I have been concerned about all the preservatives and additives in JC prepared foods, but love the convenience and taste of many of their products. However, I was REALLY surprised to find high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and corn syrup listed as ingredients in some of their products, such as the Mixed Berry Bar. I don't know if you're familiar with how high fructose corn syrup is manufactured, but it's not pretty or natural. It involves genetically modified enzymes." involving vats of murky fe
I absolutely LOVE some of the Jenny Craig foods. But I am concerned that they have too many carbs and not enough protein (and fairly high sugars.) Pasta, potatoes and bread abound in their prepackaged meals. Research shows that eating a higher proportion of protein results in more weight loss and less loss of muscle mass. For example:
In a study published in
, dieters who increased their protein intake to 30 percent of their diet ate nearly 450 fewer calories a day
I was so excited to try JC ... but am disappointed that my family's reaction does not feel very supportive. They have made it clear that they don't think my current weight is healthy and that I don't look very good, and that I should do something about it....but that seems to be where it ends. When I went to visit my mother, I had 4 days of food shipped to her condo (and warned her it was coming). Her response was "What is all this crap?" "You better eat it all before you leave!" She also com
I have been struggling to maintain a healthy weight for almost 45 years. I have never tried a program like JC before. I was AMAZED at how full I feel - usually I feel like I am starving! This is a totally new experience. I am worried about how many people end up coming BACK - meaning they were unable to maintain their JC successes. I need something that will work for me over the long haul. I am worried about eating so many prepared foods with fake ingredients, lots of sugar and carbs.