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A Newbie’s Guide to Jenny Craig – What to expect and why you’ll love it!

By Jenny Craig

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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.

Eat your favorite foods

Being serious about losing weight doesn’t mean you have to give up enjoying the foods you love. 
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. 

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. 

Edited by Kari - Jenny Craig

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I'm excited on starting my new journey. With work and age, I haven't taken as good care of myself as I should. I was in a very bad accident 5 years ago which has left me with a lot of pain, so high impact workouts are a no go. I'm hoping that eating a more balanced, healthier diet will help me lose some weight where I can do a little more physically without as much pain. It's been hard to do so on my own as I work a lot of hours and have to commute to work and home. It's so much easier to order food or pick up take out than to have to come home and cook for myself. Having Jenny Craig meals already prepared and ready to heat will be a great help for me. I'm looking forward to it :)

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Gerri Pruchnicki


My first week doing jenny Craig still learning. How many calories to replace a soup addition. I didn't get the soups. Thank you

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Monica - Jenny Craig


Hi @Gerri Pruchnicki,

The Soup Additions are 'extras' if you want them, you do not have to have one each day.  They can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a tasty snack in between meals if you are hungry. Each Soup Addition is 70 calories and counts as 2 Limited Free Foods and 1 Vegetable.  Ask your consultant to add some to your next order so you can try them.

Best Wishes!

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