Jenny Craig meals are a part of a very popular weight loss program to lose weight....do they lead to permanent fat loss? My concern with this diet plan is not with the entire program which includes coaching and support. I do take issue with prepackaged foods that are "shelf stable" being a part of any healthy diet and especially one that is supposed to lead to fat loss.
Consumer Reports critiqued Jenny Craig's meals as well as Nutrisystems and found that Jenny Craig's do taste better but not by a large margin. They characterized the foods as tasting "ok." It is important to note that the consumer provides the fruit, vegetables and dairy products so just how convenient and expensive are these meals?
Is it the best weight loss plan for someone who wants to lose weight permanently? Fat loss programs need to include nutritious foods that do not raise your blood sugar.
To be shelf stable is the opposite of fresh and implies that the food has preservatives which do not promote health and may, in fact, raise one's blood sugar.
It's unstable and high blood sugar that leads to metabolic problems and often weight gain! I believe that the consumer needs information on how to prepare great tasting nutritious, low glycemic meals easily without straining the budget.
This Jenny Craig meals comparison shows each commercial meal redone the low glycemic way and compared for nutrition and impact on your blood sugar. Low glycemic foods will win the taste comparison because the fresher and the more “real” the food the better it tastes. It’s also food that is healthier for you and will NOT raise your blood sugar. You can often cook the meal in the same amount of time it takes you to pop something in a microwave.
Jenny Craig meals - Sunshine Sandwich – Sunshine Sandwich (English muffin with egg and ham and ranchero sauce,) 1 banana and 1 cup nonfat milk.
Jenny Craig meals - Vanilla Chocolate Crisp Anytime Bar.
Jenny Craig meals - Broccoli and Cheese potato, garden salad.
Jenny Craig recommends 1 cup of grapes.
Jenny Craig meals - Salisbury steak champignon, 1 cup yellow squash, 1 teaspoon transfat free spread.
The selling point of the Jenny Craig meals is the convenience and that the portion control is built in for you.
There is a high cost for convenience.
You can learn a few simple low glycemic recipes that are far more nutritious and will lead to permanent fat loss. When you become familiar with low glycemic foods you have a much better chance of creating new habits for a lifetime of sustained fat loss!
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