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Jenny Craig BMI Calculator – Diet

The idea of dieting can strike fear into the heart of anyone, even those who only need to lose a few kilos. The challenge for severely overweight or obese people can seem insurmountable, and is one reason many people’s diets never even get started. At Jenny Craig we take a different approach, helping you to appreciate the person you already are, with tremendous potential to become even better. Carrying excess weight doesn’t need to be permanent, and there are lots of ways Jenny Craig can help.

Rather than focussing on the negatives, or becoming despondent due to the difficult task ahead, we guide you one step at a time. Weight gained over many years won’t disappear overnight, but with Jenny Craig you will be inspired every week when you step on the bathroom scales. Time will pass, and ultimately your transition from fat to fabulous will become a reality to be proud of. Jenny Craig utilises cutting-edge science and state of the art technology alongside traditions of healthy dining choices. Our Jenny Craig BMI Calculator is just one of many tools we provide for inspiration and guidance.

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What diet is right for my BMI?

Your personal body mass index (BMI) score reveals the amount of excess fat you are carrying. This will give your professional Jenny Craig Consultant valuable information for designing a perfect weight loss plan just for you. BMI is calculated according to your weight and height, offering more information than regular weigh scales. BMI can be viewed in table or chart form and is categorised as follows.

  • 18.4 or less (underweight)

  • 18.5 – 24.9 (healthy weight)

  • 25.0 – 29.9 (overweight)

  • 30.0 or more (obese)

As BMI calculates body mass and not only fat, it doesn’t provide adequate guidance for everyone. Notable BMI exceptions include body builders, pregnant women, children and the elderly. BMI is useful for the majority of overweight and obese people whose weight gain is primarily due to fatty build-up, and although initial findings may be disheartening, help is on hand with Jenny Craig at any one of our 104 Centres around Australia and New Zealand.

Should you go on a diet if you are overweight or obese BMI?

Although those who are chronically overweight may require emergency surgery to avoid serious health issues, dieting is still the most practical weight loss measure for most people. Dieting is only partly about looking great. It’s also the best means of nipping health concerns in the bud and delivering positive outcomes for the foreseeable future. Jenny Craig weight loss and diet plans are the long-term approach to health, vitality, self-confidence and meal choices that will benefit you and your entire family.

Australia and New Zealand have some of the highest obesity rates in the developed world, and Jenny Craig is as determined as ever to reverse the trend. The best way to avoid temptation is to provide positive alternatives, so Jenny Craig diet and meal plans include more than 65 delicious menu choices from the best international cuisines. In addition, we encourage overweight and obese people with home delivered ready-made meals, exercise and activities advice, and assistance when making the transition from dieting to self-reliant home cooking. At Jenny Craig, your overweight or obese BMI score isn’t the end of the story; it’s just the beginning of your successful weight loss journey.

At Jenny Craig we take a different approach, helping you to appreciate the person you already are, with tremendous potential to become even better. Carrying excess weight doesn’t need to be permanent, and there are lots of ways Jenny Craig can help.

What diet is best for someone with a healthy BMI?

Jenny Craig Consultants remain your dieting assistants even when your personalised weight loss program is complete. Getting rid of unwanted weight is only half the battle, and we are determined to teach you the right methods of keeping weight off. Many fad diets and severe fasting approaches will help a person lose weight, but the chances of a ‘bounce back’ to obesity remain high without the requisite change in mindset. Our approach is based on the foundation of healthy portion and calorie controlled meals, and our assistance is far reaching, covering all angles including:

A healthy relationship with food: We educate you on portion control, mindful eating and sensible habits.

An active lifestyle: Jenny Craig introduces natural and planned activities and exercises that are appropriate for you, whether you are a healthy weight, overweight, or obese.=

A balanced approach to living: We assist you with the psychological challenges as well as the physical. Jenny Craig encourages behavioural change, self-monitoring, goal setting and problem solving for successful weight loss outcomes.


(Enjoy banana Bread for breakfast from the Jenny Craig menu, pictured above. See the full menu here)

How can going on a diet improve your BMI?

Your BMI score, along with information such as age, physical activities and overall health allows your Jenny Craig Consultant to formulate a tailored diet plan just for you. In consultation with dieticians and nutritionists, you get to choose exactly what you like to eat, with all meals prepared by qualified and experienced chefs. BMI isn’t only an indicator of unwanted weight; it also provides information that can indicate potential for disease, so improving BMI by dieting will also improve overall health.

At Jenny Craig we want you to look your best and also feel your best. Sacrificing health for appearances is untenable to Jenny Craig, and with the encouragement and support of tens of thousands of weight loss clients just like yourself, your healthy, happy, satisfying and attractive future is assured.  

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