You step on the scale. The number is the same–and it’s been the same for days. Despite following your plan, the scale just won’t move in the right direction. It seems like you’ve hit the dreaded weight loss plateau. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs per week. Don’t allow yourself to get discouraged and fall back into old habits. Instead, talk to your consultant and check out these ways to get back on track and past the plateau.
Being stuck at the same number on the scale happens to everyone at some point during their weight loss journey. It’s totally normal. Weight loss plateaus happen because your metabolism naturally slows down as you lose weight. After your body has burned up glycogen stores (carbohydrates) in your muscles and liver, you’ll see a significant drop on the scale due to water weight loss. Then, as you lose weight, you’ll also lower your calorie requirement and this can translate to slower weight loss on the scale. And remember, a few days isn’t always enough time to make a scale budge.
Push past the plateau
If you’re dissatisfied with the number on the scale and are frustrated by hitting a plateau, talk to your Jenny Craig consultant. Your consultant is there for you and can help guide you in the best direction to kick start your weight loss once again.
Sweat it out
Add just 15-30 minutes of walking or other physical activity to burn extra calories. Consider increasing the intensity if you’re doing a workout, which will help push past a plateau by burning more calories for the same amount of time. Try adding resistance exercise to tone and build muscle to boost your metabolism, since stronger muscles mean more calories burned. Weight lifting, circuit machines and bodyweight exercises are all options as well.
Eat your greens
To stay satisfied, fill up on fresh vegetables such as spinach, carrots, broccoli and more from Jenny Craig’s Fresh & Free Additions list. These foods are rich in water and fiber to keep you feeling full longer with fewer calories. The fuller and more satisfied you feel, the less likely you are to have a potential lapse.
Mix it up
Look beyond the gym for getting extra physical activity and burning more calories. Finding new ways to move is fun and mixes up your day. Try taking the stairs at work, mowing the lawn or raking leaves, having a daily dance party in the kitchen with your kids while making dinner, vigorously vacuuming and cleaning the house, and riding your bike to work to squeeze in more exercise throughout your day.
Maybe working out isn’t your favorite thing, but at least you’ve learned to appreciate the benefits enough to be active on a regular basis. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Still, day-to-day barriers like time and boredom can block your best intentions.
What’s the solution? Take a moment to write down three of your personal barriers to keeping up with your workout routine, then consider these two approaches:
When time is tight, incorporate a few 2-10 minute bursts of activity throughout your day.
If boredom is your barrier, shake up your mindset with a change.
Plan A: When All Goes Well
Make an appointment with yourself. To make activity a daily priority, plan it into your schedule like any other appointment. Enter your weekly plan in the online planner, or jot it down on your menu or calendar.
Make an appointment with others. It’s easier to ignore an alarm clock than a doorbell, especially if it’s your walking partner who’s waiting. Research shows that having an activity buddy can increase your chances of staying active.
Recruit support troops. Support really does make a difference. Re-evaluate your needs, and identify who can best support you in maintaining your activity. Record in your journal: What do I need help with? Who could support me?
Plan B: Break Past the Barriers
Barrier #1: Time
Here are some strategies to help you achieve your maintenance activity goal when faced with workout barriers.
Build on your own natural activities. Already taking the stairs? Try adding other natural activities to your day such as walking the dog, washing the car or doing yard work.
Make it snappy for extra calories. Remember intervals, the short bursts of energy you’ve built into your activity routine to burn more calories? You can also build the same energy bursts into your natural activities. Try a few 2-10 minute bursts! <br>
○ Walk at a brisk pace to work meetings. <br>
○ Trot down to the neighborhood mailbox with your mail. <br>
○ Run the dog home at the end of a walk. <br>
○ After shopping, jog the grocery cart back to the stall.
Increase your intensity to burn more calories. What about the days you don’t have extra time? Consider increasing the intensity at your next workout. You’ll burn more calories per minute. Just be sure to play it safe by staying within the “talk test” zone. If you can talk while you walk, run, bike, etc., you’re on target.
Barrier #2: Boredom:
Get up close and personal. If you personalize your goals, you’re more likely to be motivated to stay active for life. For example, if you want to get: <br>
○ Great glutes: try stair-stepping, step aerobics or hiking. <br>
○ A tight core: try rowing, Pilates or a yoga core class. <br>
○ Focused: try rock climbing, tai chi or golf.
Cross train. Throw off your muscles and your mindset with an exercise change. Take your walking program or other routine to the treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical trainer. Experiment with new resistance equipment, or switch your focus from upper-body to lower-body activities.
Pick up a hobby. Look at the calories you can burn while you’re having fun!
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Find ways to love it. Your activity time is not just calorie-burning time, it’s a space in your day to reflect and reenergize. Transform your workout into a total body/mind/spirit experience. Feel your pace, extend your stride, breathe deeply, and take in the sights and sounds of nature. Or snap on some headphones, and listen to a motivational track or your favorite music. Experiment with these things and infuse new life into an old activity.
Barrier #3: Unplanned Events
It’s normal for situations to come up that may sidetrack your physical activity efforts. The best way to deal with these situations and avoid a lapse is to plan ahead. Take a few minutes to plan for the high-risk situations, such as illness, holidays, vacations, and busy times at work.
If you’ve identified other barriers, take a few moments to think of solutions to overcome those obstacles. Planning for what’s predictable (like a vacation) and what’s not (like boredom) and learning from lapses will help you stay active for life.
From birthdays to job promotions and every celebratory moment in between, there seems to be a trend that all these milestones have a food element associated with them. While reaching milestones in your body weight loss journey should be celebrated, part of this journey includes figuring out other ways to reward yourself outside of food. So instead of celebrating your progress with junk food, choose a non-food reward! Here are seven rewards for weight loss milestones to put an extra pep in your step and continue to motivate yourself toward weight loss goals:
1. Revitalize your wardrobe.
There is nothing like buying a new pair of jeans when you’ve dropped a size. Celebrate yourself by buying a new article of clothing or have an outfit altered for every 10lbs dropped. Now those are great incentives we can get behind! You can also make room in your closet by donating clothes that are overly baggy.
2. Get your hair styled.
Whether that means getting a haircut or a blowout, we’re all about it! This great reward can also add a boost in confidence about your overall appearance.
3. Pamper yourself.
This weight loss reward is relaxing and fun! A massage or a manicure/pedicure are just two ways that you can take an extended amount of time to devote to yourself for that much needed me time.
4. Plan a field trip for yourself.
Celebrate all the hard work you have put in by planning a field trip for yourself. Your field trip can take any form. Take a walk along a body of water, go window-shopping at your favorite stores or visit a museum.
5. Join a Club.
Find some like-minded individuals who want to celebrate being healthier too. Join a walking or fitness club, meetup or even exercise your mind by joining a book club. You’ll have fun and it will keep you motivated, inspired, and healthy!
6. Take yourself out on the town.
Whether it is going to a movie, a concert, or checking out a new art exhibit, you deserve a fun night out! Take a friend, significant other or family member and enjoy a night to celebrate your healthy lifestyle and weight loss progress.
7. Buy a new item for your house.
Have you been eyeing an amazing sectional couch or a new coffee table? Now is the time to treat yourself with a new furnishing for your house. Reward your healthy behavior and hard work by indulging in furniture instead of food!
Use these non-food weight loss reward ideas to stay on track to hit your ultimate goal weight and continue on the journey to long-term success. If you’re looking for other ideas on how to reward yourself instead of with food, ask your Jenny Craig program consultant! Visit your local neighborhood Jenny Craig center or meet with your consultant via phone or video chat, where we’ll happily brainstorm, keep your motivation strong, and celebrate your healthy weight loss program milestones with you.
*Results not typical. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.
Twin sisters and Jenny Craig members Christine & Keisha B. share their weight loss journey in PEOPLE’s 100 lb. Weight Loss feature.* “My doctor said I was morbidly obese,” Christine shares with PEOPLE in the May 29, 2017 issue. "I grew up with food as an expression of love, so I had to change the way I thought about eating."
After being inspired by her twin Keisha’s success on the program, Christine joined Jenny Craig and was paired with her own consultant. The pre-school teachers give each other support to stay on track and now have a different outlook on food. “You have to make a commitment to be good to yourself,” Keisha tells PEOPLE.
Read more about their journey here!
If you’re saddling up your car for a road trip this season, don’t fall off your plan by succumbing to gas station junk food. Whether you’re heading to the beach, camping or meeting up with family a few hours away, it’s a good idea to think about what Jenny Craig items you’ll need to make sure you don’t fall off your meal plan.
While Fresh & Free Additions, like celery or cucumbers, and our snack bars are great as car-time snacks, here are 5 essential Jenny Craig foods you need when you hit the road:
Chicken Cranberry Salad Kit. Perfect for picnics at any location, the Chicken Cranberry Salad Kit comes with white meat chicken, celery and dried cranberries pre-mixed in creamy Greek yogurt dressing. The kit comes with crackers, but add other vegetables, like more celery or radishes to continue with the delicious mix of crispy and soft textures.
Tuna Dill Salad Kit. A classic meal with a twist, as this Tuna Dill Salad Kit packs plenty of flavor with a Greek yogurt and dill dressing. This salad kit also includes wheat crackers, but you can add lettuce and tomatoes for a Fresh & Free Addition.
Hummus. Crackers are a great vessel for protein-rich dips, and our Classic Hummus & Wheat Crackers combo is a great example of that. This portable snack packs a powerful flavor-punch with chickpeas, ground sesame seeds and a hint of garlic that also pairs well with carrots, cucumbers and peppers.
Cheddar Cheese Crisps. Road trips are all about on-the-go type foods, and our Cheddar Cheese Crisps are ready for wherever you go! You’ll have a satisfying bite not only because of the savory cheddar cheese flavor—the texture of the crisp is like a cracker and potato chip combined.
Cookies. Our Iced Oatmeal Cookie and Lemon Cooler Cookies are sweet and will have you smiling with every bite.
Being prepped for your road trip and your final destination allows you to focus on spending quality time with your loved ones.
With age, it is important to pay close attention to our overall health: physical, mental and emotional. Did you know that staying physically active isn't just good for your body, but also beneficial for your mind. Regular physical activity can help to boost your mood and improve flexibility, strength and balance. Getting a move on can also prevent heart disease and help you live longer, so what are you waiting for? Some of the most enjoyable benefits of a safe and consistent activity routine may be having the strength and endurance to carry your groceries, climb up the stairs, take a longer walk, dance a little longer or play another round of golf. Use the following guidelines to develop a safe activity routine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults who are 65 years or older and generally fit with no limiting health conditions should aim to get a total of between 75 and 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercise. This may seem like a lot of time, but in reality it's only about the length of a movie, or 15-20 minutes per day. If you are not currently active or have a challenge finding time for activity, break it up into 10-minute intervals and build up your time and intensity slowly.
The time you should spend each week on cardio activities depends on the intensity level:
Moderate-intensity cardio activities include brisk walking, swimming, light cycling and dancing. This level of cardio intensity will increase your heartbeat and make you breathe harder. As a general rule of thumb, if you can talk but not sing, your activity is probably moderate in intensity.
Vigorous-intensity cardio activities include jogging, running and climbing hills. This level of cardio intensity will make your heart rate increase even more, and you may be able to only say a few words without having to catch your breath.
In general, one minute of vigorous-intensity activity is equal to about two minutes of moderate-intensity activity. Aim for intervals of at least ten minutes of moderate- or vigorous-activity at a time.
For added variety, mix the two in the way that works best for your physical condition and preferences.
Walking for five minutes, power-walking for two, then walking again is a good and effective way to mix them. Depending on how you may be feeling on any given day, you can mix and match these intervals.
The key is to find activities that you enjoy and will do on a regular basis. Recruit a "workout buddy' to keep you motivated while you help each other stay on track.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that as you get more physically fit, adding more time to your routine provides additional health benefits. So, make it a goal to work up to at least 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week or more than 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity each week.
You can play that extra round of golf, take an extra trip around the mall or swim a few more laps in the pool, and you'll reap the advantages of physical fitness.
Strengthening Your Muscles
In addition to aerobic activity, healthy, fit seniors incorporate muscle-strengthening activities that use all major muscle groups on two or more days per week. Building up muscles isn't just for bodybuilders. This can help you prevent muscle loss, and make it easier to do everyday activities like climbing stairs, carrying the laundry basket and playing with your grandchildren. Activities that will help strengthen your muscles include using light weights or resistance bands, doing exercises like sit-ups or push-ups, doing yoga or gardening that includes shoveling or digging.
Some important aspects to keep in mind:
Don't just work on one set of muscles. Instead, make sure you are working all your major muscle groups including your abdomen, arms, shoulders, hips, legs, chest and back.
Build your strength over time. Start slow and safely increase the number of repetitions of an activity (like a sit-up) that you can do at once without stopping to rest. (8-12 such repetitions is known as a "set'). Then, work to increase the number of sets you can complete, making sure to rest between sets so that you don't overdo it. Follow your healthcare provider's recommendations and listen to your body to prevent injury.
Stretching and Balance
The National Institute on Aging recommends that seniors also incorporate activities that promote flexibility and balance.
Flexibility comes from activities like stretching and yoga. It helps you stay limber and able to move more easily, which can increase your ability to get around and enjoy yourself. When stretching, start slowly stretching as far as you can without pain, hold the stretch for between ten to thirty seconds and then relax. Remember to breathe normally and to not bounce while stretching.
Balance can be improved by doing simple exercises like standing on one foot or doing leg raises or Tai Chi. This important type of exercise can help to prevent falls. When doing balancing activities, be sure to have a sturdy chair to hold onto or an activity buddy to help if you feel unsteady.
Activity For the Mind
Physical activity is good for weight loss and health, and is also good for your mind. Studies show that regular physical activity may improve brain function, ease depression and anxiety, improve sleep patterns, increase self-esteem and help those who have experienced dementia or a stroke. Plus, researchers have found that consistent activity can increase blood flow to the brain, helping with learning and cognitive skills at any age.
Important Note: Be sure to consult your healthcare provider before beginning a physical activity program. If you have any medical conditions that can interfere with your activity, speak with your healthcare provider about how you can customize your workouts.
Let’s start by saying congratulations! If you’re reading this and have met your Jenny Craig weight loss goal, you’ve got a lot to feel good about. Whether you lost 15 pounds or 50, reaching your goal is an incredible accomplishment—one that we hope you’re celebrating. But meeting this major milestone also begs the question, “What’s next?” It’s important to remember that the weight loss maintenance period is just as important as the weight-loss period. Developing proper eating habits and staying physically active as you did during the weight loss period can have long-term effects on your overall health.
At Jenny Craig, a weight loss success story means you are able to continue your healthy journey and lifestyle changes. That’s why our consultants help each of our members create a long-term weight loss maintenance plan. These helpful tips below will give you valuable pointers on how to maintain your weight long after your Jenny Craig program is complete
What Is Weight Loss Maintenance
When you transition from weight loss to maintenance, your caloric intake will be adjusted only slightly, that way you won’t reverse all the hard work you just put in (by adding too many calories). Now that you’ve reached your desired weight, the goal moving forward shifts into maintaining your current weight. The Jenny Craig maintenance program is designed to support you at your goal weight. After the high-fives and hugs, your consultant will help you calculate a slight increase in your daily caloric intake—this will ensure that you’re able to maintain your goal weight. Typically, you’ll ease into this phase gradually, over a four-week period; this will prevent you from gaining weight, and also allow you to acclimate to eating a little more food without straying off track.
How to Maintain Weight After Weight Loss - Food Choices
Our nutritionally balanced, portion-controlled meals helped you to get where you are today—so you won’t abandon this strategy just yet. Part of our maintenance approach is to gradually decrease the number of times per day you eat Jenny Craig meals and snacks. This will allow you to ease into the habit of cooking healthy, balanced meals for yourself. Even after your transition month is up, we still recommend continuing to eat one Jenny Craig meal and snack per day. This will make sure you have one “no brainer” meal requiring no real cooking or calculating, and also give you a visual reminder about healthy portions which helps your weight control. When it comes to cooking for yourself, remember the types of meals and the portion sizes you had when eating the Jenny Craig meals. For long-term success, steer clear of your old eating habits. In order to maintain your goal weight, start preparing your own healthy dishes at home and apply the habits for eating out you learned while on Jenny Craig. Make sure to choose food that supports your body, gives you energy, and will help you with your weight management goals.
Weight Loss & Maintenance – Physical Activity
Hopefully, throughout your weight loss journey, you worked your way up to 30 minutes of exercise three to five days a week. Regular physical activity is important to keeping the weight off, so your consultant may chat with you about how you might add a bit of time or intensity to your workout regimen. Increased activity will help your weight hold steady at your new calorie level.
One of the best ways to stay motivated for your daily workouts is to join a fun workout class or community. Whether it’s yoga, spin, or a daily neighborhood walk, finding the perfect workout routine that matches your lifestyle is an excellent way to stay committed to your long-term weight loss maintenance. This also a great way to find a fitness buddy who can help you stay motivated and on track.
Transition From Weight Loss To Maintenance
For the first month after you reach your goal, you’ll continue to meet with your consultant once a week. Once you’re successful in maintaining your weight, you may graduate to once-a-month meetings. If you need more support you can continue to meet with your consultant as often as you need. We recommend that you continue to weigh yourself daily, so that you’ll know right away if you’re veering off course.
Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance - You Can Do It!
First of all, it’s important to remember that you lost the weight and you can keep it off! You’re never really without us. Our weight loss program works because it’s designed to simplify the weight loss journey while teaching you the healthy habits, portion control, and nutrition basics you need to transition fully into weight loss maintenance. But they’re also designed to account for… well… being human! So if you slip up and regain a few pounds, or stray away from your healthy diet, we’re here to help you get back on track.
Weight gain and fluctuations are all part of the process. Remember, we’re in this together—now, and for as long as you need us. Jenny Craig is not a short-term weight loss program, we’re here to help you make the necessary lifestyle changes. We set you up from the very beginning so you can have long-term success in your weight loss goals.
Learn more about what makes our Jenny Craig different and how our weight loss program works.
With so much going on in life—projects at work, spending time with friends and family, daily errands, etc.—it’s easy to get swept up in everything and feel like you’re running on empty. Stress comes in many forms, and can pile up to make you feel overwhelmed, tired and frustrated.
When you feel stressed out, it’s easy to get derailed from your plan. Part of your wellness journey is to find alternatives so you can focus on creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself overall, which means monitoring your emotional health and how it impacts your physical health. As the saying goes, life is tough, but so are you. Even though there will be many stressful situations throughout the day, there are many positive ways to monitor and manage your stress levels. Curb the negative effects of stress with these creative stress management activities.
1. Get Moving
The National Institute of Mental Health suggests getting regular exercise and movement to cope with stress, even if it’s just walking for 30 minutes every day. Physical activity releases brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters, which triggers happy feelings to lessen stress, ward off anxiety and can even reduce pain. Feeling extra stressed out by a deadline at work? Even stretching with some yoga poses for 10 minutes can relieve muscle tension.
2. Pursue a Passion Project
Finding something you’re passionate about can easily turn into a hobby. If you like painting, take an art class. If you enjoy learning about history, find a biography to read. Once you find something that ignites your curiosity or gets you excited, you’ll make time to incorporate that passion into your life. A few other stress management activity ideas include writing a poem, volunteering, or redecorating your home.
3. Say “no” More Often
Committing to too many things throughout the week can cause stress. If you have too many social events one week, reschedule one for the week after. You may be able to apply this at work, too—sometimes “no” just means that you should shift around priority projects, or communicate your needs to your coworkers to assure them that you’ll get to the task when you can. This technique may help relieve you of certain unnecessary work-related stressors in your daily life!
4. Step Away From Your Cell Phone
Smartphones have let us stay connected with our loved ones through multiple social media apps. Sometimes it’s just nice to step away from your phone to have some time to disconnect and focus on yourself and the people immediately around you.
5. Make Lists of Tasks & Events—and Cross Items Off
Lists are great tools to prioritize tasks and events for the week, and you can check off each item as it’s completed. You can also make lists of your goals for the next year or a list of your favorite movies, songs, books or inspirational quotes that you can turn to when you need a little pick-me-up.
6. Get A Good Night Sleep
Did you know that if you are tired, you are more easily agitated as well as less patient? If you are tired because of lack of sleep, it may increase stress or make it harder to deal with stress throughout the day. For adults, it is recommended to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep at night in order to feel rested for the day1. Getting proper sleep is one way to help deal with stress as you are well-rested and better equipped to handle the stressors that materialize2.
7. Spend Time With Your Pet
With their friendly faces and lovable demeanor, pets offer a wealth of therapeutic traits that can reduce levels of stress hormones3. If you’re dealing with a particularly stressful day, take your dog for a short 10-minute walk. Seeing your pup appreciate the walk and enjoying the little things will help you come back with a refreshed perspective and may help provide some stress relief.
8. Deep Breathing
Another way to combat stress is to engage in deep breathing. Deep breathing helps to activate your body’s natural relaxation response which in turn helps to lower your blood pressure, slow your breathing, increase your levels of nitric oxide, and decreases your metabolism 4. When you are feeling stressed, perform abdominal breathing for 20-30 minutes to act as a stress reliever and bring yourself into relaxation mode.
9. Avoid unrealistic and negative expectations
Life has many unexpected twists and turns so you can’t always expect everything to go as planned. But don’t doubt yourself either! Stay positive (because you can do it), go with the flow, be flexible and lean on your family and friends for support. We know that life can throw many curve balls. However, frequently checking in with yourself, finding healthy ways to take care of yourself, keeping a positive perspective during stressful times, and utilizing these stress management tips can help you stay balanced and resilient.
Putting yourself and your needs first can allow you to curb your stress and anxiety and feel successful and confident in your wellness journey! Keep an eye out for more ways to combat stress, and feel free to discuss stress reduction strategies with your Jenny Craig consultant.
*Results not typical. Members following our program, on average lose 1-2 lbs. per week.
By Julie F.
The moment in my life that inspired me to lose weight was when I took a good look at a picture of myself from the holidays. I didn't realize I looked that big! I had previously been on the Jenny Craig program 10 years ago, which proved successful for me.
However, life got busy and several traumatic incidents over the years derailed my healthy initiatives including losing several close family members and a friend. On top of that, both my teenage daughters in their “hormonal rage” years made it even more stressful. I felt lonely, angry, disrespected and sad, which resulted in too many “emotional eating” events.
I made the decision to do something about the weight. I called my Jenny Craig center in Leesburg, VA. Lucky for me, my favorite consultant, Rochelle, was still working there from my previous weight loss journey. Rochelle's positive vibes, as well as cheering support from family and friends, helped me. In 7 months, I lost 28 lbs* and 30 inches. I went from an almost size 16 to size 8! Go ME!!!
As the pounds started to disappear and the dress sizes became smaller, good things started happening in my life. I reconnected with an old boyfriend from 30 years ago whom I dated in my early 20's. Together, Richard and I are making better choices in our meal selections and portion sizes, thanks to what I have learned on the Jenny Craig program. In 2016, Richard and I got married and I was proud of myself for being at a healthy weight for that special day.
The positive weekly encouragement from Rochelle has been amazing, including, those times where there was an oops or two in my weight loss journey. Rochelle helped motivate me and keep me focused.
I also owe my weight loss success to Jenny Craig's tasty, wide variety of meals, snacks and desserts. There was no boredom there! Jenny Craig has a great, easy to follow program, that has not only proven once, but twice to be successful for me. Positive Attitude + Determination + Jenny Craig = Success!
*Results not typical. Members following our program, on average lose 1-2 lbs. per week.
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