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Jenny Craig Introduces New "Rapid Results™" Weight-Loss Program

Innovative Program Leverages Revolutionary Science Involving the Body’s Circadian Rhythm, Allowing Members to Lose Up to 16 Pounds in the First Four Weeks

First 4 weeks only. Average weight loss in the study was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the program.

Carlsbad, Calif. (January 2, 2018) - Today, Jenny Craig, a leader in the weight loss industry, announced Rapid Results, an innovative science-based program that leverages the body clock’s natural circadian rhythm to help optimize metabolism and accelerate weight loss. 1 The new program is now available at all Jenny Craig centers and Jenny Craig Anywhere.

“Jenny Craig is the first major weight loss company to integrate the circadian rhythm and supporting research into a program, making Rapid Results revolutionary in the weight loss industry,” said Monty Sharma, CEO and President, Jenny Craig. “This cutting-edge research won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and we are eager to share our new Rapid Results program with our members to help them lose weight faster by restoring their body’s natural rhythm and metabolism.”

Studies have shown that the body’s cells contain biological clocks that follow a unique pattern on a daily 24-hour cycle - a natural circadian rhythm of light and dark that is matched with the body’s natural awake and sleep patterns. When the body clock works in harmony with this circadian rhythm, optimal weight management and metabolism are more likely to occur.1,2 Rapid Results was designed with this science in-mind and is structured to help restore the body’s natural fat burning ability, so that members can lose weight faster. Members on the study who followed the Rapid Results program lost 30% more weight in their first four weeks when compared to the Classic Program. ††

“What the current science indicates is that what you eat, how much and when you eat are important factors to weight loss and weight management,” said Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, Chair, Jenny Craig Science Advisory Board. “We have interwoven each of those factors into the design of the Jenny Craig success plan, guided by top-level scientists and research, and are proud to help members following Rapid Results lose more weight and improve their health.”

Rapid Results divides the day into two segments, a nourishment period and a rejuvenation period. During the nourishment period, members eat six times and choose from chef-crafted and nutritionist-designed meals. There is no counting, cooking, or meal prep and the daily menu is based upon appropriate nutrition for healthy weight loss. Throughout the nourishment period, Rapid Results provides more calories when your metabolism is burning the most calories.

The rejuvenation break plays a critical role in the weight-loss plan as a reset time. Research demonstrates that the rejuvenation period, which includes sleep time, allows the body’s cells to rejuvenate and regenerate, boosts the immune system, manages appetite and hunger, helps preserve muscle mass, decreases the risk for dementia, as well as enhances mental alertness and mood.3-6 A key benefit of the rejuvenation period is that body fat, especially belly fat, decreases while muscle mass is maintained. 7,8 This reduction in belly fat decreases obesity as well as the risk of type 2 diabetes.9

While on Rapid Results, Jenny Craig members will continue to receive the same support with a personal consultant, who is undergoing new enhanced comprehensive training to deliver excellent weight loss guidance. Members who join can lose up to 16 pounds in their first four weeks† for $16*, receive $70 in food savings** as well as free shipping for qualified orders.***


Disclaimers:

First 4 weeks only. Average weight loss in the study was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the program.

††Members following the Rapid Results program for 28 days lost, on average, 36% more weight than those on the standard Jenny Craig program for the same time period.

* 12-week trial membership. Plus cost of food, ($15-26/day US/ $17-26/day CAN), and shipping if applicable. Valid only for new members at participating centers, JCA, and at jennycraig.com. No cash value. Offer ends 3/2/18. Not valid with any other membership offers or discounts. One offer per person.

**Purchase required. Food discount to be used in $10 increments, weekly over 7 consecutive weeks. Full menu adherence required (avg. purchase of $154 US/$174 CAN) each week to qualify. Any shipping costs are extra. Offer valid only at participating centers and JCA. Not valid at jennycraig.com. New members only, program enrollment required. No cash value. Offer ends 3/2/18. Must redeem coupons by 4/13/18. Not valid with any other food offers or discounts. One offer per person.

***Continental US only. First 4-week full Planned Menu (avg. $154/wk) auto-ship order qualifies for free standard shipping; order split into two 2-week shipments; entire order billed up-front. No requested menu substitutions allowed. $99 charge to cancel 2nd shipment and cancellation must be made within 3 days of arrival of first shipment to be effective. Valid for new and returning members who have not had a visit in the last 60 days. Program enrollment required. Valid at Jenny Craig Anywhere only, not valid at jennycraig.com. Offer ends on 3/2/18.


References:

1 Longo, Valter D., and Satchidananda Panda. “Fasting, Circadian Rhythms, and Time-Restricted Feeding in Healthy Lifespan.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 23, no. 6, 14 June 2016, pp. 1048–1059., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.06.001.

2 Manoogian, Emily N.c., and Satchidananda Panda. “Circadian rhythms, time-Restricted feeding, and healthy aging.” Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 39, 2017, pp. 59–67., doi:10.1016/j.arr.2016.12.006

3 Peterson, C. Pennington Biomedical Research Center. “Time-Restricted Feeding Increases Fat Oxidation and Reduces Swings in Appetite Levels in Humans.” Oral abstract presentation at: The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeekSM 2016; October 31 – November 4, 2016. www.obesityweek.com.

4 Moro, Tatiana, et al. “Effects of eight weeks of time-Restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-Trained males.” Journal of Translational Medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, 2016, doi:10.1186/s12967-016-1044-0.

5 Vyazovskiy, Vladyslav. “Sleep, recovery, and metaregulation: explaining the benefits of sleep.” Nature and Science of Sleep, 17 Dec. 2015, p. 171-184., doi:10.2147/nss.s54036.

6 Cirelli, Chiara, and Giulio Tononi. “Is Sleep Essential?” PLoS Biology, vol. 6, no. 8, 2008, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060216.

7 Varady, K. A. “Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?” Obesity Reviews, vol. 12, no. 7, 2011, pp. 593–601., doi:10.1111/j.1467-789x.2011.00873.x.

8 Mattson, Mark P., et al. “Meal frequency and timing in health and disease.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111, no. 47, 17 Nov. 2014, pp. 16647–16653., doi:10.1073/pnas.1413965111.

9Chaix, Amandine, et al. “Time-Restricted Feeding Is a Preventative and Therapeutic Intervention against Diverse Nutritional Challenges.” Cell Metabolism, vol. 20, no. 6, 2 Dec. 2014, pp. 991–1005., doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2014.11.001.


About Jenny Craig:

The Jenny Craig program is designed to provide structure and support to help members lose weight and learn how to keep it off. Jenny Craig’s program provides nutritionally-balanced menus, which include around 100 delicious entrees, desserts and snacks developed by dietitians, nutritionists, and professional chefs. One-on-one consultations provide personal support and education on portion control and strategies such as Fresh and Free Additions, which helps with satiety. Jenny Craig consultants work with each member individually to identify their strengths, challenges and personal goals in order to create unique weekly meal and activity plans that fit individual needs. Consultants also help members implement behavioral strategies to support their success. Jenny Craig’s comprehensive approach to weight loss is available to members either in person, in centers or by phone with Jenny Craig Anywhere. The program is backed by hard science as demonstrated by a 2010 independent two-year clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that participants on the Jenny Craig program lost three times more weight than dieting on their own. Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight loss and weight management companies, with approximately 500 company-owned and franchised locations in local neighborhoods in the United States and Canada, with approximately 600 centers worldwide.