Monthly Archives: April 2017

Nutrisystem Vs. Jenny Craig: The Big Debate

As consumers vow to get in shape, eat healthy and lose weight, a war has been waged among the many commercial diet and nutritional programs. According to consumer reviews, it has come down to Nutrisystem vs Jenny Craig. And consumers are voicing their opinions loud and clear on weight loss review sites. Nutrisystem reviews seems to be quite favorable, while many consumers are making numerous complaints about Jenny Craig.

The cost of participating in weight-loss programs seems to be a divisive issue among consumers. According to some review websites, the monthly average cost for the Jenny Craig program ranges from about $500 to $650 per month, which includes the monthly fees, cost of meals and delivery. The monthly average cost of Nutrisystem’s program ranges from $250 to $350 per month, which includes the cost of meal and free or discounted meal delivery. And consumers who have tried Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem report that their weight loss results are quite comparable. So, consumers naturally are gravitating toward the lower-cost option with Nutrisystem.

Many consumers report that Jenny Craig’s one-year contracts are too binding, with little to no way of getting out of the commitment. Some consumers report that Jenny Craig’s personal consultants put heavy pressure on participants to purchase the high-end programs and that the consultants may be too agressive in their sales tactics. On these weight loss program review websites, former Jenny Craig employees reportedly are claiming that the company pushes consultants into meeting sales quotas, which is why participants feel the pressure.

On the contrary, consumer Nutrisystem reviews reveal a much different story. Nutrisystem participants report that they have received high-quality service, similar weight loss results as those from Jenny Craig and better overall customer service experiences. Consumers with Nutrisystem participate in a community-like atmosphere, where there is no pressure but instead a high level of support from Nutrisystem staff.

Trying to get healthy, get in shape and lose weight is difficult in itself. High-pressure sales tactics, reportedly overcharging customers and having sales quotas is no way to win over a consumer group that already feels vulnerable and maybe insecure.

Where to Find Sea Glas

Before you can start making sea glass jewelry you need the glass.  If you’re lucky you live near a body of water that will supply you with enough to have a fun hobby and perhaps enough to sell to friends and family.  If you are really really lucky you will live somewhere like the south east coast of the US or Hawaii where lovely sea glass  is plentiful.

I have learned that different areas of the country have different types of sea glass. I happen to live in an area that isn’t known for it’s beautiful sea glass. It’s mostly white, brown and green. Occasionally there is a spectacular piece of blue or a wonderful piece of pottery.  I feel lucky to have that.  There are many sellers of sea glass online, and some absolutely spectacular pieces up for sale.  You can spend as much or as little as you want.  If you are going to buy sea glass online you may want to look for pre-drilled sea glass. It will cost you a bit more but  it will save you time and trouble.

I have a few friends who know that I collect sea glass to make sea glass jewelry who now save their pieces for me. I am always very appreciative of their gesture. All of the glass they give me isn’t jewelry quality but it’s priceless nonetheless because it’s from thoughtful friends.  I enjoy giving sea glass jewelry to my friends and family, and I have started to make custom sea glass pieces. You can find my creations online at Sea Glass Visions.