Diet Plan – Jenny Craig

Your busy workweek leaves you no time to think, let alone cook. You’re lucky if you remember to feed the dog, much less whip up an egg-white omelet before racing off to make the train. You know better than to succumb to the siren call of the office vending machine, but it’s hard to resist when your growling stomach reminds you that you skipped breakfast (again)!

Diet to try Jenny Craig, with its emphasis on flexibility and support, may be a fit for you. Although you may have heard about Jenny Craig because of its celebrity members such as Valerie Bertinelli, the program has been around for decades. There are more than 650 centers in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, and New Zealand. But if you’re too busy to make it to one of them, the Jenny Direct program comes to you. Once you sign on, the prepackaged frozen meals and desserts can be delivered to your door. (You supplement with low-fat dairy and a few fresh foods). The plan’s foods are prepared according to USDA guidelines with 50 to 60 percent of calories combine from carbs; 20 to 30 percent from protein; and 20 to 30 percent from fat. Plus you can conduct the mandatory weekly consultations over the phone. These sessions provide support and education about how to lead a healthier and more balanced life.

Watch out for The trap of prepackaged meals. Using them means you don’t’ learn enough about making your own healthy meals. In the long run, premade foods can become boring so you shouldn’t rely on them forever. You also need to learn portion control, so it’s important that you eventually cook for yourself.

Food limitations Jenny Craig doesn’t really forbid any food, as long you can work it into your balanced dietary plan.

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