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How Does DNA Testing For Weight Management Work?

This article is intended for educational purposes only. As more research is being conducted, further information about genetics and weight loss is still being discovered.  


If you’re considering starting a weight loss program or changing your diet in the quest for better health: You’re not alone. More than one in three people in the United States follows a diet or eating pattern, according to the International Food Information Council Foundation.1 But despite their efforts, many people still have trouble losing weight, often for a variety of reasons. That’s where DNA testing for weight management comes in. When your goal is to lose weight, DNA testing for weight loss can be used as a tool to support healthy weight loss. Here’s how DNA testing for weight loss may help to demystify common weight loss problems, plus, a detailed look at how Jenny Craig’s DNA Decoder Plan works.

Eat Well

7 of the Best Foods to Balance Blood Sugar

If you’ve ever experienced a “sugar crash” or felt your energy wane, chances are, you’ve experienced a dip in blood sugar. And if you have prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, you likely know how important it is to keep your blood sugar levels in check. But is there anything you can do to balance your blood sugar levels naturally? Turns out, certain foods can help you maintain a healthy blood sugar balance. We’ve rounded up seven of the best foods to balance blood sugar and ways you can include them in your diet.

 

Always follow your doctor’s instructions to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Eat Well

Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Quiz

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching do you know how you'll navigate the holiday while staying on track with your weight loss goals? Take our quiz to test your knowledge and learn some healthy Thanksgiving alternatives to support your goals! 

Live Life

Healthy Tip of the Week: Go To Bed Early

Each week, we’ll highlight some of our favorite healthy habits and the benefits behind them. We’ll also share a quick and simple tip from Heather Lake, a Jenny Craig Health & Lifestyle Contributor, to help support your weight loss goals and inspire you throughout the day! This 12-week series will focus on everything from the benefits of sleep to delicious ways to incorporate more protein into your meals.

Live Life

How To Sleep Better Even Though Your Hormones Tell You Otherwise

Menopause and sleep: They can be rebellious roommates.

 

The Sleep Foundation puts the number of menopausal women dealing with insomnia (and feeling less satisfied with their sleep in general) at 61%,1 but if you’re the one fighting to fall asleep and stay asleep, that number feels more like 100%.

Move More

The Secret to Men's Fitness: 5 Tips to Start and Stay Motivated

A week runs for 168 hours. Assuming you spend eight hours a night in bed and 40 hours a week at work, you still have 56 hours to use as you please. So if men’s fitness routines seem intimidating, remember this: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, you only need 2.5 hours of exercise per week to keep your heart and body strong.1

 

More is better, of course. But 2.5 hours is the number to aim for. And that sounds easy, right? Perhaps — but if you don’t find the time every week to work out, you’re not alone: Most men still don’t set aside time for fitness. Fewer than 20% of adults actually follow through with the government's exercise recommendation.2 And that may be one of the reasons why obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are so prevalent today.

 

The truth is, exercise is one of your biggest weapons against weight gain and poor health (of course, eating a healthy diet is just as important!). It works better than any pill on the market, with known benefits that include weight maintenance, disease prevention and better sleep. Exercise might even make you feel better: The Mayo Clinic reports that it may simultaneously boost your mood and give you more energy.3

 

If you’re just getting started with a weight loss program like Jenny Craig, you’ll want to start by focusing on your diet. (We have the best foods for men’s health right here.) But once you’re committed to better health and weight loss, you’re going to want to include fitness into your regular routine. Here’s how to get started and a few of the best workouts for men.

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