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Jenny Craig diet Health Article

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Diet, Jenny Craig

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Group weight loss, Jenny Craig, prepackaged diet plans, weight loss, weight loss support.

Background

The Jenny Craig diet combines elements of social support, pre-packaged meals, food and nutrition counseling, as well as exercise to assist clients in losing weight. Though there are several different levels of participation available in the program, each of them focuses on assisting the dieter progress through the three stages of the diet plan. Each stage of the plan is designed to assist a dieter lose weight while developing the skills necessary for long-term weight loss maintenance.

The Jenny Craig diet requires that its followers purchase pre-packaged food products at the start and the middle of the diet. All of the foods provide nutrition to the dieters without unnecessary calories and fat. These foods range from nutrition bars to frozen meals, which are sold exclusively by Jenny Craig Inc.

The Jenny Craig method is a three-stage food-mind-body plan designed to help individuals lose weight and keep it off. The program began in 1983 in Australia and started U.S. operations in 1985.

The Jenny Craig diet is relatively well known. The diet was originally marketed to help people lose weight fast, by consuming lower calorie Jenny Craig brand foods while also restricting caloric intake at other meals. This original plan did not have a focus on long-term weight loss or improvements in health. However, the Jenny Craig diet has recently remodeled its eating plan to follow the 2005 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Pyramid. Participants are now encouraged to eat fruits and vegetables as adjuncts to the pre-packaged meals. Learning to follow the updated food pyramid is now emphasized in the first phase of the diet so that individuals develop long-term eating strategies with nutritional insight.

At present, no high quality clinical trials have evaluated the short-term or long-term efficacy of the Jenny Craig diet for the prevention of any disease or for short-term or long-term weight loss. However, Jenny Craig meals have supposedly been designed in consultation with certified health care practitioners, including professionals in nutrition, medicine, and psychology. Although every person following the Jenny Craig diet uses the same diet template, food and caloric intake vary depending on individual needs.

Due to its incorporation of revised food pyramid guidelines, some patients may consider the Jenny Craig diet when a medical professional has advised them to lose weight.

The Jenny Craig diet combines elements of social support, pre-packaged meals, food and nutrition counseling, as well as exercise to assist clients in losing weight. Though there are several different levels of participation available in the program, each of them focuses on assisting the dieter progress through the three stages of the diet plan. Each stage of the plan is designed to assist a dieter lose weight while developing the skills necessary for long-term weight loss maintenance.

The Jenny Craig diet requires that its followers purchase pre-packaged food products at the start and the middle of the diet. All of the foods provide nutrition to the dieters without unnecessary calories and fat. These foods range from nutrition bars to frozen meals, which are sold exclusively by Jenny Craig Inc.

The Jenny Craig method is a three-stage food-mind-body plan designed to help individuals lose weight and keep it off. The program began in 1983 in Australia and started U.S. operations in 1985.

The Jenny Craig diet is relatively well known. The diet was originally marketed to help people lose weight fast, by consuming lower calorie Jenny Craig brand foods while also restricting caloric intake at other meals. This original plan did not have a focus on long-term weight loss or improvements in health. However, the Jenny Craig diet has recently remodeled its eating plan to follow the 2005 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Pyramid. Participants are now encouraged to eat fruits and vegetables as adjuncts to the pre-packaged meals. Learning to follow the updated food pyramid is now emphasized in the first phase of the diet so that individuals develop long-term eating strategies with nutritional insight.

At present, no high quality clinical trials have evaluated the short-term or long-term efficacy of the Jenny Craig diet for the prevention of any disease or for short-term or long-term weight loss. However, Jenny Craig meals have supposedly been designed in consultation with certified health care practitioners, including professionals in nutrition, medicine, and psychology. Although every person following the Jenny Craig diet uses the same diet template, food and caloric intake vary depending on individual needs.

Due to its incorporation of revised food pyramid guidelines, some patients may consider the Jenny Craig diet when a medical professional has advised them to lose weight.

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