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What Is The Jenny Craig Diet All About?

Jun 3, 2008
The first question you should ask yourself is, will the Jenny Craig diet really benefit me? My wife has recently been to Jenny Craig again after a long time. Jenny Craig's popularity has tempted me to write an article about Jenny Craig. Hope this article is informative for those planning to give it a shot.

Jenny Craig is a diet that you get by going into an office and getting the complete meal deal, by paying for it. Jenny Craig offers a program for weight loss in which your consultant has to ask some questions and then a specific calorie plan is prepared for you. In case of my wife, she started her diet providing her 1500 calories a day. Once the amount of food is chosen the next step is to buy your weekly food requirements and carry them back home and put it in your refrigerator. Most of the food in the menu is purchased from Jenny Craig. So you get it there. Hence this involves a cost factor too.

The big attraction for most people is that, once a week there is one on one consultation provided when you weigh in and buy your food.Out of the whole exercise,Jenny Craig diet was the part, that interested me the most. After understanding the diet plan, I think I have an idea what the diet stresses. Firstly proteins, carbohydrates, and fats need to be mentioned. Considering the food for the entire week I am pretty happy with the food combinations. Jenny Craig diet is higher in protein and lower in fats and carbohydrates.

As you know low fat diets are in fashion these days. I guess that the ratio of protein, carbohydrate, fat in the diet is around 3:6:1. This is great but definitely a shock for most of us. The food is pretty balanced as it includes vegetables which are low in calories and high in water and nutrients. The Jenny Craig meal plan emphasizes taking five or six small meals in a day. Though recommended it is challenging for my wife to make this adjustment of eating multiple small meals. But she has accepted it with time.

The food appears to be delicious and apparently tastes quite good but there are few food varsities of which my wife is not a big fan. I can tell this by the stars besides some food items and then a big YUCK besides a star on the bottom of the menu. But ofcourse the choice of taste varies from person to person.

Jenny Craig diet is expensive and this is definitely a drawback for the program. There are various options you can choose from including an initial plan of $36 for six weeks but this is not the diet with highest cost. Jenny Craig is one of the few diets which offers its own complete menu and you are expected to buy food for the entire week from there and that too all at one time. Definitely the argument to this rule is that you have to buy food anyway. But at least you do not end up buying something that you do not need particularly when the food is not cheap. My wife has calculated the food cost, it comes to around 125 dollars a week, which I feel is on higher side.

Jenny Craig offers lot of support. This is a positive for most people who are trying to lose weight. There is one on one consultation every week apart from a very active private discussion board that is hosted by Jenny Craig. I believe that this is a very big advantage to everybody who has an internet connection and a bit of weakness occasionally. From the comfort of their home they can be in touch with Jenny Craig.

I was a little apprehensive when my wife decided to go back to Jenny Craig. She has been to Jenny Craig before and her visit did not meet her expectations five years ago. So many years down the line I am much more informed and knowledgeable and also am aware of the positives and negatives about the Jenny Craig Diet. Being accustomed to the diet since last couple of weeks I have actually become a big fan of the Jenny Craig diet. I am impressed more than ever before. This has motivated me to pen down our experience.

But this is not all. My wife has lost well over 10 to 15 pounds in the last three weeks and as an experienced person with dieting this kind of weight loss is really good. The only thing that has really held me back about any organized diet company is the fact that they are tempting the fat people to pay heavily through their nose. There is a lot of money sloshing around the diet industry and when you are wanting and willing to lose weight all these companies will attract you and you may have to loose a significant amount of your hard earned money along with those extra pounds.
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Dr. Ross is an expert on bio health and has been in the medical profession for over 18 years. Find out more about Master Cleanse
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