The Jenny Craig diet has been around for quite some time; it was started in 1983 in Australia. People seeking a weight loss program or attempting to achieve their fitness goals may look into this 25 year old program, for it to have survived for so long it may be worth the time invested for some people looking for an alternative diet plan and for some, it may be worth the time to find out exactly what the pro’s and con’s are to this program.
We’ll first take a look at the pros of this diet program. The number one advantage to this diet is that the member will receive pre-packaged meals delivered to their doorsteps. This takes counting calories, deciding on portion sizes and grocery shopping out of the equation. The meals are always at the ready, just heat and eat. Along with meal delivery, the dieter will have a support system available to them which incorporates face to face and one on one support from a Jenny Craig counselor. These counselors will address eating behaviors and emotional needs, motivating the client and provide tips for their fitness and exercise regimen. Each client will find that they will be treated to their own individualized program which is tailored to meet the specific client’s needs. This takes into account the caloric intake of the individual and results in a weight loss of one to two pounds a week. By using this program, the plan doesn’t emphasize behaviors like starvation and ignoring certain foods, but allows the individual to lose weight in a healthy way.
The cons to this program might be the dieter’s preference to eating frozen meals and their taste. Ordering meals ahead of time can fill ones freezer, not allowing storage for other food, the monthly fees that are involved which can be as much as $300 to $500. Once a dieter becomes accustomed to this plan, cooking a meal might end up being a chore do to becoming used to eating the frozen meals that are pre-planned; and the Jenny Craig counselors are not necessarily certified health professionals. Another point to make is that people, who plan to eat out, will find it hard to stick to their individualized plan.
When weighing the pros and cons, one can see that the cons don’t directly affect the person’s nutrition or exercise; these is significant do to it not causing a danger to a person’s health, but are ones that can be looked upon as issues of a personal nature in regards to taste and cost.
If a person is considering this program, Jenny Craig offers more in-depth information on their website as well as offering specials to new members. The support that a client receives from social networking and the support that comes from speaking with a live mentor and having their meals delivered to their doors, could be the deciding factors when it comes to this diet program that’s been around for a quarter of a century. A recent development that has been found to be very successful in conjunction with the Jenny Craig diet is the Acai berry. Acai is a berry that grows will in the Brazilian jungle and has been enjoyed by natives for health purposes for centuries. The berry is high in anti-oxidants and naturally increases the metabolic rate for the body at which it burns fat.