What are the benefits of weight loss?
What are the benefits of Maintaining a healthy BMI?
When you start a weight loss program with Jenny Craig one of our personal Consultants will assess your Body Mass Index (BMI). They will then create a detailed exercise and diet plan just for you. The Jenny Craig Body Mass Index calculator can quickly let you know your body composition. It compares your height with your weight and gives you a score.
A healthy BMI ranges from 18.5 - 24.9. A score higher than 25 indicates that you are overweight and might need a weight loss plan. If your BMI is 30 or over you fall into the obese category and need to seek professional help straight away. Luckily, our personal Consultants, nutritionists and dietitians at Jenny Craig are all here to help and support you on your weight loss journey.
Once you understand how BMI is calculated, you realise that maintaining a healthy BMI has real benefits for you. If you’re outside the healthy weight range (18.5 - 24.9) your health risks increase exponentially.
The benefits of maintaining a healthy BMI are significant. Your joints and muscles have less of a load to bear and so your aches and pains will decrease. You’ll have more energy to enjoy all the physical and social activities life has to offer. You’ll sleep better and your body’s systems will operate more efficiently. Studies show that maintaining a healthy BMI reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and many more medical conditions.
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Is BMI accurate?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an approximate measurement. As a general rule, for an adult man or woman over 20 years old, the BMI can be calculated by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of their height in metres. While not a perfect measuring tool, the World Health Organisation recommends using BMI to manage obesity and the weight loss needs of adults.
Factors such as age, bone density, sex, ethnicity and muscle mass are not accounted for in the BMI calculations. Muscle, for example, is much heavier than fat, which can lead to confusion when people first start to follow weight loss programs. Hence, there is a chance that your BMI can indicate that you are in an unhealthy weight range, even though your fat levels may be low. That’s why we have personal Consultants, here at Jenny Craig, to help you decipher the information and reach your weight loss goals. You should always seek professional advice before embarking on a weight loss plan.
Luckily, our personal Consultants, nutritionists and dietitians at Jenny Craig are all here to help and support you on your weight loss journey.
What are the benefits of using BMI for weight loss?
Your personal Consultant at Jenny Craig knows that it is important to use your BMI as one of many tools for weight loss. In conjunction with our meal and exercise plans, we’ll have you achieving your weight loss goals faster.
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) gives you a realistic indication of how you are going with your weight loss program. Each week when you weigh in with one of our supportive and friendly Consultants you will see the results. The Jenny Craig menu offers 65 different meal options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. These are portion-controlled, nutritious meals, which won’t leave you hungry. Rather, they’ll give you the energy to begin and maintain an exercise routine.
As you lose the kilograms, your BMI will decrease and you will start to feel and look so much healthier. Everyday tasks and activities like housework and gardening and playing with kids will become easier and more pleasurable.
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Can improving your BMI have other health benefits?
Improving your BMI through one of Jenny Craig’s weight loss programs will also involve eating portion controlled menu items and the implementation of an exercise routine. Learning about what your body needs and how foods and different exercises affect your energy levels and moods can really bring about positive changes in your life.
Exercise has incredible benefits for not only weight loss and general physical health but also for our mental health. As your weight loss journey continues, you’ll become more confident and be more inclined to pull on your sports gear and go for a walk, join an exercise class or go for a swim.
The Australia Department of Health recognises that keeping our bodies in a healthy BMI range can decrease the risks of a whole range of ailments, including, but not limited to, fatty liver, gall bladder, kidney and heart disease. Healthy people are less likely to have sleep problems, breathing problems, anxiety, and depression. Having a healthy BMI leads to a decrease in strokes, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, back pain, knee pain, infertility and some types of cancer.