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Greedy Jenny Craig
I have been on the program previously and lost over 30kg and kept it off for several years. Only put it back on due to emotional reasons. I am now on the program again, and it is working, however, due to COVID we are having the food delivered. As of the next delivery, they are charging for delivery! This is disgraceful. We have no choice but to have food delivered and we pay premium prices for the food whilst still needing to purchase our own fruit, veg, bread and dairy. This makes it a very expensive program, so to charge us for delivery is OUTRAGEOUS. I am rethinking my position regarding this service.
Weight control out of control!
Easy to do, I know exactly what I’m eating and have better eating habits to go forward. I don’t crave sugars or carbs at all now and am never hungry, which was a problem. Great, thank you Jenny Craig
I found in week one I was obsessing about the food - when could I eat next, what could I eat and did feel a bit hungry on occassions - but did lose 2.5kg in week one. Now just finishing week 2 and not so obsessed this week and still enjoying the food and lost another 1.1kg. So with 2 weeks under my belt and 3.6kg down - this is the best decision I have made in a long time when it comes to food. There has only been 1 meal that I haven't really enjoyed, but the rest have been fine. I have a long journey ahead, but feel now starting my 3rd wee...k, I am finally on the right track. Anyone thinking about doing it - I would say, give it a go. It isnt cheap, but it will be worth it for me to get back into a happy place with my weight. And being able to have the food delivered and remote coaching works with my lifestyle.
Stick to it
My view on Jenny Craig is it works. Now whether that be because the meals are small, and yes you need to fill up on other free items, but I can tell you it works.
But.. I don't like a lot of their meals. Smaller serves on some items because of the calorie content, so I would rather eat something that I know will sort of satisfy me like the Parma, fish and wedges, spaghetti and meatballs and a few others. The lunches need some improvements, their bland and boring so I usually stick to the pies or quiches. But again, I have always lost weigh w...
Expensive for what you actually get
I did Jenny Craig for not even a week before I thought “what a rip off!” For the money I’m paying can’t they even spring for a proper ready to heat pumpkin soup rather than a sachet cuppa soup. They call that providing a meal when I had to supply my own salad and piece of toast to go with it. I’m not into cooking so I just want it done for me. My consultant said it didn’t have to be complicated, just eat a cucumber. A whole cucumber!!! If I had the discipline and taste buds to just munch on a cucumber I wouldn’t have gotten into this mess in th...e first place!!! I like a few slices of cucumber in a salad but not a whole cucumber!!! I thought that was the most ridiculous suggestion. Lite and Easy is definitely the better, cheaper option and they provide every morsel that goes into your mouth so you don’t have to pay out extra money for fruit, salad, veggies, breads, dairy. It’s all there ready to eat, no preparation necessary. The only thing that I can’t stomach with Lite and Easy is the amount of packaging. It’s a lot of plastic so if you can get past that wastage you should be good to go. I’m only posting this review in hopes that Jenny Craig read it and pick up their game with some of the Sub standard menu items.
Not for the long run but worth a try.
Food was nice and tasty the first week although very little meat! After a week I felt a bit sick.
Preservatives outweighed the nutrition.
Under 15 grams of meat remained after straining sauce in a lunch menu (as example Subway serve 85g meat)
As a former chef, and a food scientist student, I Definitely can lose weight on this program because of the “Lack Of Food”; Not because the food is substantially healthy.
The egg ham muffin was floury substance in egg.
My consultant agreed that she too cannot stomach Jenny Craig food consumption.
Jenny Craig support and food
The food is very nice, some item are not to my taste.
They are filling with you having to use free foods like salads.
It's very easy, eat when they tell you and what they give you.
Easy to follow
Three weeks into the program i am finding it is easy to follow it given my busy lifestyle. The food is well prepared in terms of flavors and portions, helps satisfy most of my cravings. I am positive that I will not be giving up on it like most other diets i have tried.
Expensive and Misleading
Joined Jenny craig about a month ago and have lost weight so thumbs up for that BUT when i joined i was advised the "FREE 8 week membership" was not free as there was no discount applied so to become a member was financially more viable as i got a 10% discount on food (MISLEADING !!) I did bec ome a member and was quite happy but as soon as I short ordered (because i had not eaten a day's food as i was on holidays) i lost the 10% discount MISLEADING AGAIN !! apparently the 10% discount only applies if you order the complete package every day an...d do not miss anything. MISLEADING AGAIN. i would have been better off with the 8 week membership. VERY EXPENSIVE considering i still have to provide all dairy, fruit, vegetables etc. Also feel like i was rushed through the meeting with my consultant - never took more than 5 minutes.
Easy to stick to
Yes some of the foods are high in fats/carbs but it keeps me for eating the rubbish I used to, so I am losing weight, in a few weeks when I finish I will be able to get my own meals as I now have an idea of how easy it is to stick to my 1200 cals. a day. Thanks Jenny Craig.
Extremely disappointed felt ripped off
I joined Jenny Craig Chatswood with a friend about 2 years ago. My friend knew the lady at Chatswood there at the time and convinced us to join which we both did. I did not feel this person was in my friends best interest however I was their to support my friend to lose a little weight and joined.
Both going from a healthy mediterranean diet to a very expensive highly processed frozen foods and pastries not to mention the high salt.. I was blown away.? We ended up throwing out all the food in the bin.
I keep seeing all these people praising t...
Easy to use
This is the second time I have been on Jenny Craig. The first time I lost over 20kg in 8 months and looked good and had no problems with the food nor the preparing of vegies and the dairy serve. Then, unfortunately, I became very sick with a twisted bowel and a blockage as well. This was not a result of the Jenny Craig food, it was just one of those things. After major surgery and recovery, I got into a terrible food habit which put the weight back on. I had such great support from my Consultant Sandy even though I was not going to Jenny Craig ...or eating their food. I ended back in hospital 5 weeks later with a bowel blockage so it was obvious I needed to be careful with what I ate. I was very scared to eat much good stuff as I was told that anything with too much fibre, etc could cause me problems. I had to eat everything that was white. White bread, white rice, white pasta, no white cheese, etc. Going through all this my Consultant was still contacting me to see how I was going. Then two weeks ago I got myself i to gear and rang Jenny Craig Ringwood and they welcomed me with open arms. I have gone the vegetarian menu and find it yummy. I love the omelette, vegetarian chilli, vegie round ups, etc. There is a huge variety of food to try and experiment with. They are always changing the menus for each season. Jenny Craig is like any other place that offers different ways to diet. It is all in your hands. Do not expect to lose weight if you cheat and not follow the menu sheet. It is you that has to justify to people why you have not lost weight. It is also you that decides what to eat if you go out for coffee with the girls at a cafe. Change the diet for the day to not eat something that you may have for later on in the day. The food is great. I want to say a big hello and a big thank you to Sandi and Di at Ringwood Jenny Craig who have helped my daughter and myself to be a better person with the food we eat. People say it is full of sugar. It might be but it is also proportioned out so you do not have too much of it and you fill up with your “free food”. It is easy to follow and help is always there. I even now work out every day what I will eat if we are going out and how to change the menu for the day. It is easy. I have lost 3.4 and .8 kg in two weeks so something is working. Also do not diet without exercising. They go hand in hand. You need to do some exercise if you want your numbers to work. Give it a go and you will find it easy and refreshing.
Great weight loss program and wonderful food
I have only recently started my Jenny Craig 8 weeks program. Prior going to Jenny Craig I had tired lots of work outs and diets and haven’t worked and in my first two weeks I have lost 4.4kgs and couldn’t be happier with the result. Have a great consultant helping me and the meal plans are amazing. Would recommend Jenny Craig
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Lack of consultant contact
Thought my consultant would be keeping in touch with me each week.. as I am doing deliveries and can only get to the centre once a month.. I am a new member so need a bit of help
- Verified customer
I consumed Contaminated food and Jenny Craig did not Care!
My entire Journey with Jenny Craig was horrible! Every two weeks all they cared about was taking my money and making sure I put in my food order. Then, to make matters even worse on Monday, November 18, 2019, at 3:00 P.M while I was having my lunch (Chicken Marsala) after taking my second or third bite I bit into something hard! I thought I broke off my back molar! I immediately spit out what I had in my mouth! To my surprise, it was a Rock. I was in shock! after my discovery, I immediately contacted Jenny Craig and made sure I kept the food, p...ackaging, and rock. They put me through a lengthy process of a claim demanding the evidence! I sent in everything they asked for (I made sure I took pictures of everything I sent in) As well as send in the rock inside a ziplock bag so it would not tear through the measly envelope they sent me to send in my claim papers and evidence! The process was so irritating that I decided to do some research to see if anyone else has had a similar experience! I was astonished to discover others have experienced contaminated food and have gone through a difficult claim process some not even receiving a response! In the end, they sent me a letter saying that 1. they received my claim papers but conveniently not the evidence saying and I quote... " it appears to have broken through the packaging that you had mailed it in; therefore, the object could not be identified as to the source or origin." and 2. because I did not sustain any injury they would not refund me for the full amount of the program I had requested in my claim! All they wanted to give me was the cost of that meal! My point is that I don't know how many meals I unknowingly consumed that were contaminated and that could have future consequences to my health and the health of other Jenny Craig members. The lack of empathy or concern is why I would never recommend Jenny Craig to anyone ever!
Great for weight loss
Doing the Jenny program was hard to stick to and took me 2 years but I lost approx 20 kgs. Unfortunately trying to maintain the weight loss and soon falling back into past bad habits saw me put back the 20 and then some. The team at Ringwood were very supportive but the cost of doing the program and the effort of constantly watching my waistline became too hard and costly also I got sick of the same food I just couldn't palate any longer. Not enough variety and frequently enough. Got sick of pastas and rice dishes and too much pre packaged food.... Great for weight loss however I had to still work hard in the gym. Staff were wonderful, supportive and kind but I felt harassed when I could no longer continue the program due to not being able to afford $180 a week on the program plus then I also had to by groceries + milk, yoghurt,veg and fruit not supplied by Jenny Craig. So I was spending $280 a week for just one person on food and groceries and household items. Ok for first timers who want to lose maybe 10kgs but not a long term solution to managing weight loss unfortunately.
All was going ok until I found dirty plastic chunk in my chip packet. Food was contaminated so I called the office I was going to and the said they would contact their quality department etc. I sent them photos and dropped in the contaminated product and all the offered was a free week of food! I dont want to eat potentially contaminated food!
No one checked if I was ok, no one asked how I would like to be compensated and no one from their quality department followed up with me.
As for the program, I was hungry all the time and the food doesnt taste very fresh
- Verified customer
Overpriced $195 +/ week + dairy + fruit + veges, disgusting un-nutritional food
I spent $175 (had 10% off) for meals like Macaroni and cheese $11.90. Roast chicken (size of a tenderloin) and veges $11.90. The foods are filled with sugar and very little meat. I was so annoyed when I went to eat my "Malty Grain" breakfast cereal (like Cherrios) 176 calories and had 10.4g sugar. The healthy part was the 75% veges that I bought that went with these so called meals. In my consultation, I felt rushed. I asked what do I do if I have to go out for an event? She said eat before you go. REALLY!!! The next day, I signed up to Weight Watchers.
Questions & Answers
I used to be life time member is that for life? my name would be under Cathy Huffman
I'm also a lifetime member from many yrs ago when I lived in NSW, is there any record of it anywhere?
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