Business site Bankrate compares the cost losing 30 lbs (13.5 kg) using 5 major weight loss programs.
What is the real cost of using NutriSystem, Weight Watchers, LA Weight Loss, The Zone Diet or Jenny Craig?
$358 annual fees.
Food: $77 to $119 per week. If four months of food is purchased this will cost $1309 to $2023.
LA Weight Loss
To lose 30 pounds you need to pay for; 15 weeks weight loss, 6 weeks stabilization, 52 weeks maintenance.
Cost: Setup - $174 plus $7 per week ($685 for 73 weeks)
Food: Required to buy protein bars (LA Lites) and considerable cost. This is a very controversial subject - just read the outpouring of complaints here and here.
Using auto-ship the cost per month is $293.72. With a suggested weight loss of 2 pounds per week this equates to about four months or $1174.88. Note that dieters must also buy fresh greens and dairy.
Weight Watchers is a little more complex as their is no restrictive food program.
Costs: Between $214.80 and $299.80, depending on location, or $97.75 online, not including food.
Take Shape for Life!! Medifast Meals ... costs about 285 a month for the meal replacements and then you supply one lean and green meal a day. Total grocery bill is usually less than what I spent before we decided to get healthy! I have lost 57 pounds in 17 weeks and my husband has lost 80!! The food tastes good (LOVE the Smores bars) and the weight falls off which gives you incentive to stay on the program. Visit www.skinnygary.tsfl.com
I have lost 8 pounds in 7 days and inches on a program eating regular food! Here is a cost comparison to the other most popular programs: My program, First Fitness,
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SUDDENLY SLIM! FIRST FITNESS! : 10 LBS IN 1ST 10 DAYS... 3-5 LBS. PER EVERY WEEK ON MAINT. PROGRAM, $59.95 ( 10 DAY SYSTEM), $ 129.00 FOR MAINT. PROGRAM, LENGTH OF PROGRAM 4 WEEKS TO LOSE THE WEIGHT, AND YOU'LL HAVE EXTRA PRODUCT LEFT OVER!
Weight Watchers: 2 lbs. per week, $15.00 per meeting x 13 weeks = $ 195.00, length of program 13 weeks
Metabolic Research: 3 lbs. per week, $ 300.00 Month Average = $ 600.00, length of program 8 weeks
Metabolife Advanced: 1 lb per week, $ 53.86 (7) = $ 377.02, length of program 25 weeks
Jenny Craig: 2 lbs per week, $ 10.00 per day = $ 875.00, length of program 13 weeks
dnorthrup- it seems anyone claiming to lose 8 pounds in 7 days cannot possibly only be eating regular food. what's the catch? were you on a 7 day workout with lots of support? plus, we all know that losing weight that fast doesn't happen or at least doesn't stay off. basically, your post is not very believable without more details to back it up. good luck.