(Closed) Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig?

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

Weight Watchers!!! 


– You don’t buy any special food – ever! And it’s not that expensive.  Only about $30/month for the regular plan and $15 for the online program. With the online program, you can still attend meetings but you just don’t get to weigh in on-site.

– It’s HEALTHY and not only helps you lose weight, but teaches you about good nutrition.

– The way the points system (or core plan) is designed is to encouragesyou to eat more fiber and fruits & vegetables, to drink more water, and to excersize.

– WW seems to work for everyone I’ve known who’s tried it. 

– Once you reach your goal weight and keep it off for a certain period of time, you become a lifetime member and don’t have to pay anymore! 

Here’s an article from consumer reports (via Web MD) about diet plans. They gave WW the highest rating.



I’ve never been to Curves, so I can’t help you there.

Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: December 2007

The Today Show has been doing a serious on diet programs so you may want to check their website. They usually have some of that info available online.

I watched both the Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers segments and the expert they had on said they preferred Weight Watchers because it helps teach you how to keep the weight off. It is more a lifestyle change rather than temporary weight loss. (i.e. you aren’t going to keep getting the Jenny Craig meals forever and WW teaches you how to develop new habits in your normal life.)

That said, I’ve never tried them so I can’t talk from personal experience!

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’ve never tried Jenny Craig but I do Weight Watchers on and off whenever I start to feel the weight creaping up on me, which really just means reassessing my eating habits and eating healthier.   WW teaches you to watch your portions and that healthy foods (like vegetables, whole grain) will fill you up faster than empty calories.  I think it’s a great program because there are no special foods and it allows you to eat anything, as long as you’re careful about how much you eat. 

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Definitely WW. I love it. It works for everyone I know who’s tried it, including me. It really does teach you how to eat better and healthier.

 If you do decide on WW, consult this website for lists of foods that are 1, 2 and 3 points. It also tells you what to eat at chain restaurants. It’s very helpful!:


Post # 8
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

WW! I have lost 12 lbs (my goal) and it was relatively painless! My skin and hair and overall health is SO much better!

Post # 9
99 posts
Worker bee

WW! I love 41Lbs through them! It teaches you to eat the food that is out there! It helps to keep the weight off for good! I loved it! It was really easy too!

I like Curves and the gym! Curves is nice to get a quick workout in! It toned my arms really quickly! I just don’t like that you can’t go to any Curves without a travel pass!

I go to the gym more now bc my Fiance and I go together. But now I don’t feel as intimated to go on the machines as I did before. Curves helped me with that!

 I say go for WW! I did it in less than a year!

Post # 10
99 posts
Worker bee

Oh and btw, I lost that 41lbs 5 years ago and it’s still off!

Post # 11
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would definitely recommend WW! I’ve lost 20 lbs in 19 weeks so far. And the best part is (although it takes awhile to sink in) it’s definitely the "lifestyle change" they advertise, not just a diet. Good luck!

Post # 12
39 posts

Definitely start a work-out along with the diet. Choose any gym over Curves. The one I went to was all gossipy older women barely moving. I started there because it was cheap and next to work and it was winter and I had to do something. When it got warmer out, I stopped going for about two months. I went backfor the leg and arm machines (I was running outside and using free weights at home). First, all the women looked the same. Not sure if anyone was exerting themselves to actually work out. I was in there trying to get a work  out focusing on arms and chest and skipped around the machines to actually feel the burn. The "trainer" yelled at me that I was going against this circuit design that they spent millions of dollars researching…ummm, one day they moved the stepper to the other side of the room to make room for the prize give-away and they have "wacky wednesdays" where they do the circuit backwards. Do not go to Curves.

Two of my co-workers have found great success on Jenny Craig. And they both have tried several programs and diet foods and both like the taste of the food. One actually brought in JC turkey burgers for our department picnic and they were tasty! The company’s health insurance plan also gets Jenny Craig memberships at a discount price. That may be worth looking into. Also, we’re looking at bringing in WW to the company during lunch hour. If there is enough interest WW will come to you!

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