You’re ready to start your weight loss journey (*virtual high-five!*), but there’s one important thing you want to know: How much does Jenny Craig cost? You want to ensure you pick the best weight loss plan that will deliver results and fit your budget — we get it! Read on to find out the average cost per day, the different membership options, and the unique features that set Jenny Craig apart from other weight loss programs. Let’s get started!
How much does Jenny Craig cost?
While costs vary by country, the average cost for an entire day's worth of food in the U.S. on Jenny Craig is around $28. In Canada, prices range from $21-$28 a day. This cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks, personal coaching and flexible delivery options.* Jenny Craig prices range from $2.99 to $8.29 per meal — significantly less than the average check per person at 22 major fast-food chains.1
First time members can get an exclusive 15% discount on their first week of Jenny Craig so the cost is $23.39 per day.*
Our entrées are flash-frozen to lock in exceptional flavor and nutrients. We do all the hard work for you — there’s no prepping or cooking needed! Plus, Jenny Craig menus are designed by nutrition professionals to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need while supporting your health goals.
It’s more than just dinner
Dining out or getting a meal kit subscription isn’t getting any cheaper. The average restaurant-delivered meal costs about $20 per serving, nearly three times more expensive than a meal kit.2 And many meal kit subscriptions only provide enough food to make 2-3 meals!
With Jenny Craig's weight loss meal delivery program, you get much more than just dinner. You’ll eat 6x per day and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks — plus, you can add one snack of your own (not provided by Jenny Craig) like fresh fruit or vegetables. At around $28 a day, you’ll not only receive a considerable amount of healthy food, but you’ll also reap the benefits of a resource unique to Jenny Craig: a personal weight loss coach.
Feel good about eating well
Our environmentally-friendly single-serve meal containers can be recycled. And if you order online, all of our one-week food shipments are packed with biodegradable Green Cell Foam. Simply compost the corn-based packaging foam from your box or add water until the material dissolves completely.
What Jenny Craig membership plans are available?
Jenny Craig has three different plans to fit your lifestyle:
1. Max Up
Our most effective weight loss program ever! Our groundbreaking new program leverages the powerful science of intermittent fasting and combines it with our chef-crafted meals, 1:1 coaching and Recharge Bars designed to increase fat burn, help you feel less hungry and maintain your fast on Max Up. You can lose up to 18 pounds and 5 inches off your waist in your first 4 weeks!†
† First 4 weeks only. Average weight loss on the Max Up program in a study was 15 pounds in the first four weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter.
2. Essential Meal Plan (online only)
This plan is perfect for someone who needs a little guidance with their breakfast, lunch and dinner. While the Essential Plan is not a complete weight loss plan, it gives you a taste of Jenny Craig’s delicious food and can help you save time during the week. You'll get a full day of meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Snacks and shakes are not included in this plan.
The Essential Meal Plan costs $21.99 a day. Buy now.
3. Simple Meal Plan (online only)
If you find yourself rushing around in the morning without any time to plan your breakfast or lunch, the Simple Plan could be right for you. This healthy meal plan isn't designed for weight loss, but you'll get a full week of Jenny Craig's chef-crafted breakfasts and lunches to help you stay on track with your health goals. Dinner, snacks and shakes are not included in this plan.
The Simple Meal Plan costs $13.99 a day. Buy the Simple Meal Plan here.
Do you have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes? Ask us about our Type 2 Plan.
Jenny Craig Program Details
Our complete weight loss plan, Max Up, is our recommend program for those those who want to learn how to lose weight and keep it off. There are no membership fees, and you can order one week at a time or select auto-delivery for the most value. New members can save 15% off their first week, so the cost of the Max Up program is $23.80 per day (originally $27.99/day). Free delivery is also included with Max Up.*
With Max Up, you'll receive:
- A full week of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks + NEW Recharge Bars
- Weekly sessions with a dedicated personal coach, available over the phone or safely in-person
- New easy-to-follow activity plans
- Unlimited “text-a-coach” assistance for on-the-go support
- Easy-to-follow, personalized menu plan options
- Free delivery*
What’s included in the Jenny Craig program?
There are three key elements to each Jenny Craig program designed to help you lose weight: nutritionist-designed menus, incredible chef-crafted food, and personalized support from a weight loss coach.
1. The menus
Each Jenny Craig menu is created by our knowledgeable nutrition team. All menus include perfectly-portioned foods that maximize nutrients without sacrificing flavor (or counting calories!). The key is balance: you’ll enjoy fruits and vegetables, hearty carbs, satisfying proteins, and even dessert! If you’ve booked an appointment online, your coach will recommend the best menu plan to fit your lifestyle. If you’re purchasing a plan online, you can select one of several customizable options to get delicious food packed with powerful nutrition delivered straight to your doorstep.
2. The food
Jenny Craig meals are developed by our culinary team to create dishes you’ll love. With nearly 100 options, you’ll have tons of choices. Enjoy American comfort classics, flavorful Asian- and Mexican-inspired meals, and so much more. We’re also committed to the best ingredients: there are no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners in our entrées and snacks.
3. The coaches
Did you know: people who follow supportive, structured weight loss programs are more likely to lose weight and keep it off?3 Joining a Jenny Craig program provides you with access to a dedicated personal coach who will guide you throughout your journey. With your coach's help, you’ll learn weight loss strategies and food education, discuss your challenges, and plan for the week ahead.
Bonus: The Jenny Craig app
Track your meals, activity and progress with the free Jenny Craig app! Explore fun features like earning Jenny Craig Stars and get real-time help by connecting with a coach.
Download it on the App Store or on Google Play.
Finding the best weight loss program for your lifestyle may seem daunting, and if cost factors into your decision, you should know all your options! Jenny Craig offers premium food products, dedicated weight loss support and easy to follow, nutritionist-backed menus to meet your needs – all to support your health at an affordable price.
Ready to get started? Learn more about our convenient, cost-friendly weight loss options by booking a free appointment with a weight loss coach today!
* First week only. Discount requires purchase of full planned menu (avg. $182 US/$184 CAD). Free standard shipping to the continental U.S (up to $29 per order) valid with Essential, Complete, and 2-week Simple purchases. Flat standard shipping rate of $9.99 applies for 1-week Simple purchases and for all subsequent auto-shipments. All bundles are set to auto-delivery and charged and shipped every 1-2 weeks, as selected. No requested menu substitutions allowed. Once placed, the first order cannot be cancelled, but all subsequent orders can be cancelled any time before your order begins processing by calling 1-800-JENNY-CARE. Valid only at participating centers and jennycraig.com. No cash value. Offer expires 8/1/21. Restrictions apply.
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
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!)
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