Compare Weight Loss Programs

MEETINGSSlim Fast*Jenny Craig*Weight Watchers*JumpstartMD*
Weekly
One-on-one
Staff of doctors, physicians’ assistants, nutritionists, psychologists, and physical trainers
FOODSlim Fast*Jenny Craig*Weight Watchers*JumpstartMD*
Focus on whole, fresh foods
Does not try to sell you branded, packaged food products
Fat27%23%18%50%-70%**
Carbs53%58%58%10%-20%**
Protein21%20%24%20%-40%**
Fiber (per 1,000 calories)21g21g23g21-28g**
Exercise GuidanceSlim Fast*Jenny Craig*Weight Watchers*JumpstartMD*
Exercise Guidance
VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTSSlim Fast*Jenny Craig*Weight Watchers*JumpstartMD*
Amino acid & vitamin supplement
Multivitamin with chromium picolinate
Optional FDA-approved medications
MEDICAL TESTSSlim Fast*Jenny Craig*Weight Watchers*JumpstartMD*
Blood pressure and heart rate
Body composition analysis using state-of-the-art electronic equipment
Blood panels (CBC, CMP, lipid panel, TSH)
EKG (electrocardiogram)

*According to the June 2011 issue of Consumer Reports

**According to program guidelines