At Jenny Craig, you're learning about portion control, balance and variety in food choices.
Jenny Craig Planned Menus feature a healthy balance between Jenny's Cuisine® and your own grocery foods. We can also help you as you plan MyDays™ using your Meal Planner and Meal Tracker. Here is an overview to enable you to make the best choices for your grocery foods.
Vegetables and Fruit
Eat across the rainbow for health benefits - enjoy a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables to get a variety of nutrients. Non-starchy vegetables, which are low-calorie, are"free" (see Jenny's Free Foods List) - eat all you like!
High fat meats should be consumed in moderation because they are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Fish, such as tuna, salmon and mackerel, can be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which may protect against heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.
Milk and yogurt are good sources of calcium, which helps protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis — just make sure to buy low-fat or fat-free options! You can use an Anytime Bar to replace one of your milk servings.
To boost your fiber and satisfy your appetite, look for grain products that list whole/sprouted/malted wheat or another whole grain as the first ingredient and contain at least two grams of fiber per serving. High-fiber foods can help you feel full and prevent heart disease, certain cancers and digestive disorders.
For weight loss, it is a good idea to moderate intake of all types of fat, because a gram of fat contains more than twice the calories of a gram of protein or carbohydrate.To reduce your risk for heart disease, choose mostly unsaturated fats over saturated fats and limit intake of trans fats and cholesterol.