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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Founder, Jenny Craig

This International Women’s Day, we’re honoring our founder, Jenny Craig.

 

Since 1959, Jenny Craig has been helping members change their lives by teaching them how to build a healthy relationship with food. The story begins with Mrs. Craig herself as she struggled with weight loss after the birth of her second child. She was ready to lose weight, but realized she did not have good options to help her reach her goal. Through a combination of diet and exercise, she was able to get back to her pre-baby weight — but realized that there wasn’t much information on the dangers of obesity and lifestyle changes that could help.  

 

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Savvy Restaurant Hacks That Will Help You Eat Healthy

You’re eating out with friends, and the waiter hands you a menu. Suddenly, your eyes glaze over. What should you order at the restaurant that falls in line with your healthy eating goals? 

 

When dining out, there are seemingly endless options, and it’s hard to know which dishes are healthy and which aren’t. It’s enough to make you dizzy! But usually restaurants will have healthy (or healthy-ish!) choices — it just takes a little sleuthing to find them. 

 

That’s why it’s so important to know ahead of time what’s a smart order, no matter what eatery you choose — whether it’s an Italian, Mexican or American spot. Follow this guide on how to eat healthy at a variety of restaurants. This way, you can fully enjoy your meal — and your company.
 

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Bracket Quiz: Fan Favorite Dish 2020

Help us pick the Jenny Craig Fan Favorite Dish — take the quiz and vote each week to keep your favorites in the bracket! Plus, enter for your chance to win $500!*

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What's the Science Behind Keto?

Which diet is very low-carb, high-fat and based on some surprising science? If you guessed the ketogenic diet, you’re right! It’s not hard to find celebrities, high-profile doctors and social media influencers touting the science behind the keto diet. But if you’re wondering what to believe, you’re not alone. We’ve pulled together the latest science behind keto to help you decide if it’s the right weight loss plan for you — or if something else could be better.

DNA

How You Can Personalize Your Weight Loss Plan Through DNA Testing

The internet is exploding with diet buzzwords: keto, counting calories, macronutrients, BMI — it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin! If you’ve racked up a long list of diets that haven’t worked, it might be time to get a little personal. Enter DNA testing for weight loss, a new way to personalize your weight loss experience on a deeper level. So, how is it different from other diets you’ve tried? We’ll explain.

Live Life

What Is a Bullet Journal and How Can It Help You Stick to Your Weight Loss Goals?

You’ve probably heard of food journaling and how it can help you identify habits that aren’t serving your health, but have you ever tried creating a bullet journal? The bullet journaling trend, also called “BuJo,” first took off a few years ago (simply search #bulletjournal on Instagram to see what we mean!). 

 

So, what is a bullet journal, exactly? Think of it as a combination of a day planner and diary that helps you organize both your professional and personal lives, and serves as a creative outlet, too. It can be an incredible tool for helping you organize (and stick to) your weight loss goals — research shows you’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down regularly.1 All you need to get started is a bullet journal notebook, which can be anything you can write on, from a basic spiral notebook to a fancy planner. 
 

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