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The third level is where dieters are instructed how to continue with a healthy lifestyle so that weight loss is maintained. You usually lose more in the first few weeks as your body adjusts to the lower calories. Regular exercise can also reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. As for the quality of the consultants and their level of knowledge, I guess it depends on who you get. The key to the program is tasty meals and close support.
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You supplement these pre-packaged meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, low or nonfat dairy products, and whole grains. Since the plan is customized to your own preferences there is no typical meal plan; however, a day on the program might look something like this:.
Jenny Craig has come under some criticism because the diet plan relies so heavily on prepackaged foods. However, for dieters on the go, the prepackaged meals are a great way to stay on track without needing to find time to cook.
The program also relies on weekly check-ins with your assigned counselors to stay on track. If you chose the at-home program, also known as Jenny Direct, you will have weekly check-ins by phone. The website has many recipes for making your own Jenny-friendly foods. There are also diet forums where dieters can interact and support each other as they embark on their weight loss journeys. Trending in Forums Ideal Protein on my own.
The duress of long work days an Share your posts or keep them private. Personalize your blog however you want. How hard is it people? I gained weight on this diet. The large amount of salt and sweetness stimulated my need to eat.
I was starving the entire 10 weeks and gave it up. Now I eat lean meat,vegetables ad some fruits with unsweetened ice tea,lost 10 pounds per week. The only way to lose weight is to give up the sweets and salt because these two stimulate food intake. I actually think sodium is an apetite stimulator.
The chocolate cake made me feel sick and tired. My councelor was pushing low fat which does NOT help you lose weight. I have been on the Jenny Craig program before, and it worked okay for a bit. I lost about 10 or 15 pounds in 4 months, which kinda sucked.
I lost hope and gave up, eating what I wanted, and gained back everything and more. My couselor was very kind though and I miss her. This is a good diet for some people. It seriously just depends on who you are. I was on Jenny Craig about 2 years ago.
Like other people have mentioned here, the counselors are not certified nutritionists or health practitioners. They are nice, but they are little more than glorified sales people. When I was about to go on the Maintenance Program, my counselor who was 20 yrs old mind you could NOT tell me how to go about successfully keeping the weight off while not eating Jenny Craig foods.
Well, my counselor did nothing more than encourage me to keep eating the Jenny food. I could no longer afford it nor could I continue to keep eating the same foods day in and out for more than a year so I stopped. I have since gained back all the weight. I think the same goes for any of those pre-packaged meal plans.
My food was so out of control that having someone hand me the food I had to eat sounded like a good idea, and its worked. Regarding some of the comments, the diet is not high sodium. It has less sodium than grocery store foods like Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice.
Regarding the gas, I have a lot of gas, guess what, this is a high fiber diet. High fiber can cause gas — its a known fact. This is a much healthier diet. Take Beeno before you eat. Most importantly, the plan teaches you about balance and portion control. As for the quality of the consultants and their level of knowledge, I guess it depends on who you get. I bug her with tons of questions all the time and she answers everything. For what she does not know, she actually researches for me.
This is a great plan for someone like me — clueless and in need of serious weight loss. The food is decent but it is high in sodium. But there are ways around it. That has generally kept my sodium intake in check. I was reading this and acually felt sorry for you amy but if you really think about if you grandma was really that healthy why would she be going on a diet any way…..
Most of the food tastes great. Jenny Craig is one of the only weight loss programs that IS actually proven to work. Real people, celebrities, you name it—Jenny Craig gets proven results with its nutritionally sound program and support from a consultant. Jenny Craig encourages lifestyle changes, rather than a diet, that its users can live with for greater health.
I agree with the above statements. I was on this for about 9 months and lost 7 lbs. I do not think the counselors are informed and certainly not dieticians. In my openion a waste of money!!
I agree with the previous comment. I went to Jenny Craig after giving birth to my daughter. At the time I was a stay at home mom and after seeing one of their ads on T. I rushed in to check it out. After sensing my hesitation the counselor then suggested I buy only two main meals from them and then include one of my own.
With a new baby and formula, diapers, etc. So I had to send a letter in order to get out of my contract! I was on this diet and questioned the high sodium content—up to 4 grams a day, of the food that was on the plan.
I also found out that the center was supposed to give me an information sheet to show my doctor to get an ok to go on the diet. I was never given the sheet. The conselors are not very knowledgeable and are just glorified sales people. And, besides the sodium content, the food has a lot of refined simple sugars in it—nothing about the glycemic index. I am insulin resistant which most overweight people are —so their food does not help that problem. Save your money—it is a very expensive way to lose maybe one lb.
I lost 5 pounds in the first week. After eating the food that was very tasty I might add. I began to suffer from excessive gas. I found the counselors to be uninteresting.