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Metabolism 101: Our R.D. Debunks 5 Metabolism Myths

We all have that one friend. That friend who credits their fast metabolism for their ability to eat whatever they like, without seeming to gain a pound. For others, a seemingly “slow” metabolism might feel like a barrier to weight loss.

 

Many people are quick to attribute their metabolism to a whole host of things, from their weight to their appetite. But what’s the truth about your metabolism, and is there anything you can do to make it work in your favor?

 

Jenny Craig’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Briana Rodriquez, sat down with us to discuss common metabolism myths, facts, and what you can do to support healthy weight loss, no matter what “type” of metabolism you may have.

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What is Jenny Craig's DNA Decoder Plan and Can It Help You Lose Weight?

DNA testing for weight loss is quickly becoming a popular tool to support a healthier lifestyle. If you’ve ever wondered why people tend to lose weight differently, their DNA might be part of the cause. If you’re ready to maximize your weight loss efforts, learning more about your DNA could help.


That’s where Jenny Craig’s new DNA Decoder Plan™ comes in. We’ll explain what it is, why it’s a valuable tool for weight loss, and how you can get started.
 

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Genetics 101: What is DNA and How Is It Connected to Weight Loss?

This article is intended for educational purposes only. As more research is being conducted, further information about genetics and weight loss is still being discovered.  


Tired of trying to lose weight without seeing any results? DNA testing for weight loss might be the solution to your weight loss frustrations. Taking a simple DNA test may give you the answers you’re searching for — and you can use this knowledge to support healthy weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Read on as we break down some DNA basics and explain how it may impact your weight loss journey in this helpful guide.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Follow a Personalized Diet Plan

Curious about trying a personalized diet plan? First, let’s consider your options. Every person is different, yet so many diets are the same. Many programs take a general approach to weight loss that’s supposed to work for most people — count your calories, cut your carbs, exercise more — without providing much support. Others hone in on food fads, like celery juice cleanses or the keto diet for a “quick fix.” If you’re tired of getting conflicting weight loss advice, a personalized diet plan might be just what you need to start losing weight. Unlike a generic meal plan that anyone can follow, a custom diet plan takes your unique lifestyle into consideration. If you’re looking to lose weight, consider these five reasons to try a personalized diet plan. 


If you’re ready to start a personalized diet plan, Jenny Craig offers a variety of options to fit your needs. Learn more here

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Hate Working Out? These Tips May Help Change Your Mindset

Has this ever happened to you? It’s Monday night and you’re ready to settle in at home after a long day at work. Maybe you haven’t been to the gym in weeks, so you feel like what’s the point of starting now? Plus, your couch is looking real comfortable. Where’s your fitness motivation when you need it? 


Resist the urge to pull on your pj’s! If you’re having a hard time finding the motivation to work out, we’ve got your back. 


Feeling naturally motivated to work out can seem difficult, especially if exercise isn’t your favorite pastime … but that might not be the only reason. Research suggests being naturally motivated to exercise may be linked to your DNA.1 Knowing if you’re naturally driven (or not) to exercise can help you to develop strategies to stay on track. Getting into your groove might feel a little intimidating at first, but these six workout motivation tips will have you back on track in no time.


Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine.

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Simple Carbs vs. Complex Carbs: What’s the Difference?

If all the recent talk about low-carb diets has left you dazed and confused — or, worse, has got you considering a diet that limits your intake of this essential nutrient in an effort to lose weight — we’re here to set the story straight. Carbohydrates are not only an important part of a healthy diet, but when eaten in the right amounts and in the right form, they may actually help your weight loss efforts! 

 

Read on for our complete guide to carbohydrates, which includes information about why they’re important; a discussion of simple vs. complex carbs and which ones can support health and weight loss; and a list of healthy carbs to include in your daily diet (and ones you may want to avoid). 
 

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