Jenny Craig is Dead

Jenny Craig is dead as a business
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Would it be wrong that the death of Jenny Craig makes me happy, happy, happy?

No, I am not ecstatic about Jenny Craig, the individual, dying. I am happy to see the business with her name  on it shuttering it’s doors for good.

Before anyone thinks that I am happy that people are losing their jobs, and careers for some, I am not. It’s truly sad that many people are losing their jobs with this business closure. However, it is a business that should have never been in the first place. The reason I say that it should have never been is that any business that preys upon those desperate to lose weight is they really did very little to help anyone except those who were benefiting monetarily from their sales. Jenny Craig, and other similar businesses do not help people with all that is involved in healthy weight loss, and the vast majority of people who try these “nutrition programs” will soon gain back all of their lost weight the minute they get off of the monthly subscription of having small, mediocre meals at best,  from being delivered to their homes.

Here is my problem with Jenny Craig, and other similar businesses; most people who go onto these weight loss/nutrition subscriptions might lose weight – but the lost weight will pile back on just as soon as they quit purchasing the foods provided by Jenny Craig and the like.

Jenny Craig did offer personal coaching that was available in person, over the telephone or online. The level of support one received depended on the plan the member signed up for. That being said, the coaches are not trained nutrition professionals. Anyone who is “health-oriented and customer-focused” can attend a training course and get certified.

The company’s claim was that you can lose up to 18 pounds and five inches off your waist in your first four weeks on the Max Up Plan. Does 18 pounds and 5 inches off of your waist in four weeks actually sound realistic to you? I certainly hope you are not that gullible or desperate for weight loss.

The majority of people is said to lose the most weight in the first week while on Jenny Craig.

But guess what?

Most people do lose the most weight in the first week of any diet plan. The problem is the deception used to lure people in. Most of the weight that all dieters lose in the first week is water weight, and not fat which is the most important component of weight loss. You can lose close to nine pounds of water weight just by sweating heavily for only a day.

Dehydrating is not your objective – fat loss is!

If your goal is weight loss, remember that losing weight isn’t necessarily the same as being your healthiest self, and there are many other ways to pursue health. Exercise, sleep, and other lifestyle factors also play a major role in your overall health. The best diet is always the one that is balanced and fits your lifestyle for the rest of your life!

Remember, following a long-term or short-term diet is not sustainable. Most out there simply don’t work, especially long-term. This is because you are dieting rather than living a permanent lifestyle that revolves around healthy eating and exercise. Ninety five percent of all dieters fail and will regain their weight as soon as they quit the diet.

Here are the reasons that Jenny Craig, and others like this business are not good for those seeking to lose weight and improve their health:

  • Food needs to be reheated: For some, Jenny Craig is not the most convenient option. The meal entrées need to stay frozen and then reheated in the microwave. If you don’t have access to these appliances during the day, the diet may be harder to follow.
  • Expensive: The cost of the Jenny Craig program is frequently cited as a drawback. Depending on the plan you choose, your location, and the time of year, the cost may range from $15 to $23 a day, plus shipping. A month’s worth of food can cost between $550 and $800. There are also program fees in addition to the cost of food.
  • Uses processed foods: Many of the prepackaged frozen foods are processed, and some may be high in sodium. Additionally, some meals contain unhealthy ingredients such as white bread, sugar, or bacon. There may not be allergy-safe options for some people and eating out is not part of the plan when eating pre-packaged meals only.
  • Contains gluten: Jenny Craig is not a good option for anyone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Almost all meals on the plan contain gluten ingredients. The few meals that include no obvious gluten are not intended for those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity due to gluten cross-contamination in processing.
  • Contains allergens: Jenny Craig may not be safe for people with food allergies to peanuts, soy, and dairy products. While some products may not contain allergens, the potential for cross-contamination is high.
  • High in sodium: Since Jenny Craig’s meals are processed, they can be high in sodium, making it difficult to stay under the recommended daily amount of 2300 milligrams. Keeping dietary sodium within the recommended range may help prevent high blood pressure, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

You are best off mentally, physically, and financially by not subscribing to these types of expensive diet programs. If you are serious about wanting to lose weight and live a healthier life, follow us here at David’s Way to Health and Fitness. We do not sell you foods that might not satiate, or that you might not enjoy. We educate our followers and do not charge anything, to anybody to follow us. We have about 1300 articles that will give you all the information that you need for healthy weight loss.

I do not want your money.

What I want is simply to help you to live your best life by educating you on the healthiest way of losing weight, thereby also improving your health.

CBC News

5 Comments Add yours

  1. lindavviolet says:

    I agree regarding the job loss – that is a travesty. Everything else -yes!

    1. David Yochim says:

      Thank you. Job losses are always hard to see. But permanent and healthy weight loss comes from nutritional changes of lifestyle, not from those processes foods.

  2. May she rest in peace, and I agree with you, David, regarding the impact on employees.

    1. David Yochim says:

      Jenny Craig the person is 90 years old and still alive, and I pray that she is well. The business today that has carried her name, and other businesses like this are only temporary measures where permanent measures are required. I believe in helping people for a lifetime, their well-being is more important than any money we could make from taking advantage of people. Thanks for reading and commenting my friend.

      1. I thought it was she who passed away. That means she would have an even longer life.
        I agree with you, David.

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