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  • Hey all,

    I joined this week, I started day 1 yesterday doing the balanced menu at 1200 calories. 
    I was surprised to see a gain this morning of .3lbs. 
    Anyone else experience this?

    I’m really hoping it was because I drank more water than normal. My breakfast and lunch were larger than what I’ve normally been eating lately but my dinner was smaller, and I don’t normally snack during the day. 


    Im a returning client - I lost 35lbs in 2010 and maintained it for the first year until I got married then slowly started to put it back on. Last time I lost 4 lbs in the first week alone, so to see a gain this morning was a bit of a shock and terribly disappointing. 

    1. Cacy


      I wouldn’t be upset—myself.  I can’t weigh myself more than once a week—

    2. EileenB1967


      try weighing yourself once a week. during the week, weight flucuates so much it can literally drive us crazy.


  • Hello, my name is Phaedra. My husband calls me Ham Biscuit. I am new to Jenny and new to the forum.  Just started day one. Best of luck  to everyone. 

    1. EileenB1967


      Hi Ham, my name is Eileen. welcome to jenny!! I am on day 6.

    2. britborn19521


      Hi I'm Sandy and on day 4.  We can do this! 🤗

    3. missbumble


      Welcome aboard!! Glad you are her. The program is awesome. Hang in there and its really an amazing ride, 


      Come on over and join in on our daily forum posts. 


  • Hi there—

    just joined...haven’t even eaten anything yet .  Hoping that the program will work for me.

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    2. marlag


      Hi Casy,  welcome to Jenny Craig. The program works.  I’m on maintenance.  

    3. TeresaCP


      Ditto. I've been with Jenny since the late 90's. Love Jenny!


    4. missbumble


      Welcome aboard!!  Its An amazing program. You got this! Come on over to our daily thread and say hi. We offer a ton of support. 



  • Is it possible to customize your entire week?  Would be great if you could choose your 7 faves for each mealtime and snacks then have a system that could build your day so I could get to 1200 calories each day. Am I missing something? Or is that not possible? I feel like the only way for me to try some new things is by selecting an entire PRE-planned week. If I want a complete custom week then I would have to go add up the calories, fat, etc. Ugh. 

    1. Tricia_Marie


      You can pick and choose entire days from the menus and create a week of your favorite days. We have clients that will cut out their favorite days and place them in a basket, each morning they draw their day, so it is like a surprise. :)



  • Just kicked off my plan today. I’ve had two calls with my consultant. And I can tell I need to swap. I feel like she’s checking off a list when I’m on the line and not even listening. I literally said “I was in the ER all day yesterday and the doc confirmed Influenza A and pneumonia” — her response “Got it. What motivates you to stay on the plan?”


    I couldn’t even answer. I was done. Both calls were like that. And I left with so many questions. Has anyone ever asked for a new consultant? Eek. 

    1. EileenB1967


      I just got a new consultant. my first one only seemed interested in getting the most money out of me and she never called me after i e-mailed her. i complained and the next day i got a call from the lead consultant. she hooked me up with my new consultant and she is awesome. so ask for a new consultant. we are paying a lot for this program so you shouldn't be shy. you need to be happy with your consultant.


    2. KGG 2020

      KGG 2020

      Thank you! 

    3. EileenB1967


      No problem. good luck on your journey!

  • Why can't I read your articles that are posted on the Facebook page?  I have been having these issues since January.  The only response I get is must be your browser.  I'm using the same browser on my phone, and that works.  This is the error code I receive.  Thanks, please look in this for me.  I'd appreciate it.


    Sorry, there is a problem

    We could not locate the item you are trying to view.

    Error code: 2T252/2



    1. GigiTink


      Ha, I get the same message. Just emailed JC to see what is going on.

    2. missbumble


      Hey there - Sorry you are having issues -Hopefully they fixed it. Just wanted to say hello, Welcome and come on over to our support post.. Its a great way to stay accountable and share your story or read about others daily plans etc 



  • I’ll be starting next week. Can anyone give me an idea of how much it’ll cost for the food? I called today and was given the choice of two programs to follow but I was wondering how much it’ll cost me for the food. The person said people usually order two weeks of food at a time. I’m thinking if I set aside $400.00 that would be enough for 2 weeks of food. 

    1. EileenB1967


      I just received my first shipment and last week with all the discounts it cost me 285.10. so worth it. you'll love the food. and that was for 2 weeks. good luck to you. btw, we are neighbors. I'm in New Hampshire.

    2. Karin in Connecticut

      Karin in Connecticut


    3. EileenB1967


      your welcome!!

  • I'm 4 weeks in and I've really been struggling bc I'm a numbers person not inches so getting in the scale everyday and not seeing a huge difference is depleting my mind set


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    2. KGG 2020

      KGG 2020

      I would limit scale visits. 

    3. MissP8386


      Thanks guys, I've taking my inches this week 

    4. BWood


      I love my scale.  I'm excited every morning to get on and see that number.  It's not always down.  It'll bounce up and down a little, then have a nice drop.  But it definitely motivates me.

  • Does it hurt if you switch (on the same menu day) lunch for dinner. Sometimes, I want that hamburger for lunch rather than dinner. And if you do switch, I can't see that the nutrient value, calorie value changes. Anyone do the same or know if it matters?

    1. Annamarie H - Jenny Craig

      Annamarie H - Jenny Craig

      Are you following the 12 hour break when eating?  If so - it's important to eat the food in order on the menu.  The higher calorie foods are stacked earlier in the day when your metabolism is working at it's peak.  If you're not and you're on the Classic or Type 2 menu it is fine to interchange them. 

    2. Boboelink


      Based on my knowledge of the program,  experience and what I do, the meals are interchangeable. Also, FYI—a week’s worth of food could be approximately anywhere from $128 - $150 + range. Buying the additional add ons like salad dressing and syrup packets, side veggies and/or soup and chocolate or vanilla shakes and Anytime  bars (you will Probably want the bars though :) ) — will Bring an order up to the higher end. . If on a tight budget, a counselor should help guide you with suggestions. 
      I Myself  am returning back to the J.C. program after two years away.  I ordered online last week but am having an office/consultation visit on Thursday!

  • I start JC 2 weeks ago and the most important change has been the bloating has subsided. I have lost approx 4 lbs but with the bloating gone my clothes fit so much better. That alone is making me motivated so today I'm going to the gym. 

    1. MamaKellz


      Thank you for this!!! I’m hoping for the same, I need to get rid of the bloating. 
      I have a gym membership but can’t force myself to go with how I look in my gym clothes. 
      I want to lose just enough to feel comfortable at the gym so I can really kick this!

  • Attention Jenny Craig Senior Management:

    On your website's Food screens, where users can see what foods are available and read more about such foods, it would be wonderful if your IT Team would add a star-rating system, where your logged-in clients could rate the entrees and snacks ... this just might help some of us to decide if the dish is something we wish to try.  A few years ago, I tried Nutrisystem and users were able to rate and comment all food products; it was a valuable feature (and it was appreciated).  Thank you for listening and for your consideration!

    1. Annamarie H - Jenny Craig

      Annamarie H - Jenny Craig

      Thank you for your suggestion.  We'll make sure to share this with our internal team. 

  • Just read the comment that someone on the program lost only 2 pounds in 3 weeks. Really? That makes me nervous. I have just signed up and begin on Monday. Hope I can do better than 2 pounds in 3 weeks. :)

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    2. CrazeeKnitter


      I always find it helpful to visualize (or go and get) 2 sticks of butter or margarine. That's 1/2 a pound of fat. Gone. GONE!! 

    3. BWood


      It also bears to remember that the more you have to lose, the faster some of those initial pounds will drop.  If you have a smaller amount to lose, it'll be slower.   

    4. Every name is taken

      Every name is taken

      I'm gong to return soon (have the lifetime membership). In the past, I've lost 1.5-2.5 pounds per week IF I stuck to it, didn't cheat and didn't drink wine.  It also helps a lot if you exercise. I plan to be really GOOD this time, since the plan is so expensive. That seems to keeps me on the straight and narrow. 

  • I am getting cravings for protein and carb. I’ve been on the program since September. 

  • My Cholesterol was 210 and is now 163 since I’ve been on JC. 

    1. MXSP


      Such a great share!  Thanks for being an inspiration!

    2. Annamarie H - Jenny Craig

      Annamarie H - Jenny Craig

      That's awesome!  Congrats! 

    3. GigiTink


      Congratulations!!! That is so good to hear! I wasn't sure how JC would effect my cholesterol. I'm on the low fat menu plan, so perhaps that will help me. Again, that is awesome!!

  • If you have gained weight while on the program, get your thyroid levels checked. That’s how I found out I was hypothyroid. 

  • I just wanted to say thank you for your blog posts. You have really been helping me out. Thank you so much!! *Cheers*

    1. Aliza - Jenny Craig

      Aliza - Jenny Craig

      We are so glad you are enjoying the content! What topics are your favorites?

  • I am moving soon to an area where the closest center is 105 miles away. I will need to start having my food delivered. Anyone know if you can make changes when ordering the food online? I have looked a little on the website but I didn't see anything about making food changes.



    1. Aliza - Jenny Craig

      Aliza - Jenny Craig

      Hi, ask your consultant how this would work or give us a call at 800-JENNY-CARE. We are happy to help you with this question.

  • I’m not thrilled with my consultant.  Anyone have experience with this?  I’m in my 60s and I think she is much, much younger.  Once I had a substitute consultant who was really engaging and talked about motivation and how to stay encouraged.  The first thing this other consultant asks is “what are your numbers?”  Or am I just being cranky?  Would love some ideas.

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    2. GigiTink


      No, you are not cranky! And I had that problem too. I think when we are paired with younger consultants they aren't in tune with our age group. It doesn't hurt to ask for someone else, maybe on another day, whatever, or speak to the manager of your center. My consultant, now,  is close to my age, so she understands the type of exercise, I can do, and the meds I'm taking. We pay a lot for the food and advice, so it is not unreasonable for you to want to have someone who will motivate and understand your situation. Good luck!

    3. pinkymoo


      You need to do whatever it takes to make the program work for you. I’ve had many great experiences with all of the JC counselors except for one. I have struggled with my weight for at least 10 years and I must say JC has always worked for me  but ended  up sabotaging myself and gain back my weight after keeping the weight off for approx 2-3 years. So decided I needed JC help to get me back on track. The counselor I  was given an appointment with was so caught up in how many times I was on  JC she started to count out loud with shock how many times I was on the program and said wasn’t I sick and tired of failing.  I was so humiliated  that I decided not to continue with the program at that time. It took over a year to get myself to go back so don’t let a counselor that might not be a good fit sabotage your success speak up and get one that works for you all the best on your weight-loss journey. 

    4. MamaKellz


      Not being cranky at all, stand up for what you need. 
      I had my registration consult with a young girl and there are things that she didn’t cover and it felt like a checklist visit. She won’t be my regular consultant since she doesn’t usually work the day I want to go in. 
      She didn’t talk to me about water intake at all.
      We have a long weekend coming up (Canada) and she didn’t talk about how to deal with the weekend and the family gatherings we have going on (one of which I’m hosting). 
      I expressed that I can’t force myself to go to the gym and she didn’t talk at all to me about that or give suggestions on other ways to get myself moving until I’m ready for the gym. 

      She booked me in with someone at the day and time of my choosing but didn’t even tell me who I’m booked in with. 

      mid I don’t like my consultant that I get I’ll be asking to try different people to see who I fit with. Like any relationship it was to work. 

      good luck! Xoxo 

  • So i'm kinda new here. Can anyone tell me who answers our questions?

    I love all the sharing among members as well.

    I've noticed some of these questions haven't been answered yet.


    Kim in K.C. (Go Chiefs!)

    1. Aliza - Jenny Craig

      Aliza - Jenny Craig

      Hi Kim! Welcome and we are so glad you are here! This page is moderated by a team from Jenny Craig. Let us know what questions you have and how we can help!

    2. 4936-2255


      Hi k1983 / Kim!

      In addition to the identified Jenny Craig staff, other Jenny Craig clients (just like you) can submit a response to posts, such as yours.  I'm a satisfied Jenny Craig client ... I enjoy this forum, too!  :-)

    3. Cacy


      Go Chiefs!!

  • I started Jenny Craig on February 5, 2019 and as of December 22, 2019 to current day I have lost 92.6 lbs!!!! Now I am just trying to maintain and so far it has been pretty easy. I just wanted to tell somebody :) 

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    2. denmarks06



    3. MXSP


      You go and keep being fabulous!  This is great!  Congratulations!

    4. MYC


      Keep up your routine. You look gorgeous and healthy. Kudos to you👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️

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