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Simply Inspired: Lucky Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day

Enjoy these easy and minty recipes just in time for St. Patrick's Day.      JENNY CRAIG’S LUCKY SHAKE** Ingredients: Jenny Craig Vanilla Cream Shake 1/2  frozen banana  1/2 cup ice cubes  1/2 tsp or more to taste of mint extract  5 drops of green food coloring, or more to enhance color*  Garnish with fresh mint sprigs   Directions: 1.       Add Jenny Craig Vanilla Cream Shake, banana, ice cubes, mint extract and foo
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Weight Loss and Cholesterol: Is There a Link?

When it comes to cholesterol, the discussion around LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), and triglycerides can get confusing. To further complicate things, being overweight doesn’t necessarily cause high cholesterol, and you can have high cholesterol even if your weight is within normal limits.   It begs the question: does losing weight lower cholesterol? The best answer seems to be, “It definitely doesn’t hurt.”     When it comes to determining whether yo
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Tips on Dining Out While Trying to Lose Weight

You’re at home, all set to prepare a healthy dinner that fits your weight loss plan when a friend calls. She wants to check out the cute Italian restaurant that just opened. You stare down at your refrigerator and sigh. What do you do? Eat out, figuring you’ll derail your healthy eating habits for the night? Or stay in?

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A Healthy Ice Cream Alternative You'll Love

Want to lose weight but can't resist high-fat desserts like ice cream? Don't worry — you're definitely not alone. Ice cream can be called the "quintessential dessert" for many generations. But with all the cream and sugar that goes into a batch of ice cream, it may not be the best food item for your diet and exercise plan. Thankfully, there is a tasty alternative for this beloved dessert! The next time you have a craving for something sweet, try making banana "ice cream" instead.   You
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What Are “Free” Foods and Can They Hinder Weight Loss?

Whether it’s giveaway swag at a sports event or complimentary samples while you’re grocery shopping, receiving something free feels good. But can too much of a free thing be bad?

 

When it comes to weight loss, eating an unlimited amount of certain foods, even if they are deemed healthy, may not be the best way to reach your goal. If you’ve ever participated in a weight loss program, you may have heard of the term “free” foods, meaning you can eat as much of something as you want without counting it toward your point or calorie goals. But there may be a cost to eating an endless amount of these foods and there are reasons why understanding the nutrient makeup of any meal is essential to reach your weight loss aspirations successfully.

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16 Ways Losing 16 Pounds Can Change Your Life

Updated: February 28, 2020

 

Have you set a goal to reach a healthier weight? If so, congrats! As you begin to make healthier food choices and incorporate exercise into your routine, you might start seeing some surprising benefits. According to researchers, losing just 5% of your body weight could make significant improvements to your health.1 In fact, Jenny Craig’s science-backed program, Rapid Results, could help you lose up to 16 pounds in your first 4 weeks by working with your body’s natural circadian rhythm. Here are 16 benefits you may experience when you lose 16 pounds.

 

Avg. weight loss in studies was 11.6 lbs. for those who completed the program.
 

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