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How Eden Overcame a Stroke and Lost 107 lbs. * on Jenny Craig

*Results not typical. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.   Eden lost 107* lbs. on the Jenny Craig program and is featured in PEOPLE Magazine’s Half Their Size Issue, on newsstands now!   Eden's Jenny Craig story in her own words:    I had been a ballet dancer since I was 3 years old, dancing up to about 5 days a week in my youth. I hadn’t struggled with my weight until I was 11 years old when I broke my ankle after my first performance as ‘Clara’ in the Nutcracker, the lead role. I was so upset that I had to give up dancing until it was healed. My parents also started going through a divorce around that time, so I spent a lot of time being a teenager and hanging out with my friends, eating junk food. My favorite go-to snacks were chips and cookies. I had no portion control, which was my downfall. If I opened a box of these snacks, I’d finish the whole package in one sitting.   My parents were always healthy eaters; my dad is a nutritionist and my mom is in the medical field, so I grew up learning healthy eating habits. But when I became a teenager and gave up dance, coupled with my parents’ divorce, I just gave into my cravings and junk food eating habits. However, I missed dance, so I decided to go back and lost some of the weight I had put on when I quit dance.   When I went to college, I was a typical stressed student short on time and gave up ballet again. I picked up a job as an assistant at a gym and worked my way up to become a personal trainer. Even though I was in such a healthy environment and telling my clients how to eat healthy and increase their activity, I was gaining weight, and a lot of it. I was stressed by the workload of going to college full-time, working part-time and was just not living a healthy lifestyle. I was making poor choices with food, friendships, relationships and was drinking and eating more than I should to help cope with the stress. My Moment: When I was 26, I had a pulmonary embolism. My doctor told me that I needed to take medication and change my eating and lifestyle habits. I was supposed to give up drinking alcohol and smoking was off-limits, but I didn’t listen to the doctor’s orders. I was also a big fan of BBQ and loved to barbecue meat. During this point, for lunch, I’d be able to eat two, foot-long sandwiches, with all of fixings and a large regular soda, with alcohol mixed in. All against doctor’s orders. At that time, I was around 255 lbs.   After 3 years of not taking my medication and continuing to make poor eating choices, I had a massive stroke. I tried to get dressed one day and had forgotten how to do it. I was 29.  When my family brought me to the hospital, I couldn’t write my name, remember my colors or remember how to touch my nose. I couldn’t talk. When I checked into the hospital, I weighed 275 lbs.   My doctor told me that my life was going to be different than it was before and it would be a long road back. I had to learn how to speak again. Being young helped my recovery, but I knew that I needed to take my health back into my own hands. I had been given another chance to get it right. I went home and while I was working on my recovery, my mom recommended I try Jenny Craig to help get my eating and portions on track. My Transformation: In May 2015, I joined Jenny Craig and had my first consultation. Being in ballet and constantly in pursuit of losing weight, I had been on various diets and had tried almost everything. Nothing worked for me because it didn’t help me with how I should be eating healthy portions, the right foods to eat and the support to help make those decisions. Jenny Craig finally taught me how to do that. And I really clicked with my consultant, Nicole. She and I are like the same person and I cannot thank her enough for all that she helped me get through.   I had no idea what a proper portion was before Jenny Craig. I would eat 3-4 times beyond the recommended amount and was drinking so many calories. I thought that the only way to lose weight was to not eat. I slowly learned how to eat 6 times a day, throughout the day. I would have a Jenny Craig meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then would add in 3 snacks with fruit, vegetables and dairy throughout the day. I started going to the gym with my dad as well. I started slowly on the elliptical bike because I couldn’t run. Now, I can run up to 10 miles! I followed the Jenny Craig plan and lost 107 lbs.*! I still eat all the time without being hungry, I’m just eating the right things in the right amounts.   At my last doctor’s visit, he was thrilled with my results. My cardiologist reduced my medications and took me off one of them completely because my heart is doing so well and my numbers are looking so good. I still can’t believe I had a stroke in my 20’s. I felt like I lost some of my youth. But I am so blessed and thankful for everything that I have in my life and the progress that I’ve made. I’ve been lucky to have such good speech pathologists and of course my Jenny Craig consultant, Nicole, to help me regain my health. I feel like a new person with a second chance at life. My new goals are to get my master’s degree and pursue a career in rehabilitative therapy.   If I could give one piece of advice to anyone embarking on their journey, it would be to not take your youth and health for granted. Do what you can to protect it now.   *Results not typical. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  
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Why Rapid Results Works - The Science Behind it

Most of you probably feel overwhelmed by the constant barrage of new news about weight loss. At Jenny Craig, we use cutting edge nutrition research to cut through the confusion and help guide you to optimal weight loss and management. This is why we’re excited to announce Rapid Results by Jenny Craig where you can lose up to 16 pounds in your first 4 weeks**. Average weight loss in the study was 11. 6 pounds for those who completed the program. Rapid Results is based on nutrition research that says it’s not just about what and how much you eat, but when you eat, that plays a factor in achieving your weight loss goal. 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Rapid Results is a science-based innovation to the Jenny Craig program and an expansion of the program you know and love. Members who completed Rapid Results lost up to 16 pounds in the first 4 weeks of the program!** We’ve created a new menu for you that matches the best times of day to consume your calories. Your metabolism follows a daily pattern, and because of this, from morning up to mid-afternoon is the most effective time to burn food calories. With Rapid Results, every member still receives comprehensive support from a weight loss consultant as well as the delicious Jenny Craig food.   **Average weight loss in study was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the program. How Does It Work? Recent studies have shown that each cell of our body contains biological clocks that follow a unique daily pattern, called a circadian rhythm. The 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was recently awarded to three American scientists who discovered the circadian rhythm gene. From this research, we’ve learned that our internal network of body clocks dictates when to sleep, awaken and eat. By following this natural daily rhythm, we can take advantage of our metabolism and ability to burn calories when it’s most effective.   The Rapid Results plan works with your natural body clocks to provide a time period of nourishment when you need it and can burn the food fuel most effectively, and then a period of rejuvenation during which your body can rest and regroup. When your body goes into rejuvenation mode, your body’s cells aren’t distracted by metabolizing food. They instead get a break to “clean house” and regenerate and repair themselves. Research demonstrates various benefits to following this natural daily cycle, including improvements in immune and metabolic functions as well as reduction of belly fat, which is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.1-3 How Is Rapid Results Different from the classic Jenny Craig program? The two main changes are prioritizing when you:   NOURISH: throughout the day when you can burn calories most effectively. REJUVENATE: once your daily nourishment period is complete, your body’s cells then take time to reset, regenerate and then regroup in preparation for the next day.   You still eat six times per day, and check in with your consultant every 7 days who is undergoing new enhanced comprehensive training to deliver excellent weight loss guidance.   We’re excited to offer this enhanced program, which is available now. If you’d like to see how Rapid Results can help you with your weight loss goals, discuss the plan with your consultant or visit us at one of the 500 locations in local neighborhoods near you.   **First 4 weeks only. Average weight loss in study was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the program.   [SOURCES]: 1 Longo, Valter D., and Satchidananda Panda. “Fasting, Circadian Rhythms, and Time-Restricted Feeding in Healthy Lifespan.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 23, no. 6, 14 June 2016, pp. 1048–1059., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.06.001. <br>2 Manoogian, Emily N.c., and Satchidananda Panda. “Circadian rhythms, time-Restricted feeding, and healthy aging.” Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 39, 2017, pp. 59–67., doi:10.1016/j.arr.2016.12.006 <br>3 Peterson, C. Pennington Biomedical Research Center. “Time-Restricted Feeding Increases Fat Oxidation and Reduces Swings in Appetite Levels in Humans.” Oral abstract presentation at: The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeekSM 2016; October 31 – November 4, 2016. www.obesityweek.com.
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New Savory Foods for 2018

We’re so excited to be kicking off the New Year with some new and tantalizing entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Here’s the scoop on these delicious chef-crafted foods and why you’re going to love them.  New York Sesame Bagel Made in the heart of New York! Kickstart your morning with a multi-grain bagel topped with sesame seeds, making it an energizing meal to start the day.   “The best bagels are made in the heart of New York, and ours is too,” says Director of Brand and Product, Lindsay Ostenson. “On busy days, you can top it with cream cheese as you run out the door with your coffee. On weekends, I like to toast it and top it with some avocado, tomatoes, arugula and cracked black pepper for a delicious avocado toast.”   Ham & Swiss Baguette   A warm baguette roll filled with sliced Black Forest ham, melted Swiss cheese and balanced with a creamy spread. “If I have one weakness, it’s fresh French bread and that’s why I love our new baguette sandwich,” Ostenson said. “Fresh French bread with thinly sliced ham and a cheesy spread. I add cucumbers and sprouts to mine and imagine I’m strolling through the streets of Paris!” <br>   Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowl     Savory shredded pork carnitas are served over brown rice and topped with a salsa blend of diced tomato, onions and roasted poblano pepper. This bowl is a delicious medley of southwest style flavor with a mild kick!   “South of the border carnitas is popping up on menus everywhere,” Ostenson said. “Our new carnitas bowl captures that authentic taste with poblanos, tomatoes and onions atop brown rice. I like to add extra sautéed peppers, pico de gallo and a jalapeno for some spice!” <br>   <br>  
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Jenny Craig vs. Nutrisystem - Weigh the Options

We know choosing the right weight loss program is hard. We also understand not all plans are created equal—some focus solely on food, such as eliminating food groups or focusing on calories, while others emphasize finding activities, such as physical activity or meetings to hone in on other aspects of well-being.     Jenny Craig offers a more complete, personalized plan to fit your unique needs with the dedicated support of a consultant and delicious food. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all cleanse or crash diet filled with dehydrated food. Before learning more about Jenny Craig, you may have heard of another program that focuses on using real food in a similar manner: Nutrisystem. Let’s learn about both programs, and find out what the key differences are between both companies.   Nutrisystem   Nutrisystem does not focus on counting calories or eliminating carbs—instead, it also focuses on offering high-fiber, lean protein food options to help fuel your body for the day’s activities. All of their menu items also contain no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, as well as zero trans fat.   Nutrisystem offers various 4-week plans, where you’ll eat 4-5 times a day. During your first week on Nutrisystem, you’ll eat 6 times a day. You’ll eat meals, bars and shakes from the program’s Turbo Takeoff box. Your second week, you’ll continue eating Nutrisystem foods while incorporating vegetables and fruits. You’ll also have a flex option, where you can dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, or use a Nutrisystem recipe as a flex meal. Your meal options do depend on which plan you decide to go with, so you may experience limited choices.   Depending on your plan, you would log in your measurements and weight online through the website or an app, as well as receive access to dietitians and counselors.   Jenny Craig   Jenny Craig is built on a three-part process that focuses on giving you the support you need, delicious food you’ll love, so you get the results you want. While some weight loss programs provide food and some programs provide coaches, not many provide both. Jenny Craig is a complete program that provides everything you need to succeed.   Our Consultants   Every single member is provided with a consultant, who is included with every membership. It’s the key difference between Jenny Craig and other food-based programs.   You meet with your consultant once a week, to do weigh-ins and discuss your plan for the week. They provide you with personalized support and skills to help you develop healthier habits and a healthy relationship with food. The menu is a guide to help you easily make the right choices each day. Our weight loss consultants have gone through rigorous training, which focuses on active listening, motivation-based counseling, and education on nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral strategies for weight loss and lifestyle change. This education is essential for equipping Jenny Craig members with information so it can help sustain their healthy lifestyle.   Our Menu   The second part of our program is our food. We offer delicious food, so there is no chopping, meal prep or measuring required so you can make healthy choices easily. The food is crafted by chefs and nutritionists for superior taste in flavors you’ll love, like Chicken Fettucine, Margherita Pizza, and Beef Merlot. And then there’s dessert—yes, dessert!—with options like Chocolate Lava Cake, Apple Crisp and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake!   Our consultants create a menu featuring items that you will love to enjoy six times a day. The menu also includes fruits and vegetables for variety from our Fresh & Free Additions list. This includes non-starchy, high-fiber fruits and vegetables that can help you stay fuller longer.   How the Jenny Craig program works   The details: <br>   You get to eat often—six times per day. Three meals and two snacks are included in our delicious menu , and you supply one healthy snack. No food groups are eliminated. The name of the game here is a balance of carbs, protein and fat. You also add in fresh vegetables, side salads, fruits and dairy for additional balance. No calorie counting! No counting of calories or macro tracking. The food and menus are developed by chefs and nutritionists.   The goal isn't to keep you on Jenny Craig food permanently—it's a tool to help you reach your weight loss goal. You are encouraged during the weight loss part of the program to follow the plan to obtain the best results, but as you approach your goal, you are encouraged to start eating more of your own foods, or meals on your own. Your consultant will work with you on healthy meal planning and food preparation, as well as strategies for dining out and managing social situations. The goal is to develop a healthy, sustainable, enjoyable lifestyle you can live with.   The Jenny Craig program is proven and recognized by top news outlets and medical journals. US News and World Report ranked Jenny Craig as a top diet overall for weight loss for 7 years and counting. The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) also backed Jenny Craig's value, citing that the program resulted in greater weight loss, compared to usual care1. The Annals of Internal Medicine also identified Jenny Craig as one of the most effective weight-loss programs2.   We’re very proud of our accolades, but that’s only one part of our success. When someone is looking for recommendations regarding weight loss programs, oftentimes it’s hearing from people who have been successful on that program that brings us together. Here is one from our success story, Sloane:   “Most diets give you a lot of margin for error. Measure this, count these, keep track of that, which I found put too much initial control in my hands. Knowing my meals were planned gave me the confidence and security to continue.”   You can learn about other members’ success by listening to their Success Stories, or visit one of our local neighborhood Jenny Craig centers near you to find out how the amazing combination of personalized support and food can help you reach your goals.       [SOURCES]   https://www.nutrisystem.com/jsps_hmr/diet-plans/weight-loss-programs.jsp   http://www.nutrisystem.com/jsps_hmr/how_it_works/index.jsp   1Rock CL, Flatt SW, Karanja N, et al. JAMA. 2010;304(16):1803-1811   2Gudzune KA, Doshi RS, Mehta AK, Chaudhry ZW, Jacobs DK, Vakil RM, et al. Ef cacy of Commercial Weight-Loss Programs: An Updated Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:501-512. doi:10.7326/M14-2238    
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Jenny Craig Raises Over $75,000 for ALS Research

Board member, Augie Nieto has been living with ALS for over 11 years and in October, we worked with his organization, Augie’s Quest to raise money for ALS research. We not only wanted to support Augie’s cause, but also honor VP of Operations Lauren Witsenburg who passed away in 2013, and our Jenny Craig employees and community members who have shared their experiences regarding ALS. Each Jenny Craig center and the corporate office set a donation goal, and we’re thrilled to report that we were able to raise over $75,000 to Augie’s Quest. All donations directly fund the ALS Development Institute, whose sole focus is finding a cure for ALS.   ALS, which is the abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, affects nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain, which leads to muscle weakness and eventual loss in control of muscle movement.    Augie is also the subject of a documentary, titled “Augie.” Filmed by “Walk the Line” director James Keach, “Augie” follows Augie and his wife, Lynne, as they discuss living with ALS and fight to find a cure. With “Augie” having a successful run in the 2017 film festival circuit and set to premiere in theaters 2018, we are empowered to continue focusing on causes that are near and dear to our community. To find out more about ALS and ways to get involved, visit Augie’s Quest’s official website.   [SOURCES] http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html <br>  
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Jenny Craig: What Do You Get, What Do You Do, and Does it Work?

Starting something new is exciting. Whether it’s a new job, hobby or skill you want to integrate into your life, you want to ease yourself into the new thing you are learning and try to prepare yourself for what’s ahead.   When embarking on a weight loss journey, you have to learn new habits that impact your lifestyle, which can be a huge change. Luckily, Jenny Craig makes sure you are well prepared for the journey ahead. Discover what you get, what you’ll do and how the Jenny Craig program works to help you with your weight loss goals.   What do you get?   When you join Jenny Craig, you’ll get a full week’s worth of delicious chef-crafted meals such as Roasted Turkey Medallions, Pepperoni Pizza and Chocolate Lava Cake. Our members love the food and we can’t blame them! We believe that weight loss shouldn’t be about cutting out certain foods. Your body needs a balance of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fat to receive the nutrients it needs to thrive and keep you energized throughout the day.   You’ll also get the support and guidance of a dedicated personal consultant who will help you on your journey and stay accountable to your weight loss goals.   In addition to your week of food and a personal consultant, you also receive a grocery list that highlights Fresh & Free Additions, which are vegetables that are low in starch but high in fiber and water content, which can help you stay fuller longer. This list also contains a section of limited foods, like low-sugar or sugar-free sweets, condiments and other Jenny Craig items that you can have up to 3 servings a day.   What do you do?                                                                                                                                    Once you become more acquainted with your consultant, they’ll help you establish your goals and what meal plan will work best for you. Afterwards, you’ll receive your Jenny Craig menu items. You’ll eat 6 times a day—breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/dessert. Our meals include the perfect balance of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats so that you can feel satisfied while slimming down along with learning new eating habits. You can also add variety to and bulk up your meals with our suggested pairings, like a salad at lunch or nonfat Greek yogurt at breakfast, so you can feel fuller longer.   Following your menu plan allows you to control your cravings and have the support you need to stay on track. That being said, there may be an occasion where you have a lapse, encounter a situation where you may not have any menu items available or you’re already anticipating a family gathering where your favorite cake is always served. This is why we have you meet with your consultant once a week so you can check in, prepare and create a plan for these scenarios that will empower yourself to make healthy choices and stay focused on your goals.   Does it work?   The short answer is YES! Members following the program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week. Our combination of dedicated support via a personal consultant and delicious food has earned us recognition by the Annals of Internal Medicine as being one of the most effective weight loss programs*. Just look at our members, who have shared their Success Stories with us and describe how our program has helped them achieve not only their weight loss goals, but a new mindset and lifestyle that helps them feel confident for anything coming their way.      *Gudzune KA, Doshi RS, Mehta AK, Chaudhry ZW, Jacobs DK, Vakil RM, et al. Efficacy of Commercial Weight-Loss Programs: An Updated Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:501-512. doi:10.7326/M14-2238  
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