In the June, 2011 Money Magazine, they had an article on "Slim Your Body, Not Your Wallet," written by Amanda Gengler. The article compared three major diet programs; Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, and Weight Watchers, which on average help people to lose 1-2 pounds per week. The research that Ms. Gengler did focused on people wanting to lose 25lbs in six months and compared price-per-pound estimates for everything you would need on the diet, assuming you spend $12 a day on food.
There is a fourth option I want to offer into the equations, the HC3 program with a Naturopathic Doctor's supervision. The HC3 trim program is a 40 day program followed by a 30 day metabolic reset program. The average person can lose up to a pound of weight per day.
Let's now compare cost per pound lost.
Weight Watchers costs $240 for 6 months of meetings. Cost of food would be based on the $12 per day. Estimated price per pound lost? $97.
Nutrisystem for the person who does not want to cook, costs about $2380 for a woman and about $2950 for a man for 6 months. Estimated price per pound lost is $130 to $139.
Jenny Craig cost from $2221 to $3341 for the Premium plan which includes some food. Estimated price per pound lost $131-$174.
HC3 Trim and Metabolic Reset with a Naturopathic doctor's support: The initial visit of 1.5 hours averages $240, plus four 15 minute follow ups totaling $160 and the Trim and Metabolic programs which are $500. Since you are only eating 500 calories a day, I am going to estimate the cost of food at $3 a day and $12 per when you start the Metabolic Reset. Total cost of the program for a full 70 days is $1380. Weight loss average is approximately 30lbs and the estimated price per pound lost is $46.
If you would like more information about the HC3 diet, please call Dr. Larrow at 415.912.9934 to set up a free 15 minute consultation. She has several patients on the HC3 program currently who are enjoying the benefits of weight loss and would like to include you in this wonderful program!