Jenny Craig Diet

Overview

The Jenny Craig program was designed with help from a medical advisory panel and a team of registered dietitians. The goals of this program are to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food, live active lifestyles, and find balance in their life. On this diet you start by eating mostly Jenny Craig cuisine, supplemented with some healthful foods of your own, but the end goal is to have you plan and prepare your own meals.

How Is This Diet Supposed to Work?

The Jenny Craig diet helps you lose weight by limiting your calorie intake, as well as increasing physical activity and maintaining motivation. When you are eating mainly prepackaged Jenny Craig foods, you don’t have to worry about portion sizes and your calorie intake is controlled. But once you start switching to “regular” food, you will need to know how to control your calorie intake on your own.

What’s Involved?

The Jenny Craig program begins with a 28-day diet plan that consists of eating mainly prepackaged Jenny Craig meals that are supplemented with your fresh groceries consisting of: fruit, vegetables, whole grains, heart-healthy fats, and nonfat dairy products. Daily meal plans, starting at around 1,200 calories, include three meals plus one snack and an evening dessert. After a certain point on this program, you begin to prepare some of your own meals, using recipes provided by Jenny Craig.The program also includes a weekly in-person or over-the-phone counseling session. This is to provide you with support to stay on the plan and educate you about healthy weight habits, such as practicing portion control and getting regular exercise, as well as to help you maintain your mindset on losing weight. There are different versions of this program. The two main ones: the centre-based and the home-based. The centre-based program includes weekly visits with a trained Jenny Craig consultant at one of their 650 locations in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. These visits include private weigh-ins, as well as the chance to select and purchase your Jenny Craig food. The home-based version entails weekly phone sessions with a Jenny Craig consultant, as well as food delivery. Either program claims that your 1-1 expert coach will address your key issues and personalize the program for you. There are also variations on the program for different groups of people: men, silver (seniors), type 2 (diabetes), and teens. After you choose between centre-based or home-based, you can choose the program that is right for you:
  • Jenny-Set-Go—if you do not have a lot of weight to lose and want to try the program
  • Premium Success—if you have more weight to lose and need additional motivation and rewards
  • Metabolic Max—if you are motivated by tracking calorie and are ready to jump into weight loss
All plans include:
  • Planned and personalized menus
  • Personalized activity and motivational plans
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Weight loss success manuals and guides
  • Online support (including message boards and live chats, personal menu planner, weight loss tracker, and weekly tips newsletter)
  • 24/7 customer care support
The premium plans offer additional features, like cash incentives for reaching milestones, discounts, fitness tracking tools, and more.The cost of the Jenny Craig program varies depending on the program that you choose and the foods that you buy.

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