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Most Expensive Diets Revealed

Are you following a diet like Jenny Craig? Chances are you may be spending more on that diet than you think. has created a list of the most expensive diets and how much each could be costing you per week.

Diet *Cost per Week
Jenny Craig $137.65
NutriSystem $113.52
Atkins $100.52
Weight Watchers $96.64
Zone $92.84
Ornish $78.74
South Beach $78.61
Slim Fast $77.73
Sugar Busters! $69.62
Subway $68.60

*Costs are adjusted for New York City prices. Includes the cost of associated book, if applicable, and any membership fees associated with the diet, averaged over a six-month period.

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cubadog cubadog 9 years
Loren I am on it now it doesn't cost as much as they say. It just depends on what you buy. As K said when compared to a regular bill I am sure the difference isn't much.
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
I'd like to see a comparison to normal grocery bill to put this in perspective, since these diets replace the food you'd normally be buying. I bet that most of them aren't that much more costly, especially if you compare it to a "non-diet" diet consisting primarily of organic, healthy foods.
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
WOW @ those prices. I know someone that was on Jenny Craig and it didn't cast them anywhere near that much.
suzanne suzanne 9 years
I've done The Zone for years and the cost is really the same as my regular food bill. I make my own meals and have this down to a science... the $$$ is not an issue for a long-term Zone devotee.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I think they are basing The Zone cost on the book and if YOU make your own food. If you have the food deliverd it is insanely expensive. I have to admit I am on Jenny and it has the been the only thing that has really worked for me. Plus they have a lot of different programs that are discounted. I got a discount because of the company I have my medical insurance through. I don't think you can put a price on your health. I am sure it depends on which JC center you visit and your counsler. I was up front and told them not to push a bunch of crap on me that I don't want or need. I have only been on it about a month and have consistently lost weight and I don't eat just their food.
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 9 years
maybe she means meetings and grocery bill???
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
How is Zone less than Weight Watchers?! Maybe they're calculating the Weight Watchers for people who aren't monthly members, but rather the ones who pay-as-they-go?!
aragornrain aragornrain 9 years
That seems pretty off ... I'm doing Weight Watchers, and the cost is less than $40 per month, which is $10 per week. There aren't any hidden costs involved.
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