Foods You Eat on this Diet
Prepackaged Jenny Craig foods are the central focus of their diet and menu plans. You are required to eat Jenny Craig foods at each meal, every day during the first half of your weight loss goal. There is a transition to real foods after that.
Drawbacks: A very expensive way to lose weight with no data to support whether this will be more effective than other programs that are less expensive.
Prepackaged foods make it difficult to eat with others and to dine out. If you cook for your family, you still need to buy groceries, cook and clean up so you lose the convenience aspects.
Cost $65 a week for meals, $18/month for supplements, plus you buy your own fruits, vegetables, plus membership costs. This can add up to $400 for the first month alone.
Safety and Health Issues This diet is basically nutritionally safe and sound at higher calorie levels and when supplemented with vitamin/mineral supplement.
Diet Surf Recommendations
Prepackaged diet plans seem like a good idea at first. They can help control portion size and decisions are minimal. However, you can find a variety of lower calorie convenience foods at the grocery store, and you won't be locked into buying foods after you've grown tired of the plan. You may want to try a plan that allows for convenience foods but allows for flexibility in using recipes and dining out right from the start. There are many diet programs where you can eat real foods and convenience meals at the same time with more flexibility.