What meal plans can help you achieve a healthy bmi?
A healthy BMI for adults is between 18.5 and 24.9. Anything higher than this means you are overweight. Your BMI is calculated using a simple equation (your weight, divided by your height squared). For example, if your height is 1.7 metres and your weight is 70kg the equation looks like this:
70 ÷ (1.7 x 1.7) = 24.2 BMI.
A Jenny Craig weight loss meal plan is designed by nutritionists and dietitians and the pre-packaged meals are cooked by qualified chefs. It is an effective, science based plan that is designed to help you lose weight and achieve a BMI that is healthy for your body. Your Consultant will tailor a meal and exercise plan that is specifically for you. You can choose from a range of 65 delicious and satisfying calorie controlled meal options. From eggs and cereal for breakfast to pasta or curries for the evening meal, there is something to suit every taste.
The main thing to remember when dieting to achieve a healthy BMI is that not all meal plans are created equal. Fad diets which eliminate one food group entirely, i.e. carbohydrates, do result in rapid weight loss but their rate of long term success is low. With Jenny Craig you will embark on a weight loss meal plan that encourages long term lifestyle change and sustained weight maintenance. We’ll support you and help you transition to a healthy way of eating that keeps your BMI within the healthy range for adults.
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What healthy foods are included in a meal plan?
Every meal in the Jenny Craig weight loss meal plan is designed to encourage optimal health in your body. The delicious meals, developed by dietitians and nutritionists, and prepared for you by our qualified chefs, are packed full of nutrients and vitamins and specifically chosen so they comply with the five healthy food groups, as recommended by the Australian Government Health Department.
Our meal plans are created just for you to help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals. Your specific needs will be met. If you have food intolerances, these can usually be accommodated.
Some of the healthy foods included in a Jenny Craig meal plan are: fresh fruit, a wide array of fresh vegetables, and wholemeal grains (bread, rice, pasta).
Some of the 65 menu options you can choose from include:
Breakfast - Eggs with Baked Beans, Date and Maple Porridge, Cocoa Clusters
Lunch - BBQ Pulled Pork Toastie, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Cheesy Baked Potato
Dinner - Chicken Pad Thai, Beef Burger, Crumbed Fish and Wedges
Snacks - Shortbread, Oregano and Thyme Crunchie Crackers, Butterscotch Sundae.
Every meal in the Jenny Craig weight loss meal plan is designed to encourage optimal health in your body. The delicious meals, developed by dietitians and nutritionists, and prepared for you by our qualified chefs, are packed full of nutrients and vitamins and specifically chosen so they comply with the five healthy food groups
Are meal plans easy to stick to?
Your Jenny Craig Consultant will support you with counselling and advice as you embark on your weight loss journey. We know it’s not easy to change your diet but our 65 menu options ensure that there is something delicious for you to choose from for every meal.
If you are eating the correct amount of calorie controlled foods you might find it challenging at the beginning of your weight loss journey. Your Consultants understand this. They’ve supported thousands of others in just your position, and they will give you strategies to remain focused on your weight loss and fitness goals.
The Jenny Craig menu is designed by accredited dietitians and nutritionists to include food from all of the five food groups, as guided by the Australian Government Department of Health. An honest appraisal of your health and your weight loss goals will help to motivate you to stick to your eating plan. We know you want a healthier body and eating well will help to achieve this.
Your Jenny Craig Consultant will be with you all the way from the beginning of your weight loss journey to your exit from the program. You will be given the tools to learn how to manage to create your own healthy meals and a healthier you.
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Can I still eat sweets and desserts on a meal plan?
A Jenny Craig weight loss meal plan does include some sweet options. We understand that cutting out treats from your diet is difficult and we provide some treats in our meal plans that can be eaten in moderation. If you really want to lose weight and improve your health, we recommend that you reduce your sugar intake. If you stick to our pre-prepared, portion controlled menu items, you can indulge every now and again. It’s important to remember to eat a balanced diet.
Your Jenny Craig Consultant will help you to select your meals so that you will be able to have a sweet treat occasionally, but still achieve your weight loss goals.
Balancing your intake of sweets and desserts with your intake of fresh vegetables and other nutrient rich foods is advisable. You should eat a wide variety of foods from the five food groups every day.
Some of the sweet treats on our menu include Cookies, Chocolate Mousse, Apple Crumble, Salted Caramel Nut Bars, and even a Sticky Date Pudding. There are plenty of other options available. Your Jenny Craig Consultant will work with you to find the right snacks to complement your meal plan.