Woman contemplating Nutrisystem or Weight Watchers

With so many different choices for weight loss plans, how do you choose?

Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers are both highly recommended and successful plans.  To help make your decision a bit easier, we have put together a list of key factors that make both plans the best.  Then it’s up for you to decide.

First of all, what is Nutrisystem and what is Weight Watchers?  Nutrisystem is a meal plan delivery system, sending healthy and tasty meals to your door that are portioned and balanced with the perfect amounts of protein, fiber and smart carbs to help you shed those pounds and stay full. Weight Watchers is a weight loss plan and diet program that helps you learn how to make better decisions and better eating choices.  Giving you points to regulate how many calories, saturated fats, sugar and protein you consume for optimal weight loss.

When it comes to not knowing how to eat properly, or how to cook healthy meals, Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers are very different.  Weight Watchers gives you the freedom to eat whatever you want as long as it’s within the points range.  They offer healthy recipes and healthy food choices to add to your grocery list.  Nutrisystem cuts out all the questions and confusion by giving you already prepared meals.  From breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks, Nutrisystem gives you a wide variety of choices too.

When it comes to support, these two plans also differ tremendously.  If you like having a support system and losing weight with the motivation of others then Weight Watchers is for you.  But if you don’t care for public weigh ins, the pressure of being on your game and want to lose weight alone in the comfort of your own home and at your own speed, Nutrisystem is your plan.  Weight Watchers has plenty of help and counseling options and so does Nutrisystem.

Guaranteed weight loss.  Nutrisystem guarantees you will lose up to 13 lbs. and 7 inches in the first month on the Lean 13 program (avg. weight loss was 11.6 lbs. and 8 inches, expect to lose an avg. of 1-2 lbs. per week.) Weight Watchers does not have a guarantee.  Weight Watchers does state that members have lost 15% more in their first 2 months on the Beyond the Scale program.

Prices.  Everyone always wants to know which is the better deal.  Yes, Weight Watchers is cheaper, but you have to pay for groceries on top of that.  Nutrisystem is pricey but you get everything you need, just have to buy a few fruits and vegetables.

Here’s a breakdown of prices per month.

Nutrisystem plan vs weight watcher plan

Everyone is different, some like the face to face support, some like to work alone.  Some like to cook and some like convenience of on the go meals.  If you weigh all the pros and cons of each program you will be able to make the best weight loss decision for yourself.

Can’t decide? For more information on Nutrisystem click here to check out why we think Nutrisystem is a great choice, followed by this link which explains the Pros and Cons of Nutrisystem.

If you think neither of these plans will work for you, here are a few more options you can check out.  Something for everyone!

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Mary Margaret

My life is completely focused on living every-day to it's fullest. I try to better myself every-day whether it's the food I am eating, daily activities or my mental state of mind. Living with Anxiety issues and a crappy immune system makes life tricky but I have managed to float above water. I'm here to share my experiences and help others grow and maintain a better and healthier lifestyle.

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