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Learn more about Amazon Prime. See All Buying Options. Add to Wish List. This page works best with JavaScript. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. I did lose my 5 pounds. By Lily V watkins on September 16, The food was bland. Until I got use to it. So now I'm going to order the 28 day.

I feel and look a lot better. By Mandee H on January 6, This starter kit is great for someone who wants to try before committing to a monthly service. The price, however, is ridiculous. I'll try putting a link but sometimes they disappear in reviews: Cinnamon streusel muffin, double chocolate muffin, granola cereal, honey wheat bagel and a peanut butter granola bar. Chicken noodle soup, double chocolate caramel bar, fudge graham bar, loaded baked potato mashed potatoes , red beans and rice.

Chicken Alfredo, chicken pot pie, Italian herb flatbread pizza, lasagna with meat sauce, rotini and meatballs. Cheesecake flavored bar, chocolate chip cookies, milk chocolate fudge pretzels, peppermint cookie patty and popcorn.

Nutrition facts and ingredients on everything. Also comes with a small pocket calendar sized meal plan for the week. You have to supplement your own fruits and veggies into the meals. Top rated Most recent Top rated. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars Text, image, video Image and video reviews only Text, image, video.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. There was a problem loading comments right now. Beatty on February 19, Did not receive what was picture. Kept it because I needed the meals. By Amazon Customer on October 5, The meals are better than I rembered. By Daners on July 17, Was not impressed with the quality or taste of Nutrisystem.

By caroline on March 1, One person found this helpful. By nanabeth on May 20, Guide book is easy to follow. By Lisa on September 15, The product was great.

By eastcoast on June 29, I also purchased this Walmart. I debated trying this kit, because we do not eat hardly any processed food.

Very, very little and it is totally out of the norm for us to eat foods like this. We don't buy fast food unless we are traveling. I tend to make my own meals daily. However as a female nearing 49, I have not been able to lose any weight even with eating healthy food on my own.

About 10 years ago I was able to lose 40 pounds on my own. The weight has slowly creeped back on and I have not been able to get it off, even with moderate exercise a lot of days. So, out of frustration, I looked to the first plan I've ever tried. In 5 days without cheating, I went down about pounds. Not a huge amount, but enough to see the scale move in the right direction. I bought another kit and am continuing. I have high blood pressure and was concerned about eating more sodium then I normally do, but I checked my blood pressure and it hasn't seemed to change for the worse.

I think the added weight I am carrying is a far worse problem. After reading some reviews, I expected the food to taste horrible. To my surprise, I have enjoyed everything except the chicken Alfredo. I normally do not eat many desserts, so it is nice to have the deserts in this kit. You do need to have your own foods in addition to this plan. I'm having a small salad at lunch along with vegetables - a mixture of broccoli cauliflower and carrots.

For the first two weeks, you eat three extremely low-carb meals a day plus mandatory snacks. After that, you gradually add "good carbs," such as fruits and whole grains. You can customize menus, search a database of more than 1, recipes and get a personalized shopping list.

There's online support from staff dieticians and members plus daily motivational emails. Studies have shown that after one year, carb-restricted diets led to greater weight loss and increased heart health than low-fat diets. However, the advantage disappeared over the long term. How much can you expect to lose? Figure on 8 to 13 pounds during the two- week kick-start phase, then 1 to 2 pounds a week thereafter.

It doesn't cost much, but you don't get as much support as with Weight Watchers or eDiets. The Zone diet is mostly meat, fruits, and vegetables. You eat three meals per day plus two Zone protein-powder snacks. A study of people in the Journal of American Medical Association found the Zone diet helped people achieve modest weight loss after one year, comparable with those on the Atkins , Weight Watchers and Ornish diets, and improved cardiac risk factors.

Premium-priced Jenny Craig lets you order its heart-healthy, nutritionally balanced packaged food by phone and pick it up at a Jenny Craig center or have it delivered through Jenny Direct. You eat three Jenny Craig meals plus a snack per day, and supplement with fruit, vegetables and dairy. Once a week, you get a weigh-in and pep talk with a consultant - who is not a dietician and who earns commissions from selling you products. There's also round-the-clock phone support.

Jenny Craig has a good track record for short-term weight loss up to one year. In a UC San Diego clinical trial of dieters funded by Jenny Craig , Jenny Craig clients lost 11 percent of their initial weight after 12 months, compared with 3 percent weight loss by those who were dieting on their own.

The "doctor-designed" Bistro M. The price is a cut above the competition, too. The plan tries to help you avoid a weight-loss stall out by varying the daily calorie intake between 1, and 1, By eating a little more some days and a little less on others, you'll supposedly prevent your body from becoming used to the same number of calories every day. While no university studies support the theory that varying caloric intake aids weight loss, the high quality of the food and the relatively large portion sizes have been praised by Health magazine, Dr.

Phil and The New York Times. Some plan users have complained of a lack of choices and menu flexibility compared to other plans, but a company spokesman says they offer more than entrees and can make substitutions to accommodate allergies and food preferences. It's a reasonable price for well-made food with slightly faster average weight loss than with Jenny Craig. This meal-delivery service, endorsed by Marie Osmond and Dan Marino, emphasizes foods with a low glycemic index.

The underlying premise is that controlling blood sugar levels leads to weight loss. The heat-and-eat prepared meals and snacks contain roughly 55 percent "good" carbs, 25 percent protein, and 20 percent fats; like Jenny Craig, you add fruits, vegetables and dairy. Support is available through phone counseling and online chat rooms. There's plenty of research showing that following a diet of 1, to 1, calories a day, such as Nutrisystem, can cause weight loss.

For example, a study by the Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York found that postmenopausal women who followed a 1,calorie plan for 16 weeks lost an average of 21 pounds.

For a meal-delivery diet system, Nutrisystem is more economical than Jenny Craig. Although today's program is not as stringent as the original liquid fast Medifast launched decades ago, the low-fat, relatively low-carb plan is designed to bring about rapid weight loss by coaxing your body into a "fat-burning state" known as ketosis.

The 70 meal replacement choices include shakes, bars, soups, pudding, oatmeal, chili, pretzel sticks, cheese puffs, and scrambled eggs. If you can stick with it, a diet of 1, calories a day can certainly induce rapid weight loss. A common concern with such low-calorie diets is that you'll quickly regain the weight, but in a small clinical trial recently published in the journal Experimental Biology , after 10 months, only about one in five people regained all the weight they had lost.

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Share Tweet Reddit Flipboard Email. Cost per pound of weight loss: It's economical and has a proven track record. In the Zone Delivery Cost: No, unless you're looking for white-glove service. Yes - it's got reasonably priced meal delivery and in-person support. Cost of losing 20 pounds: Featured Video of 2-year-old boy learning to walk inspires millions Within hours of posting a seven-second video of their son learning to walk, Whitney and Adam Dinkel were flooded with messages Cryptocurrency: Virtual money, real power The small town of Wenatchee, Washington, is at the center of a virtual gold rush — whether residents like it or not Notable deaths in Popular on CBS News.

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