about 6 months!  I didn’t feel like I was deprived of anything but it certianly forced me to make better choices about what I ate and how much!  I did it online so I didn’t have to go to meetings and as long as your diligent and use the tools they provide it works great!


Good Luck!

Post # 6
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi- I thought I’d chime in since I’ve done both plans.

So…Weight Watchers: you pay to go to a weekly meeting, something like 15 dollars? I’m not sure. You get privately weighed in, and then the meeting is with a group of women. Every food in the world has a "point" value and based on several factors, you are alloted to a certain amount of "points" a day. (They have a new program where I don’t think you count points, but I’m not familiar with it) I first did this program in college. I lost about 20 pounds. It was easy to weight and measure food out for my points. At first. But then, I would spend so many days with only a few points left in the early evening and would feel starved! For me, it is not realisitc that I can count points for the rest of my life.

Jenny Craig: Membership fee for a year is around $400 dollars or so. You go each week for a 15 min. one-on-one session. You also start with eating Jenny Craig food three meals a day and two snacks. The food is expensive, I would say about $100 a week. It’s pretty decent though, like Smart Ones or Lean Cuisines. Once you hit your half way goal you start eating two meals on your own. You learn how many portions of food groups you can have for each meal. When you’re eating the Jenny Food it’s actually a lot because you’re suppose to add fruit to your breakfast, veggies to your lunch and dinner. I’ve lost 21 pounds so far (Since October) and want to lose 17 more. Once I lose all my weight, my counselor will work with me on eating all my meals on my own. Although it’s more expensive..having the food right there for me has been great. Also, I eat out a least once a week, I basically do all the normal things I’ve done…but severly cut down food intake and alcohol intake.

Also, exercise is a huge part of both programs. I HATE to work out…but after a few weeks of not losing weight my counselor basically told me to get my butt in gear! I starting working out and have seen a drop in weight each week.

Either way, both programs are good…it’s just about what works better for you. Good luck!

Post # 7
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I know more people that have had better luck with Weight Watchers!

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