In our Member Discounts series, we explore additional benefits that are included with your Highmark insurance plan, including discounts on professional services and products across the country.
If there was a big, shiny apple sitting next to a fresh-baked apple pie, which one would you choose to eat? Be honest!
I’ll keep it real, here. Even though I try to be healthy, I’d pick the pie.
If you’re like me, making the right choice when it comes to eating well is sometimes a challenge. My busy schedule doesn’t always allow me to cook at home. When faced with a salad or chicken wings on a restaurant menu, I can honestly say that hot, garlic-drizzled poultry often wins.
Being busy or not making the right food choices can be an obstacle when you’re trying to lose weight — or maintain your current weight. Luckily, there are options to help!
Several companies offer weight management and nutrition solutions that provide you with healthy, balanced meals. They provide convenient ways to eat-in or on-the-go with prepacked items. Menu options include foods like pizza and cake that would normally be off the “healthy” list. And some of these companies also offer online and in-person support to help you stay on track with your diet.
Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem are two companies that deliver prepackaged meals to your door and offer support options to help keep you motivated and on track with your weight management. While menu items and support options vary between the companies, one thing is consistent — Highmark health plan members receive discounts on both.
Jenny Craig was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. The company will design a personalized, comprehensive diet program that fits your lifestyle, plus you’ll get one-on-one support from your very own personal consultant.
Jenny Craig offers choices from over 100 foods and the program provides meals, snacks and desserts. Most meals take between 5 – 10 minutes for you to prepare, so even someone with a tight schedule can follow the plan.
In addition to providing meal solutions, Jenny Craig offers personal support for its clients. You can talk to weight management consultants several ways — in-person, over the phone or via video chat.
Headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Nutrisystem has been providing comprehensive weight management programs since 1972. They offer customizable diet plans for several demographics, including vegetarians, diabetic patients and senior citizens.
Nutrisystem offers more than 150 ready-to-go meals, snacks and desserts. Many of the foods are specially sealed and do not require refrigeration, making them easy on-the-go options.
Similar to Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem gives you access by phone to counselors and dietitians that provide support to help you reach your dietary or weigh-management goals. The company also has a website where you can track your progress, read articles and view videos. They also send a bi-weekly newsletter with tips to keep you motivated.
Whether you prefer Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem, you can save on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Discounts and meal plan options vary between companies. You can learn more by logging in to your Highmark health plan member website, visiting Member Discounts, and selecting Healthy Choices. You’ll find the URL of the site on the back of your member ID card.
While you’re visiting the member discount site, take a minute to explore all of the offers to help you lead a healthier lifestyle. There are discounts for fitness apparel and merchandise, gym memberships, fitness trackers, and more.
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