So how much does it cost to lose weight?

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Cost of 10 Current Diet Systems Compared to ISAGENIX

It is no secret that we are fat (fattest in the world)– and getting fatter by the burger. Nearly one-third of adults are overweight, and another third are technically obese, as defined by a body-mass index of more than 30!!! (That is both in the US and Canada!) And we aren’t happy about it.

Last year, we spent an estimated $46 billion on diet products and self-help books. Much of that money is wasted. A government review found that two-thirds of dieters regained ALL THE WEIGHT they had lost within a year, and 97% had gained it all back within five years. And following these regimes is significantly more expensive than just eating less and exercising more (which we all know but don’t do!)

How much more? To find out, we examined weekly menus — pulled from official publications or company representatives — from 10 of the most popular diets on the market. The median diet worked out to a costly $85.79 a week — that’s 50% more than the $54.44 the average single American spends on food. Our price calculations for the foods on each menu were done on a per-serving basis. Prices came from New York City-based online grocer Fresh Direct and were adjusted to the national average to control for any price differential.
The cost of dieting for a WEEK!! (Yes – a week)
ISAGENIX ~ $37.50 – $72 /wk
Jenny Craig ~ 137.65/wk
NutriSystem ~ 113.52/wk
Atkins Diet ~ 100.52/wk
Weight Watchers ~ 96.64/wk
Zone Diet ~92.84/wk
South Beach Diet ~ 78.61/wk
Slim-Fast ~ 77.73/wk
Subway sandwich ~ 68.60/wk
Berstein Diet ~ $300/wk
No diet ~ 54.44/wk
– Sources: Forbes, Fresh Direct, Amazon, Bureau of Labor Statistics * Adjusted for NYC prices. Includes the cost of associated book, if applicable, and any membership fees associated with the diet, averaged over a six-month period.

So it’s up to you what you want to spend. But what I know is that I started Isagenix 5 years ago this January. I released 42 pounds and I have kept it off for almost 4.5 years. Noe THAT is something worth paying for!

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