The Benefits Of Hitting Your Correct BMI Explained At Jenny Craig!

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What are the benefits of using a BMI Calculator for women?

What is the best BMI for a female?

When approaching a weight loss plan, adult women should aim for a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. Anything under 18.5 is underweight and anything over 25 means that a woman is increasing her risk of ill health.

Studies have shown that people who are in the 30-35 range may die one to two years earlier than those in a healthy weight range. People in the 40-45 range may die 8-10 years earlier (Australian Department of Health statistic).

Maintaining a healthy BMI also means that women are able to live positive and rewarding lives. Weight loss makes a huge difference to how we feel about ourselves and it can change the way we approach everyday situations.

At Jenny Craig, we know that maintaining a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 can look daunting to some people but our personal Consultants are here to support and mentor you through your weight loss journey.


^Individual results may vary. (Discover Gemma's Success Story here)

What are the benefits of using BMI for weight loss?

When your Jenny Craig Consultant uses your BMI as an indicator for weight loss, it is really easy to see how you are going with your weight loss goals. Having an achievable weight range to aim for can give you the motivation to dedicate yourself to your diet and exercise plan.

It can be hard to commit yourself to a new lifestyle of healthier eating and more exercise. At the start it can be uncomfortable to move your body, especially if it’s been a while since you last engaged in physical activity. But you won't be uncomfortable once the scales start to shift and your BMI heads towards your goal and a healthy weight range. Your clothes will fit better and you will have increased energy after a very short time.

Using BMI as a tool to guide you on your weight loss journey has many benefits. Your Jenny Craig Consultant can calculate your BMI for you when you create your weight loss plan but it is such an easy formula you can calculate it yourself in between appointments so you can keep track of your progress.

Is having a normal BMI important for women?

Being committed to a weight loss plan that aims for a BMI in the normal (healthy) range is something that every woman should take seriously.

Having a healthy BMI means that you have a lower risk of the following health problems:

Heart disease


High blood pressure

Type 2 diabetes

Some types of cancer

Kidney disease

Back pain

Knee pain


Breathing problems



Sleep problems

Gall bladder disease

Fatty liver disease

The list of potential health problems is long and highlights how important it is for women to have a normal BMI. Women have many responsibilities these days; you work in and outside your home, you care for your children, your partners, your parents, and your friends. It’s really important that you look after yourself so that you can maintain your energy levels. Having a normal BMI means that you can look and feel good as you go about your daily business.

At Jenny Craig, we know that maintaining a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 can look daunting to some people but our personal Consultants are here to support and mentor you through your weight loss journey.

How long will it take to reduce your BMI?

Like with all weight loss programs, it’s important to realise that every body is different and some people may take longer to reduce their BMI. The most important thing is that people start on a sustainable, realistic, weight loss program.

The personal Consultants at Jenny Craig will design a weight loss program that is specific to your needs, your lifestyle and your body. The nutritious and delicious meals, prepared by professional chefs, offer 65 different menu options for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Your Consultant will also create an exercise plan for you to follow. If it’s been a while since you last exercised, you should start slowly with light exercises and build up to more strenuous activity over time.

If you’re in need of motivation for weight loss, your personal Jenny Craig Consultant will be there every step of the way. You can call and discuss your issues with someone who understands that you need a confidential and supportive environment.


(Beef Pie is one delicious menu item on the Jenny Craig menu, pictured above. See the full menu here)

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