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Jenny Craig

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  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
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No
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Not Rated
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Number of Locations
500 plus

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Subscription Type
Purchases Only - No Subscription
Price Per Month
$19.00 (min cost)
Plus cost of food ($90 plus per week).
Shortest Plan Available
1 month
Initial Charge
$99.00

Healthy Living & Weight Loss

Digital Tools
  • Body Mass Index Calculator
  • Weight Tracker
  • Activity Tracker

Diet & Nutrition

Features
  • Multiple Meal Plans
  • Customizable Meal Plans
  • Vegetarian Meal Plans
Food Included
Yes

Fitness & Workouts

Features
  • Exercise Plans
  • Detailed Instructions

Customer Resources

Help & Support
  • Chat
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Forums
  • Articles
Expert Advice
  • Articles
  • Newsletters
Community Support
  • Forums
  • In-Person Support Groups
  • Online Support Groups
  • Success Stories / Testimonials
  • Social Media

Founded in 1983, Jenny Craig is one of the most popular weight management programs in the world. This system focus on food, body and mind. It combines meal plans, education about eventually developing your own meal plans, a program for simple physical activity to keep you energized, and the motivation of a personal consultant to guide you through the entire process. This program doesn’t just help you lose weight; it helps you develop a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’d like to lose a small amount of weight or would like to make significant changes, whether you’re male or female, younger or older—Jenny Craig has a program for you. There are more than 650 centers across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, giving you the option to do your program in-person at the centers. If there isn’t a Center near you, you can choose an at-home option for all of the same great benefits.

The Jenny Craig program is developed by registered dietitians who consult with an expert Medical Advisory Board. Together, they create the best meal and exercise plans for healthy weight loss. The Board’s recommendations are based on the latest nutrition, exercise, and behavioral strategies for weight management and disease prevention. The Jenny Craig plans include “Jenny’s Cuisine” meals and snacks, and you’ll supplement with plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, reduced fat milk products and heart healthy fats. Eventually you’ll transition to meal planning for yourself, so that you don’t have to rely on the pre-prepared meals. Overall, this is a great program to help you stay motivated and create a diet and exercise plan that you can really maintain.

Jenny Craig offers a variety of weight plan options that suit different needs, from vegetarian to teen-friendly to custom-designed. In addition to the many meal options, the Jenny Craig program also helps design an activity plan. Combined with one-on-one consultations, the meal and activity plans are designed for the person who is committed to their weight-loss goals.

How it Works

  1. Initial consult. Meet with your program director, either over the phone or in person. They’ll gather your information, such as eating habits, level of activity, height and weight, and design a custom program for you
    - In-Centre – You can find the nearest Jenny Craig Centre by entering your area code, zip code or postal code, and city or state in their Centre Locator online. You can also call toll-free 1-800-597-JENNY to find one near you. If you choose this option, you’ll be able to pick up your food in-person
    - At Home – If you’re not near a Jenny Craig center, you can use the Jenny Craig At Home program, which includes weekly phone "meetings" with your trained consultant. You can order the “Jenny’s Cuisine” in at least two-week increments, though many clients prefer to order their food in four-week increments (plus the cost of shipping)
  2. Weekly meetings. You’ll meet with your Jenny Craig consultant on a weekly basis. During this weekly meeting, you’ll get motivated, track your progress, and talk about challenges and obstacles you’ve faced. You’ll be given the tools and know-how to eat right as well as to develop an active lifestyle
  3. Halfway point. Once you reach the halfway point, you’ll learn to meal plan on your own by incorporating your own foods one day per week, and gradually increasing this over time. Your consultant will be available to help you through this halfway point—a point in your diet progress that often elicits a mix of emotions.
  4. Reaching goal weight. By the time you’ve reached your goal weight, you’ll feel confident in creating your own meal plans. Depending on the plan you’ve selected, you may also have maintenance support with your consultant on an ongoing basis.

Jenny Craig In-Centre

This program option is available if there is a Jenny Craig center in your area and convenient to you. You will have weekly meetings with your consultant and pick up your food at the Centre. Using the In-Centre options helps to fuel your motivation and hold you accountable for your progress.

Jenny Craig At Home

The “At Home” option offers the same great food, tools and personal support as In-Centre, with the added convenience of having the program materials delivered directly to your door (plus the cost of shipping). You’ll have your weekly meetings with your consultant over the phone.

Jenny Craig for Men

The Men’s program is tailored specifically to the diet and exercise needs of men. There’s no counting points or eating tasteless food. Rather, this program offers tasty menu options and lots of flexibility.

Jenny Craig Silver

The Silver program has all the great benefits of the In-Centre and At Home programs, but is tailored specifically for the needs of people who are older. It takes into account a slower metabolism as well as some of the challenges with losing weight as you grow older.

Jenny Craig Type 2

This program is designed to help maintain healthy blood glucose (sugar) levels, manage your blood pressure, and control cholesterol and triglyceride levels. There are more than 80 menu options.

Jenny Craig for Teens

The program is for adolescents 13-17 years old, who obtain their parent's written permission, and who do not have health conditions and/or taking medications. The program includes weekly one-on-one consultations, weekly menus and program materials.

Support Tools

Support tools, forums and articles are available to help you throughout your dieting program.

  • eTools – Dining out guide for iPhone, BMI calculator, video blogs, chat room, forums, support buddies group, Facebook page, Twitter account, online journal, activity planner, progress tracker, and Your Style Profile
  • Articles – There are a variety of articles that will help you on your weight loss journey, including mind, body and food articles
  • Online menu planner – An easy meal planner makes it convenient to plan your meals and stay on your diet plan
  • Free tools – You can register to receive free support tools, whether or not you sign up for a Jenny Craig program. This includes weekly tips, recipes, a Progress Tracker tool, support forums and more

Costs

Jenny Craig Plans:

  • Costs depend on which plan you choose, which menu items you select, and so on. They offer short term and longer term plans, so you can choose the option that is right for you
  • Average monthly costs for a 7 day/week meal plan starts at approximately $420 USD
  • There is a set-up fee
  • Consulting/meeting costs are included
  • Be sure to ask how set-up fees and other costs can be reduced when you call
  • Breakfast – starts at $1.99/meal
    • Includes foods like breakfast scramble, cinnamon French toast, complete start cereal, honey oat bar, banana nut mini-loaf, and more
    • Syrup is separate
  • Lunch – starts at $4.99/meal
    • Includes foods like Asian-style orange chicken, cheesy potatoes and chicken, pesto pizza, rotini with meatballs, turkey burger, and more
  • Dinner – starts at $4.99/meal
    • Includes foods like chicken fajitas, fish & chips, macaroni and cheese, penne pasta, turkey chili, meat loaf, and more
  • Snacks/Desserts – starts at $1.99/snack
    • Snacks/Desserts – starts at $1.99/snack
  • Salad dressing is separate
  • Vitamins and supplements available for an additional cost

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Editor review

1 reviews

Jenny Craig Review
(Updated: November 05, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Diet Features 
 
4.5
Fitness Features 
 
2.0
Community Support 
 
3.5
Customer Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.0

For anyone who is serious about losing weight and improving their health, Jenny Craig is a program that takes investment and dedication, but pays off long-term. This is a program that will educate you about getting to—and maintaining—a healthy weight, as well as how to change your lifestyle to be healthy.

Jenny Craig is a trusted and proven weight management system. Their eating and exercise programs are developed by a Medical Advisory Board and registered dieticians. The programs focus on food, body and mind to help you achieve and then maintain your weight goals. Because of this Jenny Craig programs require your full and consistent commitment to the plan you choose in order to see consistent weight loss (which is usually 1 - 2 lbs a week).

Pros
A variety of programs to suit almost any weight loss goal or need
Cons
Higher cost compared to other weight loss programs
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Overall rating 
 
3.7
Diet Features 
 
4.0  (2)
Community Support 
 
4.0  (2)
Customer Service 
 
3.5  (1)
Value 
 
3.3  (2)
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Jenny Craig Review
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Diet Features 
 
4.0
Community Support 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5

It is expensive but then again I use to spend at least the same amount on dining out every week. I am extremely busy and always ate out because it was fast and easy. Jenny Craig is both as well and the food is decent.  It's hard to control portions when you go to a restaurant already hungry. With Jenny Craig all the food is organized and I know what to eat when. You need some motivation to stick with it at the beginning but after being on it for almost a year I look and feel great.

Pros
Food is organized and it is easy to stick with your diet.
Cons
Can be expensive compared to buying your own food at the grocery store.
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
6 - 12 Months
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Jenny Craig
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Diet Features 
 
4.0
Community Support 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.0

I have used the Nutrisystem for weight loss off and on for years but starting this year I decided to make a change as it wasn't really working for me. I decided to give Jenny Craig a try as I have heard good things about the company and I at the time 2 months ago I had about 12 lbs I wanted to get rid of.

The dedicated consultant was helpful and we figured out my meal plan. I have lost about 5 lbs now and I still eat well and Jenny Craig's food is good but it is a bit expensive compared to my local grocery store. The main key I found for myself was keeping my food portions at a reasonable level. The weekly meetings are also motivated and I found it is what I need to keep on track.

Pros
The food is good.
Cons
Food costs more compared to your local grocer
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 3 Months
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