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Old 02-04-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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hi all,
I am considering trying jenny craig, i have about 60 pounds to lose and was wondering if any of you have tired it and what your experience has been. any input would be greatly appreciated. tia. angelia
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I don't know if there is anyone currently on Jenny Craig here...but I will try to corral a few members I know who have done it in the past! Hopefully you will have some responses soon!

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thank yo so much, i appreciate it. your stats are great which plan do you follow?
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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I exercise 7 days a week...6 days more intensely with a rotation of belly dancing, power walking, and strength training-and yoga on the 7th day. (Not power yoga or anything really heavy-gentle yoga-focusing on stretching/flexibility and relaxation)

I am a calorie counter-but I try to eat as clean as much as possible-staying away from white pasta/dinner rolls/refined cereals/sugar when I can.
I eat lean meat, soy, skim dairy, and a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables-organic when possible. When I do eat bread or pasta-it is whole wheat-and I only have a portion or two of that per week. I am also a more "natural" eater-choosing organic produce and products when I can.
So-I calorie count-but I try to stay away from "junk" and heavily processed food.
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Okay...I hope this helps you.

The Jenny Craig plan has you sign their contract for a certain period of time, and you start out eating their packaged meals with some of your own additions. (fruit, skim dairy, etc.) After a while you can use some more real foods in there...and their recipes, etc.
The key thing is that some people (including a moderator here) have tried the food and did not like it at all. Go to the Jenny Craig website if you have not already signed up at a center-and they have sample packages available online to try their stuff out. It will have a "sample menu" to show you an example day on their plan (what you would be eating) as well as a handful of samples of their packaged foods. It is better to spend $20 or so and sample the food and plan to see if it would be tolerable to you, than to sign the contract, pay for it and a bunch of their food-and hate it.
Check out their sample packages first, try it, then decide.

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Just to add to that - a friend of mine did Jenny Craig a while back. She found the foods to be palatable - but expensive. I think this was the main problem. It was not sustainable as she could not afford to keep paying for the high priced foods.
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Just wanted to add my 2 cents worth.
I've been on Jenny Craig since May 04 and to date I have lost 47 pounds.
I find that the frozen food is better than the shelf storage items. Although the food is costly so is being overweight...besides buying food in the market costs too.
Presently, I prepare my own food 2 days a week and with the new rewards program discount I spend about $45-$50 per week. I also use the 100 calorie snack packs and smartones ice cream cones for snacks. These cost less and work for me in the program.
Hope this helps...good luck
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