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How Alexandra Lost 36 lbs* and Became Happier and Healthier
By Alexandra Y.
I have always struggled with weight loss for as long as I could remember. Growing up, I was the funny fat friend who often made fun of herself just to cope with what was really going on inside my head. I lived 22 years of my life feeling extremely uncomfortable in my own skin every day.
No matter where I was, I felt as if I was being judged and this created severe anxiety for me. The heavier I was, the more anxiety I felt. I would often feel sick. This an
Benefits of A Weight Loss Buddy
Updated: March 27, 2020
If you’re a Jenny Craig member, you already know that you’re never alone on your weight loss journey. Your weight loss coach is always by your side, ready to provide advice and encouragement every step of the way. But having a weight loss buddy to lean on — someone who’s navigating their own journey — can be another effective form of support. In fact, research shows that people who pair up with a buddy may lose more weight and inches around their waists than t
How to Handle Friendly Peer Pressure with Food
When eating by yourself, you most likely feel more empowered to make—and stick—to your healthy choices. But in some situations, such as dinners at a restaurant to a cocktail mixer for work, you may have people who may peer pressure you into eating foods you know are not part of your planned menu.
Your friends, coworkers, family and new acquaintances may look at it like a one-time thing and not understand that you have a larger goal you are working toward. You may hear phrases like: “
Diet vs Exercise
Diet and exercise are a pairing that go together like salt and pepper. So it's hard to determine whether diet or exercise is more impactful in the weight loss process. Both commitments are crucial for your overall health, but If you're looking to just slim down, you may want to put more emphasis on portion control.
Dr. Tim Church, a renowned expert in exercise and weight loss and member of the Jenny Craig Medical Advisory Board, notes "It's been known for some time that, calorie for
Healthy Waffle Topping Ideas
Is there anything better than toasty, golden-brown waffles? We don’t think so either. That’s why our chefs and nutritionists have created our very own Classic Waffles. At just 160 calories, these waffles are made with whole wheat flour and wheat bran, and are a comforting, warm canvas for sweet and savory toppings. Here are six delicious (and healthy) waffle topping ideas to try.
Sneakiest Items Loaded with Calories to Watch For
If you’re looking to watch what you eat or haven’t joined the Jenny Craig program, these sneaky foods can be derailing your diet. A snack here and there, a quick, on-the-go breakfast and a can of soda seem harmless, but these items are potential calorie bombs and can really add up fast. Check out these five sneaky items loaded with calories that could be hurting your weight loss and some suggestions for healthier alternatives.
An obvious, but notorious cause of weight gain. That’s
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