What You'll Eat
Your meals will literally land on your doorstep. At first, you’ll have three Jenny Craig prepackaged meals and one snack a day, plus two to three servings of your own fruits, veggies, and non-fat dairy. Prepackaged options have scored well on taste tests and include cinnamon rolls, pancakes, burgers, cheese steak paninis, pasta, and chocolate walnut brownies. Remember, though, that Jenny products are designed to teach portion control, so don’t expect heaping amounts. Once you’re halfway to your goal weight, you’ll transition back to making your own meals using Jenny’s recipes. No food is off-limits, and you’re allowed to splurge on your non-Jenny favorites from time to time.
Jenny Craig offers hundreds of free, low-fat recipes on its website, and you can search by meal type, preparation time, and the kind of occasion you’re cooking for. There are other resources, too. Here are a few:
Last updated by Angela Haupt | January 02, 2013
Slim-Fast is a reasonable approach to dieting with convenient, grab-and-go shakes and bars. It's fairly easy to follow, but it's not very heart-healthy.
Nutrisystem determines portions, prepares and delivers your meals, and tells you what to eat and when.
Weight Watchers is an effective diet. Among its pros: An emphasis on group support, lots of fruits and veggies, and room for occasional indulgences.