Committing to getting healthy and losing weight can be no easy task, and we’re glad you’re here to do it with us. Jenny Craig is proven to be an effective weight loss program, and we know our combination of dedicated, personal support and nutritious (and delicious) full meals can help you reach your goal.
What you Can Expect
When you walk into a Jenny Craig center for the first time, you’re walking into a warm, comfortable, judgment-free place. First, your consultant will explain the program and answer all of your questions while getting to know you. Jenny Craig isn’t a one-size-fits-all program, so you’ll work with your consultant to customize a plan for success! Together, you’ll develop a two-sided commitment that keeps you and your consultant accountable to each other. You’ll then complete your profile by recording your height and weight. You and your consultant will review the Jenny Craig menu and discover all the delicious food you get to eat. No foods are off-limits. Your consultant will keep track of your success with weekly support, weigh-ins and teach you how to self-monitor.
<br>Eat your favorite foods
Being serious about losing weight doesn’t mean you have to give up enjoying the foods you love. <br>
At Jenny Craig, we’ve always known that the better the food, the more satisfied you’ll feel. That’s why we work with over 40 professional chefs to create a menu that will never leave you feeling like you’re missing out. Our chefs demand quality ingredients and use state of the art cooking techniques to bring you home-style classics you’ll love, as well as exciting dishes from around the world.
<br>Why it Matters
As a member of Jenny Craig, you’re gaining access to personal one-on-one support. We’ll help you navigate challenges and celebrate your weight loss wins with your very own dedicated consultant who is devoted to encouraging you every step of the way. Because many of our 2,000+ trained professionals are former members, they understand what you’re going through, be it holiday treat temptations, busy back-to-school schedules, or a temporary weight loss plateau. Together, you’ll discover ways to stay on track and help you reach your health goals.
Plus, we make it convenient to connect. You can visit one of over 500 Jenny Craig centers nationwide, or if you don’t live near a center, you can cozy up on the couch to make a weekly weight loss plan with your personal consultant via phone or video chat.
Feel like your best self
Success takes effort, but it’s worth it. You’re worth it. As a member of Jenny Craig, you’ll not just lose weight, but create a healthy relationship with food, build an active lifestyle and create a more balanced, healthy approach to life. The reward is sweet, because you’ll finally feel like your best self.
Your weight loss journey is a physical and emotional experience, and it’s natural to have questions along the way. In more than 35 years of helping people live healthier lives, Jenny Craig consultants have fielded just about every question you can imagine! As a company and as individuals, we pride ourselves on not just providing knowledge, but also delivering compassionate support—often working one-on-one to brainstorm individualized solutions for each client. Here are four of the most common questions we hear in our centers, along with our answers. Have a question not covered here? Ask your consultant. We’re always here for you.
<br>Will Jenny Craig work for me? <br>
As you know by now, there’s no magic pill for weight loss. We keep things simple and effective by supplying you with a delicious variety of food and providing guidance and support along the way. Independent research has shown that members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Our members lose 3X more weight than dieting on their own!* We’ll also support you to get more active, which has both health and weight maintenance benefits. We are here for every member through every step of the weight loss journey – no judgment.
<br>Does your food taste like diet food? <br>
No! We have delicious foods ranging from Chocolate Lava Cake to Turkey Burgers and was ranked “Best Tasting Diet Food Programs” by NextAdvisor. We recognize that eating delicious food definitely makes the Jenny Craig plan more sustainable and enjoyable for you. That’s why we have more than 40 professional chefs who have a hand at crafting the entrees.
<br>Jenny Craig isn’t sustainable for weight loss. <br>
We wish all our members hit their goal and never put the weight back on, but life frequently gets in the way. Jenny Craig has research-proven strategies not just to lose the weight, but we’ll teach you many healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Weight loss is a journey, not a destination, we always want to be here to support anyone who wants to lose weight.
<br>Can I drink wine? <br>
While it’s best to go light or avoid alcohol to stay on track with your weight loss, your consultant can give you a range of options or alternatives to meet your needs.
<br>Does the food have a lot of sodium? <br>
Our planned menus have approximately 2200-2400mg of sodium per day. We use the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that recommends reducing dietary sodium to 2300mg per day. If you have a reason to reduce sodium further than the recommendations, please work with your consultant to use the Personalized menu and select the foods lowest in sodium.
<br>Are there any new foods coming out? <br>
We are always working on expanding our menu so our members have a wide variety of delicious foods to choose from. We currently have more than 100 delicious menu items. We always share this news via email or social media so please continue to follow us to stay updated on new foods!
Can I do the program if I am breastfeeding? <br>
Absolutely. Nursing mothers will be advised to follow a modified calorie level based on the child's age and frequency of breastfeeding. All breastfeeding mothers will need to wait until their baby is 6 weeks old to enroll. When you join or restart the program, your consultant will ensure that you are on an appropriate calorie level so that you and your baby receive the proper nutrition you both need during this special time.
How can I be on the program when I have to cook for my family?
A: This is also a common concern with new clients who haven’t yet realized how easy it is to follow a Jenny Craig weight loss program. Fact: most meals take about 5–10 minutes to prepare, including salads and free foods—so if you can give yourself those few extra minutes to prepare your meal along with the family meal, you’ll be in good shape. If hunger is a problem for you while cooking, try drinking 16 ounces of water and eating a small salad prior to preparing your family’s meal. Then you can eat your entrée with your family! Your consultant will teach you how to enjoy a meal on your own as well as visual portion cues and other Jenny Craig tricks, so you’ll be able to start enjoying the many family-friendly meals in our Online Recipe Library. Your family won’t even know they’re eating healthy!
What happens after I reach my goal weight?
A: First, you celebrate a job well done! Your consultant will help you transition to weight loss maintenance. Some clients choose to transition to a Jenny Craig maintenance menu, continuing to meet with their consultant and enjoy the ease of preparing Jenny Craig meals. Others choose to apply the principles they’ve learned during their weight loss journey—visual portion cues, carb and protein balances, free foods, and more—to self-prepared meals. When the time comes, talk with your consultant about which approach feels right for you.
What happens if I reach a plateau?
A: Although plateaus don’t happen to everyone, they’re common occurrences for anyone trying to lose weight—and your consultant has lots of strategies to help break through a weight loss plateau. Since a plateau can be caused by a number of factors. Your consultant will work closely with you to determine what might be causing your weight loss to stall. Then you’ll work together to adjust your menu or behaviors…and get you headed in the right direction.
How can I make the program work within my tight budget?
A: Discuss your budget limits with your consultant right away. This is a VERY common question, and there is absolutely no need to be embarrassed about it! Together, you and your consultant can create a customized menu that works for you. Not only will this approach help you save money during your weight loss journey, it will teach you how to eat healthy for life.
*Rock CL, Flatt SW, Karanja N, et al. Effect of a Free Prepared Meal and Incentivized Weight Loss Program on Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Obese and Overweight Women—A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2010;304(16): 1803-1811.
Jenny Craig has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and rankings, as the 2nd Best Weight Loss Diet Plan, 3rd Best Commercial Diet Plan, and 4th Best Fast Weight Loss in its annual Best Diets rankings!
"At Jenny Craig we take weight loss very seriously in an industry that has more than its fair share of gimmicky diets that waste consumers' time and money. We work with each member individually because we know each and every weight loss challenge is unique. We are very proud to see our weight loss program consistently recognized as highly effective by leading and independent reports such as U.S. News & World Report and Annals of Internal Medicine. Our personal consultants, who have consistently been acknowledged for Best Support, in conjunction with our meals created by over forty chefs enable us to help our clients achieve their goals time and time again," said Jenny Craig CEO and President Monty Sharma.
The U.S. News rankings are determined by a panel of nationally recognized health experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease. The experts reviewed information on 38 diet plans, scoring each in seven categories.
As one of the best diet plans for weight loss, Jenny Craig focuses on an approach to weight loss and management that has been clinically proven to show people following the Jenny Craig program can lose 3x more weight compared to dieting independently*. Here at Jenny Craig, we focus on portion control, more than 100 chef-inspired foods and providing you with an expert weight loss consultant who will help you every step of the way. On the program, you can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week on Jenny Craig. Our planned menus are filled with delicious food you’ll love and even desserts, such as Chocolate Lava Cake, Apple Crisp and more.
By starting Jenny Craig, we'll help you on your journey toward a healthier lifestyle and help you with your long-term weight loss goals. Our weight loss program has been proven successful and has helped members for over 30 years. Call us today at 866.706.4042 and learn about our proven weight loss program that will help you get results.
*JAMA. 2010 Oct 27;304(16):1803-10
Since 1983, Jenny Craig has changed lives around the world. The company was built on the belief that successful weight loss and weight management can be achieved through a supportive consultant and healthy and delicious food. Mrs. Jenny Craig co-founded the company 34 years ago with her late husband, Sid Craig.
Mrs. Craig began to realize the need for weight loss services after the birth of her first child when she found she had gained weight. Through her own combination of diet and exercise, she shed the baby weight, but found there weren't enough options for people who wanted to lose weight in a supportive environment. Mrs. Craig had worked at a local gym where she developed an interest in weight loss and nutrition. This interest eventually led to the opening of her own gym, and then in 1983, her first Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center. Mrs. Craig took what she learned through her own weight loss journey and years of working in the weight loss industry to create a comprehensive approach to weight loss.
Today, there are more than 500 locations in North America and the Jenny Craig brand continues to help people reach their weight loss goal. In fact, an independent study in Annals of Internal Medicine* ranked Jenny Craig as one of the most effective weight loss programs due to the fact it resulted in greater weight loss at 12 months than those assigned to control groups. Additionally, Jenny Craig has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Weight Loss Diet Plans for the seventh year in a row, as well as a top diet for Fast Weight Loss and Easy Weight Loss.
No other weight loss solution compares to Jenny Craig’s premium personal support plus worry-free eating that includes delicious, real food. Anniversaries and deals like this don’t come around that often so act now. Let’s start your journey together.
*Gudzune KA, Doshi RS, Mehta AK, Chaudhry ZW, Jacobs DK, Vakil RM, et al. Efficacy of Commercial Weight-Loss Programs: An Updated Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:501-512. doi:10.7326/M14-2238
The list of reasons for not losing weight can be a long one, such as being too busy to plan healthy meals, thinking the results won’t last or feeling too tired to work out. But just by reading this blog, you're already taking a step toward reaching your weight loss goals!
We know how important it is to find support during this transformative time, and our team of consultants is here to help. Over the past 30-plus years, Jenny Craig members have received one-on-one support from dedicated consultations who teach portion control and healthy eating habits. So what's stopping you from taking the next step in your journey to reach your goal weight?
Let's bust some common myths you might have heard about Jenny Craig.
Myth #1: "The food is unhealthy."
Jenny Craig Fact: At Jenny Craig, we primarily rely on freezing and shelf-stable technologies to maintain both the freshness and convenience of our portion-controlled foods. Nutrition is our priority, so our team of nutritionists and food technologists work together to make sure that our food is developed with strict specifications for regarding the amount of fat, saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar as well as to emphasize the inclusion of vegetables, whole grain/fiber, protein, and heart healthy fats. We also encourage members to pair our meals with Fresh & Free Additions, such as non-starchy vegetables and fruits that are rich in fiber and water, so they help you stay satisfied while you’re on your plan.
Myth #2: “The food is too sugary.”
Jenny Craig Fact: Each day of our menu contains less than 10% of calories from added sugar. When following the meal plan, we can include a delicious dessert (i.e. Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon French Toast, Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Lava Cake) into the day as they are calculated into this daily average. We also seek to emphasize healthy ingredients, such as whole grains and healthy fats wherever possible in our meals and snacks. And we encourage drinking water and other non-caloric beverages, like tea or coffee without sugar, to help you stay hydrated without additional sugar.
Myth #3: “The food is high in sodium.”
Jenny Craig Fact: The prepackaged food menus have approximately 2300 mg of sodium per day, which reflects the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. You can also work with your consultant to reduce your sodium through lower sodium choices in the grocery foods you add to your Jenny Craig Menu every day.
Myth #4: “The plan and food is too expensive.”
Jenny Craig Fact: Going out to dinner or buying lunch every day adds up quickly! One meal alone can be about $15-$20, and just think about any additional snacks or your morning coffee run thrown into your budget. At Jenny Craig, we offer a variety of affordable weight loss plans to cater to your personal preferences. In fact, menu items start at $3.79 – a tremendous value when it comes to taste, balanced nutrition and support with weight loss.
Myth #5: “Jenny Craig is not sustainable or long-lasting.”
Jenny Craig Fact: Jenny Craig works! In fact, a 2014 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine ranked Jenny Craig as one of the top programs for physician referral, based on its high rate of weight loss at one year compared to control groups.
Members on the Jenny Craig weight-loss program receive delicious food and a dedicated personal consultant to help them lose the weight. In addition, members are taught healthy eating tactics and strategies for maintaining weight loss. We also share helpful nutrition and eating tips to help members continue making smart eating choices now that they have the tools to recognize portion sizes. Jenny Craig helps members of all ages create a long-term weight loss plan. Unlike the fad diets, our program actually works. We are here as your partner through every step of your weight loss journey.
Discuss your weight loss options with a Jenny Craig consultant by finding a location near you or calling 866-706-4042 today.