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Lean Cuisine does not offer meal plans. Meal Plans Similar to Nutrisystem. Diabetic Weight Loss Menu. The Nutrisystem tools consist of weight and measurement logs, progress tracker, food diary, meal planner, grocery guide, dining-out guide and an exercise tracker. All meals are planned out in advance.

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You choose your meal options from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert sections on the monthly food order form, according to the Nutrisystem website. Except for personal choices, Nutrisystem is designed so you do not have to design a diet meal plan. Both plans require that you purchase fresh vegetables and fruits in addition to the regular meals. Lean Cuisine has limited support services. You need to register to use the tools. The support is mostly in FAQ question-and-answer format with nutrition and exercise advice provided as well.

The Nutrisystem tools consist of weight and measurement logs, progress tracker, food diary, meal planner, grocery guide, dining-out guide and an exercise tracker. They also offer live counseling and support services. Lean Cuisine does not offer meal plans. They offer a full line of frozen dinner products. This does not include snacks, dessert, fresh vegetables or fruits. People often choose to join a weight loss program because they offer an alternative way to drop pounds quickly.

In a report to the Federal Trade Commission, Dr. Blackburn writes that many weight loss programs promise immediate success without encouraging customers to reduce calorie intake or increase physical activity. In , the "Journal of the American Medical Association" published a trial comparing the heart disease risks of people on a variety of different popular commercial weight loss programs.

The researchers enrolled participants with known risks for cardiovascular disease and assigned them to adhere to one of four weight loss programs for two months.

After one year, the researchers concluded that each diet modestly reduced the body weight and several heart disease risk factors. Adherence to the diet, however, was low. Those who were able to follow their diet experienced a reduced risk of potential cardiac disease symptoms. Weight loss programs are luring customers in with phony claims, exaggerated performance promises and even flat-out lies.

Weight loss programs are luring customers in with phony claims, exaggerated performance promises and even flat-out lies. The average amount of weight lost in testimonial advertisements was 70 lbs.

Some ads insinuated that customers could conceivably drop 8 to 10 lbs. Diet plans are not cheap. In , "Forbes" magazine compared the cost of a weekly menu from 10 popular diets. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 66 percent of Americans are either trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight. Weight loss programs are profiting from the fat epidemic in this country.

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