Comparison of Weight Loss Plans

1275 Words May 30th, 2014 6 Pages
Comparison of Medifast® and Weight Watchers® Weight Loss Plans
Tia Jones
COM/170
April 25, 2014
Nathan Coley

Are you struggling with weight loss? Did you know that 95% of weight loss plans fail long-term? While Medifast® and Weight Watchers are both effective weight loss plans, they differ in success rate, cost, and health risks. Do you believe that based on these reasons, one weight loss is preferable to another? Both of these plans are two of the most popular weight loss options available in today’s marketplace. How do you decide which is the best plan for you? Is their advertising true? As this journey begins, the curtain will be lifted to see what is really behind each of these weight loss options and then you can decide for
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You also have free online access to food journals, nutrition guides, a weight-loss blog, and chat rooms. The length of this program is strictly up to the individual’s weight loss and goal weight maintenance needs. Weight Watchers® offers several options based on how you would like to lose weight. Traditional weekly meetings at a specific location which cost between about $50 per month is available to those who need a little more encouragement or support. These meetings include meal preparation ideas, recipes, and a weekly weigh-in. The online option is available for those who have a busy schedule and do not want to attend weekly meetings. The cost is about $17 per month. You must either attend weekly meetings or use the online membership to be a part of the Weight Watchers® program. You use our own food with this plan so there is no added cost for prepackaged food. Once you have achieved your goal weight and maintained it for 6 months, your membership is free. So each of our programs have some sort of cost attached to them. But what about side effects or health concerns? Studies have shown the Medifast® diet to have the following side effects: Side effects might include leg cramps, dizziness or fatigue, headaches, loose skin, hair loss, rashes, gas, diarrhea, bad breath, constipation, and (for women) menstrual changes (Heber, 1994). NYU Lagone Medical Center states, “while the diet seems to have research behind it and valid

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