Benefits Of Jenny Craig Weight Loss

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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Nutrition For Kids

When it comes to feeding your children, it may seem like there are a large number of rules to follow. Your child needs certain nutrients to grow strong and healthy, but you also have to limit treats and serving sizes so that your child does not develop weight and health problems down the line.

Obesity has become a common problem in the United States. Almost 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese, and more than half of them get too do very little physical activity.

U.S. nutrition officials are trying to help with this problem. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created some new dietary guidelines to provide more practical advice on how to give your child a healthier, more balanced diet. The new guidelines suggest that kids eat more fruit, vegetables, and whole grains than in the past and that they get from 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every day.

The recommendations are tailored for children based on their age, gender, and exercise habits. You can find out which guidelines are appropriate for your child by logging on to the USDA’s website. (See the Additional Resources tab).

Along with the new guidelines, the Food Guide Pyramid also got a new look and a new name: MyPyramid.

Inside this pyramid, six stripes represent the five food groups as well as the oils and fats that your child should get each day. Stairs on the pyramid represent the importance of exercising and the simple steps you can take each day to improve your child’s health.

On the pyramid, each colour represents a different food group.

• Orange: grains
• Green: vegetables
• Red: fruits
• Blue: dairy and calcium-rich food
• Purple: proteins (meats, beans, and fish)
• Yellow: fats and oils

Bear in mind that the serving sizes are just guidelines and that, on some days, your child may eat more or less of a certain food group. That’s still OK. Different foods have different proportions of nutrients, so it is important to offer your child a variety of foods on a regular basis. Moderation is the key to a healthy diet.

Also, remember that the nutrition content of a certain type of food can vary depending on how you prepare it. Apples, for example, are packed with nutrients and can make a great after-school snack. Apple pie has all those nutrients too. But it contains lots of fat and sugar, too, so you may want to limit how much you serve of it.

 


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