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How Much Would You Pay to Lose 30 Pounds?

There has been a lot of talk about the cost of losing 30 pounds on preplanned diets and diet delivery services like Weight Watchers or The Zone. Some people love diets like this, and others would prefer to save the cash and go about it on their own. I am wondering if you could put a price on losing 30 pounds...

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redsugar redsugar 10 years
Geebus! I cannot believe how much people will pay for 30lbs. I have lost 20 by eating more calorie-dense whole foods and cutting out almost all breads, sugar and drinking more water. I think I am paying more for groceries (nuts are ex$pensive y'all), but I am saving a lot by not eating out. My guess is it pretty much evens out moneywise. It's not a terribly fast way to lose weight, but I am learning to eat better and I feel better.
Swangeese Swangeese 10 years
I don't pay for diet programs. So far I've lost 59 pounds on my own simply by improving my diet and committing myself to exercising 5 days a week. The only expenses I incur are for the running shoes and athletic gear I need for my workouts. It's taken me over two years to lose the weight ,but the upside is that the healthy habits needed to maintain the loss are second nature now.
thehabra thehabra 10 years
Nothing..I'm actually trying to *gain* weight, and It's not going very well..Darn it.
krisua krisua 10 years
I am halfway there being on a healthy diet + workouts, but I would pay up to 1000 to get the pounds off immediately.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I'd pay up to $1,000, I'm getting desperate here, lol! I know I just need to get my ass back to Weight Watchers and start walking, but I'm so freaking lazy and unmotivated. :(
lms lms 10 years
I have tried the Zone Diet before. The food is very good, but expensive. If you live in NY or CA they will deliver it to you daily and it probably taste even better. All other areas get it delivered weekly and frozen. I just looked into it again, but I am contemplating it b/c they have raised the price by about $300 a month. I don't need to lose 30 lbs, but I find it very easy to not have to shop or cook.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Does anyone else find it sad that there is a weight-loss industry, and that they play to people's weaknesses and body issues and offer schemey magic pills and plans? Sure, if I decide to eat nothing but cereal, i will lose weight, but that doesn't mean i am healthy? Perhaps I should write a book. The cereal diet...sugary in the morning, high protein in the afternoon, fiber at night? It would keep you regular (like the fiber yogurt and cottage cheese) it would satisfy your sweet tooth, and keep you sustained...lmao
EcannDallas EcannDallas 10 years
i wouldnt pay a dime to lose weight. im not going to feed the beast that is the weight loss industry.
brookrene brookrene 10 years
I chose $100-$200, however i wouldn't actually pay for a specialized diet such as nutrisystem/weight watchers/etc. I don't need to lose 30 lbs, so i'd invest the money in the gym, new workout clothes, and maybe some running shoes. :)
KrisSugar KrisSugar 10 years
yeah, i suppose for a higher price yuou could just get a treadmill, or a trainer, or some fun new slimming clothes.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I said nothing. I know someone who swears by nutrisystem. everytime she wants to lose weight she joins it. I was house sitting for her, and went in the pantry to make french toast for my man and i, and i saw the little containers of dried food you add water too or whatev, and was toatlly turned off. I have lost 13 pounds on my own, and will easily lose 30, for no more than the cost of what i do everyday. And who needs the gym when there is a running/walking/bike trail right next to my apartment, and my apartment has a mini-gym anyway.
miss-matilda miss-matilda 10 years
not to that person. But Weight Watchers is NOT a diet delivery system. That is why it is the number one proven system because you eat Normal food! you just have to figure out the points.
AmazonChick AmazonChick 10 years
I agree, running shoes and gym membership! I end up spending less on food when I watch my weight cause I have more produce (gotta love Chinatown) and less processed/prepared foods. I'm saying (including gym) $250
melda melda 10 years
i would pay if i could afford, i need a treadmill
graldi19 graldi19 10 years
$0... im a lil underweight
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
I would never pay more than $500 for a non-surgical way to lose weight.
wiggle wiggle 10 years
Lucky for you Fancy 04 - I chose $50 - $100, a pair of running shoes and the south beach diet book.
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
Nothing. I'm a little underweight 4 my height.
katiedid0985 katiedid0985 10 years
I agree, I'd want a guarantee too. Plus if it was food delivery it would have to taste good! I tried Nutrisystem once and the food wasn't as great as they make it out to be (of course). I'm sue whatever the celebs have delievered to them is amazing, but then again they can afford pretty much anything. ::sigh::
Oread Oread 10 years
I said $200 - $500, but I'd need a guarantee, and that's not going to happen. My gym membership whas actually pretty inexpensive for a year... I'm sure by the end of it, I'll lose enough to be more than happy.
Danni99 Danni99 10 years
I paid 250 (approx.) to join a 24 hour gym, and will pay another 62 a month for membership. I can't get behind paying for a diet. Why spend my hard earned money on foods I think taste gross when I can just as easily eat more veggies and less processed foods and do just as well? And of course, this way I have the added benefit of improving my overall health in a way no doctor could beef with (unlike those diets which every other day some study seems to disprove)!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Maybe $200-$500 anything more than that I can do with lipo.
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