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 the Jenny Craig Program

Rated: 74 out of 100

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

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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

Due to the lack of service, dissatisfaction with the meals and high drop-out rate, we give the Jenny Craig program a very tentative recommendation.

Jenny Craig Diet Pros

Competitive price point. Fairly widespread coverage.

Jenny Craig Diet Cons

Poor customer service. Not enough variety or taste in individual meals. Less weight loss. Much higher drop-out rate.

Jenny Craig Diet Comments

Due to the lack of service, dissatisfaction with the meals and high drop-out rate, we give the Jenny Craig program a do not buy recommendation.

Testers who tried Jenny Craig found the experience to be frustrating at times. This is possibly due to the fact that Jenny Craig makes use of a network of franchisees. A dieter's level of service and consistency depends on the local franchisee responsible for the dieter.

Many of our testers experienced intense cravings. We do not have a reliable explanation for this -- perhaps the Jenny Craig meals were overprocessed, or they weren't sufficient in amount, or overprocessing led to insulin spiking and crashes. At any rate, many of our testers found that they felt too much like they were on a diet.

A surprising 30% of the testers on the Jenny Craig program failed to complete the three-month test.

Due to all these negatives, we cannot recommend the Jenny Craig plan despite its lower price point.