The basics of the Jenny Craig Weight Management Program are available in one of two ways:
• By attending the Jenny Craig Center
This option does involve personal, one-on-one consultations at Jenny Craig Centers. You will be assigned a trained weight loss consultant to help you plan nutritionally balanced diet menus. The diet foods will be purchased from Jenny Craig. Jenny Craig outlets are located throughout the country.
• By joining the Jenny Craig Direct At-Home Program
This will allow you to participate in the Jenny Craig Program from the convenience of your own home. You will enjoy weekly “phone-meetings” with your trained Consultant, and order your food in at least two-week increments. Weekly support consultations will be done over the phone, toll-free and Jenny Craig menus and support materials will be delivered to your door.
• Your Calories And Weight Loss
The calorie-level of your menu plan will tend to vary according to your needs. The lowest calorie level is of 1200 calories per day. The Jenny Craig Program has been designed to result in an approximate weekly weight loss of 1-2 pounds or 1% of your body weight.
• The Menu Plans
All our menu plans are nutritionally balanced according to the recommendations of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid and U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Clients are able to choose from more than 70 food products. Each product is manufactured to the specification of our dieticians, approved by our Medical Advisory Panel, and purchased through Jenny Craig Centers and Jenny Direct.
• The Diet Foods
All your diet food will be shipped via UPS, which will typically take 5-7 business days to arrive at your home. You can also choose to receive your food quicker via FedEx (1-2 day delivery time) for a small surcharge.
• Weight Maintenance
Support for weight maintenance is also available under certain conditions.
A Few Notes about Healthy Weight Control
Fad diets, unbalanced diets, diet pills, diet supplements, surgery for losing weight and other short term weight loss methods are methods we do not recommended for permanent weight control. The best way to lose excess fat and maintain a healthy weight in the long term is to follow a balanced and calorie-controlled diet (which improves your eating habits) and take up some regular aerobic exercise.
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