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  3. Elisa - Jenny Craig

    Ask an R.D.: How Many Calories a Day Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

    Hi Liz, Macronutrient breakdown varies by each menu plan (low-carb, Type 2, balanced, etc.). Your coach can provide you with the details of your specific plan! If you’re interested in learning more about macronutrients and how they impact weight loss, this is a great article to read:
  4. Elisa - Jenny Craig

    Find Out How Amanda F., Mother of Two, Lost 40 lbs.* and Maintains Her Healthy Lifestyle

    Hi Carole, Thank you for sharing your journey with Jenny Craig, and congrats on reaching your weight loss and health goals! Your tips are excellent!
  5. Stephanie E - Jenny Craig

    Bracket Quiz: Fan Favorite Dish 2020

  6. Guest

    Ask an R.D.: How Many Calories a Day Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

    I would like to know how many carbs, fats and proteins are allowed in a day on 1200 calories of Jenny Craig that I am on
  7. I first successfully used Jenny Craig after I had my second child 27 years ago, as I had gone from 125 lbs to 200! But by strictly adhering to the program and diligently exercising, I was down to my regular size 6 in 8 months. However, I believe the longer you carry the weight the longer it takes to lose the stubborn weight, but it will come off with patience and perseverance. I still continue to use Jenny Craig whenever I approach the danger zone for my weight (10-15 pounds over) so as to prevent a crisis and poor health conditions. For example, my doctor took me off my cholesterol meds since I’ve maintained my healthy zone while using Jenny Craig. Hint: 1) prepare for upcoming events by switching your snacks or meals around to coordinate with events. If I’m meeting someone for lunch or dinner, I take my Jenny Craig tuna or chicken salad kit and just order a large green salad and use my crackers for croutons. (2) always carry your Anytime bars for sudden cravings during busy times, and drink a lot of water with your sweets, which I find more filling.
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  9. FABULOUS50S

    FABULOUS50S

    I am on day 2 of JC. I have never been on the program before. Have tried every program out there over the past 2 years and nothing has worked. I am a 48 year old woman and creeping up on the fabulous 50s and I am determined to go into my 50s thin and healthy. I have 43 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight.

    I have so far been very impressed with the quality of food and the taste. Day 1 was a breeze for me. I am struggling a bit on Day 2. I seem to be hungry. I have read all your posts below and you are all very inspiring. I will truck on and get through this day and hope that day 3 feels more satisfying. I was given instruction to weigh myself every day. Can someone explain why weighing myself everyday is a necessity?  

  10. Stephanie E - Jenny Craig

    What's the Science Behind Keto?

    Where did the keto diet come from? Get this: The keto diet didn’t start off as a method to lose weight. It was originally used to treat epilepsy by reducing seizures in the 1920s. Dr. Russell M. Wilder1 suggested patients could experience the benefits of fasting in a different way — by following a “ketogenic diet,” a term he coined while at the Mayo Clinic.2 Over time, using the keto diet to treat epilepsy became less common. Keto’s spike in popularity came many decades later — this time, for weight loss. Now, the keto diet is one of the trendiest weight loss strategies: It clinched the top spot for most-searched diet in 2018, according to Google’s Year in Search.3 So, what makes the keto diet so popular? The proof might be in the (full-fat) pudding. The science behind the keto diet The keto diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, very low-carb approach to weight loss. But before you start loading a plate full of steak and bacon, you might want to pump the brakes. Here’s what a registered dietitian really thinks about the keto diet. How the keto diet works Start eating plenty of fatty foods and fewer carb-heavy ones. The human body’s main source of energy is glucose, or blood sugar, which comes from the food you eat.4 By depleting your body of glucose, your body will be forced to find another source of energy, and you may be able to lose weight. People who follow the keto diet heavily reduce the amount of glucose that’s available for energy. To do that, they cut back on carbohydrate-rich foods and turn to high-fat, low-carb meals instead. Achieve ketosis. The goal of the keto diet is achieving and maintaining a natural process called ketosis. During ketosis, ketone bodies (or ketones), produced by stored fat, replace glucose as the main energy source.5 The body is always producing small amounts of ketones, but during ketosis, that number increases.6 Maintain ketosis. This is the tricky part. To keep the body in ketosis, it’s important to continue avoiding most types of carbohydrates. Getting the right ratio of fat, protein and carbs at each meal can be difficult and potentially expensive, depending on the amount and quality of the food you eat. Many people rely on online calculators to determine the servings that work for them. What’s in a typical keto meal? Photo by Olga Miltsova on iStock The keto diet focuses on the three macronutrients: carbs, fat and protein. There are many variations of the keto diet, but one that’s very common is the standard ketogenic diet. Your daily macronutrient totals will consist of 75% fat, 20% protein and just 5% to 10% carbohydrates.7 While you’re following the keto diet, you’ll definitely need to be choosy about the carbs you eat. You’ll only have about 20-50 grams of carbs per day8 — that’s about what you’ll find in one large banana,9 says Briana Rodriquez, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Jenny Craig. What you’ll find in a keto meal: Eggs, meat, fish, nuts, seeds, full-fat dairy products, butter, oils, avocado, small amounts of green vegetables and berries. What you won’t find in a keto meal: Most types of fruit, baked goods, cereal, pasta, potatoes, beans, legumes, refined sugar, starchy vegetables, alcohol and honey. “Carbohydrate-rich foods, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains, are important sources of glucose in a well-balanced diet,” explains Rodriquez. “They’re also nutrient-rich foods that can support your weight loss and health goals.” The keto diet tends to restrict these foods, which makes it easy to miss out on dietary fiber. Fiber is important for healthy digestion and can help you feel full without loading up on a ton of empty calories. “The fat and protein you’ll have with the keto diet can naturally help you to feel satisfied, too. But eating too much butter, lard and cheese can add unnecessary saturated fat to your diet,” she says. Eating an excess of foods rich in saturated fat is linked to heart disease and increased LDL cholesterol, according to experts at Harvard Health.10 Keeping up with the keto diet Modern versions of the keto diet focus on fast, short-term weight loss. While that may seem promising, studies often lack research to conclude the long-term health effects or benefits.11 So, what does science say about keto? You may not experience true fitness gains. A study on athletes who followed the keto diet for 12 weeks had mixed results. While exercise performance didn’t decrease, the athletes did not improve their performance by the end of the study.12 In addition, the researchers suspect following the keto diet for long periods could negatively affect increases in muscle mass. In a separate study on world-class race walkers, participants who followed a ketogenic diet developed early signs of bone loss.13 You might have better success with a different approach. Keto’s claim to fame is its ability to burn body fat quickly and efficiently. But that’s not always the case. A small study of overweight and obese men placed participants on two different diets with the same total calories. A high-carb, lower fat diet was first; a lower carb, higher fat ketogenic diet was next. Researchers noted following the keto diet didn’t result in increased body fat loss, as they’d thought. And more surprisingly, researchers think a significant portion of weight lost during keto was actually water weight, not fat.14 You could regain the weight you’ve lost. Although following the keto diet could result in weight loss, the results may not last. The study found that participants’ weight loss peaked after five months of following the keto diet. After that, they slowly regained weight during a maintenance period.9,15 Keto is the quick fix of the moment to help people lose weight, but it could be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle long term. “The foods you eat while following the keto diet matter,” says Rodriquez. “If you’re trying it out on your own, it could be difficult to get the right balance of macronutrients to maintain ketosis for long periods.” If keto’s out, what’s in? If you can’t imagine a future without pasta and bread, don’t worry — there’s a way to tap into the benefits of keto without being so extreme. A different type of diet may offer the same weight loss benefits and could be a more sustainable option. Jenny Craig offers a more balanced, convenient approach to weight loss with delicious low-carb options. Jenny Craig's chef-crafted meals don’t require any carb-counting, ingredient measuring or lengthy prep work. You won’t have to figure out a game plan alone. Jenny Craig’s weekly menus are designed by a knowledgeable nutrition team, and you’ll connect with a personal weight loss coach who can guide you throughout your journey. And unlike the keto diet, you won’t have to stay low-carb forever. Once you reach your weight loss goals, the Jenny Craig program will start adding more healthy carbs into your menus. You’ll learn healthy habits for life — so you can eat what you love, even while maintaining your weight. Weight loss shouldn’t be complicated — and it doesn’t need to be! Get started by booking a free appointment with Jenny Craig today. Sources: [1] http://www.jbc.org/content/52/2/393.full.pdf [2] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1528-1167.2008.01821.x [3] https://trends.google.com/trends/yis/2018/US/ [4] https://medlineplus.gov/bloodsugar.html [5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499830/ [6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493179/ [7] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101#types [8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371871/ [9] https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/341529/nutrients [10] https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-truth-about-fats-bad-and-good [11] https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/ketogenic-diet-is-the-ultimate-low-carb-diet-good-for-you-2017072712089 [12] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5969192/ [13] https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fendo.2019.00880/full [14] https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/104/2/324/4564649 [15] https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/87/1/44/4633256 Stephanie Eng-Aponte Stephanie Eng-Aponte is a copywriter for Jenny Craig and has written for the health and wellness, tech, and environmental industries. Stephanie graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies. They employ an “eat first, write later” approach to food blogging and enjoy the occasional Oxford comma. Outside of writing, you can find them photographing a muttley crew of rescue pups, brewing kombucha, or exploring San Diego. Favorite healthy snack: green apple slices with sunflower butter Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, RDN Briana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, California. She is passionate about utilizing food as functional and preventative medicine. Guided by a simplistic and optimistic approach, Briana’s philosophy is to help people improve their health and achieve their goals through the development of sustainable habits to live a healthy life. In her free time, you can find her strength training, indoor cycling, coffee tasting, and at local eateries with her husband and two dogs. Favorite healthy snack: peanut butter with celery alongside a grapefruit-flavored sparkling water (so refreshing!)
  11. REALITYCHECK

    REALITYCHECK

    I JUST REJOINED JENNY AFTER A VERY LONG TIME.  THE PROFILE PHOTO ON MY ACCOUNT WAS NEARLY EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO.  SINCE THEN  I HAVE BEEN ON NUTRISYSTEM, ATKINS, OTHER MEAL DELIVERIES, SLIMFAST, LEAN CUISINE, ETC ETC. MY WEIGHT ALWAYS GOES BACK TO AROUND 195 MY BODY LOVES IT THERE AND DOESN'T LIKE TO LEAVE THERE FOR LONG. THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT BELOW IS 2020 WITH MY GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER.  THE POUNDS ARE STUCK TO ME LIKE A TICK AND I CHANGED MY PROFILE NAME TO REALITY CHECK.  AT 71 I NEED A GOOD REALITY CHECK.  TIME TO SAVE SOME YEARS TO LIVE THE REMAINDER OF MY YEARS WITH A GOOD HEALTHY LIFE.  I KEPT PUTTING OFF REJOINING JENNY BECAUSE OF THE COST BUT FINALLY THE TASTE OF THE FOOD WON OUT AND I HAD TO UN TIGHTEN MY PURSE STRINGS.  LOSING WEIGHT NOW IS NOT FOR LOOKS ANYMORE, IT IS FOR HEALTH.65442108_greatgrammaandariyah.jpg.abe5f955e38dd73cb11a043d0493751d.jpg

    1. AnnFl327

      AnnFl327

      Welcome RealityCheck....I know the feeling!  I joined Jenny Craig in 1995  and had lost the weight (50 lbs) and then gained it back.  I must have come back around three times.   Tried other weight loss programs but I know I do my best on Jenny Craig. So,  I am back and more determined to lose the weight and keep it off this time .  I'm happy losing 1-2 pounds a week. I'm finishing week 7 and 10 pounds down and six inches total.    You got this!

      Good luck to you on your journey & welcome back!

       

  12. Annamarie H - Jenny Craig

    DNA Decoder Plan FAQ: Your Questions, Answered

    HI Laura, We're sorry to hear about this. We're happy to look into this for you. Please give us a call at 1-800-536-6922. Thank you.
  13. Morjk

    Morjk

    All good things come to those that are patient.

  14. CheriT

    CheriT

    Hi, I just started yesterday and am loving this plan, so far!  Love the ease of eating what is on the plan and not having to think about it.  Couple of questions though for our veterans out there.  1.  When the menu says 1 Milk, will it hurt to not incorporate that?  2.  Can I switch out my evening snacks?  For instance, if I'm not in the mood for the salty snack on menu for that day, could I switch it with a sweet snack from another day?  I know there is science behind all this, so I really don't want to mess myself up by making changes.  Thanks

    1. Aliza - Jenny Craig

      Aliza - Jenny Craig

      Welcome! We are so glad you are here!

  15. Elisa - Jenny Craig

    What to Expect At Your First Consultation

    Hi Mayra, We have a Type 2 menu made specifically for individuals with diabetes. When you meet with your weight loss coach, make sure to ask them about food swaps you can make to avoid dairy. We wish you the best on your journey!
  16. Syoung

    Syoung

    Hi all! I'm new to Jenny and am looking forward to it. I receive my food tomorrow and can't wait. I am a little concerned because I am somewhat picky but any suggestions would be great!

    1. CheriT

      CheriT

      I'm only on day 2, but so far everything tastes great!  Remember there are substitutions your consultant can help you with if you just find you do not  like something.  Best wishes to you!

  17. Elisa - Jenny Craig

    What to Expect At Your First Consultation

    Hi Mayra, We offer delivery and in-center pick up - whichever works best for you! Give our team a call, and we'd be happy discuss your options! 1-866-706-4042
  18. Guest

    DNA Decoder Plan FAQ: Your Questions, Answered

    I’m quit the program because you lost my DNA So I don’t know my test results and I also would like to unsubscribe but I don’t know how to please let me know how to unsubscribe from the mailing list. Thank you
  19. LosetoGain

    LosetoGain

    Hello Everyone,  this is my third time on JC, I came back, just completed two weeks and lost 8 pounds. I typically don’t have trouble starting but do have problems with sticking to it! Any suggestions for how to continue the momentum? I want my third time to be the charm :)

  20. Guest

    What to Expect At Your First Consultation

    Does food get delivered or is it at store
  21. Guest

    What to Expect At Your First Consultation

    I have Diabetes Type 2 (since 1/3/2010) with specific food allergies (such as either lactose free dairy or 2% dairy), what type of food choices or food plan are available to me? I currently have an appointment for Sunday, March 1, 2020 @8:00 am.
  22. Serena - Jenny Craig

    What to Expect At Your First Consultation

    Hi Kathleen, Yes, we do offer a diabetic menu created with your needs in mind. Give our Jenny Care team a call at 1-800-536-6922 for more information!
  23. Guest

    What to Expect At Your First Consultation

    Are your meals diabetic friendly?
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  25. Stephanie E - Jenny Craig

    How You Can Personalize Your Weight Loss Plan Through DNA Testing

    What is genetic testing for weight loss? Unlike one-size-fits all weight loss options, a DNA-focused weight loss plan is shaped by the results of a genetic test. If you’re wondering if a low-carb diet, low-fat diet, or something that strikes a balance between the two could work for you, a DNA test could help you find an answer. What this means: Based on your DNA, you may benefit from following one type of weight loss plan over another. What can your DNA tell you about weight loss? First, a quick refresher on genetics. Remember that twisted ladder shape from your science textbooks? That’s DNA. DNA is found in most of your body’s cells and holds a complex “recipe” of biological information that tells your cells what to do.1 Genes are the keys that may help to shed light on your experiences with weight loss. They’re segments of DNA responsible for individual characteristics that you’ve inherited from your parents.2 Humans share the same genes, but not all of them are expressed, or “turned on.” For many DNA-based weight loss programs, including Jenny Craig's, all you’ll need to do is a simple cheek swab. What you’ll find out from your DNA test results can vary. Programs with the best DNA testing for weight loss can provide details about weight loss-specific genetic markers and give you a recommended menu plan, plus resources to help support your efforts. You’ll find each of these elements — and more — with Jenny Craig’s new plan. Jenny Craig’s DNA weight loss plan: What will your results reveal? If you’ve had trouble losing weight before, getting a better understanding of your genetic tendencies could help. Jenny Craig’s DNA weight loss plan is a unique tool to help optimize your results and includes a detailed report with tips based on each of your genetic markers. An analysis of 15 nutrition and weight loss-specific genetic markers Discover how your body is likely to process carbohydrates, fat and protein, your likelihood of becoming overweight, and more. Learn about the 15 markers. Exercise recommendations to support your weight loss Could strength training or cardio help you to lose weight? Find out which activities could benefit your weight loss efforts and learn more about your natural motivation to exercise. A meal plan tailored to your results Based on how you’re likely to processes protein, fat and carbs, you’ll follow one of three recommended meal plans, explains Briana Rodriquez, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Jenny Craig. What are the meal plan options? Your DNA results will indicate which meal plan you should follow. Don’t want to give up your favorite foods? Don’t worry! “Following a low-fat diet shouldn’t mean you have to avoid eating foods that contain healthy fats, while following a low-carb diet shouldn’t make you cut out carbs completely,” Rodriquez says. “Even though the meal plans can be lower in carbs or fat to help with weight loss, we make sure food groups aren’t eliminated.” Balanced — If your body is likely to process all three macronutrients (carbs, proteins and fats) normally, you’ll follow this meal plan. The Balanced meal plan emphasizes: A mix of fiber-rich carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats. Low-Carb — If your body is likely to process carbohydrates less efficiently, you’ll follow this meal plan. The Low-Carb meal plan emphasizes: A variety of complex carbs, including non-starchy vegetables and other good sources of dietary fiber, plus lean proteins and healthy fats. Low-Fat — If your body is likely to process fats less efficiently, you’ll follow this meal plan. The Low-Fat meal plan emphasizes: Quality sources of good-for-you fats, carbs and protein; avoids unhealthy LDL cholesterol-boosting trans fat; and minimizes saturated fat. Photo by @toddler.frat.house on Instagram How the meal plans work Once you receive your results, you’ll be matched with the meal plan that fits your unique needs. The menus: All three meal plans are broken down into weekly menus that outline the delicious, ready-to-go meals you’ll enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Menus are powered by Rapid Results, Jenny Craig’s effective science-backed weight loss program, and developed by an expert nutrition team. The portions: Entrées and snacks are smartly portioned to support weight loss. Plus, you’ll add one healthy snack of your own and your favorite non-starchy vegetables for extra flavor and nutrients. The variety: Each day, you’ll enjoy healthy versions of foods you’ll love. Dig into cheesy Margherita Pizza, savory Beef Teriyaki and even decadent Chocolate Lava Cake. Convenience is key: There’s no messy prep work or time-consuming calorie counting needed. Our chef-crafted meals are ready in minutes! Get access to a supportive weight loss community Along with these insights, you’ll have an amazing community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about health and weight loss right at your fingertips. Connect with a dedicated weight loss coach to support you throughout your journey. Get personalized, one-on-one coaching to help you work toward your goals. Chatting with your coach is simple: Get in touch online or in person at your local Jenny Craig center. Ask a registered dietitian your weight loss questions and get them answered in our exclusive, private community. Plus, connect with other Jenny Craig members who are following the DNA weight loss plan! Track your meals and exercise, then view your progress on the Jenny Craig mobile app. A DNA test is just the beginning Your weight loss program should be just as unique as you are, with options personalized to fit your lifestyle and needs. A program that includes DNA testing for weight loss, like Jenny Craig’s plan, could help. Using weight loss and nutrition-specific insights, the plan gives you the tools you need to better understand weight loss on your terms. It’s time to leave generic weight loss options behind — get your personalized plan today! Sources: [1] https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/basics/dna [2] https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/basics/gene Stephanie Eng-Aponte Stephanie Eng-Aponte is a copywriter for Jenny Craig and has written for the health and wellness, tech, and environmental industries. Stephanie graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies. They employ an “eat first, write later” approach to food blogging and enjoy the occasional Oxford comma. Outside of writing, you can find them photographing a muttley crew of rescue pups, brewing kombucha, or exploring San Diego. Favorite healthy snack: green apple slices with sunflower butter Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, RDN Briana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, California. She is passionate about utilizing food as functional and preventative medicine. Guided by a simplistic and optimistic approach, Briana’s philosophy is to help people improve their health and achieve their goals through the development of sustainable habits to live a healthy life. In her free time, you can find her strength training, indoor cycling, coffee tasting, and at local eateries with her husband and two dogs. Favorite healthy snack: peanut butter with celery alongside a grapefruit-flavored sparkling water (so refreshing!)
  26. Getting started: How to bullet journal Photo by @planwithlaken on Instagram Bullet journaling is different than regular journaling because you’re using a short-hand method called rapid logging,2 through which you abbreviate and sub keywords, images and short phrases for longer sentences. This method comes in handy for helping you stay organized and accountable to your goals, as it’s quicker and more efficient than writing out long sentences — and more fun, too. Using bullets (of course!) is a key part of bullet journaling, as it allows you to visually categorize everything. For example, you can use: • to mark tasks or things you need to do (i.e., your weekly grocery trip to pick up vegetables and fruit) - to take notes or remind you of things (like remembering to drink more water) o to indicate events or moments you don’t want to forget (such as regular weigh-ins) Breaking it down further, you can use other symbols to represent the status of tasks (it can be so satisfying to cross things off a to-do list!).3 Try these: A ✔ or X to indicate a task is complete Draw a line through the task to indicate it’s irrelevant (or to remove it from your list) A > or < symbol to move a task to a different date or section If you want to go a step further, you can also play with signifiers, or special symbols that draw attention to a particular item. Try these: An asterisk (*) to indicate priority An exclamation mark (!) to mark something important that you want to remember — whether that’s a personal affirmation, meaningful quote or smart idea You don’t have to get too bogged down in the details of doing bullet journaling “right,” however. The key is to come up with a visual system of markings that work for you. Plus, you can get imaginative with the way your bullet journal looks as you get the hang of it. You might choose to experiment with different fonts and colors (go wild and order a megapack of fine-tipped markers on Amazon!), or even glue inspirational photos or cutouts to the pages to remind you of your goals. Have fun with it by sneaking in some doodles and drawings. Think of it as a creativity outlet as well as a tracking and accountability tool. Using bullet journaling for weight loss Photo by artursfoto on iStock First, decide what you’d like to keep track of in your bullet journal. Some suggestions are big-picture things like your health and weight loss goals, broken down into nutrition-related things such as a food diary, your cravings and your water intake. You can also track movement-related items, like your daily step count and workouts, and even how much sleep you’re getting each night. It can be very motivating to see the healthy improvements you’re marking down on paper, and help you realize that your actions are making a difference — whether that’s seeing the number on the scale decrease or noticing you have increased energy throughout the day. (If you need inspiration, check out “Finding Your Weight Loss ‘Why.’”) Bullet journal ideas There are many ways to use a bullet journal for weight loss, and you can pick and choose what works for you. Here are some ideas:4 Tracking weight loss: Take a full page to map out a weight loss chart timeline. Chart your current weight and goal weight vertically, and space out dates (weeks or months) along the horizontal axis. You can flip back to this page with each weigh-in to chart your progress (or recognize where you’re plateauing or gaining, and use that information to discover patterns in your eating or movement that may be causing them). Tracking body measurements: Similarly, you can sketch out a table to record your body measurements, such as your waist, thighs and upper arms. Taking measurements can be a useful weight loss tool to emphasize your progress. Tracking sleep and workouts: Make a chart that tracks your sleep with columns that indicate what time you went to bed and what time you got up. Total the hours, then use a color to indicate sleep quality: i.e., if slept through the night, woke up multiple times or tossed and turned. You can use this same method to track your workouts, including the duration, what activities you completed, and how you felt before, during and after. Tracking nutrition: You can make macro or calorie tracking fun by implementing a color-coded method for nutrients like lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fats in your bullet journal. Design your own handwritten spreadsheet to track your intake, marking when you hit your daily goals for each nutrient. Bullet journaling is also useful for creating meal plans, mapping out what you’ll eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day, as well as adding in grocery lists. (If you’re following the Jenny Craig plan, your meal planning and calorie counting is done for you, but it can be a fun way to check off your meals each day!) Creating a bullet journal can be the boost you need to feel excited about reaching your weight loss goals this year. If tracking your progress digitally is more your style, you can download the Jenny Craig mobile app, which helps keep you accountable with trackers for meals, drinks and exercise, as well as reminders to celebrate your successes. Get tips for downloading and using the app to the fullest here. Ready to take the first step toward better health and weight loss? Book a free appointment with a Jenny Craig weight loss coach to get started! Sources: [1] https://management30.com/blog/writing-down-goals-for-success/ [2] https://bulletjournal.com/pages/learn [3] https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/10/the-psychology-of-the-to-do-list-why-your-brain-loves-ordered-tasks [4] https://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/a19957500/bullet-journal/ Kelsey Ogletree Kelsey is a Chicago-based journalist specializing in wellness and travel who writes for publications like Shape, Cooking Light and The Wall Street Journal. When she's not working, she loves trying out new healthy recipes and traveling as much as possible. Favorite healthy snack: plain Greek yogurt with a few chocolate chips Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, RDN Briana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, California. She is passionate about utilizing food as functional and preventative medicine. Guided by a simplistic and optimistic approach, Briana’s philosophy is to help people improve their health and achieve their goals through the development of sustainable habits to live a healthy life. In her free time, you can find her strength training, indoor cycling, coffee tasting, and at local eateries with her husband and two dogs. Favorite healthy snack: peanut butter with celery alongside a grapefruit-flavored sparkling water (so refreshing!)
  27. Elisa - Jenny Craig

    What are the 3 Stages of Menopause?

    1. Perimenopause Photo by monkeybusinessimages on iStock The first signs of perimenopause, the stage when your ovaries begin producing less estrogen and progesterone, are usually hot flashes, breast tenderness or irregular periods. Your flow can be shorter, longer or heavier than normal; some months you may even skip a period. Some women also experience mood swings, fatigue and weight gain. And then there’s the sleep issue. A recent study found that hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause can make falling, and staying, asleep especially problematic.1 (Here’s how to get better sleep — starting tonight.) News flash about hot flashes: Up to 75% of women in perimenopause will get these heat surges. But recent research reveals that hot flashes can begin even earlier — during the late reproductive years.2 When does perimenopause begin? Perimenopause usually begins in your mid-to-late 40s, but can start as early as in your 30s. As you get within 1-2 years of menopause, symptoms are likely to become more frequent and bothersome. During perimenopause, even though your fertility is declining, you’ll still get your period and you can still become pregnant. Although the experience is different for every woman, the actual biology of perimenopause is basically the same. How long does perimenopause last? For some, perimenopause lasts a few months; for others, it can continue for as long as 10 years. You may have very little clue that you’re in perimenopause other than a missed period now and then, while your friend might be dealing with a multitude of maddening symptoms. How will I know? A diagnosis is usually made based on your symptoms, although your doctor might order a blood test to check your hormone levels. 2. Menopause Photo by simonapilolla on iStock If you keep track of your menstrual cycle, it’ll be easier to tell when you’ve entered menopause. Compared to perimenopause, the signs of menopause are pretty obvious: Once you’ve gone for 12 consecutive months without a period, you’re officially in menopause. Your ovaries are no longer releasing eggs or producing much estrogen. Enter common woes like weight gain, hot flashes, sleep problems and more. The average age of menopause in the U.S. is 51.3 Early menopause (aka “premature” menopause) occurs when women go through menopause before the age of 40, whether it happens naturally or is induced. Premature menopause can be caused by genetics, illness, surgery (like a hysterectomy), chemotherapy, hormone treatments or radiation. Many women who experience premature menopause experience more intense symptoms than those who go through menopause naturally.4 3. Postmenopause You’ve entered the third stage of menopause — postmenopause — once you’ve stopped having a period. Life without a period can also mean liberating yourself from pregnancy worries; easing off of hot flashes (although for some women, these heat surges can linger for as long as 11 years, according to some studies5); and banishing brain fog, as evidenced in this study, which found that “menopause transition-relative cognitive difficulties may be time-limited.”6 All good things, granted; but take note: Because we’re living longer after menopause — we spend roughly one-third of our lives post-menopause — it’s even more important to be aware of your health at this point.7 That’s because lower levels of estrogen can put you at an increased risk of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.7 Making all the stages of menopause more manageable Photo by kali9 on iStock Make all the stages of menopause easier to manage by practicing some self-care to ease in and out of your transition. Experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine recommend:8 Exercising regularly Quitting smoking Cutting back on alcohol Managing/reducing your stress Getting adequate sleep Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight The same advice Johns Hopkins Medicine recommends for menopause could also help support weight loss. If you’ve noticed your clothes don’t fit quite the same way as they did before menopause, you’re not alone. Midlife women gain 1.5 pounds per year, on average, according to The North American Menopause Society.7 The good news is, returning to a healthy weight isn’t impossible: Here’s how to take a proactive stance. Weight gain during menopause Gaining weight during menopause is normal, but it can certainly be unexpected. Hormonal changes may make you more likely to gain weight around your abdomen, compared to your hips and thighs, say experts at the Mayo Clinic.9 And abdominal fat doesn’t just affect the way your clothes fit — it could affect your health, too. Excess belly fat is linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or high blood pressure, according to Harvard Health.10 But hormones aren’t the only elements that could contribute to weight gain — aging, lifestyle choices and genetic factors can also play a part.9 Making adjustments to your lifestyle, including getting plenty of sleep, taking time to de-stress, exercising regularly and eating a healthy, balanced diet can all help to support your weight loss goals. If you’re not sure where to start, Jenny Craig can help. We provide you with everything you need to succeed: delicious, chef-crafted meals and one-on-one support from a weight loss coach. Book your free appointment today to get started. Sources: [1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5810528/ [2] https://journals.lww.com/menopausejournal/Fulltext/2017/08000/Physiologically_assessed_hot_flashes_and.6.aspx [3] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/symptoms-causes/syc-20353397 [4] https://www.womenshealth.gov/menopause/early-or-premature-menopause [5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085137/ [6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19470968 [7] https://www.menopause.org/for-women/menopause-take-time-to-think-about-it/consumers/2018/01/23/midlife-weight-gain-sound-familiar-you-re-not-alone [8] https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/staying-healthy-after-menopause [9] https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/menopause-weight-gain/art-20046058 [10] https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/winning-the-weight-battle-after-menopause Sheryl Kraft Sheryl has penned hundreds of print and online articles for publications and websites, including Parade, AARP, Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Everyday Health, WebMD, HealthyWomen, CNBC and many others. Her writing reflects her deep passion and curiosity about nutrition, health, beauty, fitness, and wellness. Favorite healthy snack: watermelon (a big bang for the buck!) Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, RDN Briana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, California. She is passionate about utilizing food as functional and preventative medicine. Guided by a simplistic and optimistic approach, Briana’s philosophy is to help people improve their health and achieve their goals through the development of sustainable habits to live a healthy life. In her free time, you can find her strength training, indoor cycling, coffee tasting, and at local eateries with her husband and two dogs. Favorite healthy snack: peanut butter with celery alongside a grapefruit-flavored sparkling water (so refreshing!)
  28. Why Jenny Craig at Walgreens? Convenience We get it: Life is busy! It can be challenging to juggle work, family and a healthy lifestyle. Jenny Craig at Walgreens provides members with a one-stop-shop for all their essentials. Now, you can go to Walgreens to pick up things that help you feel good (think: skincare, contact lenses, prescription refills and more) and support your weight loss goals while you’re at it. One-On-One Support When you visit a Jenny Craig at Walgreens, you’ll connect with a personal weight loss consultant who will help you stay on track and motivate you every step of the way along your journey. Why does support matter when it comes to weight loss? Research indicates that you could lose up to 3X more weight than dieting on your own.1 What can you expect from Jenny Craig at Walgreens? You can expect the same top-rated weight loss program that’s available at Jenny Craig nationwide — the only difference is, you’ll get your chef-crafted food delivered straight to your doorstep! Connect with your personal weight loss consultant on your schedule Discuss your goals and plan for the week Get a weight loss plan that fits your lifestyle Discover our latest science-backed innovations See real results!1 How can I find my nearest Jenny Craig at Walgreens location? Enter your information to find your nearest Jenny Craig location and get started on the path to better health today. Find a Location Near You Or find a location through Walgreens Find Care at walgreens.com/findcare/jennycraig and on the Walgreens mobile app. Sources: [1] JAMA. 2010 Oct 27;304(16):1803-10 Jenny Craig at Walgreens services are provided by employees of JC USA, Inc., a Texas company. Such Jenny Craig staff are not associates, employees or agents of Walgreen Co. or any Walgreens subsidiary or affiliated company.
  29. Stephanie E - Jenny Craig

    Simply Inspired Broccoli Tots

    Servings: 1 serving makes approx. 8 broccoli tots Per Serving: 1 Vegetable, 1 ½ Protein, 1 ½ Fat, 1 Starch Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked broccoli 1 egg ⅛ cup diced yellow onion 1 bag Jenny Craig Ranch Snaps Salt and pepper Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In food processor, pulse Ranch Snaps and onion until finely ground. Chop broccoli finely and mix with egg, salt, pepper, and Ranch Snaps. Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, measure 1 ½-tablespoon portions, and form into balls. Press each one into a tater tot shape. This should yield 6-8 broccoli tots. Bake about 10-15 minutes, or until broccoli tots are golden brown, turning halfway. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Exchanges: 1 cup uncooked broccoli – 1 Vegetable 1 egg – 1 Protein, 1 Fat ⅛ cup diced yellow onion – Fresh & Free 1 bag Jenny Craig Ranch Snaps – 1 Starch, ½ Protein, ½ Fat Salt and pepper – Fresh & Free
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