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Does Jenny Craig Work for Men?

By Michael Reviewed by Briana Rodriguez, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Science-Backed

Male or female, identifying the best plan to help you lose weight, meets your needs and that you can commit to can be challenging, especially when there are so many options out there with question marks around whether or not they are actually effective and safe. We tapped one of our regular fitness and wellness contributors, Michael Smith, to help explain why Jenny Craig works for men and share the proof to back it up.

 

When you hear of “Jenny Craig,” you may think of a long-standing, proven weight loss program, but the name may also mislead you to think that it has a female-only focus and clientele. Not true. In fact, Jenny Craig is an effective program for both men and women alike, as U.S. News & World Report, who publishes annual “Best Diets” rankings, named it as also geared toward men.1 Scientific research also supports the effectiveness of the Jenny Craig program.2 If you’re a guy trying to figure out which weight loss plan will work best for you, you may be surprised to learn about the delicious food, easy-to-follow plan and support that Jenny Craig offers. Read on as we discuss why Jenny Craig is one of the best programs to promote weight loss for men.

 

 

Easy to Follow

Jenny Craig provides expertly prepared, easy-to-follow meal plans. No need to track calories or measure and weigh your food. All you need to do is stick to the program outlined by your personal consultant. It’s simple, straightforward, and takes the guesswork out of the equation.

No Meal Prep Required

If you’re like most guys, you probably have a lot going on, with little time to do it. Between juggling work, a family and a social life, it can be tough to find the time to meal prep. With Jenny Craig's weight loss meal delivery program, you don’t have to spend all your free time in the kitchen, as the program offers over 100 ready-made, nutritionally-balanced and delicious chef-crafted meals. So there’s no need to worry about slicing, dicing and cooking for hours. All you need to do is add a side of your favorite vegetables to the meal and let Jenny Craig handle the heavy lifting, which lets you have those hours back to read a book, catch up with your family or meet a friend for basketball after work.

 

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Enjoy Your Favorite Foods and Eat Six Times a Day

You don’t have to give up your favorite foods or go hungry to achieve your weight loss goals. Jenny Craig includes a wide range of satisfying food options, including cheeseburgers, pizza, desserts, and much more. Not only can you enjoy a variety of your favorite foods in healthy servings, but you’ll also eat six times a day to help keep your energy levels up and your stomach from growling.

 

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Your Very Own Personal Consultant

Just like a personal trainer or coach, your consultant is there to guide and motivate you, answer any questions that might come up, and keep you moving in the right direction so you can work towards achieving your goals.

Learn Healthy Habits

The Jenny Craig program provides you with essential weight management skills that are designed to help you learn how to keep the weight off. You’ll receive expert tips on portion control, physical activity, and creative ways to dial up the healthy options in your everyday life.

 

Are you interested in meeting your consultant? Book your free appointment to get started!

 

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Sources:

[1] https://health.usnews.com/best-diet/articles/2012/02/10/6-diets-for-men

[2] https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/186793

 

Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, RDN

bio-photo-briana.pngBriana 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!)


 

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This article is written by experienced health and lifestyle contributors 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.

 

This article contains trusted sources including a scientific, peer-reviewed paper. All references are hyperlinked at the end of the article to take readers directly to the source.

 


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I am a male who has been on the program for 20 months.  For the first 11 months, I followed the menu plan religiously - I did everything within my power of self control to avoid snacking and "cheating".  I lost 75 pounds in that 11 months.  My original goal had been to lose at least 35...then 50...then 75.  At that point, I moved the goal again to lose 100.  But some stressors in my life were answered the way they had ALWAYS been answered - snacking, unhealthy over-eating.  I went in the wrong direction, and added 35 pounds back on in 8 months.  I'm headed back in the right direction now, so from the beginning I am back down 50 and looking forward to losing more.  So, yes, Jenny Craig DOES work for men.

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On 9/29/2018 at 11:35 AM, stlview said:

I am a male who has been on the program for 20 months.  For the first 11 months, I followed the menu plan religiously - I did everything within my power of self control to avoid snacking and "cheating".  I lost 75 pounds in that 11 months.  My original goal had been to lose at least 35...then 50...then 75.  At that point, I moved the goal again to lose 100.  But some stressors in my life were answered the way they had ALWAYS been answered - snacking, unhealthy over-eating.  I went in the wrong direction, and added 35 pounds back on in 8 months.  I'm headed back in the right direction now, so from the beginning I am back down 50 and looking forward to losing more.  So, yes, Jenny Craig DOES work for men.

That is great news!  Congrats on your weight loss!  We're so very happy we can help support you throughout your weight loss journey.  :) 

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