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While it is helpful long-term, behavior change does not happen overnight and can be a challenging adjustment at first. We're happy to hear about how your Consultant has helped you with discussing upcoming challenges for the week. Thus, it is not uncommon to see ads for dietary supplements claiming that you can lose weight rapidly without changing the way you eat, or without lifestyle changes. My weekly visits with my dedicated personal consultant were very good, although right now, I'm not doing it because I'm waiting for the fall. Beyond the Scale offers an approach to healthier living that allows people to personalize the program and define their own success both on and off the scale.
Video of the Day. Hay Diet Meal Ideas. How to Stop Nutrisystem. Lean Cuisine Vs Nutrisystem. The Best Meal Delivery Plans. Biggest Loser Diet Plan. What Is the Cost of Medifast? How to Use Nutrisystem While Breastfeeding. See the handy chart at the bottom of the page for a side-by-side comparison. The oldest national weight-loss program, its members rave about the encouragement they get at weekly meetings led by former Weight Watchers dieters.
Nutritionists praise the portion-control points system: Each food is assigned points based on its serving size, calories, fiber, and fat; and no foods are forbidden. Your point allowance is based on your weight, height, gender, age, and activity level.
A recent clinical study in the New England Journal of Medicine linked group counseling sessions to weight-loss success. That explains why Weight Watchers has impressive short-term results. A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed participants lost an average of about 5 percent of their body weight 10 pounds in six months.
Two years later, they had kept about half the weight off. To help members stay on track, Weight Watchers encourages them to attend meetings until they've stayed within 2 pounds of their goal weight for six weeks. After that, you get free lifetime membership.
The company says members using its online tools in addition to attending meetings lost 50 percent more weight than those going to meetings alone. Cost to lose 20 pounds: We looked at two plans from eDiets - one that offers support alone, and another with meal delivery. You can choose from among more than 20 diet plans, including ones for diabetics and vegetarians. Online tools let you set goals, plan menus and generate shopping lists.
There's no face-to-face support, but you get support through online message boards and a mentor program that connects newbies with an experienced member.
Also, you can reach a registered dietitian or personal trainer by phone at any time. The optional meal delivery service offers freshly prepared, calorie-controlled meals delivered by FedEx. But telephone support has some evidence in its favor: Yes, it's a bargain for round-the-clock support.
For about the same money, other services offer better track records. For the first two weeks, you eat three extremely low-carb meals a day plus mandatory snacks.
After that, you gradually add "good carbs," such as fruits and whole grains. 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. She never contacted me back. Oh well, good thing there are other programs out there.
Turbo Boost is not a program that Jenny Craig offers. We believe you may have us confused with another company. We also could not find an active or recent account for you. We're happy to help you get started on the Jenny Craig Program and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at I had minimum success with JC for 8 weeks 13 pounds and was following the program diligently. I have since switched to a different weight loss program.
This needs to be canceled ASAP. Our Customer Service team will be happy to speak with you regarding your request. Per your service agreement you are able to cancel at anytime; the reason your account has not been cancelled is because we did not receive a request to cancel it.
We will forward this team member who will reach out to you. I've talked on the phone with them and was supposed to get a text and email. I went to talk to them in the center.
I told them I'm not sure I can afford it so never got to talk to anybody. The lady at the desk told me to go to Weight Watchers. I went back online. Talked to a salesperson and he said he call me to talk in over and talk to a counselor, well he stopped chat and didn't call me back.
They didn't even give me a chance to see if they could come up with a program I can afford. We'd like to have a Manager reach out to you first thing in the morning. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us so we can address this right away. For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs. I used Jenny Craig several years ago.
I got my lost weight goal the first time around and I maintained it for a long time. However, I went off track and recently I decided to go back to their program. It's convenient since everything is pre-planned for me. I've done both the one where you call them and they ship your food to you and the in-person consultation.
I like the latter better, even though the phone call was a lot more convenient. It's a lot more personal and the people are trained better than the ones on the phone.
Furthermore, I get bored with stuff in the food plan after a while. Also, I haven't been happy about the packaging of the food. They're quite costly for what you get. I understand that you're getting the consultant and the personalization, but the quality of the packaging is cheap! It needs to be updated. Even Weight Watchers has far superior packaging.
I'm fighting this cardboard, plastic, and stuff for something that costs double of what I would pay for a Smart One or a Weight Watchers meal of comparable size.
Nevertheless, Jenny Craig is great at teaching you how to maintain your weight. I would definitely recommend them. Thank you for your review and feedback. We'll make sure to forward your concerns regarding our packaging to our quality team as food quality is very important to us, and that includes the packaging.
We're happy to hear about your success on Jenny Craig and we're happy to help you get back on track. I wanted to be a better me and so I signed up with Jenny Craig. My interactions with the reps were good. Everybody I've dealt with has been very nice and helpful. I've used the program off and on for years. Right now, I'm not on it but when I have used the program, I lost weight.
I haven't had any problem losing the weight but I got burned out on the food, eating the same ones over and over. I was on it about four months ago. Even so, I got to be able to choose what I liked after a while. I wrote down things I didn't like so then I could choose what I did like. I was a big big chocolate person and then I always liked the pastas. I didn't really like the soups though. I would tell others that Jenny Craig works and the food is good but it's expensive.
Although the price is a motivating factor on me to lose the weight because I don't wanna throw my money away. Every diet is gonna work. You've just got to watch your portions and what you eat. You gotta be consistent and it's a mindset. You have to be ready to lose. That's the success of it. You're not just gonna have one good day and then cheat the next.
Thank you for sharing your Jenny Craig experience. We are always working to develop new foods to keep our menus full of variety! We have new items coming out at the end of this month so stay tuned for those!
I was drawn to one on one as opposed to weight watchers or a group, so I decided to work with them. My very first interaction with their reps was good and I enjoyed my personal consultant. I had used Jenny Craig before and this time, I have been using their weight loss program for a year and I am three-fourths of the way there. The meal plan is good and I like all of it especially the baked potato.
Overall they have a good program. Thank you for your feedback and sharing your Jenny Craig Experience. We're happy to be taking this journey with you! You'll be at your goal in no time! I was with Jenny Craig for two years. The rep I dealt with was very knowledgeable and helpful.
I had an appointment, went in and talked about the week prior and the week coming up. I like their structure and the weekly weigh in. In regards to their meals, they had yellow for breakfast and green for lunch, but I didn't like that they mixed them all together and I didn't like their tuna kits.
In addition, the meal plan was a little too structured. They need more flexibility built into the program to be able to incorporate my own food because then, I'd get stuck on their food.
I'd try to prepare my own and I'd get lost. Also, the meals were too expensive, so I stopped. Other than that, the quality of the meals was good and the biggest thing I came away with was I learned the 'portion control' where I can have my sweets as long as they're portion controlled and timed out.
Overall, I had a great experience. I made a good progress and I'm maintaining my weight. Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear about the positive experience you had with your Consultant.
Jenny Craig is a structured weight management plan that helps clients maximize their weight loss while building healthy habits. Once a client has met their goal and are on our Maintenance Program we do teach them how to incorporate their own foods to maintain their weight.
If you met your goal your Consultant would be happy to help you transition to our Maintenance Program. The Jenny Craig rep I dealt with was pleasant and knowledgeable, but it is odd that she's very overweight. I do not like that the menu plan feels rigid. I wish there was a more flexibility in it. But for the most part, the food is fantastic and delicious. Thank you for your review! Even our employees go through their own weight loss journey that we help support them with every step of the way.
Sounds like you are on our Rapid Results plan, if you feel that is not working for you let your Consultant know and you're welcome to switch to our Classic program. Jenny Craig was easy and my experience in dealing with their personal consultants was always good. The one in Oakland was very sweet and upbeat. She was very supportive and she gave me ideas and encouragement.
Since then, the meals have been quite good. I like the pasta dishes like the mac and cheese or the fettuccine Alfredo. The desserts are small but good nonetheless. I'm not a good dieter and it has nothing to do with Jenny Craig. I will lose a bunch away then I'll get off and gain it back and then lose it again.
They were always trying to keep me in check. My experience with Jenny Craig has been good. It was through my mom that I first heard about the company. The reps were motivating and they seemed to fit my needs. They were friendly and I felt comfortable. I don't like a lot of coaching so I made them aware of that. I'm pretty self-motivated, so they worked with me with what I needed.
I liked the portioned meals and the fat plan per week. The mac and cheese and some of the desserts were really good. The food was good and I felt success from the plan overall. I used Jenny Craig three or four times over a year period and it worked. But then it became a little too costly for me at the end so I had to give up the program. Jenny Craig checks in with me every now and then.
If it were a bit more cost-efficient, I would be able to do it. We have different program options you may benefit from, we're happy to give you more information regarding those programs. Recently, I did the Rapid Results and while it worked really well for me, I had some problems. They are so rigid. If I know that if I eat the food, it always works.
They have a good variety with their food and I tend to like the same things over and over. I like the breakfast ones. They used to have different pancakes but they changed the food which is another issue.
I like their waffles. They got the breakfast scramble also and I like their Anytime Bars too, which is something they give for between the meals to hold you over. They need to expand on their dressings though.
They have great mac and cheese, which they know is popular. It has been around forever. They have a little cheeseburger too which I like a lot. Their desserts are pretty good too. Thank God they haven't taken that away. They have a chicken and potato dish which is really good and the lasagna is not bad.
They have little cinnamon rolls for breakfast that are good that makes me feel that I'm not on a freaking diet. I feel a little bit better. I know why they have to have shelf items because that travels well but I like the frozen items way better than the shelf items. I know them and they know me and they're very close to my house.
I was very excited about that because I used to have to drive so far. That makes it a lot easier and they're very close to a volunteer, which is a grocery store. Thank you for your feedback and congrats on meeting your goal before the graduations! We'll make sure to share your suggestion on more dressings with our Food Team. I have tried other weight loss companies, but I had not been completely successful. I walked in at Jenny Craig and my first interaction with them was fine except that they were slightly understaffed.
And three years ago, at the Tampa Florida center that I was really successful with, my experience was fantastic and the consultant was super! She shared a lot of her story with me and what motivated her. She worked with me to try to figure what would motivate me, and she got tough with me when I needed it.
I joined Jenny Craig again here in New Jersey and I'm having a problem with making an appointment and I sitting for minutes trying to wait for my consultant to be able to take me in. They are understaffed and have difficulty trying to fill positions. In Florida, my center was five minutes away, but this one is a half an hour away, so I keep quitting because I get frustrated.
It's an hour round trip and then, I sit there sometimes for over a half an hour waiting. The manager is great, but the center is not managed well as far as scheduling. And as far as the sincerity level of the consultants, I feel like a number up here at the New Jersey site.
But down in Florida, I felt like a person that meant something to the consultant. Still, the quality and the flavor of Jenny Craig's meals are great and that's what makes the program successful, and it works.
I really like the butternut squash ravioli, fish and chips, and the breakfast burritos. I just wish that Jenny Craig could be managed consistently so that one center is not more superior to another center as far as customer service goes. Also, the connectivity of the computers in those centers that I've been to has been terrible whether they have old computers or new ones. It's frustrating to every single consultant and the frustration flows over to the clients.
We're sitting there and done with our appointment, and the order for the food cannot be processed because all the computers are very slow. Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear about your success. We're going to have a Manager follow up with you regarding your experience in the New Jersey location.
We strive to provide a seamless experience no matter what Jenny Craig you attend. We will be reaching out soon. I've done Jenny Craig in the past and it worked. Their representatives are both great girls. I've only been there since February and I've reached my goal. They are the reason that I'm down 35 pounds. They pushed me forward.
I look forward to the weekly visits and I told them that they are the highlight of my week. We laugh and have a really good time. I have a good menu plan and all the food is great, and if there's a meal that I can't do like pork or fish, we substitute and it's not a problem at all.
Congrats on your weight loss, that's fantastic! We're happy to hear about the great relationship you've developed with your Consultants. I have gone back to them over the years several times. And once you stop eating the food which over a period of time is a lot of money, you tend to gain the weight back.
Other than that, the food selections are good and I enjoy them. I change every once in a while, and they bring in new foods as well. I would recommend Jenny Craig and I have told people where I go to lose weight, but I've also told them the pitfall that once you stop eating the food, you gain that weight back a lot of times. Our Maintenance Program will help you once you met your goal.
While being on Jenny Craig you're learning portion control and getting in the habit of eating several small meals throughout the day. Jenny Craig's Maintenance Program is important because it helps you maintain your goal you worked so hard to get to. A Consultant would be happy to go over this with you, please give us a call and we'll be happy to help get you scheduled.
I wanted to lose weight and I have a great experience using the Jenny Craig program on and off for 15 years. The consultants have all been wonderful. I enjoy the desserts and I have used the menu program, which works fine. The meals are good quality and they look good. Even people in my office has said that it smells good. I've recommended people to Jenny Craig. With them, you would like the food and would also lose weight. When you stick to their program, you'll have good results. Thank you for your review and for recommending Jenny Craig!
You're right, Jenny Craig works when you stick to the program! I really like the rep whom I spoke with to get started again. She is very nice and easy to talk to and she understands when I have a crappy week. I have been on the program for only a couple of months, but I had a couple of things come up. My mom had a stroke and then my year old daughter had a baby, so it has been hard because I had to go out of town when my mom had a stroke.
A lot of the food is good and I like a lot of it. Before, they had a different chocolate cake. However, the only difficult part about it is when I have stuff come up like going out of town. If a person sticks to the plan, the program works really good. I would definitely recommend Jenny Craig to a friend. We're sorry to hear about your Mom.
Please know we are always here to help and support you throughout your journey. We wish you all the best. My very first interaction with Jenny Craig was quite emotional for me way back in the day because I was very upset.
At that point in time, I was only about pounds and when I went back in , I was In , I had gained a lot of weight before I got married due to the drama issues within family relations and that factored in a bit. I couldn't shake the way through and I got discouraged, so I knew that going back to Jenny Craig was one thing that works for me. I did the Body for Life as well, but I was better with the pre-planned meal in the portions.