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How does Medifast compare to other top weight-loss companies?
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Nutrisystem Based on the Nutrisystem Core Plan®
Jenny Craig Based on the Jenny Craig Program®
Weight Watchers Based on the Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program

Weight Loss
Support Options

Online, Telephone & Chat

Online, Telephone and Chat

In-center, Online and Telephone

Online, Meetings in Centers, and Online Personal Coaching w/a monthly fee.

Estimated Cost
Per Day

Starting at just $10 a day plus free shipping*

$10.54 per day**

Monthly membership fee starting at $19, cost of food ranging from $15-$23 per day, plus shipping fees

Monthly membership fee; does not include food


Medifast highlights successes of real people

Medifast is the brand recommended by over 20,000 doctors since its founding

Celebrity endorsements and real people

Celebrity endorsements and real people

Celebrity endorsements and real people

Food Quality

Medifast food was developed by doctors. Fortified with around 24 vitamins and minerals, our low-calorie meals are packed with protein and fiber to keep you feeling full.

Minimally fortified.

Along with Jenny Craig Meals you incorporate store-bought groceries to balance your daily menu.

Choose your own food; you must keep an eye on whether you’re getting daily allowance of vitamins and minerals.

Special Diets

Diabetic, Vegetarian, Senior and Nursing Mother

Diabetic, Vegetarian, and those with Gout



Ease of Program

With the Medifast Achieve Weight Loss Plan you'll eat 6 times a day, once every 2-3 hours: 4 Medifast meals, 2 lean and green meals, and 1 healthy snack.

Every Medifast meal is calorie, carb and portion controlled, low fat, and provides the protein you need to help retain muscle and feel satisfied while you lose weight.

Plus you'll learn healthy nutrition habits while preparing your lean and green meals from our plan-approved menu ideas and exciting recipes - designed to satisfy any palate.
Or, stock up on our microwave-ready Flavors of Home meals for lean and greens on the go!

You'll eat 4 meals a day and add in store-bought groceries throughout each day.

You'll eat 4 Jenny Craig items and add in store-bought groceries throughout each day. Participate in consultations at a Center or do it yourself online or on the telephone.

Complex Points System

Other plans just don't measure up.

Choose Medifast, the flexible, easy to follow program that fits your individual needs and your busy life.

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* 30 Day Select kit pricing with enrollment in Medifast Advantage™ renewal program. Non-Medifast Advantage pricing is $13.19 per day.
**Nutrisystem Core Plan for Woman auto-ship price. Non-autoship price approximately $15.14 per day.
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