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The Perfect Portion


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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Live Life,

Feeling unsure about what's actually 'healthy' foods when shopping at the grocery store? The Nutrition Facts Panel on the back of a package can help you make those healthier food choices. The Panel is your guide to identifying nutrients that are good for you like fiber and calcium, as well as those you might want to limit or avoid like saturated fat, sodium and added sugars.
 

 
Here are some quick tips for reading food labels:
 
1. Watch Portion Size
 
Found at the top, this will help identify your size of a serving and total number of servings per container.   If the portion size on the Panel doesn’t match the serving size you're used to, divide it into the “right size” portion to fit your needs.  
2. Know Your % Daily Values (DVs)
 
Scan the Panel for the % DV. This is the recommended amount for a nutrient, based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your personal DV may be lower depending on your menu calorie level. A food that has 5% or less of the DV is considered to be low in that nutrient. A food that has 20% or more of the DV is considered to be high in that nutrient.  
3. Choose Foods with Key Nutrients
 
Look for foods that have at least 20% of the DV for vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Pick foods that are rich in dietary fiber: A good source has 3 grams and an excellent source has 5 grams per serving. 
4. Look for Added Fat/Saturated Fat, Sugars and Sodium
 
Refer to the Panel to see if a food contains added fat or sugar. That’s important because these can be “hidden” calories. Choose foods that are low in added fat, especially saturated fat. Look at the grams of total fat in 1 serving. Choose foods that are <20% of the DV for saturated fat and have zero trans-fat as these both raise blood cholesterol. Choose foods that include unsaturated fat as these support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
5. Select foods that are low in added sugar.
 
Added sugars include these ingredients: brown, confectioner’s, powdered, turbinado, cane, date, invert, sucrose, polydextrose, fructose, maltose, dextrose, syrup (corn, maple and agave), honey, molasses and agave nectar.
 
Sources: 
Choose Your Foods: Food Lists for Weight Management, American Diabetes Association and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Diabetes Association, Inc®.
http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm274593.htm
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What does the present have to do with stress? Often, stress centers on events that happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow. It may be regret over what we said or did in the past or fear over a possible future outcome. It is rarely about what is happening today.
 

 
Just by tuning into the rhythm of your breath, you can get help to reduce the tension in a stressful situation. When you’re relaxed, your breathing is slow and deep. When you’re anxious or excited, your breathing tends to be more rapid and shallow. By simply slowing down the rate or your breathing and focusing on its rhythm, you can begin to restore calm and clarity. You might even consider counting out 10 full breaths: Breathing in, say “one,” then slowly breath out. Then breathe in again, saying “two,” then slowly breathing out again – and so on, up to ten. Notice how your energy changes.
Here is a short technique for building mind-body balance:
1. You can sit comfortably with your back straight, lie down with your hands by your sides or even lie in a downward dog position. Close your eyes; allow your body to become still and calm.
 
2. Begin to focus on your breathing, and take several full, deep breaths. Let your breath find its own natural rhythm. Don’t try to control it; just observe it.
 
3. Bring your attention to the feeling of your breath as it comes into your nose, down your throat, into your belly, then back out again. Feel your belly rise as you inhale and fall as you exhale. Feel the cool air entering your nostrils and the warm air flowing out. With each exhale settle in a little more.
 
4. You may find that your attention drifts away from your breathing, and you think of other things. Watch these thoughts float by, like bubbles. Then, gently bring your attention back to your breathing.
 
5. Continue paying attention to your breath. If your attention drifts to an emotion, observe and accept it. See yourself riding it, like a surfer on a wave, and then gently bring your attention back to your breathing. This is practice for learning how to observe your emotions without reacting to them.
 
6. Try not to judge the thoughts and emotions as they pass through your mind. Gently return to the rise and fall of your breathing for several minutes. Imagine each inhale brings peace and each exhale releases tension.
 
7. As you finish, congratulate yourself for bringing yourself back into mind-body balance.
 
Research continues to demonstrate the benefits of mindfulness as beneficial to the management of pain, anxiety and stress. For weight management, the practice of being mindful creates a mental gap or “choice point,” that gives us the clarity to make lifestyle decisions in a more conscious way.
 
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It’s back to school season! This year, not only have you committed to eating better, but you’re also trying to implement healthier eating habits for the family as well. Send your kids to school with a delicious and nutrition-packed lunch that will give them the energy to keep learning all day at school. Expand from the familiar PB&J with these fresh ideas for packing healthier lunches for your kids.
 

Wrap and Roll It 
Deconstruct the typical turkey and Swiss sandwich by cutting turkey and cheese into squares than can be paired up with a zip bag of whole grain crackers. On another day, make it a wrap: Spread a whole grain tortilla with mustard or mayonnaise, layer on turkey, ham or tuna salad, fold over each side and roll up like a burrito. 
Give Pasta Salad a Punch
If you have macaroni and cheese lovers in your house, surprise them with a cold, healthy version by mixing up a batch of pasta salad that includes a spoon or two of peas, broccolini or other veggies. Add in a little protein with cubed cheese, diced turkey or chopped hard boiled eggs. This easy, make-ahead lunch is best packed in an insulated thermos to keep it fresh and cold.
Make it colorful

If everything in your child’s lunchbox is one color (white and bland), it probably doesn’t look very appetizing. Build in some bright fruits such as green apples, purple grapes, red cherries or mandarin oranges. You can also pack vibrant vegetables, such as sliced green cucumbers/celery, orange pepper slices, spiralized yellow squash and purple baby carrots to provide an array of healthy vitamins and minerals. Which brings us to our next tip… 
Dip it
If your kid is picky about eating vegetables, give them something healthy to dip it in, such as hummus, guacamole or a savory Greek yogurt. You can even pack some peanut butter or raisins to complement celery sticks or apple slices. You’ll find small containers in the food storage aisle at the supermarket that are just right for holding the perfect amount of dip. Just be sure to include a cold pack to make sure everything stays nice and cool.
Personalized Pizza 
Let the kids make their own lunch the night below – dole out individual whole wheat pizza crust along with healthy toppings like marinara sauce, low fat shredded mozzarella, olives, grape tomatoes, mushrooms. After a quick run under the broiler, wrap in foil and refrigerate.
Break Out Some New Bread
Nothing wrong with PB and J – but the combo gets a new life when nestled in a pita, spread onto naan, or schmeared onto a bagel. And don’t be afraid to experiment with a mix of almond or cashew butter, fruit spread, mashed banana or diced peaches. Or, for a different sandwich, try a filling of smashed avocado, sprouts, sunflower seeds and a squeeze of lemon.  
Bonus: Use some fun cookie cutter shapes on the sandwich to give your kids a smile when they open their lunchbox. 
Bag the Snacks
Trade the usual fried potato/tortilla chips for baked potato or vegetable chips, rice crackers or even fresh popcorn. 
Add Something Sweet
Fresh whole fruit, or juice-packed single serve fruit cups make for healthy, portable desserts. For a boost of calcium, freeze individual yogurt/pudding cups overnight and your kids can enjoy a spoon-able smoothie by lunch. Trail mix, fig bars and oatmeal raisin cookies are another way to sneak in a little more fruit and fiber.   
 
 
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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Eat Well,

With fall just around the corner, we’re excited to share with you new Jenny Craig foods we know you’re going to love. Indulge in these delicious foods for the new season. Available August 18th.
Ramen Noodle Bowl with Chicken & Veggies

 
Classic and comforting, this hearty bowl is filled with tender noodles in a delicious broth combined with chicken, red bell peppers, carrots and mushrooms.
 
“Ramen is all the craze and inspired our Ramen Noodle Bowl with Chicken & Veggies,” Director of Brand & Product, Lindsay Ostenson said. “It’s a perfect dish as the weather cools off. It’s packed with veggies, but you can add your own favorites too.  I like to spice mine up with some jalapeno, fresh lime and cilantro.”
Pecan Glazed Chicken (US) & Maple Pecan Glazed Chicken (Canada)

 
Warm up this season with something hearty. Roasted chicken glazed with a sweet sauce, alongside a blend of savory butternut squash, wild rice, orzo, onions and topped off with chopped pecans.
 
“Sweet and savory, and oh so delightful! Our new Pecan Glazed Chicken is a hearty dish featuring a favorite fall vegetable— sweet potatoes,” Ostenson said. “It pairs perfectly with a side of crispy, roasted Brussel sprouts.”
Pumpkin Loaf

 
A seasonal favorite. Jumpstart your morning with a classic pumpkin loaf baked with cinnamon spice and topped with tart cranberries and streusel. Available for a limited time. 
Pumpkin Spice Cakes 

 
A favorite dessert is back for a limited time! This real pumpkin cake is perfectly blended with cinnamon, nutmeg and topped off with a cream cheese icing drizzle.        
 
“Nothing says fall like pumpkin! We are so excited to bring back our Pumpkin Spice Cakes and Pumpkin Loaf for the 7th year in a row,” Ostenson said. “These are fan favorites, but they are limited editions so hurry and stock up while you can! My favorite is the Pumpkin Spice Cakes with the cream cheese drizzle. And since there’s 2 in each package, I can have one and save one for later!”
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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Eat Well,


With its long stem and spiny leaves, artichokes have a reputation for being hard to prepare just to get to the delicate meat at the center of the artichoke and under the petals. In reality, you can prep and cook an artichoke in about 20 minutes! Here’s how to prepare an artichoke:
 
1.    Wash the artichoke under cold water to get any dirt washed out of the petals. Pat dry.
 


2.    With a long, serrated knife, cut the artichoke about an inch from the top to reveal its heart/open it a bit. 
 

 
3.    Next, address the stem. You can slice about halfway up the stem or remove it entirely if your plating requires the artichoke to sit upright. The stem is edible and a continuation of the heart (the meat), so feel free to save the stem to cook later.
 

 
4.    With a pair of kitchen shears, cut away the thorny petal tips. If you don’t have kitchen shears, a pair of scissors will work just fine.
 

 
5.     Now, spread the petals of the artichoke to open it up a bit. That way, your seasonings can fall between the petals.
 

 
6.    Once the artichoke is prepped, you have a few ways that you can cook it. Add lemon juice to the artichoke, which will help keep it from browning, and then try one of the following:
 
Oven-Roasted Artichoke
Begin by preheating the oven to 425°. With the artichoke standing up on a sheet pan, take a knife to the center of the artichoke and create a space to insert a few garlic cloves. Season the artichoke with salt, pepper, and a light drizzle of olive oil, then tightly wrap each artichoke with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Check the artichokes after about 20 minutes, when they should be sizzling.
 
Steamed Artichokes 
For a fresh, bright appearance try to steam your artichokes. Fill a large pot with a few inches of water. Flavor the water with aromatics, such as a clove of garlic, bay leaf and slice of lemon. Place the artichokes on top of a steamer, then cover the pot. Once the water boils, reduce to a simmer and steam the artichokes for an additional 25-45 minutes. Once the outer leaves can be pulled, they’re ready to eat!
 
Grilled Artichokes 
You can also take advantage of the season and the great weather by grilling your artichoke, which brings out some of its smoky flavors. Cut the artichoke in half or quarters, then follow the steam instructions above. Brush each artichoke with oil, season with salt and pepper, then put the artichokes on the grill, leaf-side up, for about 8 minutes over medium heat.
 

 
Artichokes make for a beautiful side dish alongside our Pepperoni Pizza or can become your main dish by stuffing an artichoke with our Turkey Burger . Keep an eye out for other Fresh & Free Addition ideas to continue exploring delicious, nutritious vegetables that can help you meet your weight loss goals. 
 
 
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http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cook_and_eat_an_artichoke/
http://toriavey.com/how-to/2013/07/how-to-grill-artichokes/
 
 
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Your reasons for wanting to lose weight begins with you: You’re the one choosing to change your eating habits and activity toward a healthier lifestyle every day, so it’s essential to have a strong sense of self-motivation.
 

 
That being said, part of your weight loss journey is discovering the support around you. Here’s why talking about your weight loss truly helps you with your goals:
 

It keeps you accountable.
Hearing yourself discuss what you’re doing to work toward your goals reinforces your new habits.
 

You can acknowledge milestones along the way.
Losing weight is no small feat, and discussing where you began and the steps you’ve taken to get where you are today allows you to acknowledge pivotal moments along the way.
 

You’ll discover your support system.

Loved ones are great people to open up to about your goals. When other people, like co-workers or acquaintances, notice your weight loss, it’s an opportunity to open your support system a little wider, too. Allow yourself to be open with those who ask about your progress, and make sure to listen to how they respond—their positive reinforcement is another way to acknowledge all the work you’re doing, and keep it up!
 

You may impact someone else’s weight loss journey.
Now that you’re building out your support system, you may be the person who jumpstarts a loved one’s or acquaintance’s weight loss journey. Maybe one of your loved ones will bring you up as an inspiration to one of their friends who are contemplating their own health, too, which makes your reach even more impactful.
 

New tips and strategies.
Your support system may include people who are also losing weight or have been in your shoes. As you share what has worked for you—and what hasn’t—you allow yourself an opportunity to learn along your journey.
 
Every little bit of support can help you be one step closer to hitting your weight loss goal.
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Scientists at the National Weight Control Registry have identified a set of lifestyle habits and attitudes that successful weight maintainers share in common. These weight “Maintainers” aren’t perfect, but they are consistent with key strategies that you, too, can regularly practice as part of your weight maintenance plan.
 

Image by Olivia Frescura
Top Ten Tips from Successful Weight Maintainers
1. Continue to control portions and calories – Maintainers average 1400-1800 calories a day.

2. Moderate fat intake – Maintainers level out at about 24% fat calories a day.

3. Eat breakfast daily - 78% of Maintainers never miss a morning meal.

4. Weigh frequently - 44% of Maintainers weigh daily.

5. Course correct – Maintainers reduce food intake and increase activity for minor “blips” on the scale.

6. Keep consistent – Maintainers eat the same on weekdays, weekends, even holidays.

7. Move more than before – Maintainers walk, strength train and enjoy other activities one hour a day.
 

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8. Limit dining – Maintainers eat out less than three times a week and indulge fast foods just once a week.

9. Reduce TV time to no more than 10 hours a week – Maintainers are busy doing other things.

10. Always make a plan A… AND a plan B, for when things don’t go as you’d expect.
 
What Else Works for Keeping It Off?
Experts also say that maintaining a network of support, practicing positive ways for managing stress and focusing on a deeper motivation for making healthy choices versus the short-term benefits of weight loss all contribute to successful weight maintenance.
 
 
Sources
1 http://www.nwcr.ws/
2 Obes Rev. 2005 vol.6:67–85.
3 Am J Clin Nutr.2005; vol. 82: 1222S-225S.
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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Eat Well,

*These tips are for Jenny Craig members who are on the maintenance phase of our program

 
Take summer up a notch by grilling your favorite fruits and veggies. The grill isn’t just for searing meat–you can create scrumptious roasted vegetables and fruits fit for a summertime side or lip-smacking dessert. . From peaches to corn, here are five tips for grilling summer fruits and veggies.
Non-stick trick
Having a peach or pineapple stick to the grill can be a sad, burning mess Be sure to add a light spritz of non-stick vegetable cooking spray to avoid sticking. Olive oil spray can add wonderful flavor to hearts of romaine, asparagus, zucchini and yellow squash, without the loaded calories.
Season it right
The grill will already add a roasted and smoky flavor to your fruits and vegetables, so there is no need to add any salt or butter. If you’re looking to boost the taste, add fresh summer herbs, such as basil, thyme, rosemary and chives.
To peel or not to peel?
Most vegetables don’t need to be peeled before being placed on the grill. Not only will you keep key nutrients inside, but you also won’t dry out your veggies. Keep the husk on the corn to insulate it and allow the steam to cook the kernels.
Wrap it up
Not a fan of the char from a grill? You can still utilize the barbecue by placing your fruits and veggies in a foil bag before cooking on the grill. Try a handful of summer berries with a dash of Jenny Craig Breakfast Syrup and then sealed in foil to create a colorful compote for Jenny Craig’s Chocolate Lava Cake. For a delicious side, you can also foil wrap and grill some summer squash, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and a handful of freshly chopped basil.  
Get creative
Turn summertime fruit into a light dessert straight from the grill. Ideally, fruit should be firm and barely ripe for the grill. Create a mouth-watering peach or apricot cobbler by halving stone fruits, brushing with Jenny Craig’s Breakfast Syrup and then grilling until caramelized. Or for a kid-friendly dessert, make fruit kabobs that include sliced bananas, strawberries, pineapple and watermelon.
 
 
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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Live Life,

Do you spend a lot of time worrying about things that may or may not occur? If you are a chronic worrier, it seems natural, almost like a good luck charm, to anticipate the worst. But this thought process doesn’t give you any more control over the outcome. As an alternative, try these five techniques to help re-frame and get a handle on distressing situations.
 

 
1. Assess the Odds of a Negative Event
Experts have studied how worry predicts actual results. It turns out that 85% of what we worry about never happens. So, usually
it’s a waste of energy. A more productive approach is to review the situation and ask yourself how likely is that negative event REALLY going to happen. If the odds are >50%, then identify one action you can take to control the situation. If odds are <50%, then accept that you’ll have to wait it out and move on.
 
2. Set Realistic Expectations for Yourself
If you have an Inner Critic mindset, you may have unrealistic expectations of what makes for a “productive” day. One way to
find out is to ask yourself to what standards you’d hold a good friend or respected colleague. Then consider holding yourself to
the same standards. 
 
3. Rely on Your Role Model
We all know someone who seems to be cool under pressure – use that person as your role model. Stop to think about how that person responds versus reacts to a situation; and next time try responding similarly.
 
4. Chunk Your Time to Better Manage It
If you’re feeling paralyzed by the enormity of a situation, breaking it down into multiple mini-projects will make the job easier to
tackle. Most importantly, remember to delegate responsibilities when possible!
 
5. Trade “Balance” for “Fit”
Instead of “Work-Life Balance,” which implies two competing forces that take equal parts of your time, consider the idea of “Work-Life Fit.” With our 24/7 accessibility, a 50/50 balance isn’t realistic. But by thinking of all your priorities (work, family, relationships, community and healthy self-care) as intersecting pieces in a puzzle allows you to fit them together in flexible ways that result in a more satisfying, less stressful life.
 
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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Eat Well,

Fruit and vegetables are fun to use when they’re fresh, ripe and in-season, but there may be times when you’ve either bought too many to use or continue to buy so many delicious items that some get left to the wayside to spoil. While you can plan your shopping list using our Simple Inspirations, which are found on the back of many Jenny Craig entrees, or discover a new recipe, you can also buy a few items that will last longer than others. Here are some of the best fruits and veggies that last in your fridge and/or pantry:
Fruits that last
Apples (up to 2 weeks in refrigerator) Canned/frozen fruit (up to 2-3 months) Lemons (1-2 months in refrigerator) Oranges (2-3 weeks in refrigerator) Watermelon (up to 2 weeks) Vegetables that last
Beets (up to 2 weeks) Cabbage (up to 2 weeks or longer in refrigerator) Canned/frozen vegetables (up to 2-3 months) Carrots (2-3 weeks in refrigerator) Celery (1-2 weeks in refrigerator) Garlic (2-3 months in a cool, dry area) Onions (4 weeks or longer) Potatoes (4 weeks or longer) Turnips (up to 4 weeks) Winter squash, such as pumpkin, butternut squash, etc. (up to 3 months) Keep in mind how you store these items, too. Carrots in bags can have an extended shelf life by placing a paper towel in the bag to absorb excess moisture. Apples should be placed in a plastic bag in the fruit crisper section of your refrigeration and away from vegetables, since the ethylene gas apples produce makes produce ripen faster.
Finding fruits and veggies like the ones listed above allows you to enjoy these items for weeks to come, and not have to worry about replenishing them with every trip to the grocery store. Discover other Fresh & Free Additions recipes and strategies by reading our articles and discussing them with one of our Jenny Craig consultants. Schedule a meeting with a consultant today by finding a location near you or calling 866-706-4042—we can’t wait to help you with your health and nutrition goals!
 
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Jenny Craig Unlimited/Limited food list (PDF)
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http://www.stilltasty.com/articles/view/75
 
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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Inspiration,


Whether you’re just beginning your weight loss journey or are pounds away from your goal, it’s important to have support and inspiration to keep you on track. Your support system includes your personal consultant, friends and family members, but it’s truly up to you to wake up in the morning with your weight loss goal in mind. Here are some inspiring weight loss quotes to keep you motivated:
 
1.  Weight loss takes time, so remember that every change you make, even small changes, adds up.
 

 
2. Having a strong reason for why you’re losing weight is important. Remember: You are the reason you’re losing weight so you can be your very best self!
 

 
3. Even if you fall off plan, you always have the opportunity to get back on track toward your goals. 
 

 
4. Now is the time to take action toward your weight loss goals, and every choice you make is putting the work in toward it.
 


5. Every day gives you a chance to be proud of the choices you’re making. Do what makes you feel good, and you can accomplish anything in front of you.
 

 
Having a weight loss goal in mind is important, but the changes you make along this journey impact your weight maintenance once you reach your goal. Stay motivated with these short quotes that can fit on a post-it, in your notebook or carried in spirit throughout the day. You can reach your weight loss goals, and Jenny Craig would love to be a partner in your success. Learn more by visiting one of our 500 locations in local neighborhoods near you or calling 866-706-4042 today.
 
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http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20706008,00.html#give-today-your-all-0
 
http://www.fitnessforweightloss.com/helpful-weight-loss-quotes/
 
https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/photo-gallery/35584930/image/35720538/Chalkboard-Weight-Loss-Quotes
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When you’re striving to lose weight, a planned menu with Jenny Craig works in helping you reach that goal. Why? It comes down to portion control and eating the right foods.
 

 
On the Jenny Craig menu, clients will get a menu starting from 1200 calories or more, depending on their current weight. The menu has delicious pre-selected foods, which can be paired with non-starchy vegetables and flavor enhancers from our Fresh & Free Additions list to create even more variety. Each day presents different meals, so you won’t be eating the same dish back-to-back or two days in a row.
 
Along with calorie reduction, there are many other surprising and helpful benefits:
 
1.  Creates order in your eating style. You start feeling in-control right away with your foods.
 
2.  Reduces the stress of decision making. Makes your healthy options even easier to enjoy.
 
3.  Enables you to stay focused. You can tune out distractions and tune into your goals.
 
4.  Allows you to safely indulge in your favorites. No need to eliminate any foods, all is possible with moderation!
 
Doug Battista, Jenny Craig’s Vice President of North American Operations, emphasizes that it comes back to energy balance, saying that, “When you burn more calories than you consume, you lose weight. Our Planned Menus are designed to yield a calorie deficit of approximately of 750 calories per day. This daily calorie deficit sets up a client for a 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week.”
 
Meeting your weight loss goals while still eating delicious food is possible. You may discover a whole new style of eating along the way! To find out more about our Jenny Craig Menu and how it can help you meet your weight loss goals, visit one of our 500 locations in local neighborhoods near you.
 
 
 
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By Kari - Jenny Craig, in Eat Well,

With summer in full swing, there is nothing like spending cool nights outdoors next to a fire with your loved ones. One of the classic treats of summer are s’mores. With toasty marshmallows and rich chocolate melted between graham crackers, it’s a decadent high-calorie treat.
 

 
Jenny Craig is delighted to offer our delicious rendition on the classic dessert with our S’mores Bar. It’s a staple in our summer snack rotation, and here are a few reasons that have us screaming for s’more S’mores Bars!
 
1. It’s tasty. This has to be the first reason on any snack list. It’s perfectly sweet from the marshmallow layer without being cloyingly so, while the milk chocolate provides the dark, yet creamy sensation to hit the right notes that make our taste buds sing.
 
2. The texture. The marshmallows are perfectly gooey, and are spread over a crunchy graham cracker crust that is perfectly encased in milk chocolate. That combo of crunch and chew is something snack bars only dream of, and our S’mores Bar hits it perfectly!
 
3. Less mess. Because the ingredients are in bar form, you don’t have as much mess with marshmallows spilling out as you would with a traditional s’more. Plus, you can use the wrapper to prevent your hands from melting the chocolate.
 
4. It’s portable. You can bring this campfire/bonfire treat with you wherever you go, without the sensation of sand or rocks in your shoes.
 
Are you ready to sink your teeth into this low-calorie version of a summer classic? Talk with your Jenny Craig consultant and see where it fits into your meal plan today.
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