How Jenny Craig Works

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  • What is the Jenny Craig Program?

    Founded in 1983 in Melbourne, we are one of the largest assisted weight management…

    Founded in 1983 in Melbourne, we are one of the largest assisted weight management companies in the world. We offer you unparalleled support – with your own personal weight loss Consultant assigned to you, who will be there with you every week throughout your entire journey. This one-on-one personalized support is what makes us unique. Your consultant can help you plan your weekly menu to suit your lifestyle. We help you develop a healthy lifestyle and when you’re near your weight loss goal we will help you transition off the Jenny Craig menu and get you cooking some of your own recipes. Once you reach your goal weight, we will teach you the skills to plan your own meals and maintain your weight and new healthy lifestyle.

  • How was the Jenny Craig Program developed?

    Our program was designed more than 30 years ago by Accredited Practising Dietitians in Australia...

    Our program was designed more than 30 years ago by Accredited Practising Dietitians in Australia and Registered Dietitians in the US, in consultation with our expert International Scientific Advisory Board comprised of leaders in their fields, covering medicine, nutrition, exercise and psychology. Jenny Craig is built on the belief that successful weight loss and weight management can be achieved through a healthy relationship with food, an active lifestyle and a balanced approach to living.

    Today, these experts continue to provide guidance on educational and lifestyle strategies to enhance our members’ success with developing healthy habits and managing lifestyle change. It’s through this that we ensure the Jenny Craig program is in line with current scientific evidence and reflects best practice in weight management.

  • How long will I need to stay on Jenny Craig?

    How long you stay on the program depends on your own personal goals including how much weight you’d like to lose...

    How long you stay on the program depends on your own personal weight loss goals. We have both short-term and long-term membership options to fit your needs and consultants are available to support you until you reach your goal.

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  • How much weight can I expect to lose?

    Whether you’d like to lose a small amount of weight for a special occasion such as a wedding or reunion...

    Our program has been designed to result in a healthy weekly weight loss rate of ½ – 1 kilogram per week. These results may vary based on personal weight history, body composition, frequency of physical activity and personal motivation, among other factors.

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  • Do I need to exercise on the Jenny Craig Program?

    Physical activity has many benefits beyond just helping with weight loss such as heart health...

    No matter your current activity level, your Consultant can help you explore ways to add more activity into your day. Enjoying an active lifestyle will play a key role in helping maintain weight loss in the long term.

  • Can I buy a membership online?

    Currently, we are unable to offer membership purchases online...

    Currently, we are unable to offer membership purchases online. However, you can view our membership options and enquire about memberships here.

  • Can my food be delivered?

    Yes – we deliver! Whether you travel a lot, don’t live near a Centre or simply want the flexibility....

    Yes. We offer food delivery from most of our Jenny Craig centres. Please speak with your consultant for further information.  (Delivery fees may apply.)

  • How do consultations work?

    Each week, you'll speak with your personal Consultant for a 20-minute, private consultation...

    Each week, you’ll have the option to meet with your personal Consultant for a 20-minute, private consultation. Your Consultant will help you when you need it most, be it monitoring your weight loss progress, encouraging you to set personal goals, celebrating success or providing strategies to handle challenging situations such as meals with friends or family,  eating away from home and any hurdles that may arise.

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  • Do I have to have a weekly consultation?

    Our weekly consultations play a major role in our clients' successes...

    Our weekly consultations play a major role in your success. Not only do we want to support you along your weight loss journey, we want to ensure that you’re experiencing a healthy rate of weight loss along the way.

    However, if you find yourself too busy to visit our centres in person, we recommend you ask your consultant to conduct these consultations over the phone and have your food delivered to your door.

  • Do the menus include only Jenny Craig food?

    To start with, you'll enjoy 3 Jenny Craig meals and 1 Jenny Craig snack every day, combined with your own fresh fruit, vegetables, reduced fat dairy products...

    Your Jenny Craig menu includes:

    Three Jenny Craig meals and one Jenny Craig snack each day.

    For a nutritionally balanced menu we encourage you to add your own fresh fruit, vegetables, reduced fat dairy products, wholegrains, lean meats or alternatives, and healthy fats. These grocery items allow you to personalize your menu to suit your individual tastes and add variety. They also have a special role by teaching you the skills to include everyday foods into your meal plan which will help with long term weight loss.

    Delicious Menu Items

  • Will the Program help me keep the weight off in the long term?

    Yes, at Jenny Craig our goal is to help you learn not only how to lose weight...

    At Jenny Craig our goal is to help you learn not only how to lose weight, but how to effectively maintain your weight loss as well.

  • How do I know which Membership Option is best for me?

    We have membership options available to suit any lifestyle and weight loss goal. If you need help to determine which membership would best suit your needs, you can request one of our consultants to give you call.

    We have membership options available to suit any lifestyle and weight loss goal. If you need help to determine which membership would best suit your needs, you can request one of our consultants to give you call.

  • How much does Jenny Craig cost?

    The cost of Jenny Craig depends on several things - which plan you choose, which meals and snacks you select, which payment options you choose and so on...

    The cost of the Jenny Craig program depends on your membership and the meals and snacks you select each week. Please note, the cost of food is additional. View our membership page to learn more about costs.

  • Can I do the Program if I travel a lot?

    The Jenny Craig program is flexible and can be altered to fit into your lifestyle...

    The Jenny Craig program is flexible, and our Consultants can work with you to make a plan for you when you travel.