NTRI is another candidate to buy on a pullback. United Parcel Service, Inc. Share Tweet Reddit Flipboard Email. Which of these diet programs are worth your money? The oldest national weight-loss program, its members rave about the encouragement they get at weekly meetings led by former Weight Watchers dieters. And there certainly is a case for caution.
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You can customize menus, search a database of more than 1, recipes and get a personalized shopping list. There's online support from staff dieticians and members plus daily motivational emails.
Studies have shown that after one year, carb-restricted diets led to greater weight loss and increased heart health than low-fat diets. However, the advantage disappeared over the long term. How much can you expect to lose? Figure on 8 to 13 pounds during the two- week kick-start phase, then 1 to 2 pounds a week thereafter.
It doesn't cost much, but you don't get as much support as with Weight Watchers or eDiets. The Zone diet is mostly meat, fruits, and vegetables. You eat three meals per day plus two Zone protein-powder snacks. A study of people in the Journal of American Medical Association found the Zone diet helped people achieve modest weight loss after one year, comparable with those on the Atkins , Weight Watchers and Ornish diets, and improved cardiac risk factors.
Premium-priced Jenny Craig lets you order its heart-healthy, nutritionally balanced packaged food by phone and pick it up at a Jenny Craig center or have it delivered through Jenny Direct. You eat three Jenny Craig meals plus a snack per day, and supplement with fruit, vegetables and dairy. Once a week, you get a weigh-in and pep talk with a consultant - who is not a dietician and who earns commissions from selling you products.
There's also round-the-clock phone support. Jenny Craig has a good track record for short-term weight loss up to one year. In a UC San Diego clinical trial of dieters funded by Jenny Craig , Jenny Craig clients lost 11 percent of their initial weight after 12 months, compared with 3 percent weight loss by those who were dieting on their own.
The "doctor-designed" Bistro M. The price is a cut above the competition, too. The plan tries to help you avoid a weight-loss stall out by varying the daily calorie intake between 1, and 1, By eating a little more some days and a little less on others, you'll supposedly prevent your body from becoming used to the same number of calories every day.
While no university studies support the theory that varying caloric intake aids weight loss, the high quality of the food and the relatively large portion sizes have been praised by Health magazine, Dr. Phil and The New York Times. Some plan users have complained of a lack of choices and menu flexibility compared to other plans, but a company spokesman says they offer more than entrees and can make substitutions to accommodate allergies and food preferences.
It's a reasonable price for well-made food with slightly faster average weight loss than with Jenny Craig. This meal-delivery service, endorsed by Marie Osmond and Dan Marino, emphasizes foods with a low glycemic index. The underlying premise is that controlling blood sugar levels leads to weight loss.
The heat-and-eat prepared meals and snacks contain roughly 55 percent "good" carbs, 25 percent protein, and 20 percent fats; like Jenny Craig, you add fruits, vegetables and dairy. Support is available through phone counseling and online chat rooms. There's plenty of research showing that following a diet of 1, to 1, calories a day, such as Nutrisystem, can cause weight loss. For example, a study by the Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York found that postmenopausal women who followed a 1,calorie plan for 16 weeks lost an average of 21 pounds.
For a meal-delivery diet system, Nutrisystem is more economical than Jenny Craig. Although today's program is not as stringent as the original liquid fast Medifast launched decades ago, the low-fat, relatively low-carb plan is designed to bring about rapid weight loss by coaxing your body into a "fat-burning state" known as ketosis. The 70 meal replacement choices include shakes, bars, soups, pudding, oatmeal, chili, pretzel sticks, cheese puffs, and scrambled eggs.
If you can stick with it, a diet of 1, calories a day can certainly induce rapid weight loss. A common concern with such low-calorie diets is that you'll quickly regain the weight, but in a small clinical trial recently published in the journal Experimental Biology , after 10 months, only about one in five people regained all the weight they had lost.
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While there might be reasons for caution overall — higher interest rates, trade war concerns — more opportunities exist as well. This story originally ran on March 15, It has since been updated and republished to reflect new information. XOM makes this list. The internal hedge between upstream and downstream operations makes Exxon stock a surprisingly poor play on higher oil prices. Overall, it leads XOM to stay relatively rangebound — as it has been for basically a decade now. And XOM is at its lowest levels in more than two years after a steady decline since late January.
Meanwhile, management is forecasting that earnings can double by , adding a modest growth component to the story. TSLA can lead a true electric car revolution, that, too, could impact demand and pricing going forward. At current levels, however, the market is pricing in close to zero chance of Exxon hitting its targets.
Any improvements in production, or pricing, provide upside. In this market, recommending a restaurant owner — let alone a hot dog restaurant owner — might seem silly at best. NATH at the moment. NATH, too, has seen a sharp pullback of late. Fiscal Q3 earnings in February were solid. Foodservice sales similarly are increasing. The restaurant business has been choppier. But it remains profitable. YUM , among others, all of whom are getting well above-market multiples.
Investors would do well to buy NATH ahead of that report. Earnings growth should be solid for the foreseeable future, given rising Fed rates and a strong economy.
BofA itself has executed nicely over the past few years. And tax reform and easing capital restrictions mean a big dividend hike could be on the way as well. The stock still trades at less than 11x EPS estimates. Unless the economy turns south quickly, that seems too cheap. NTRI is another candidate to buy on a pullback. In a disappointing Q4 earnings release at the end of February, Nutrisystem disclosed a rough start to But marketing missteps led to poor results from Nutrisystem.
Still, Nutrisystem is now priced almost as if growth is coming to an end for good. ROKU undoubtedly is the riskiest stock on this list. And there certainly is a case for caution. But management also detailed a really interesting future on the Q4 call. Margins in the platform segment are very attractive and should allow Roku to turn profitable relatively quickly. International markets remain largely untapped.
BC is due for a breakout. Despite a boating sector that has roared of late, BC — the industry leader — has been mostly left out. Over the last year, smaller manufacturers Marine Products Corp. But Brunswick now is spinning that business off , returning to be a boating pure-play. Cyclical risk is worth noting, and there are questions as to whether millennials will have the same fervor for boating as their parents.