It’s no secret that the Jenny Craig food is pretty amazing—with tons of delicious meals, snacks and extras to keep members satisfied, it’s one of the main reasons we get so many word-of-mouth referrals. But if you’ve ever tried to lose weight on your own (and most of us have), you know that sometimes the food alone just isn’t enough. That’s why Jenny Craig combines great food with the compassionate support of a personal consultant… and why our members lose 3x more weight than people dieting on their own.*
And did you know: you don’t even have to come into a center to reap the rewards of the member-consultant relationship? Thanks to Jenny Craig Anywhere, you can take your consultant’s helpful advice, cooking tips, weight loss expertise, coping strategies and all-around awesomeness anywhere you can take your phone. Here’s a quick overview of the program and all it offers.
As with a regular in-center program, you’ll be connected with a Jenny Craig consultant—a single point of contact who will be your personal guide throughout your weight loss journey. Many of our consultants are former Jenny Craig members who were so inspired by their own success with the program, they came to work with us! Whether you prefer a simple phone call or a video chat, you’ll connect virtually every week with somebody who really understands what you’re going through… and who is carefully trained to aid and inspire you every step of the way.
Flex your way to fabulous
Once you’ve gotten acquainted with your consultant, you’ll agree upon a time for your weekly consultation. With extended hours seven days a week, it’s easy to find a time that works. During your first conversation, you’ll talk a little bit about your goals: what inspired your weight loss journey, and how much weight you’d like to lose. On average, Jenny Craig members lose 1–2 lbs. per week, so you’ll be able to get a rough idea of how long it might take you to reach your goal—and start setting some expectations around that.
A lifestyle you’ll love
Jenny Craig isn’t just a diet -- it’s a lifestyle! So, in addition to helping you plan your menus for the following week, your Jenny Craig Anywhere consultant will help you develop healthier behaviors around eating and exercise. You’ll learn to eat more frequently throughout the day (up to six times per day), master the basics of portion control, develop strategies for dining out, and how to maximize your meals and snacks with what we call “free foods.”
Your menus, your way
Jenny Craig menus are designed to be ultra-flexible—enabling you to lose weight gradually, and still enjoy the foods you love! Some members love the convenience of our pre-planned menus, while others want the freedom to hand-select every meal. All Jenny Craig meals are nutritionally balanced; your consultant can help you make sure you stay within your daily calorie limit. And with Jenny Craig Anywhere, you can pick up your food at a center near you, or have it delivered right to your doorstep!
* The program is backed by hard science as demonstrated by a 2010 independent two-year clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that participants on the Jenny Craig program lost three times more weight than dieting on their own.
Warning: your stomach might start growling after reading this post!
We asked Jenny Craig members to dream up ways to make their Jenny Craig meals even more delectable—and they answered! It wasn’t easy, but we’ve finalized our winners for the fourth annual Simple Inspirations Recipe Contest.
Eight dishes were selected from four different categories: breakfast, entrees, snack & desserts and Fresh and Free Additions. Feast your eyes on a sneak peek of select winning recipes in each of the categories. The full recipes will be available soon in our upcoming e-book that will be featured on our website!
Berry Delicious Breakfast Bowl
Charis R. wasn’t joking around when she named this creation, ‘berry delicious.’ This recipe takes Jenny Craig’s Classic Waffles and turns them into a pastry-like liner in a small glass. Once microwaved and rolled out, they’re placed in the oven to be baked until toasted perfection. Topped with a smoothie made with banana, strawberries, and almond milk and then sprinkled with a finely chopped Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Anytime Bar and fresh berries, this breakfast bowl is one of the best ways to start your day!
New York Sesame Bagel with Honey Bacon “Cream Cheese” and Grilled Peaches
Dreamed up by Kelly D., this modern, fresh twist on a classic bagel is sure to delight your taste buds in the morning. The stars of this dish include our New York Sesame Bagel, cooked peaches, and Greek yogurt. If you’re not drooling already, the ‘cream cheese’ is flavored with a little honey and bacon bits (Yum!). Simple to make and even better to eat, you can whip up this breakfast in under 20 minutes.
Summer Chicken Salad Sandwich
We think this sandwich can be enjoyed any time of year! Suzi G.’s creation features our Grilled Chicken Sandwich, fresh apple slices, non-fat Greek yogurt, spices and lemon juice for extra flavor. After dicing the chicken and mixing the ingredients, the toasted sandwich bread is layered with two crisp Romaine lettuce leaves before being topped with the creamy chicken salad mix.
Spiced Up Chicken Chili
Amber R. from Wisconsin sure knows how to make a hearty and flavorful chili! Made with an assortment of veggies ranging from mushrooms to green onions, this chili features bold flavors from spices such as cumin, chili powder and paprika. For the base, this dish features Jenny Craig’s White Bean Chicken Chili. Once you’ve cooked all the veggies over medium heat, add the chili and mix for a delicious meal – perfect for a cold day!
Fresh and Free Additions
Pappy’s Crunch Salad
No Jenny Craig meal needed for this dish! Larry N. took onions, carrots, red, yellow, green and orange bell peppers, cucumbers, celery and cherry tomatoes to make this crunchy and satisfying salad. But it’s the dressing that steals the show: Made with hot sauce, garlic wine vinegar, lime juice and pepper to taste, it’s one zingy mix that makes eating all your veggies – enjoyable!
O’Veggie Grilled Kebab’s
If you’re looking for a delicious way to sneak more veggies into your day, Mary S. created the perfect side dish for you!
Zucchini, yellow squash, and Bella mushrooms are sliced and seasoned with lemon juice and dry Italian seasoning. Then they’re grilled to perfection…and voila! Mary enjoys her kebabs with a side of Jenny Craig Creamy Herb Dressing.
Snacks & Desserts
Mocha Cheesecake Froyo
Nicolle M. invented this decadent dessert. Starring Jenny Craig’s Triple Chocolate Cheesecake, chocolate milk, instant coffee and fat-free yogurt, this creamy froyo is made by whisking up the ingredients and freezing for 2 hours. As a bonus topping, you can drizzle it with a berry compote—or if you don’t feel like froyo, skip the freezing step and make this into a cheesecake shake.
Vanilla Cream Shake
In a rush? Do you have 5 minutes? Perfect, then you can make this shake by Suzi G. Start with a Jenny Craig Vanilla Cream Shake and add fresh spinach, ½ frozen banana, 1oz. avocado, a little vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon to whip up this creamy and satisfying shake. Take it with you on the go or enjoy it at home, this shake is perfect as an afternoon treat or snack!
Congratulations to all the winners who entered this year’s contest. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss out on all the recipes and cooking instructions when we release the full Simple Inspirations e-book later this year.
Not all recipe exchanges may fit in the Rapid Results program. Be sure to check with your consultant for any necessary modifications to stay on track.
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.
Stop by your local Jenny Craig center or give us a call to try our new Spring menu! With fresh flavors like our new Blueberry and Oats Bar to savory meals like our Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowl – you’ll enjoy every bite while achieving the results you want!
Scroll through to see each new dish we're introducing this Spring. Leave us a comment below - which food are you most excited to try?
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.
†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.
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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.