Which is the better weight loss program Curves, Nutrisystem, or Jenny Craig?

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First question I have is Which is the better weight loss program Curves, Nutrisystem, or Jenny Craig? Hoping for any answer. My 2nd question... I received my shelf foods this morning, frozen will arrive tomorrow. Being new to this, and reading the meal planner, I'm a bit confused. For snacks, I thought they were included, but according to the example day, I have to provide those separately? Ex: cottage cheese and grapefruit? Low fat cheese and apple? I realize I have to provide fresh fruit and vegetables, but thought all snacks were included in the program. The trick is going to be always having those on hand, and making myself eat between meals. Not used to that...

Comments (6)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

Hi. I'm new to the program too. Just received my product last evening and began today..

Also thought all snacks were provided. Maybe I misunderstood about the "desserts" being different than snacks. It has worked out fine for me today but hope I can keep it up as I look for snacks to have on hand..

Good luck to you. Hope you'll stick with it because I know it works. The trick to any program is training ourselves to eat healthy. Think Nutrisystem helps a lot with learning portion control and the right things to eat..

Have a great day! :0)..

Comment #2

The only "snacks" you have to have on hand are fruits and dairy/proteins. Here is a list of possible proteins.....


Note: Portions listed here are the minimum you have to have. When your plan calls for a dairy/protein, you.


Have up to 100 calories, but no more than 3 grams of fat. You need to have AT LEAST 7 grams of protein..

Bacon Substitute 2 tbsp.

Beef 1 oz Round, Sirloin, Flank, Tenderloin, Chuck,Steak, Rump, Ground Round- (All Trimmed of Fat).

Buffalo 1 oz.

Calarmari 1 oz.

Canadian Bacon 1 oz Note: Sodium content high.

Cheese 1 oz Fat-free or Low fat.

Cheese (Ricotta) 2 tbsp Made with part skim milk.

Cheese (String) 1.

Chicken 1 oz White meat, No skin.

Chicken Wings 1 wing Note: Not Fried.

Clams 2 oz.

Cottage Cheese 1/4 cup Fat-free or Low fat.

Crab 1 oz.

Cream Cheese (Fat Free) 4 tbsp (2 oz).

Deer 1 oz.

Duck 1 oz No skin, Well drained of fat.

Edamame Beans 1/3 cup.

Egg 1.

Egg White 3.

Egg Substitute 1/2 cup.

Fish 1 oz Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Halibut, Trout, Tuna, Lox, Herring, Salmon, Catfish (No breading).

Ham 1 oz Fresh or Boiled Ham.

Hot Dogs 1 oz 3 grams of fat or less per ounce.

Imitation Crabmeat 2 oz.

Lamb 1 oz Roast, chop, leg.

Lobster 2 oz.

Mussels 2 oz.

Octopus 1 oz.

Ostrich 1 oz.

Oysters 6 med.

Parmasan Cheese (grated) 2 tbsp.

Pheasant 1 oz No skin.

Pork 1 oz Fresh/Boiled Ham, Tenderloin, Loin Chop, Canadian Bacon, Cured, Canned Note: High Sodium.

Protein Shakes View Label 100 calories or less with at least 7-8 grams of protein, Whey or Soy Protein.

Salmon 1 oz Fresh or canned.

Sandwich Meat 1 oz 2 grams of fat or less per ounce.

Sardines (canned) 2 med.

Sausage 1 oz 3 grams or less of fat per ounce. Note: High Sodium.

Scallops 2 oz.

Shrimp 2 oz.

Smart Dogs 2 oz.

Soy Beans 1/3 cup.

Soy nuts 1/4 cup Unsalted is best option..

Squid 1 oz.

Tempeh 1/4 cup Note: Medium Fat Meat (Limit).

Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) 1/4 cup Note: Medium Fat Meat (Limit).

Tofu 3 oz Note: Medium Fat Meat (Limit).

Tofu Hot Dog 1.

Tuna (canned in water) 1/4 cup.

Turkey 1 oz No skin.

Veal 1 oz Lean Chop, Roast.

Veggie Burgers 2 oz 100 calories or less with at least 7-8 grams of protein.

Venison 1 oz[/quote]..

Comment #3

Thanks for the info. There's a good list in ourNutrisystembook that I'll keep in my purse. That way, when I go to the store I'll have a good reference for what to buy. Really don't see any problemjust have to be prepared...

Comment #4

Hi, there! I am pretty new to the program (4 weeks down!), and I had the same reaction when I got my book and saw that I needed to have food on hand. I was like, I have to buy vegetables!?!.

What I did was organized my meals as I was going to eat them. Then I wrote a grocery list of the snacks and add-ins I was going to need. I bought a variety that matched up with my meals I'd planned for the week, but only enough for the week so I would not waste a bunch of food..

There is a saying: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I find that to be totally true with theNutrisystemprogram..

Good luck to you all!..

Comment #5

Hey Michelle, I was amazed at your list. I get to have ostrich? and octopus? AND squid? Cool (LOL). I really was amazed at the list though...

Comment #6

Sure! All in the same day if you'd like!..

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