You know something. Those plans don't teach you how to eat. All they do is provide you with the food and if you don't keep buying their food, you gain all of the weight back.
Go out and buy a book called "What Have You Got to Lose" by Jenny Craig.
She gives you a meal plan for 2 weeks. She tells you want to have for breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks in the morning, afternoon and at night.
She also includes 2 weekly shopping lists with everything you need to buy for that 1 week.
And she has the recipes of what you are going to eat under those 2 weekly meal plans in the back of the book.
The foods are easy to cook. Most take less than 30 minutes, and they're delicious. Things like orange chicken, shrimp creole, beef stirfry, poached salmon with veggies, stuffed pasta shells, lamb chops, lemon chicken, tacos and a whole bunch more. Plus she has other recipe books out if you want to try other recipes. But i love the ones in this book so much that I just keep recycling them between week 1 and week 2.
For each week there are a few things you make in advance and freeze. For example: French toast, yogurt pancakes, muffins, granola, stuffed pasta shells. All you need to do when your meal plan calls for one of those is to grab it from the freezer.
The other recipes are pretty much cook 4 portions and freeze 3 for future dates.
It's healthy. The foods are excellent. You see for yourself what goes into it, so it's teaching you to cook healthy. Plus it's portion control, which shows you how to portion out your own meals.
Is it cheaper than NutriSystem? Yes. But you have to spend time actually shopping and preparing food and freezing food. But it's so worth it.