B.R. asks from Ocoee, FL on January 12, 2008
I was wondering if anyone tried Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, or any of the other types of diets and had success? They have a deal right now with Jenny Craig of loose 20 pounds for $20. But of course you have to pay for the food. Which is where they make their income. I was wondering if anyone knew how much the food was? Do they deliver it to your house or you go get it at a store or center? I'm trying dieting to loose 20 pounds (15 pounds more likely).
J.S. answers from Punta Gorda on January 14, 2008
My mom in law has had geat success with the weight watchers program. She lost about 30lbs and because she learned to eat the food in her life in moderation, it was easeir for her to keep off.
I.Y. answers from Gainesville on January 14, 2008
I lost 20lbs just watching what I eat and walking everyday. I used the free website http://www.sparkpeople.com.
You can do weigh ins, keep track of calories, and keep track of exercise.
I just used it to stay within my daily caloric limits and lost 20lbs in 3 months since joining.
I need to lose another 20lbs and have since plateaued and have joined Weight Watchers with a friend, and its really great to attend the meetings and speak out about having a common goal, losing weight.
There are people in the meetings that have lost so much weight and have the same struggles as I do, its good motivation. There is one guy that has almost lost 100lbs, he hasn't even been a member for a year.
Being around people who are successful as well as people who are going through the same things you are, helps (I think) the weight loss.
R.O. answers from Tampa on January 14, 2008
My husband lost over 40, my daughter (14) lost 45 so far and I lost 22 pounds. The key was the Matol plan. They have a system that retrains your pancreas so that you do not gain the weight back again and do not lose muscle while losing. It works. If you want to look into it you can look at joconnor/matol.com and then look in the health center area for the matol diet, there is a complete explanation and additional info to listen online to. I'm very happy with how fast we lost (the expense was viewed as a medical expense to me) It's more of a short protocol and after that you just eat healthy at phase 4.
H.Y. answers from Tampa on January 14, 2008
Glory Medical Center! This place saved my life! I was 251 pounds August 2006 & by April 2007 I was 140 pounds. They have a website with info glorymedicalcenter.com. Theres a pic of me, but its not my final pic (im the one in the grey shirt). Please email me w/any questions...I'll be happy to help. Good Luck!
S.D. answers from Lakeland on January 12, 2008
The best for me is Weight Watchers,join them and also start moving,i.e. the gym,walk,clean the house,take the stairs,etc.
M.K. answers from Tampa on January 13, 2008
I have ben trough Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem. The food on Nutrisystem is Horrible and I only did it for 1 week before returning the unused food. I guess that you could consider that a bonus point for them since they do take thefood back and give you a refund.
I did weight watchers online and have had mixed results, based on my own efforts. Does it work?? Sure and I think it is he best way to go because it teaches you to handle "real life" food. I guess the best way to go with them is to walk in one of their centers and particicpate in the weigh ins as that will make you more accountable for your progress.
Jenny Craig works very well too. I did that when I was single and lived alone, and it was great to come home and not have to think about what to make for dinner. i could see that being more of a problem when you have a family and everyone else is waiting for dinner on the table, and you have to cook anyway...I guess as long as you eat your pre packaged JC meal and don't nosh on your families meal you will do OK. As I remember it cost about $80-90 / week, but that was 10 years ago.
I wish you good luck!!
S.V. answers from Tampa on January 14, 2008
This is what worked for me: http://powerup.isagenix.com I went from a size 12 to a size 4/6 in 30 days and kept it off. It was simple to follow and I created healthy habits that have kept the weight off for 2 1/2 years. My little boy (almost 3) drinks the shakes every day for breakfast - it is just about nutrition.
Contact me if you have any questions!
M.H. answers from Fort Walton Beach on January 12, 2008
I don't know anything about either Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig except they use the Glycemic index for dieting. You can google the index and get some cooking books and do you own thing and can dodge the preservatives in the prepackaged foods. (Preservatives slow weight loss down.)
The Glycemic index is actually the way we should all be eating. It will prevent and can reverse diabetes in some cases that are not too far gone. My mother, and then I, controlled my Dad's diabetes for 49 years of his life. He is now in a nursing home, at the age of 89, and I am still controlling it with the Glycemic index, even with him on a feeding tube.
E.S. answers from Tampa on January 13, 2008
i have heard that the best long term solution is Weight Watchers (i saw where they are running a special as well no registration for meetings). I have a girlfriend who credits them for her 75 lb weight loss ( along with hypnosis). They teach you how to eat for life and it changes your relationship with food. The support system is also a good thing ( I am thinking about joining myself...)
B.H. answers from Los Angeles on January 18, 2008
32 pounds, 3 cup sizes, and 5 inches from my abs GONE GONE GONE!!!! Extremely healthy nutritonal cleansing program. I have kept it off for almost 2 years. www.NewWayToCleanse.com/B..
It is natural and it works. It is guaranteed so you have nothing to lose, but the fat.