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When Will Others Notice Your Weight Loss?

By Claire Kowalchik

It’s a fist-pump to your pride when a friend notices that you’ve lost weight—confirmation of the success of your good eating habits and increased physical activity. So, what’s the tipping point at which a thinner you becomes noticeable?

Dropping just a few pounds doesn’t draw a second glance, but shedding 8 pounds for the average-height woman and 9 pounds for the average-height man shows in your face, according to a study conducted at the University of Toronto by Daniel E. Re, PhD and Nicholas O. Rule, PhD.

Want to get a glimpse into your future and see what you’ll look like after you’ve dropped 8 pounds, 15 pounds, or whatever your goal may be? Download the Jenny Craig app (available on Apple and Android) and go to the See Your Change weight change viewer. This tool gives a realistic image of you at your goal.

It’s easy to use:

  • Upload or take a current photo of yourself
  • Type in your current height, weight, and goal weight
  • Set “handles” around your chin, mouth, and jaw (instructions will guide you)

The tool uses real-case weight-loss and weight-gain data to calculate how your face will change as your weight changes, and it employs dynamically adjusted 3D-model geometry to create the image, meaning that unlike typical photo manipulation, which stretches or pinches images, See Your Change changes the volume of your face and neck in your photo based on real-life weight-change dynamics.

Developed by Visual Health Solutions in collaboration with the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and United Healthcare, See Your Change provides you with the most realistic photo of you at your future goal weight.

Not only will this satisfy any curiosity about what you’ll look like, it can help motivate you to keep committed to your weight-management plan. Save and print the photo of the future you and post it in a place where you’ll see it every day, for a true and tangible picture of the success you want to achieve. You might even visualize yourself at 10% weight lost, your halfway point, or other percentage-based milestones.

Focus your eyes and image on the prize of the slimmer, fitter you. Think positive—it’s a happier and more winning state of mind.

The See Your Change weight change viewer is yet another one of the simple, powerful tools Jenny Craig provides to help you reach your goals. You won’t be surprised when someone comes up and asks if you’ve lost weight, but you’ll still be beaming with pride.

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