Nutrisystem, Zone Diet, Jenny Craig Reviews

Review - Diet Food Plans
Nutrisystem was stand out performer in the food delivery diet sector. The offer portion controlled meals which are delicious and which produce results. All of the Nutrisystem programs are specifically tailored to your body type, weight, and weight loss goals. We gave this program 5 stars.
The Zone diet has been over looked lately due to the popularity of fad diets such as the South Beach and Atkins. However, the Zone diet is a truly effective diet not only for weight loss but for a number of health ailments. As with all diets implementation and discipline are key. Zone diet at home makes it easy to follow this diet to the T by delivery delicious meals specifically tailored to the zone methodology. This program is not as structured as Nutrisystem but it does have some delicious meals and is effective.
Jenny Craig has been around for years but never made the buzz list like Nutrisystem or the Zone diet. One of only a handful of prepared meals diet programs Jenny Craig has received mixed reviews. Although, their program does work you either love or hate their food. It is an interesting program and it made our review list because there are a number of people who this program has worked for; however we felt that Nutrisystem and the Zone ranked higher.

Reviews of Nutrisystem, Zone Diet, and Jenny Craig

Most Americans need to lose weight. More and more people rely on home delivery of prepared, portion-controlled meals. This helps eliminate the temptation to binge - indeed, the dieter may not even need to keep any other food in the house.

Nutrisystem is the leading diet plan that provides pre-packaged meals as a part of the program. Jenny Craig, the diet named after the Australian nutritionist and weight-loss expert, has become increasingly popular in the United States. And the well-known Zone Diet has entered the field with its Zone Cuisine program, endorsed by Dr. Barry Sears, the creator of the Zone Diet.

Product Critic reviewed these three leading diet food delivery programs to determine which, if any, we could recommend to our readers. Our testers each agreed to follow the recommended diet strictly for 90 days and document their experiences daily. After the 90-day period each person filed a final status report. Thus we arrived at our conclusions regarding the Nutrisystem, Zone Diet and Jenny Craig diet food delivery systems. More information on weight loss

Our staff of experts have rated a number of products in this category and have listed their recommendations.

Other Spellings: Nutri System, Nutra System, Nutrisystem, Nutrasystem

Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor N/A

Overall Score Complete Solution Test Results Customer Service Recommendation
Brand Price      
Nutrisystem $29.95


Must buy
Zone Diet at Home $60.00


Tentative buy
Jenny Craig $49.95


Tentative buy


Though many people think it's a relatively new company, Nutrisystem has been in business for over 30 years. Nutrisystem brought the diet plan into the digital age, pioneering both meal delivery and online support. When a dieter joins the Nutrisystem program, there's no reason to go shopping for special foods or work meetings into a busy schedule. Nutrisystem is definitely the most low-impact of the diet plans we reviewed.

Additionally, Nutrisystem proved to be the most successful. Read our full Nutrisystem review here.

Zone Diet at Home

The Zone Diet's Zone Cuisine program came in second place in our review. Despite its relatively steep price point, the Zone Diet selections were found to be quite tasty and various.

Our testers did not lose as much weight while on the Zone Diet. Additionally, some testers had reliability issues with delivery. Read our full Zone Diet review here.

Jenny Craig

Of the three diet food delivery programs we tested, Jenny Craig was the least successful. We received complaints of inept customer service and undesirable food. Our testers were not satisfied with the variety or the taste of the meals. Almost thirty percent of our testers failed to complete the program due to intense cravings or frustration with the food choices.

The only saving grace of the Jenny Craig program as compared to Nutrisystem or the Zone Diet is its price point.

Read our full Jenny Craig review here.