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2022 Online Weight Loss Plans Compared

Getting access to all of the tools and resources you need to get healthy with a modern lifestyle is easier than ever with today's technology. Your hectic lifestyle needs a weight-loss companion that can blend into your daily routine. But when there is no shortage of free apps for tracking progress, complicated meal plans and gimmicky claims of success, navigating through dozens of different weight loss plan options can be frustrating.

That's why we put together a quick comparison below to show how Profile stacks up to other weight loss programs. There are 6 key questions you should ask yourself before making a decision:

  1. What does it cost?
  2. Is health coaching included?
  3. Is there a variety of food options to select from?
  4. What tools are included for tracking?
  5. What is the support like?
  6. How are the ratings?
  7. Programs ranks by category.

This article discuss the pros and cons of popular paid online weight loss programs including Profile Plan, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem and Noom.

 

1. What does it cost?

 

Profile

$21.32 estimated daily cost 

 

Weight Watchers

$20 starter fee + $275.40 - $718.80 / year depending on plan. An early termination fee of up to $64 also applies if you cancel before your plan ends.

 

Jenny Craig

$750 / month.

 

Noom

12 different auto-renewing plan options ranging from $60 / month - $199 / year.

 

Nutrisystem

Depending on your gender, plans range anywhere from $300 - $350 / month with several add-ons.

 

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2. Is health coaching included?

 

Profile

Yes, there is unlimited virtual 1:1 coaching included in your plan. Best part? These are REAL people. No prerecorded video's or bots.

 

Weight Watchers

In-person aid not always available. There is virtual coaching but for an additional cost per month depending on plan. If you desire real 1:1 coaching, you'll have to pay for the most expensive plan. 

 

Jenny Craig

Yes. Unlimited coaching via text messaging.

 

Noom

Yes, you are allowed a single 1:1 coaching session per week via online chat. Additional sessions are available at a $59 charge.

 

Nutrisystem

No, this program is based on delivered meals with no in-person personalized weight loss support.

 

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3. Is there a variety of food options to select from?

 

Profile

Yes, Profile creates personalized meal plans including a wide variety of fresh meals, frozen foods, low-carb swaps, meal replacements, protein shakes and protein bars all auto-shipped directly to your doorstep. Depending on the plan, meals can be prepared at home and/or shipped directly to your home.

 

Weight Watchers

Some prepackaged snacks are available but most meals must be prepared at home.

 

Jenny Craig

Yes, but expensive at over $25/day.

 

Noom

No, there is no specific meal plan and no food delivery options.

 

Nutrisystem

Yes, provides frozen pre-made meals and snacks.

 

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4. What tools are included for tracking?

 

Profile

As a part of your Profile membership you receive a smart scale that connects to your app, a 3D body scan, access to educational lifestyle lessons as well as a food, water and activity tracker via the Journey App.

 

Weight Watchers

There is a WW points tracker that allows you to follow their points-based tracking as well as a barcode scanner for grocery shopping.

 

Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig has a free app that offers basic food and water tracking.

 

Noom

Some calorie and weight tracking resources, but mainly focuses on educational based mini-lessons and motivational messages.

 

Nutrisystem

App for tracking meals and weight loss. Some educational material and reminder notifications.

 

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5. What is the support like?

 

Profile

Profile offer's weekly online 1:1 coaching. You can meet with the same coach regularly or try several, you're in control. You will also find lots of support in the Journey App and exclusive access to the private Profile member group. 

 

Weight Watchers

Coaching varies depending on plan. Ranges from bot messaging to pre-recorded audios to weekly 15-minute phone or video check-ins.

 

Noom

Support “agents” available via online chat. The agents are not considered coaches, but can answer and add tips in a group chat.

 

Nutrisystem

This program is best for independent individuals who desire little to no support.

 

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6. How are the ratings?

 

Profile

Facebook: 4.7 / 5 stars

 

Weight Watchers

Facebook: 3 / 5 stars

 

Jenny Craig

Facebook: 3.7 / 5 stars

 

Noom

Blocks reviews on Facebook

 

Nutrisystem

Blocks reviews on Facebook

 

7. Programs ranked by category

Cost

1 = Most Expensive

5 = Least Expensive

  1. Jenny Craig
  2. Profile
  3. Nutrisystem 
  4. Weight Watchers
  5. Noom

Support

1 = Most Supportive

5 = Least Supportive

  1. Profile
  2. Jenny Craig
  3. Weight Watchers
  4. Noom
  5. Nutrisystem

Food

1 = Most Variety

5 = Least Variety

  1. Profile
  2. Nutrisystem
  3. Jenny Craig
  4. Weight Watchers
  5. Noom

Tools

1 = More Tools

5 = Less Tools

  1. Profile
  2. Weight Watchers
  3. Noom
  4. Nutrisystem
  5. Jenny Craig

Ratings

  1. Profile
  2. Jenny Craig
  3. Weight Watchers

 

 

Profile at a Glance


Not Just Another Diet

Our members preach that “Profile isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle change.” At Profile we work one-on-one with you to make sure that you are set up from long-term success. Our health coaches work with you weekly every step of the way to make sure you are making progress, reaching your goals and getting the support and customization you need to be successful.  Profile members, on average, lose 3x more weight loss working with a health coach than on their own.*

 

No Program is the Same

All programs are unique in their structures. For those wanting flexibility and independence, maybe a less personalized option such as Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem or Noom is better for you. However, this freedom also demands planning, prepping and preparing. At Profile, plans are made for all types of people, whether you have diabetes, are looking to get pregnant or just want to feel better. Each member is given a custom step-by-step nutrition plan that is simple to follow and designed to give you flexibility in your food options. You will also meet with a certified health coach weekly to make sure you are reaching health goals and adjust your plan as needed. It truly is personalized support and guidance.

 

A Trusted Weight Loss Plan

Profile is a weight loss and nutrition program that was developed by doctors, researchers and dietitians to help you safely lose weight and keep it off for good. It was designed to make weight loss simple and sustainable by pairing a science-backed approach to weight loss with one-on-one health coaching. Your personal coach will work with you to find a tailored solution for you within our 220+ custom weight loss plans.

The first Profile location was opened in 2012. Since then, we have helped over 185,000+ members successfully lose 2.5+ million pounds.

 

Start By Connecting With a Coach 

So now that you have the rundown on the various weight loss programs, systems and apps, it's time to start reaching your goals! If you think that Profile may be the right choice for your lifestyle, let's get you started. The initial consultation is free. During that session we will discuss your goals, begin to lay out a strategy and meal plan for you and kick off your journey to a healthier and happier YOU! 

 

Fill our the form below to schedule a meeting online or in-person to get started discussing your goals with a certified health coach. This consultation has no cost and is commitment-free, we just want to get to know you.

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