Jenny Craig BMI Calculator for Weight
With every passing year a host of new fad diets and weight loss crazes come and go. It seems everyone is an expert on the latest superfood or miracle cure for obesity, and although the enthusiasm for weight loss is admirable, the methods themselves are often speculative at best, and possibly dangerous for health, with various negative outcomes. Jenny Craig, on the other hand, provides weight loss that is supported by experienced and highly qualified professionals with decades of experience in the industry.
Jenny Craig programs don’t encourage dramatic weight loss that only results in a ‘bounce back’ to former levels of obesity. We understand that weight gained over many years should be reduced carefully and consistently, while food cravings and irritability can be counteracted with delicious portion and calorie controlled meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also encourage lifestyle changes, the introduction of appropriate exercise, and the use of tools that include the Jenny Craig BMI Calculator for understanding personal weight status.
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How do you calculate BMI?
Prior to commencing a weight loss program, it’s important to know where you stand. Many people try to put a positive spin on their appearance and health, even while weight is spiralling out of control, so visual cues can assist in providing a clearer picture. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is an extremely simple method of gauging excess body fat that needs removing, offering additional information that the bathroom scales can’t provide.
The Jenny Craig BMI Calculator, suitable for women and men, provides your personal BMI score courtesy of weight and height measurements. The simple calculation takes your weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared. Once you have your BMI score, a clearer picture of weight loss targets can be ascertained and a personalised diet and weight loss program can commence.
What is a healthy weight?
Everyone is an individual, weight included. A person’s natural body shape begins to take form even in childhood, and it’s often easy to gauge who is likely to remain slender and who is prone to put on weight easily. Healthy weight range is quite broad, and another reason why BMI calculations assist with personalised weight loss. Additional considerations include age, general health, physical activities and even ethnicity. The Jenny Craig BMI Calculator, acknowledged by medical professionals and the World Health Organisation, provides instant feedback that is used by your Jenny Craig Consultant to design an ideal weight loss meals plan.
It’s worth noting that BMI isn’t suitable for everyone. Pregnant women for example, carry extra weight not attributed to fatty build-up, while bodybuilders carry a lot of weighty muscle. Elderly people, on the other hand, are prone to lose muscle accompanied by a decrease in height, making BMI measurements unsuitable for them also. Useful BMI readings require a degree of honest appraisal along with knowledge of your own body, including bone structure and natural build when in peak physical condition. For the majority of women and men commencing weight loss, BMI assessment is extremely helpful as unwanted fat rather than muscle is the substance requiring removal. BMI scores fall into several categories.
18.4 or less (underweight)
18.5 – 24.9 (healthy weight)
25.0 – 29.9 (overweight)
30.0 or more (obese)
Jenny Craig programs don’t encourage dramatic weight loss that only results in a ‘bounce back’ to former levels of obesity. We understand that weight gained over many years should be reduced carefully and consistently, while food cravings and irritability can be counteracted with delicious portion and calorie controlled meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
What to do if your BMI is overweight?
Jenny Craig is the time-tested, holistic weight loss program. Established in 1983, Jenny Craig has assisted many thousands of women and men transform their lives for the better with incremental weight loss assisted by progressive science and delicious meals. With 104 Jenny Craig Centres in Australia and New Zealand, weight loss guidance is close at hand, and we remain on your team for the entire duration of your weight loss journey. We take the stress out of weight loss, allowing you to function as normal while at work or home, without suffering food cravings or negativity associated with most self-managed weight loss experiences. In addition, Jenny Craig ideals extend to all-round health in lots of ways.
A healthy relationship with food: We teach you portion control and mindful eating without denying you the treats you enjoy.
An active lifestyle: Jenny Craig encourages natural and planned physical activities that energise and encourage, while building muscle that replaces fat.
A balanced approach to living: We use a self-efficacy model to promote behavioural change, self-monitoring, goal setting and problem solving.
(Start your day with a Zucchini Muffin from the Jenny Craig menu, pictured above. See the full menu here)
What to do if your BMI is underweight?
It’s not unusual for a person to have an underweight BMI assessment. People with very small body frames sometimes record BMI measurements that indicate low levels of body fat, although that may not necessarily be the case. For example, it’s expected that most Asian women and men will have naturally lower levels of body fat compared to women and men from Pacific Island nations.
Whatever your particular circumstance, the first step is an obligation-free diet and weight loss assessment courtesy of Jenny Craig. Once you know exactly where you stand and where you want to go, you are ready to commence your weight loss journey, and Jenny Craig is with you all the way.