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  • Elisa - Jenny Craig
    *Results not typical.  Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  Chris received promotional consideration.

    “My weight was getting in the way of the life I wanted to lead.”
    Before joining Jenny Craig, I was feeling very uncomfortable with my increasing weight. My clothes had become so tight that I needed to buy new ones in a much larger size than before. My back and knees were becoming more stressed and painful, and I hated the way I looked in photos. I knew that I was not at a heart healthy weight and worried how that would impact my health. I also wanted to improve my appearance for my profession in sales. I make daily presentations in front of clients and I felt that my decreasing self-confidence and increasing waistline could be a negative influence on the strength of my delivery, and the outcome of achieving a successful sale. All these factors were stressing me out, and I felt increasingly upset that my weight was getting in the way of the life I wanted to lead.  I decided to refuse to continue down this unhealthy road and made a firm commitment to lose weight and get back to being my true self again.
    “I liked that Jenny Craig offered a great menu plan to follow with food that was delicious.”
    My goal was to get to a healthy weight, and I went to Jenny Craig to achieve it. I liked that they offered a great menu plan to follow with food that was delicious. This worked well for me and I had no problem doing it with dedication and discipline. Another great asset that helped me achieve success was having Karen, my own consultant who offered me weekly support and guidance throughout the weight loss process. She is positive, and inspirational and proved to be a trusted person that would hold me accountable to the goals I had set for myself. I was already going to the gym or riding my bike consistently each week, but I added more time and rigor to increase the level of exertion and endurance for my physical activity.
     “I lost 50 pounds* on the Jenny Craig Program and the changes are remarkable!” 
     I lost 50 pounds* on the Jenny Craig Program and the changes are remarkable! The pain in my knees and back have greatly diminished. My energy and stamina have increased which allows me to do more strenuous workouts at the gym and on the bike. I feel better and have more self-confidence about my appearance. Some of my clients who noticed my transformation asked me how I did it. I felt good referring them and my family members to Jenny Craig, knowing how well it worked for me. My girlfriend, Carrie, also joined Jenny Craig and achieved her own success. We prepare our salads, vegetables, and meals together, and keep each other in check each day. I am very grateful to my consultant Karen, who is the very best!  Our consultations are like going to visit a friend. She is an engaging, personable mentor who has made this process more gratifying with each week’s victory over the scale!  One weight loss tip that I recommend is to surround yourself with supportive people to cheer you on towards a new healthy life.
    *Results not typical.  Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  Member received promotional consideration.
    Are you ready to see if Jenny Craig is right for you? Set your free appointment today!
     

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    A Healthy Valentine's Day - 5 Ways to Celebrate

    By Sarah S – Jenny Craig, in Live Life,

    Red and pink, bouquets of fragrant roses, and heart-shaped chocolates line the grocery aisles almost immediately after the holiday season, making Valentine’s Day not just a single day, but a month-long appetizing event that can potentially derail your weight loss journey.

    Here are 5 healthy Valentine’s Day ideas that will not only help you to celebrate, but keep your weight loss on track.
     
     Indulge In Self-Love
    Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about love for others! Make time for yourself by recognizing the progress you have made. Rather than taking a step back on this holiday, continue your path of success by eating healthfully and avoiding the tempting sugary treats around every corner. You can spoil yourself with non-food valentine treats this year. Try a manicure or massage. Or, treat yourself to that new outfit you’ve been eyeing that shows off your weight loss success.
     
    Enjoy Festive Fruits & Veggies 
    Did you know that Valentine’s Day can be just as fun with a romantic dinner that’s healthy? Instead of reaching for a gigantic box of heart-shaped chocolates, followed by a rich, heavy dinner, and then a calorie-rich dessert, fill your day of love with healthy treats that have a Valentine’s Day twist. Red fruits and vegetables are a healthy way to add essential nutrients to help keep your weight loss journey on track.

     
    Start your day with festive red fruits, like sliced strawberries or raspberries on your morning cereal. Top half of a pink grapefruit with chopped nuts or granola for a healthy snack when you crave something tart and sweet. For lunch and dinner, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter on red peppers, carrots or beets to add a Valentine’s Day aesthetic to your meals.
     
    Cook a Romantic & Healthy Dinner at Home
    Opt to stay in this Valentine’s Day and cook a meal with your loved one. Choose ingredients that make you feel good rather than ones that will weigh you down.

    An easy, healthy and delicious method of cooking is grilling - outdoors on your BBQ or on top of your stove with a grill pan. For this special day, you can use a variety of lean cut meats like filet mignon or pork tenderloin, or seafood like salmon, shrimp, or lobster tail. Dry rubs with a little olive oil can give your meats delicious flavor. To dress up your entrée without adding a lot of calories, grill colorful vegetables (peppers, asparagus, onions, eggplant, tomato) or make “pasta” zoodles out of colorful squash.
     
    Mix Up Your Date
    Instead of taking the classic Valentine’s Day date route of a big dinner out on the town, switch it up this year. Take a cooking class, get a couples massage, go to a concert, or try one of these active date ideas and get your heart pumping.
     
    Getting active doesn’t have to mean taking an intense cardio class. One way to get moving while still having fun would be to go rock climbing or for a long bike ride. During the bike ride, you can stop at some of your favorite spots. Taking a cooking class is another great option because you can see what ingredients are going into the food you are eating. Bonus points if you learn a new recipe you both love and can make at home for another date night.
     
    But, Don’t Forget to Treat Yourself!
    Allow yourself to enjoy the holiday -- the healthy way, of course! A piece of dark chocolate can help you celebrate without overdoing it. Remember, everything in moderation. Or make a Greek yogurt parfait with layered fruit and nuts for a tasty and light dessert. Share this treat with your special someone after dinner by candlelight, or keep it all to yourself! Jenny Craig members can enjoy scrumptious desserts like our Cookies & Cream Cake or Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. Both of these desserts are under 200 calories.
     
    Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to derail your weight loss goals. Instead, it is a day to celebrate your amazing journey. Use these tips above to not only have a great day filled with love, but one that is also healthy.
     
    Interested in learning more? Book a free appointment to see how Jenny Craig can help you with your weight loss goals.
     
     

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    Perfectly Personalized Pizza Recipe

    By Elisa - Jenny Craig, in Eat Well,

    Do you have pizza on the mind? Dress up your Jenny Craig Pizza with fresh and free additions and a drizzle of your favorite dressing for a delicious and personalized way of enjoying your pizza!

    Ingredients:
             1 Jenny Craig Pepperoni Pizza          2-3 Tomato Slices          ½ cup Fresh Arugula          1 Jenny Craig Balsamic Dressing or Jenny Craig Dressing of choice          1 pinch of Black Pepper  
    Instructions:
             Prepare Jenny Craig Pizza as directed on packaging          Layer tomato slices on top of the pizza          Top with fresh Arugula layered onto tomato slices          Drizzle Jenny Craig Dressing across pizza as you like          Finish off with a pinch of black pepper to taste          Don't forget to savor and enjoy!
     
     
     

  • Elisa - Jenny Craig

    Freshly Loaded New York Bagel

    By Elisa - Jenny Craig, in Recipes,

    Feel like changing up your breakfast routine? Load up Jenny Craig's New York Bagel with a light spread of fat-free cream cheese and an assortment of fresh veggie slices. It’s the perfect way to start the morning. 

     
    Ingredients:
            1 Jenny Craig New York Sesame Bagel          2-3 Tomato Slices          2-3 Onion Slices          3-4 Cucumber Slices          1 Radish Sliced          1 Tbsp Fat-Free Cream Cheese*          1 pinch of Chia Seeds  
    Instructions:
             Prepare Jenny Craig bagel as directed on packaging          Spread fat-free cream cheese in a thin layer across the bagel          Layer cucumber, tomato, radishes, and purple onion slices on top of the fat-free cream cheese          Finish off the dish with a sprinkle of chia seeds as you like          Enjoy!  
    *1 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese = 1 Limited Food. Available on Classic program.

     
     


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    10 Active Date Ideas That Don’t Revolve Around Food

    By Sarah S – Jenny Craig, in Live Life,

    Dinner and drinks may be the typical go-to date, but when you’re on a journey to better health, you might have to re-think your Friday night plans. Why not try something active instead? Not only can activities scorch calories, they’ll likely create a more lasting memory than a restaurant meal. Whether you’ve been married for 20 years or are headed on your first date, here are 10 active date ideas to get you started.
     

     
    Participate in a 5K 
    Whether you’re walking or running, 5Ks are a great way to have fun, get your heart rate up, and work toward a goal with your partner. Today, there are so many options - from themed 5Ks to philanthropic races, there’s something for everyone and multiple events a month. Choose a 5K that benefits a cause you both support and commit to walking, jogging, or running it together. Thinking longer term? Turn this into a series of training “dates” that lead up to the main event. Bonus: walking gives you ample time to chat with each other.
     
    Hit the Golf Course
    You don’t need to suffer through 18 holes of golf to reap the benefits of this game. Whether you battle it out at the miniature golf course or hit balls at the driving range, you’ll get a little core and back workout with this fun and healthy date night activity.
     
    Join a Team
    Up for some friendly competition? Check out your local sports league. A couples’ tennis league, a kickball or a softball team can give you and your partner an excuse to spend quality, active time together each week. Cheering each other on will boost your morale and encourage you to step up your game! Plus, it’s a great way to meet new people.
     
    Go Biking
    Explore your city on two wheels. Cruise down the boardwalk, around the lake, or even just down to the park for some relaxation time. Feel like mixing it up?  Many larger cities offer a twist on the classic drive-in movie, making it a bike-in movie instead. Ride your bikes to and from the film; don’t forget to bring a healthy picnic (and your helmets). Another option is to check out your local community events calendar and go on a bike ride to a free summer concert or other park festival.
     

     
    Try a Water Sport
    If you have access to a lake, river, or ocean, why not try a non-motorized water sport? Kayaking, paddle boating, stand-up paddle boarding and swimming are calorie-burning activities that are fun when done with a partner! Rowing across a scenic lake in a canoe is both romantic and adventurous.  
     
    Go for a Hike
    Whether you live on a coast, near a mountain or even on the plains, there are more than 1,200 recreational trails in the United States, so pick one and get out for fresh air, scenic views, and quality time with your date.
     

     
    Do a City Scavenger Hunt
    Local scavenger hunt events are popping up all over the place. Teams of two compete against each other to race around a city looking for the next clue or challenge. Perfect for a first date to break the ice and get to know each other better.
     
    Scout Out New Neighborhoods
    This is a practical and fun date for any couple on the hunt for a new home or place to live. Pick a different neighborhood each weekend to explore on foot or by bike. Not only will you spot any houses for sale or rent, you’ll get a good idea of whether or not you see yourselves living there! Dreaming about the future together can be romantic and exciting.
     
    Enjoy an Outdoor Concert
    Upbeat, outdoor concerts make for great date nights. Grab your dancing shoes and pick a band or type of music that will make you want to show off your moves. There’s nothing better than listening to live music under the stars!
     

     
    Go Ice Skating
    One of our favorite active date ideas isn’t just for the winter time! Take your partner and skate around at an indoor ice rink. Show off your skills or try your best not to fall! Holding hands as you make your way around the rink is a moment you won’t soon forget. Afterward, you can grab a cup of tea to warm up.
     
    Active Date Ideas That Are Indoors
    Looking for other date ideas that aren’t outside? If indoor activities are more your thing, or the weather isn’t cooperating, indoor rock climbing is a fun and healthy date idea that will get you moving. Also, laser tag, taking a cooking class, a dance class, or bowling are great indoor activities that are available in most cities!
     
    The options are endless for active and healthy date night ideas. While going to dinner and a movie is enjoyable once-in-a-while, it is important to switch it up and get moving. Not only are these dates fun, but they can help you stay on track with your weight loss journey.

    If you are interested in learning more about Jenny Craig and how a consultant can help you with your weight loss journey, book a free appointment here.

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    We’re learning that when you eat is just as important as what you eat because of our body’s daily 24-hour circadian rhythm.  Find out what you need to know about your own body clock, and how it can help you reach your weight loss and health goals.
     

     
    Jenny Craig has a strong foundation in science. Whether it’s working with Registered Dietitians to offer delicious versions of your favorite foods, to being the first commercial weight loss company to integrate Nobel Prize winning research on circadian rhythms into their program, Jenny Craig keeps up with the latest nutrition research and then puts it into practice to help their members reach their health and wellness goals while living everyday life.
     
    While you already know that your food choices impact your weight, more and more research has demonstrated that when you eat is just as important as what you eat. This is based upon the science of circadian rhythms.
     
    What are circadian rhythms?
     
    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences defines circadian rhythms as one’s mental, behavioral and physical changes over a 24-hour cycle. The patterns are typically divided into two 12-hour periods, which are dictated by daytime and nighttime. During the day, you go about your errands, job, and family life, while in the evening, you typically wind down from the day’s activities and go to sleep, which allows the body to recover from everything you did throughout the day.
     
     
     
    How do circadian rhythms work?
     
    In the same way that you are busy getting tasks done throughout the day, so are every one of your body’s cells. They all hard at work metabolizing, or managing, complex chemical processes throughout your body. This metabolism process has a predictable curve that follows a 24--hour cycle paralleling the 12-hour light-dark periods during the day. Your metabolism peaks toward mid-day and tapers off towards the early evening. In the peak period, your body is busy digesting food for the energy needed to use as fuel for all of your daily activities. By late afternoon and into the evening, your metabolism is still active but not as efficiently as earlier in the day.
     
    How circadian rhythms affect weight loss
     
    Late-night eating has a reputation for leading to weight gain, and the research on circadian rhythm has now given us insight as to why. From morning until mid-afternoon, our metabolism is optimal and the body is most efficient at burning calories. That’s why eating large meals in the evening when the body is winding down and getting ready for bed works against you and can lead to weight gain.
     
    Jenny Craig recently launched Rapid Results, an innovative science-based program that leverages the body clock’s natural circadian rhythm to help optimize metabolism and accelerate weight loss.1 Members on the Rapid Results program focus on eating more calories during the morning and afternoon to take advantage of when their metabolism is highest, and fewer calories in the evening when metabolism tapers.
     
    Rapid Results divides the day into two segments, a 12-hour nourishment period and a 12-hour rejuvenation period. During the nourishment period, members eat six times and choose from chef-crafted and nutritionist-designed meals. There is no counting, cooking, or meal prep and the daily menu is based upon appropriate nutrition for healthy weight loss. So, if you begin your 12-hour nourishment period at 8 A.M., you would end it at 8 P.M., when the rejuvenation period would begin. This rejuvenation period, which includes sleep, is a 12-hour window for your body to focus on “cleaning house” for repairing and regenerating your cells for the next day.
     
     
     
    Eating in sync with your natural circadian rhythm can not only help with weight loss, but there are several health benefits as well, ranging from improvements in immune function, alertness and mood, preservation of muscle mass, management of appetite and hunger, as well as decreased risk for dementia.1-4 A key benefit of the rejuvenation period is that body fat, especially belly fat, decreases while muscle mass is maintained. 5,6 This reduction in belly fat decreases risk for obesity as well as the risk of type 2 diabetes.7
     
    This exciting circadian rhythm science is now a new tool you can use to help manage your weight and improve your health. By paying attention to your own body clock, you are better equipped to achieve your weight loss goals, help prevent disease, and enhance your energy, quality of life and overall wellness.
     
    Are you interested in trying the new Rapid Results program? Book a free appointment to see how you can make your circadian rhythm work for you.  
     
     
    [SOURCES]
    1 Longo, Valter D., and Satchidananda Panda. “Fasting, Circadian Rhythms, and Time-Restricted Feeding in Healthy Lifespan.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 23, no. 6, 14 June 2016, pp. 1048–1059., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.06.001.
     
    1 Peterson, C. Pennington Biomedical Research Center. “Time-Restricted Feeding Increases Fat Oxidation and Reduces Swings in Appetite Levels in Humans.” Oral abstract presentation at: The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeekSM 2016; October 31 – November 4, 2016. www.obesityweek.com. 

    2 Moro, Tatiana, et al. “Effects of eight weeks of time-Restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-Trained males.” Journal of Translational Medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, 2016, doi:10.1186/s12967-016-1044-0. 

    3 Vyazovskiy, Vladyslav. “Sleep, recovery, and metaregulation: explaining the benefits of sleep.” Nature and Science of Sleep, 17 Dec. 2015, p. 171-184., doi:10.2147/nss.s54036. 

    4 Cirelli, Chiara, and Giulio Tononi. “Is Sleep Essential?” PLoS Biology, vol. 6, no. 8, 2008, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060216. 

    5 Varady, K. A. “Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?” Obesity Reviews, vol. 12, no. 7, 2011, pp. 593–601., doi:10.1111/j.1467-789x.2011.00873.x. 

    6 Mattson, Mark P., et al. “Meal frequency and timing in health and disease.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111, no. 47, 17 Nov. 2014, pp. 16647–16653., doi:10.1073/pnas.1413965111. 
     
    7 Chaix, Amandine, et al. “Time-Restricted Feeding Is a Preventative and Therapeutic Intervention against Diverse Nutritional Challenges.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 20, no. 6, 2 Dec. 2014, pp. 991–1005., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2014.11.001.

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    Game Day Trio - Appetizer Recipe

    By Jenny Craig, in Eat Well,

    Get your game face on! Here is a tasty trio appetizer recipe for the big game this Sunday. Whether you’re tuning in to watch the puppies or the pros, this Jenny Craig-friendly appetizer will keep your taste buds happy.
     
    Game Day Trio - Appetizer Recipe
    Submitted by Jessica H. for Jenny Craig's 2017 Simple Inspirations Recipe Contest

    Ingredients:
    JENNY CRAIG LOADED BAKED POTATO
    ¼ cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
    1 ¾ cups cauliflower florets
    ½ cup quartered artichoke hearts, canned
    3 Tbsp white or yellow onion, diced
    ½ tsp spicy brown mustard
    ½ Tbsp hot sauce
    2 Tbsp tomato, diced
    Roasted red bell pepper, canned or jarred (oil-free)
    Non-stick cooking spray
     
    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Microwave Jenny Craig Loaded Baked Potato for 1 minute, and separate the
    filling from the potato skin. Set aside.
    2. In a microwave-safe dish, cover and microwave cauliflower florets for 4-6 minutes, or until fork-tender.
    3. Sauté onion in pan coated with non-stick cooking spray on medium heat for 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
    4. Add onion, spinach, ½ cup of the cauliflower, artichoke hearts and mustard to a blender or food
    processor. Blend until smooth.
    5. Scoop spinach-artichoke mixture into the potato skin and place in oven-safe dish, and bake covered for
    25 minutes, then uncovered for another 10 minutes.
    6. Add red bell pepper and hot sauce to a blender or food processor, blend until smooth, and use to coat
    remaining cauliflower. Bake cauliflower on oven-safe tray lined with parchment paper for 10-12 minutes.
    7. Microwave the Jenny Craig Loaded Baked Potato filling in microwave-safe dish for 4 minutes and scoop
    into balls with melon baller or ice-cream scoop.
    8. Bake potato balls at 425° F for approximately 15 minutes.
    9. Top spinach-artichoke potato with diced tomatoes and serve.
     
    Exchanges:
    Per serving
    LOADED BAKED POTATO (2 Starch, 1 ½ Protein, ½ Fat)
    3 Veg
    3 Fresh & Free Additions
     

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    For American Heart Month, we share 10 common foods that you can find in most grocery stores to stock your kitchen and help boost your heart health.
     

     
    Did you know the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease?  There are some simple ways to help decrease your risk. A healthy, varied diet that includes vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals combined with regular physical activity can help protect against cardiovascular disease. Stock up on these 10 foods that are fantastic for your heart:
     
    Oatmeal
    A breakfast staple, oatmeal is a comforting meal for a chilly February morning that is also heart smart. A bowl of oatmeal, or about one and a half cups, each day provides enough beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber, to help lower your cholesterol. You can also find this type of fiber in barley and seaweed, too, but we prefer a warm bowl of regular oatmeal with berries any day.
     
    Tomatoes
    Tomatoes contain two things that help your heart: potassium and lycopene. Potassium effectively lowers blood pressure, and the antioxidant lycopene helps reduce your risk for heart attack by keeping your blood vessels open and lowering “bad” cholesterol, LDL.
     
    Oranges
    Citrus fruits, such as oranges, are good sources of potassium and pectin, another type of soluble fiber, which stops your body from absorbing cholesterol. And, of course, it’s a well-known fact that oranges are packed with vitamin C, a strong defender against stroke.
     
    Salmon
    The American Heart Association recommends consuming two servings of salmon each week since this fish contains a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Not only do omega-3s have an anti-clotting effect, but they also lower a type of fat called triglycerides that can lead to heart disease.
     
     
     
    Flax seeds
    This tiny seed is a powerhouse when it comes to fighting off heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans in flax seeds help lower blood pressure, decrease LDL, and reduce plaque buildup for an overall healthier cardiovascular system.
     
    Blueberries
    Rich in antioxidants, specifically flavonoids, blueberries, strawberries and other berries can help decrease your blood pressure and dilate blood vessels. In fact, a study of women aged 25-42 had a 32 percent lower risk of a heart attack because they ate more than three servings of berries per week. For a super heart-healthy breakfast, try adding a few blueberries or strawberries to your oatmeal.
     
    Green tea
    Researchers are increasingly finding that green tea has mega cardiovascular benefits, including the improvement of blood vessel function just 30 minutes after drinking a cup of this calming warm beverage. Like berries, green tea also contains flavonoids.
     
    Green veggies
    Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and spinach are all brimming with vitamins, nutrients, fiber and carotenoids, which act like antioxidants and fight off harmful compounds. Omega-3 fatty acids are also present in kale. Best of all, these veggies can be used as Fresh & Free Additions on the Jenny Craig program!
     
    Legumes
    Cook up a pot of low-sodium veggie chili that is loaded with kidney and black beans–both types of beans are rich sources of soluble fiber. This type of fiber sticks to cholesterol during the digestive process and carries it out of your body.
     
     
     
    Dark chocolate
    Yes, this treat can actually boost your heart health- in moderation, of course. Dark chocolate that is at least 70 percent cocoa is known to boost your heart health because of flavonols that lower blood pressure by relaxing the arteries and increasing blood flow.
     
    With Jenny Craig, you can still enjoy your favorite foods, there is no need to eliminate any food groups. No counting, tracking or worrying. Want to see if Jenny Craig is right for you? Book a free appointment to learn more!
     

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    *Results not typical.  Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  Annie received promotional consideration.

     
    “As my weight ballooned, I felt worse than ever about myself.”
     
    I am a professional vocalist and it was during an audition that I realized my life needed a drastic change.  I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life, but when my grandmother passed away, my eating habits became completely out of control.  Her passing was the most significant loss that I'd ever experienced and I felt completely overwhelmed by grief.  For the next six months, I coped by eating whenever and whatever I wanted.  As my weight ballooned, I felt worse than ever about myself.  I was making bad choices and eating fast food late at night, which caused me to sleep very poorly.  I had so little energy and was dragging myself through the day, rather than taking the time to enjoy anything or to focus on my work. The extra weight caused the arthritis in my knees to worsen and it was very painful walking longer distances, even standing in heels.  My orthopedic doctor strongly urged me to lose weight.   At this point, none of my clothes were fitting very well; I only had one audition dress that I could still wear and it barely fit.  When I arrived at the audition, I changed into that dress.  It was so tight that I could hardly zip it up.  I was incredibly uncomfortable because I couldn't breathe very well (which is terrible for singing!), and I knew that my complete lack of confidence was very apparent.  I was so distracted with feeling horrible about myself for gaining so much weight that I couldn't focus on my performance.   
     
    “Jenny Craig fit well with my lifestyle. I could stay on the program, no matter how unpredictable my schedule was." 
     
    I had tried many different diets on my own, but nothing worked for me.  I don't have a lot of time to prepare and cook meals, so I needed a structured program that was easy to follow and did not require a lot of cooking on my part.  Jenny Craig fit well with my lifestyle.  I could stay on the program, no matter how unpredictable my schedule was.  I also really liked having a weekly weigh-in and consultation.  It held me accountable, so that I could face my fears and challenges about losing weight and get personalized advice and guidance.  In the past, I would avoid the scale and lie to myself about my weight.  Meeting with a compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable consultant proved to be a great asset in achieving my weight loss success. * The Jenny Craig foods are delicious and gentle on my stomach.  I often eat dinner late at night after returning from a rehearsal or performance.  The Jenny Craig food fills me up without feeling uncomfortable so that I can sleep well.  I am most most hungry in the mornings. I always start the day with one of the shakes, an anytime bar which supplies vitamins and a breakfast entrée. Starting my day with a good breakfast sets me up for a successful day.
     
     “Life is better in absolutely every way since losing weight!"
     
     I feel better, look better, and have SO much more energy.  When I was overweight, insecurity about how I looked constantly occupied my thoughts. When I eliminated that constant concern, I just felt more positive about everything.  I enjoy shopping for clothes much more and I don't have to buy them with the purpose of hiding the way I look.   I am much healthier than I used to be and my knees feel so much better as well!
     
    I learned that if I want to successfully lose weight, I had to do it first and foremost for myself.  I was ready to make the commitment, and even if I had set-backs, I stayed motivated, focused, and kept trying. It wasn't easy by any means, but with determination, will power and sticking to the Jenny Craig plan, I lost 40 lbs.*!
     
    *Results not typical.  Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  Member received promotional consideration.
     
    Are you ready to see if Jenny Craig is right for you? Set your free appointment today!
     
     
     
     


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    Whether you have already signed up or are thinking about starting Jenny Craig’s new Rapid ResultsTM program, you probably have some questions.  We tapped Janet Nash, RD from our team to help answer those FAQs. She shares the “how” and the “why” behind Jenny Craig’s new program, which leverages Nobel Prize-winning science involving the body clock’s circadian rhythm, to help accelerate weight loss.
     

     
    What is the Rapid Results program?
    It is an innovative science-based program that leverages the body clock’s natural circadian rhythm to help optimize metabolism and accelerate weight loss.
     
    Recent studies have shown that each cell of our body contains biological clocks that follow a unique daily 24-hour cycle, called a circadian rhythm.  The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was recently awarded to three American scientists who discovered the circadian rhythm gene.  From this research, we have learned that our internal network of body clocks dictates when to sleep, awaken and eat.  The Rapid Results program was designed with this science in mind, taking advantage of our natural metabolism and ability to burn calories when it’s most effective.  Members who completed the Rapid Results program lost up to 16 pounds in the first four weeks. The average weight loss in the study was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the program.
     
    Who can participate in the Rapid Results program?
    You can sign up for Rapid Results if you are 18 years and older.  If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have diabetes, then Rapid Results is not right for you.  Adolescents and mothers who are breastfeeding may do the Jenny Craig Classic Program.  Those with diabetes can sign up with the Jenny Craig Type 2 Program.
     


     
    How Does Rapid Results work?
    The Rapid Results program incorporates our 24-hour biological clock that is in sync with daylight and darkness.  Every system in the body has its own unique clock and the digestive system is no different – all the processes of digestion, absorption and metabolism of food are well orchestrated and they do their job best during the daytime.  But at night when the sun is down and while we are sleeping, this system is tasked with other vital functions – repairing and regenerating from a long day’s work.  When we eat in accordance with our natural clock, we harness the best results in weight loss.  In addition to improved weight loss and appetite control, research also demonstrates other benefits to following this natural daily cycle, including increased belly fat loss and improvements in immune and mental functions. 1-6
     
    How Is Rapid Results different from the Classic Jenny Craig program?
    The Jenny Craig plan is known for and has been praised by weight loss experts for its commitment to providing perfect-portioned, balanced and delicious menus with the support of a weight loss consultant to address the what and the how much to eat.  Now, Rapid Results incorporates when to eat.  A rejuvenation break has been integrated into the program based on research that demonstrates the numerous health benefits of allowing your body to regroup and regenerate after a busy day of metabolizing your food. Here’s the breakdown:
     
    Rapid Results divides the day into two segments, a nourishment period and a rejuvenation period. During the nourishment period, members eat six times and choose from chef-crafted and nutritionist-designed meals. There is no counting, cooking, or meal prep and the daily menu is based upon appropriate nutrition for healthy weight loss. Throughout the nourishment period, Rapid Results provides more calories when your metabolism is burning the most calories.
     
    The rejuvenation break plays a critical role in the weight-loss plan as a reset time. Research demonstrates that the rejuvenation period, which includes sleep time, allows the body’s cells to rejuvenate and regenerate, boosts the immune system, manages appetite and hunger, helps preserve muscle mass, decreases the risk for dementia, as well as enhances mental alertness and mood.1-4 A key benefit of the rejuvenation period is that body fat, especially belly fat, decreases while muscle mass is maintained. 5,6 This reduction in belly fat decreases obesity as well as the risk of type 2 diabetes.7
     
    While on Rapid Results, Jenny Craig members will continue to receive the same support with a personal consultant, who is undergoing new enhanced comprehensive training to deliver excellent weight loss guidance. Members on the study who followed the Rapid Results program lost 30% more weight in their first four weeks when compared to the Classic Program. †
     
    What is the price difference between Rapid Results and the Classic Jenny Craig Program?
    There is no price difference.  The Trial, Premium and Super Premium program options will remain the same.  Regardless of program type, including Jenny Craig Anywhere, you can choose to do Rapid Results or the Jenny Craig Classic program.
     
    How does eating more calories during the day help me lose more weight?
    From dawn until mid-afternoon, our metabolism is optimal and the body is most efficient at burning calories as fuel. So it makes sense for us to prioritize consuming most of our calories earlier in the day when our metabolism is optimal and avoid eating large meals in the evening, when the body is winding down and getting ready for bed. The Rapid Results menu is balanced with a higher number of calories in the morning/afternoon and fewer calories in the evening to work with these natural peaks and valleys of metabolism.
     
    What if I am not hungry in the morning or during the day? 
    Like changing any habit, commit to taking that first step.  One effective way is to map out your meals and snacks throughout the 12-hour nourishment period, then set an alarm on your phone as a reminder to eat.  As you follow through with your plan day by day, you are creating a new pattern that, over time, will become your new norm.  You will discover the feeling of hunger and look forward to your first meal in the morning.
     
    Can I have beverages during the 12-hour Rejuvenation Period?
    Yes! You can hydrate with calorie-free beverages like water, plain tea, black coffee or any zero calorie flavored drinks.  You do not want to consume beverages that contain sugar or any calories because that will require your body’s attention to process them and not allow it to rest fully.
     
    Is it okay if the start and stop times for the Nourishment Period and Rejuvenation Period change during the week?
    Schedules tend to change day-to-day and especially between weekdays to weekends so it may be necessary to shift your schedule by a couple of hours.  Some days, the time you start your nourishment period could be from 7am to 7pm or 8am to 8pm. As long as you stick to around a 12-hour block for your body to rest and recharge during the rejuvenation break, you can reap the benefits.
      
    I work a night shift.  Can I still do the Rapid ResultsTM program?
    Yes! Though the most recent science has shown that because our bodies are affected by the daily 24-hour light-dark cycle, human beings metabolize calories at slower rates during the nighttime.  Therefore, weight loss may take a bit more time.  But here are some suggestions which may help:
     
    •  Try to take your rejuvenation break from consuming calories for around 10-12 hours.
    •  Get at least 7 hours of sleep.  
    •  Try to get in most of your calories during daylight. 
     
    Want to learn more? Schedule a free appointment to see if Rapid Results is right for you.
     
     
    SOURCES:
     
    †Members following the Rapid Results program for 28 days lost, on average, 36% more weight than those on the standard Jenny Craig program for the same time period.
     
    1 Peterson, C. Pennington Biomedical Research Center. “Time-Restricted Feeding Increases Fat Oxidation and Reduces Swings in Appetite Levels in Humans.” Oral abstract presentation at: The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeekSM 2016; October 31 – November 4, 2016. www.obesityweek.com. 

    2 Moro, Tatiana, et al. “Effects of eight weeks of time-Restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-Trained males.” Journal of Translational Medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, 2016, doi:10.1186/s12967-016-1044-0. 

    3 Vyazovskiy, Vladyslav. “Sleep, recovery, and metaregulation: explaining the benefits of sleep.” Nature and Science of Sleep, 17 Dec. 2015, p. 171-184., doi:10.2147/nss.s54036. 

    4 Cirelli, Chiara, and Giulio Tononi. “Is Sleep Essential?” PLoS Biology, vol. 6, no. 8, 2008, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060216. 

    5 Varady, K. A. “Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?” Obesity Reviews, vol. 12, no. 7, 2011, pp. 593–601., doi:10.1111/j.1467-789x.2011.00873.x. 

    6 Mattson, Mark P., et al. “Meal frequency and timing in health and disease.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111, no. 47, 17 Nov. 2014, pp. 16647–16653., doi:10.1073/pnas.1413965111. 
     
    7 Chaix, Amandine, et al. “Time-Restricted Feeding Is a Preventative and Therapeutic Intervention against Diverse Nutritional Challenges.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 20, no. 6, 2 Dec. 2014, pp. 991–1005., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2014.11.001.
     

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    *Results not typical.  Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  Member received promotional consideration.
     
    “My doctor expressed concern that my BMI was heading into an unhealthy category...I was shocked.”  
     
    In 2010, after giving birth, I learned I had a problem with my thyroid and would forever need to take medication for the condition. It was truly a hard pill to swallow at age 32. I accepted that my body would be different having this disorder, and coped by throwing myself back into the world. I left the security of a law firm and opened my own law practice. I went back to school. I thrived as a devoted mother, wife, attorney & counselor. My schedule, however, left me little time to eat. That should help me lose weight, right?  No, that was not the case. My weight reached a high of 170 lbs.  My doctor expressed concerned that my BMI was heading into an unhealthy category and I was shocked.  My thoughts raced as I grappled with this comment. I told myself that I looked good and that I was smaller than my husband. I thought that I carried my weight well.  I quickly changed the topic with the doctor and asked about my migraines. We did not discuss losing weight any further.  When I returned home, I looked at myself in photos from a recent Mother’s Day.  I was wearing a long-sleeved dress to cover my body and my mother’s earrings to draw attention to my face and away from the rest of me.  I remember feeling special that day, but looking at the photos after my doctor’s appointment, I came to the realization that my doctor was right. I needed to lose weight.  I was facing surgery for migraines and I wanted to be in the best possible health for that.  I called Jenny Craig and made an appointment.
     
    “I felt like the weight was melting off as my body became stronger.” 
    I decided that I would make going to Jenny Craig a priority.  The day of my appointment, our puppy was very sick. My first thought was to cancel, but I did not.  Instead, feeling the commitment to my weight loss, I showed up with puffy eyes and barely a coherent sentence. My consultant listened as I fumbled through the appointment. She understood the stress I was under and listened as I told her how it made my body hold onto the weight. Each week, she helped me develop a schedule and set reminders to eat, eat, eat. I followed the menu plan and learned to eat 6 times a day. I even hung the word “EAT” in my kitchen.  As I was eating food that I enjoyed and learning portion control, I felt like the weight was melting off as my body became stronger. 
     
    “Finally, I had become the healthy active mother I always knew I could be.”
     
    By eating more often and the right foods in the right amounts, I lost 20 lbs.* For the first time as a mother, I could work positively toward my health goals.  On Mother’s Day 2017, I wore a sleeveless dress and no earrings.  As I celebrated with my son, I proudly acknowledged my achievements: only one migraine this year and 20 lbs.* of body fat gone despite my thyroid disorder. Finally, I had become the healthy active mother I always knew I could be.
    Are you ready to make a change? Book a free appointment today to see if Jenny Craig is right for you.
     
    *Results not typical.  Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  Member received promotional consideration.
     

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    Jenny Craig's New Rapid Results™ Program - Lose More Weight† and Improve Your Health
                                                               
    by Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM
    Chair, Jenny Craig Science Advisory Board
     
    Jenny Craig has been committed to a science-based weight loss program for 34 years. We are constantly evolving our program to incorporate new research to improve your weight loss and health management. For instance, researchers have made a revolutionary discovery that may affect not just weight, but also your health, wellness and quality of life. Scientists have discovered that one of the secrets to sustainable health lies in paying special attention to your body clock. Most people don’t realize that the human body and every one of its 37 trillion cells possess 24-hour clocks that follow a unique daily pattern, called a circadian rhythm. Recently, three American scientists were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine for identifying the circadian rhythm gene that coordinates the body clock cellular activities. These body clocks become dysfunctional when we live the typical chaotic 24/7 grab-and-go lifestyle. The cell’s body clocks prefer you follow a more natural circadian rhythm of light and dark, being awake and sleeping. When your clocks are working in harmony, optimal weight management and metabolism are more likely to happen.1-5
     
    So, how can you use your body clock to improve your overall health as well as shed excess pounds? Well, end the chaos and slip into your natural body clock genes on the New Rapid Results Program by Jenny Craig.   The program shows you how to “nourish” for 12 hours, and then “rejuvenate” for the remaining 12 hours. During the nourishing 12 hours, you’ll eat healthfully while staying physically active. During the rejuvenating 12 hours, when you’re finished eating, extraordinary things are taking place throughout your body.  The rejuvenation 12-hour window is a critical period when your body regroups, resets and regenerates after a busy day metabolizing your food and then using it to fuel your daily activities. One remarkable consequence of allowing your body this 12-hour rejuvenation time is that your body fat, especially belly fat, decreases.7 This is good news, as excess belly fat is associated with obesity and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.8
     
    And it’s not just weight that’s improved. Scientists have also found that sticking to the 24-hour nourish-rejuvenation cycle not only preserves your muscle mass, but, with physical activity, may increase it. You’ll also activate fat burning and reduce swings in appetite.9 Sleep quality and energy may also be enhanced.  
     
    The 24-hour nourish-rejuvenation plan which is integrated into the Rapid Results Program is also associated with a decrease in the risk for dementia, along with enhanced mental alertness and mood.10 All of this is what happens when your body clocks work together as a well-coordinated team. The Rapid Results plan works with your natural body clocks to provide a time period of nourishment when you need it and can burn the food fuel most effectively, and then a period of rejuvenation during which your body can rest and regroup. 
     
    Starting your nourish-rejuvenation cycle provides a golden opportunity for studying how you live now, and what you can do to improve your environment and lifestyle. Reset your lifestyle by spending your newly increased energy, endurance and time away from eating to now fulfilling your dreams. Enjoy hikes and bike rides with family and friends. Plan vacations that challenge mind and body. Embrace a more mindful approach to “me” time by prioritizing your personal nutrition and physical fitness. And don’t forget your sleep! As you sleep, the cells throughout your body, such as your immune system, are hard at work undergoing critical regeneration.11,12 During deep sleep, your hormonal systems regroup. This includes hormones that control appetite and hunger to help you rein in cravings and stay on track. Finally, sleep is a time of holistic mind-body rejuvenation and recovery from the challenges of our busy days.
     
    The most natural 12-hour eating cycle begins in the morning and ends no later than 8PM. So 8AM to 8PM is one example. The earlier you finish your dinner time, the better (7AM-7PM). By adhering to this kind of schedule, you’ll want to reorganize your evening hours. Instead of spending late night hours watching TV and mindlessly snacking, how about making sure you focus on getting your optimal 7-8 hours of sleep? Take a walk after dinner. Read or listen to a great book. Call a friend or family member and catch up. Take a bath and listen to music. Meditate or update your personal journal. Finish that puzzle. If you end dinner by 7PM, plan on going to bed no later than 11PM, then after 8 hours of sleep you’ve hit your 12-hours of rejuvenation time and it’s time for your first delicious meal of the day.
     
    Isn’t it time for you to improve your health and wellness, and achieve your best mind and body? Learn more about how Rapid Results by Jenny Craig incorporates all this and more to help you reach your goals.
     
     
    † First 4 weeks only.  Average weight loss in study was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the program.
     
     
    References
    1 Longo, Valter D., and Satchidananda Panda. “Fasting, Circadian Rhythms, and Time-Restricted Feeding in Healthy Lifespan.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 23, no. 6, 14 June 2016, pp. 1048–1059., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.06.001.
    2 Panda, Satchidananda. “Circadian physiology of metabolism.” Science, vol. 354, no. 6315, 2016, pp. 1008–1015., doi:10.1126/science.aah4967.
    3 Manoogian, Emily N. C., and Satchidananda Panda. “Circadian clock, nutrient quality, and eating pattern tune diurnal rhythms in the mitochondrial proteome.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113, no. 12, 2016, pp. 3127–3129., doi:10.1073/pnas.1601786113.
    4 Zarrinpar, Amir, et al. “Daily Eating Patterns and Their Impact on Health and Disease.” Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol. 27, no. 2, 2016, pp. 69–83., doi:10.1016/j.tem.2015.11.007.
    5 Manoogian, Emily N.c., and Satchidananda Panda. “Circadian rhythms, time-Restricted feeding, and healthy aging.” Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 39, 2017, pp. 59–67., doi:10.1016/j.arr.2016.12.006
    6 Varady, K. A. “Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?” Obesity Reviews, vol. 12, no. 7, 2011, pp. 593–601., doi:10.1111/j.1467-789x.2011.00873.x.
    7 Mattson, Mark P., et al. “Meal frequency and timing in health and disease.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111, no. 47, 17 Nov. 2014, pp. 16647–16653., doi:10.1073/pnas.1413965111.
    8 Chaix, Amandine, et al. “Time-Restricted Feeding Is a Preventative and Therapeutic Intervention against Diverse Nutritional Challenges.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 20, no. 6, 2 Dec. 2014, pp. 991–1005., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2014.11.001.
    9 Peterson, C. Pennington Biomedical Research Center. “Time-Restricted Feeding Increases Fat Oxidation and Reduces Swings in Appetite Levels in Humans.” Oral abstract presentation at: The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeekSM 2016; October 31 – November 4, 2016. www.obesityweek.com.
    10. Vasconcelos, Andrea R, et al. “Intermittent fasting attenuates lipopolysaccharide-Induced neuroinflammation and memory impairment.” Journal of Neuroinflammation, vol. 11, no. 1, 2014, p. 85., doi:10.1186/1742-2094-11-85.
    11 Vyazovskiy, Vladyslav. “Sleep, recovery, and metaregulation: explaining the benefits of sleep.” Nature and Science of Sleep, 17 Dec. 2015, p. 171-184., doi:10.2147/nss.s54036.
    12 Cirelli, Chiara, and Giulio Tononi. “Is Sleep Essential?” PLoS Biology, vol. 6, no. 8, 2008, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060216.
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Jenny Craig in their Best Diets rankings! Read on to find out what we have planned for 2018.
     
    For the eighth year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report has named Jenny Craig in their 2018 Best Diets rankings. U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and rankings, ranked Jenny Craig as a Best Commercial Diet Plan (#2), a Best Weight-Loss Diet (#3), a Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet (#7), an Easiest Diet to Follow (#7) and a Best Diet for Diabetes (#8).
     
    Jenny Craig supports their members by considering all aspects of wellness. Whether it’s through sharing Success Stories from our members, offering around 100  crave-worthy foods that appear on our menus, discussing the latest food trends or offering inspiring quotes and anecdotes through our Perfect Portion blog, we’re delighted to offer many ways to keep you inspired and help you make healthy choices that can benefit you for the rest of your life. We also keep our noses in our books, meaning our team is dedicated to learning as much as we can about the science of weight loss. The Jenny Craig program, which focuses on providing nutritionally sound and delicious meals as well as one-on-one support, has been proven to promote healthy weight loss.
     
    Heading into 2018, we announced Rapid Results. Rapid Results is a science-based innovation to the Jenny Craig program and an expansion of the current program you know and love. Rapid Results is based on nutrition research (2017 Nobel Prize-winning science!) that says it’s not just about what and how much you eat, but when you eat, that plays an important factor in achieving your weight loss goal. We’ve created a new menu that matches the best times of day to consume your calories. Members who completed Rapid Results lost up to 16 pounds in the first four weeks of the program!  The average weight loss in the study was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the program (first four weeks only).
     
    “It’s a real validation of our science and consumer focused program,” said Monty Sharma, CEO and President, Jenny Craig. “At a time when there is so much noise in the weight loss industry, we are proud to be acknowledged as a ‘best diet’ across several categories for the eighth year in a row by this reputable panel. We work tirelessly to utilize the latest research in nutritional science to provide programs to our members that helps give them the tools they need to lose weight and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle.”
     
    For more information on how you can get started with Jenny Craig, call 866.706.4042 or visit any of our 500 locations in local neighborhoods near you!
     

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