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  • Starting tomorrow! Tips and tricks?

  • Got my last big box of food, so I'm two weeks away from getting back to cooking and managing myself. I'm a bit nervous knowing my portions will be regulated by me. Any words of wisdom for me? Sure would appreciate it.

  • Today is day 1 and things are good. QQ on the recharge bars. I get up early to make sure my high schooler is up, then I go back to sleep for an hour or two. Can I eat the bar then and go back to sleep so I can have breakfast when I’m up for good?

    1. ireyna


      Hello!  I hope you were able to speak to someone  before today.  The Recharge bar can be eaten after 12 hours of fasting.  The best time to eat them is between the 12th and 14th hour of fasting before breakfast. I hope this answers your question.😁

  • Does anyone else get an upset stomach from the recharge bar that lasts all day? The first 3 days I was ok but now on the fourth day, in the evening, it is still upset. 

  • Today is day #1 for me!  


    Question:  does anyone know what you can substitute for the Jenny Craig shakes?  I wasn’t given any and want to fill that spot.


    Thank you,



    1. Kits


      You can use a protein, similar to what you would use on non-shake days. Welcome :)

  • Today is Day 1 for me. Never done Jenny before. I work in an office that gets catered lunches nearly everyday. Finding it hard to stay out of the kitchen-no slips but my stomach is growling

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    2. Evie37


      Today is day 3 for me. Had some hunger pains but was so used to never giving myself a break from food to get a hunger pain is why. Previously ate all day of high carb and sugar foods looking at next to eat whether hungry or not. I am staying focused though!!!

    3. Evie37


      Now on my 6th day and was proud that I avoided pizza, chicken wings, cupcakes and brownies at a baby shower on Saturday. I had 2 bottles of water,  raw vegetables, & grapes 🍇 and new that I would have my JC brownie later in the evening.

    4. Evie37


      Lost 8.2 lbs. my first week. Almost through my second  week. When running errands, I plan ahead by cooking my meal and taking with me. Was successful the other day and today, running errands with my hubby so I cooked my Ham & Swiss Baguette ahead of time and ate before going in diner and ordering a water, tossed salad, & fresh fruit cup!

  • I have been doing so well and losing consistently but seem to be not losing any this week-anybody else having this problem? I am only one month in and hate to think I have hit my pause already!

  • Tomorrow is day 4 and I’m going to a winery with friends.  Will 3 glasses of wine ruin all the progress I’ve made so far ??

    1. Punkinlover1966


      I would stay away from alcohol because of all of the sugar and calories-have fun!


  • What's going on at Jenny Craig with the food?  No cheese burgers, turkey burgers, chicken burgers, no triple chocolate cheesecake and  on and on it goes.  This has been going on for months!

    1. billfelty


      I know!  And no fun new seasonal foods like they've done in the past. I NEED THE TRIPLE CHOC CHEESECAKE in my life!  

    2. ireyna


      I was told there's issues with supplying all the ingredients.

  • Just completed day 1!  I'm off to a good start!  

  • From the Grocery Guide:

    When it comes to eating vegetables, fruit/starch, protein/dairy, and healthy fats, what is the proper portion size?

  • I just started last week and I had a short phone call with my "coach" the day I picked up my food but I am now on my second week and when I picked up my food no one would talk to me. I asked if I was supposed to meet with someone and they told me no but I know I am paying for the plan where I meet with someone. This is very different from my mom's experience with Jenny Craig and I was wondering if anyone has had the same thing happen? I like the food and the program is working but I do not feel supported or have anyone that I can ask questions to.

    1. PJE


      Interesting - I was just wondering the same thing. I am finishing my first week and my coach is in a hurry and mainly interested in getting my order. When I ask questions she tells me the answer is in the app. 

  • Apple Oatmeal muffin, using JC Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal breakfast

    I have made this twice and very pleased.  I do not like the texture of oatmeal but want to try to stay on the prescribed recommended menu as much as possible.  My advisor said I should share.


    Makes 1 large muffin.

    Preheat oven 400 degrees


    —Prepare muffin pan: use Pam cooking spray to spray one muffin space

    —In a mixing bowl, blend these with a small whisk:

    1 Jenny Craig Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal breakfast (not prepared)

    1 tsp baking powder

    1/4 tsp salt (or salt substitute, if your doctor restricts your intake)


    —Add to mixing bowl, and blend with a spatula until just mixed (like you would a brownie mix)

    1/2 T melted reduced fat butter or margarine

    1/8 cup reduced fat milk* or 1/8 cup JC vanilla milk shake


    Let the batter sit 1-2 minutes.  It will thicken a little as the oats take up the moisture.


    Put mix into muffin tin (Opt: add a quick dash of ground cinnamon to the top), and bake 16 minutes until edges just start to leave pan sides.  It will rise some, but not as much as cake muffins.


    Can be made the night before, refrigerated, then sliced to make a toast, eat right out of the fridge, or warmed slightly in the microwave.


    *works equally well using milk or the JC vanilla shake


    Adds: 1 good fat and 5/8th protein



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  • Just started last Saturday and already feeling thinner! I have tried everything else to lose weight this year so I figured may as well try this too! The food is very good and I don't seem to have too much trouble so far with hunger pains except for right before bed sometimes but I guess that is normal. Anybody have advice for a newbie like me on how to be successful? I am finding the older I get the harder it is to lose weight and also having a hard time since I had my hysterectomy a couple of years ago. Thanks!

  • HI!  Just signed up today.  JC was very successful for me about 14 years ago, so trying it again!  I'll be 50 next week and need a jumpstart.   


    One very big difference this time is I'm in perimenopause/menopause.     Is anyone else in this time of their lives and have you noticed any differences in results?

  • Hello everyone. Newbie here. I will be starting my JC journey at end of the week.  During the time of non-fasting what do people use in your coffee for creamer and how is it counted.  I usually use sugar free creamers. I don’t see that on the grocery guide. Thanks for any help. 

    1. Punkinlover1966


      Some books on fasting I have read state you can use creamer during fasting and some say no-I guess you just have to decide for yourself-just no sugar or sweetener as even sugar substitutes can cause you body to create carbs and knock you off fasting mode.

  • Hi all!! I’m starting week 1 tomorrow!  Excited to rejoin the community! Couple of new things from the last time I did Jenny Craig…recharge bars and JC shakes.  What are the recharge bars for? Is it to take in the mornings? For the shakes, where can I get the nutritional info? Can I replace with Orgain shakes? Thank you very much for your help!

    1. Pamalam


      Recharge is for within 2 hrs near end of your fasting time.  

      Example: I do a 14 hr fast. So 12 hours into, I eat the bar. It’s comprised of nuts, so it doesn’t break ketosis/fat burning. 
      so if my fasting hours are 8 pm to 10am, I eat my my between 8 am and 10 am, then my first meal - breakfast, I have at 10. 

      the shakes are for protein, your dairy serving, and some nutrients. Typically they are slotted for your first meal/breakfast. So if you have the egg white frittata, you have a shake too. 

      I find both game changers from when I tried JC years ago before either were added. 

    2. YadiHedez


      Thank you very much, @Pamalam!

    3. YadiHedez


      The fasting is not new for me but didn't know JC was promoting it as part of their program.  Sounds good!  I haven't met with my coach yet (this Friday!)

  • Shake up your shakes! 5 Jenny Shake recipes from over the years to vary up your shake menu item.



    1 Jenny Craig Vanilla Shake
    1 small frozen banana, peeled

    1 small carrot, shredded
    1 Tbsp peanut butter powder

    2 cubes frozen crushed ginger

    1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon

    3 to 4 ice cubes
    1. Combine all ingredients in blender.
    2. Blend until smooth, then pour into a glass.
    3. Garnish with thinly sliced carrot.

    1 Fruit
    1⁄2 Veg
    1⁄2 Fat
    2 Fresh & Free Additions



    1 Jenny Craig Vanilla Shake, freeze in plastic ice cube tray prior to use

    JENNY CRAIG S’MORES BAR, cut into 6 pieces and freeze for 15 minutes prior to use

    1-3 oz. cold diet cream soda
    1⁄2 cup riced cauliflower, frozen
    2 Tbsp sugar-free whipped topping Sugar-free cocoa powder
    Light chocolate syrup for garnish (rim only)
    1. Add frozen vanilla shake cubes, 1-3 ounces of diet cream soda, frozen pieces of S’mores bar and frozen riced caulifower into a blender. (Note: Shake thickness is dependent upon desired amount of soda used).
    2. Blend for 30 seconds on high speed or until smooth.
    3. Dip rim of decorative stemware/glass in chocolate syrup. Hold upside down for approximately 1 minute so syrup doesn't drip down the sides of the glass.
    4. Pour the shake into the glass.
    5. Add whipped topping, dust lightly with cocoa powder and add a straw.
    per serving

    VANILLA CREAM SHAKE (1 milk) S'MORES BAR (1 1⁄2 Starch)
    1⁄2 Veg
    1 Fresh & Free Addition
    1 Limited Food



    1 Jenny Craig Vanilla Shake
    1⁄2 cup blueberries
    4 medium strawberries

    1⁄2 tsp vanilla
    5 ice cubes

    1. Add all ingredients into blender.
    2. Blend on high speed until smooth.
    3. Serve with a straw and fresh berries.
    (1 Milk) + 1 Fruit, 1 Free Food



    1 Jenny Craig Vanilla Shake
    16 oz iced black coffee

    1. Brew the iced coffee (I used 2 K-cups of iced coffee) and cool overnight.
    2. Refrigerate the Jenny Craig Ready-to-Drink Shake overnight.
    3. Mix ingredients together when ready to drink and serve over ice. Enjoy!


    1 Jenny Craig Vanilla Shake
    1⁄2 cup raspberries
    6 oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt
    3 packets of sugar substitute of your choice
    6 ice cubes
    3 Tbsp light whipped topping 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
    per serving
    1. Blend all ingredients, except the whipped topping, until smooth.
    2. Pour into a glass and the remainder into a freezer-safe container.
    3. Top the flled glass with the whipped topping.
    4. Freeze the extra amount for an evening treat. It pairs well with the Jenny Craig chocolate desserts!
    + 1 Fruit, 1 Milk, 1 Limited Free (2 Limited
    Free if using chia seeds)

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