At Jenny Craig, you're learning about portion control, balance and variety in food choices. Your Jenny Craig Menu features a healthy balance between Jenny Craig’s Cuisine and your own grocery foods. 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 colours of fruits and vegetables to get a variety of nutrients.
- Non-starchy vegetables, which are very low in kilojoules, are "free" - 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-three fatty acids, which may protect against heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.
- Milk and yoghurt are good sources of calcium, which helps protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis.
- Be sure to choose fat free varieties in order to get the beneficial nutrients without the extra kilojoules and fat.
- To boost your fibre and satisfy your appetite, look for grain products that list whole wheat or another whole grain as the first ingredient and contain at least two grams of fibre per serving.
- High-fibre foods can help you feel more satisfied and help protect against 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 kilojoules of a gram of protein or carbohydrate.
- To reduce your risk for heart disease, choose mostly unsaturated fats over saturated fats.