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6 Benefits of Meal Delivery Programs for Weight Loss

By Stephanie E - Jenny Craig

Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, R.D.


Tired of making your breakfast, lunch and dinner every day? We get it! On average, Americans spend almost 40 minutes a day preparing their meals, with women averaging more than 50 minutes a day.1 It’s no wonder that meal kit delivery services have gained popularity in the last few years for faster solutions to grocery shopping, food preparation, and even weight loss. In fact, the USDA reports people who opt for ready-made meals could save almost 8 days’ worth of time a year.1 

But unlike most weight loss meal delivery programs, Jenny Craig’s program is designed and backed by clinical studies to support healthy weight loss, all with the convenience of a meal delivery service. You’ll enjoy a delicious variety of freshly prepared, simply frozen foods, while moving closer to your goal. 

Ready to simplify your mealtimes and start working toward your weight loss goals? Here’s what sets us apart from other weight loss meal delivery programs:

1. Forget meal prep — we’ve got you covered.

Most meal delivery kits will send you raw ingredients you’ll need to rinse, peel, chop and cook. But our chefs do the cooking and meal prep for you. Jenny Craig’s food is chef-crafted using premium and wholesome ingredients, so each dish is bursting with fresh flavors. And whether you’re enjoying a Jenny Craig meal, snack or dessert, everything is portioned and prepared to help support your weight loss efforts — no cutting board or stove required.



2. Get the nutrients you need.

Our easy-to-follow diet plan and food menus are designed by nutritionists to ensure you get exactly what you need to support your weight loss goals. Each day, you’ll enjoy healthy carbohydrates, lean proteins, fruit, dairy and vegetables for the perfect nutritional balance--without tons of added refined sugars and empty-calorie foods.

And forget about counting calories — our nutritionists do the work for you. By following your menu plan, you’ll be staying on track!

3. Eat a variety of foods. 

Just because you’re losing weight doesn’t mean you need to give up the foods you love. Can’t live without Italian Sausage Pizza or Triple Chocolate Cheesecake? You won’t have to. With Jenny Craig, you’ll eat six times a day (including a snack of your own) and savor every bite of your entrées, side dishes, snacks, and delicious desserts. From American comfort food classics like Three Cheese Macaroni With Broccoli and Carrots to Asian-inspired food like Beef Stir Fry Bowl, there are meal options for everyone! 



4. Spend less time in the kitchen.

Many meal prep services include detailed recipes that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to cook. We know you’re busy, so go ahead, step away from the stove! Jenny Craig chef-prepared healthy meals are carefully flash frozen to preserve the flavor and nutrition of every ingredient, so you’ll get your meal on the table in minutes. Here’s the real question — what will you do with all the time you just saved?

5. Leave the dishes to us.

No one has time for a sink full of dirty pots, pans and plates. Jenny Craig meals are conveniently packaged in single-serve recyclable containers, making it easy to for you to heat, eat and go. 



6. Take the guesswork out of weight loss.

Most weight loss meal delivery programs only focus on one thing — the food. Getting to your goal weight takes more than just watching what you eat. Research shows a dedicated support system is the key to successful weight loss.2 When you join Jenny Craig, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable, trained personal coach who is there for you when you need support and will help guide you throughout your weight loss journey.

With our delicious meals, personalized support and our award-winning program, we’ll give you the tools and real-life skills you’ll need to lose the weight — and learn how to keep it off

Ready to get started? You’re one click away!




[1] https://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2016/november/americans-spend-an-average-of-37-minutes-a-day-preparing-and-serving-food-and-cleaning-up/

[2] https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2702878

Stephanie Eng-Aponte

bio-photo-stephanie.jpg.eef213ad82f6fc52f4126898595992fc.jpgStephanie Eng-Aponte is a copywriter for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA. Stephanie has focused on writing within the health and wellness space for the last several years, but has dabbled in the tech and environmental industries. Stephanie graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies. Stephanie employs a “eat first, write later” approach to food blogging and enjoys the occasional Oxford comma. Outside of writing, you can find Stephanie 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!)




This article is based on scientific research and/or other scientific articles and was written by an experienced health and lifestyle contributor and fact-checked by Briana Rodriquez, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Jenny Craig.


Our goal at Jenny Craig is to provide the most up-to-date and objective information on health-related topics, so our readers can make informed decisions based on factual content. All articles undergo an extensive review process, and depending on topic, are reviewed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutritionist, to ensure accuracy.


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On 6/22/2019 at 9:56 AM, Guest Barbara Renner said:

Is this diet safe for a diabetic and kidney disease person?

We do have a Type 2 plan for diabetic clients.  If you have kidney disease you may not enroll if you are being treated with hemodialysis.  If you have any other questions we are happy to answer them, give us a call at 1-866-706-4042.  Thank you!

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