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Old 12-20-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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OT: Anyone on/been on Jenny Craig/Nutrisystems?
I'm just wondering what the cost is like before I call and get roped in by a representative. You know, new year's is coming up and all. just ballparks are fine for food and whatever else they charge you.

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Old 12-20-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
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Nutrisystem does food ONLY, as far as I'm aware. I tried it last year, and it was like $280 for a 4-week supply. A lot of the food is not bad for taste, but the portions are TINY!! Of course, this is one of the reasons you lose weight, but IMO you're better off eating more normal quantities of low-cal food. I lost 18 pounds or so in about 6 weeks, but it all came back on when I went off it--even though I was still really careful about what I ate. The oh-so-sad truth is that exercise is the key for me...which is why I'm still a chunk!
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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I'm right there with you on the exercise thing, hunterjenn! If I could only get myself back on my treadmill!

I did Nutrisystem a long time ago so I couldn't tell you how they are now in terms of cost but I do know that once you start eating real food again is when you have the problems.

IMO, Weight Watchers is a better deal.

Actually the thing I'm trying right now is the Real Age thing like Oprah had featured -- Dr. Oz is pretty right on.

Check him out at www.realage.com

There is very good advice and a 2 week plan you can follow.

I'm trying to wrap my my around trying it now too.

If I could only stop eating ice cream at night

Oh, the holiday stress!

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Old 12-20-2006, 08:46 AM   #4
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Curves!
My mom and I joined Curves about three months ago. It was the best decision we ever made. I haven't lost much weight because I don't stick to a diet, but I lost almost 10 inches and my energy is through the roof! I am 100% convinced that joining Curves (and therefore, exercising three times a week) cured my mild depression. I've got more confidence now than I've ever had, and I made new friends. Even though I sometimes don't really wanna go after a long day at work, I'm so happy after I do go. You should definitely check into it, because diet alone is not enough...exercise is the key.

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Old 12-20-2006, 09:53 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by zkimom
I did Nutrisystem a long time ago so I couldn't tell you how they are now in terms of cost but I do know that once you start eating real food again is when you have the problems.
My husband lost 75 pounds on Nutrisystem and then after stopping, it slowly all came back. He had much better luck with just cutting calories and watching his carbs. He eliminated potatoes, pasta, rice and soda,and has had more success with this in losing and keeping it off.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:10 AM   #6
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Re: Curves!
Originally Posted by feminine_earth
My mom and I joined Curves about three months ago. It was the best decision we ever made. I haven't lost much weight because I don't stick to a diet, but I lost almost 10 inches and my energy is through the roof! I am 100% convinced that joining Curves (and therefore, exercising three times a week) cured my mild depression. I've got more confidence now than I've ever had, and I made new friends. Even though I sometimes don't really wanna go after a long day at work, I'm so happy after I do go. You should definitely check into it, because diet alone is not enough...exercise is the key.

Good luck!
Um... isn't curves just for women?
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:16 AM   #7
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I went on Meridia. You do have to meet BMI requirements and/or blood pressure ones/cholesterol/diabetes, if I remember correctly. I didn't meet the BMI requirement of 30+, but I did have pretty high blood pressure.

It runs about $90/bottle; I joked that it essentially caused chemically induced anorexia. I ended up losing about 50 pounds in about 5-6 months (went from a 14 to a 4), and I've had pretty good luck at keeping it off. I have about 5-10lbs that continually reappear and disappear depending on the time of the month.

My husband said that I acted really nervous about the first month or so on it, but after that things evened out. Overall, I was pretty pleased with it.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
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I tried Nutrisystem a while back. I agree, the portions are TINY!!

However, I was in the gym, twice a day. I lost 20 pounds in a month, had more muscle and looked great. I attribute most of the success to smaller portions (not NS) and just working out.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:41 AM   #9
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You can get the same results as NS by just buying Lean Cuisine or Health Choice. I did that a few years ago and dropped 16 pounds. It's all about portion control and exercise.
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Before My last son was born I had been a member of Curves for about 2 years never lost any weight, but ended up losing 56 inches. They kept telling me I wasn't losing weight because muscle weighs more than fat. I was sooo happy with the results. I really enjoyed going as well I loved talking to all the other ladies. As soon as my youngest is in preschool I plan on rejoinging. It was about $100 to sign up although if I remember correctly I think that was some sort of deal and then it was $45 a month. That is in Canadian dollers.
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