Food arrived promptly & was tasty. Unfortunately I got a huge amount of a particular product which I couldn't stand the taste of - they were totally unwilling to change it, so I have packets of totally useless food & a total waste of money.
I would've continued but the poor response from customer service meant I didn't want to end up with another month of food I couldn't eat. I wanted to be able to choose the food packets.
Went from 16 stones to 11.5 stones in about 18 months or so. Stick to the plan and it works. I became re-educated in portion sizes and the weekly telephone chats with my Jenny Craig Advisor helped me keep on track. My only reservation was that the food became slightly monotonous over time but credit to Jenny Craig, they did introduce new meals. I've put on half a stone since I stopped just before Xmas but I'm maintaining as I'm more aware of what I'm eating. Don't let the old habits of rubbish food and snacks take hold! It's all down to you in the end.
Very successful diet, I lost one and a half stone on it and now weight pretty much the same as when i left school. The weight stays off as long as you follow the regular eating plan and don't skip meals! The staff were very supportive and call you every week to monitor your weight and help you if you struggle and give you idea's on what to eat when you eat out. The meals were ok but you can add your own seasonings to spice them up a bit, like stock cubes, fresh thyme, basil etc, they really helped and just make sure you ask for you favourite meals when ordering your next months supply, I brought extra measuring cups for when you plan your own meals so I had no excuses on portion control for breakfast and starches. So once I got the hang of planning my own meals I've managed to maintain my weight (give a pound or two) which is fine by me! I have no hesitation on recommending this diet to anyone else, it clearly works as long as you follow the eating plan.
A really good experience when I started the programme, I felt completely cared for and lost weight down to my goal weight. I learnt lessons that I will take with me and will use in the future. The great points were the weekly calls, although as you move through the programme I felt this not as necessary (everyone is different though). The food is good, nutritious and very easy to follow. Unlike some I didn't find the food expensive and instead about as expensive as a good shop - fruit and veg is not cheap these days, so it was not off putting. Some of the wording on the sheets given were American which didn't make sense to a UK audience - Squash for example is different in the UK to the US. These were talked through with my advisor, but for the price you pay I am sure that these could be looked at and rephrased for the audience it is intended for. The points I didn't like were the fact that although I may have discussed with my advisor that I didn't like a particular food, that if my preference was out of stock I was given an alternative - sometimes that very item I asked not to have. There were no calls to check prior to sending. When you started to have days on your own there were no menu's provided to assist in the early days. Its quite a shift moving from food that has been provided to you to food you then cook yourself and as this is the basis of your future it would be great to not make this scary and intimidating. When you reach your goal weight, there has been no guidance as to what calorie level I should be at now. What I should be eating and not written confirmation other than this survey to suggest I have reached my goal. I do feel as through I have made it and now its up to me but do think some advisory notes and some guidance as to what I should do from now would have helped.
Overall its something that I would suggest people do if they are stuck and need something to focus on, but as to long term weight loss that is still to be determined as I do feel there is nothing to guide you at the end.
The breakfasts are tasty and I enjoyed them. The soups were ok but rather sweet tasting. As for the dinners.... I just couldn't eat them. It was worse than aeroplane food. Easy to heat up but just not appetising.
I needed an easy diet to loose a couple of stone for my daughter's wedding. I'd tried most other diets and when they finished I just piled the weight back on and more. Jenny Craig UK was great. I bought the meals for 2 months and with the help of the phone calls each week to keep me motivated I was able to retrain myself to eat little and often and take up some exercise. The meals were delicious and so easy, you just needed to add veg and dairy. In the 18 months I have lost the 2 stone easily and have completely changed my attitude to food. I am also able to recognise when I am full now and also the difference between being hungry and thirsty. I know that sounds strange but lots of times I would eat when really all I needed was a drink. After Christmas I wanted a little kick start so I tried Diet Chef because it was a bit cheaper. I wish I hadn't because the food was quite bland and the support was not as good but luckily I had had the basic from Jenny Craig. I am confident I will not go back to my old ways as I have been on 'normal food' for a long while now and I really can't eat what I used to. If I need a little help again I would go back to Jenny as I realise now you get what you pay for . And my Daughter's wedding, well I've got an outfit 2 sizes smaller than I was wearing and I feel great!
I have lost 21 lbs in 6 months with JC. The idea taken from the website of having food delivered was attractive to me, a bachelor. The food was good and tasty, especially the potato light bites! but the printing was too small on the food packets. Clare, my advisor, was helpful and encouraging, always telephoning me on time and keeping on target - her comments when I wanted to cease the regime after 9 months were very helpful. I am still losing after having 'gone solo', thanks to JC and Clare. Come on you men, get motivated and get into the scheme! JC has helped me well on the way to losing my final stone.
I only had to lose half a stone before I went on a cruise on the 14th April. I knew that Diet Chef worked and lost the same amount in a month last year but your food was so much nicer and the menus much more interesting - actually you didn't get menus with Diet Chef! Should I ever need a quick fix again I'll be back!!
My personal experience is that I felt all the evening meals were very 'tomato' based which became boring and a lot of the time I felt I was just eating pot noodle type snacks. I craved for some 'real' food, i.e. fish - salmon, mackerel, fresh grilled chicken etc etc. Th breakfast pots were ok and handy to take to work. Soups were ok, though it was sometimes difficut to empty the contents out of the 'bags', having to scrape inside the bag, however, his can't be helped. Although my calls to discuss how my plan was going, never seemed to be at the right time and when rearranged they did not always come back to me or it was a different person, who, always seemed to tell me everything I already knew. Also, the calls also seemed to be from young girls who I imagined to be very confident young women with no history of emotional eating and probably deep down not very sympathetic to my plight. I think women a little more mature would be much better paired with older women on the phones who have had some life experience with the trials of weight gain/loss. Would not join again.
I have had one of the best experiences with Jenny Craig, I have had two consultants in my time and they have been brilliant, really supportive and great especially then the motivation begins to dip. I am on my second return to Jenny, not because I didn't like the programme but circumstances didn't allow - however, what my consultant Becca taught me in my first trance of Jenny regarding portion sizes and developing my understanding of certain food types eaten together e.g portions of carbs and proteins enabled me to maintain the 44lbs I had previously lost, which I was really please with. I returned to the programme because I wanted to shift the remaining couple of stone. I have again had a wonderful consultant called Lea who has started me back on the programme and already within 3 weeks I have lost 1/2 a stone which is fantastic. I think that has to be the real bonus of the programme - I don't have time to go and sit in a meeting once a week and talk to other people, I don't really want to share my weight with anyone else, but Lea and Becca were a non judgemental voice on the end of the phone who were motivating and were equally proud of my achievements as I was. The food works well for me. I have a very busy life, I work full time and I am a single mum. I have a very high powered job which means I don't really have enough time for me, and the majority of my time is spent around my daughter and work commitments. The food is great as it means I just have to ping it into the microwave, some food lend themselves naturally to salad, but with modern technology it doesn't take too long to pop some veg in the microwave and dinner is ready. It is amazing how you can train your mind and body to want different foods. You will find you have your particular favourites and there will be others that you will dislike, however, the bonus is you can change your shopping choice next time your food order comes. I love the fact that you are notified by mobile of the time your delivery is due and you get to change the date and time if not suitable - great for working mums. I know that the Jenny Craig programme is not cheap, but it has worked for me, the fact that you put an outlay out makes you want to succeed. I began this programme as a size 20 I am now fitting into a size 14. I initially started the programme 9 months ago and gave myself a break of four months between. I have been really impressed with everything with the programme - one of the biggest bonus' is you never feel hungry, I feel fitter and less tired, I actually feel better about myself (people make nice comments!) - my key to success water and sugar free jelly!! - and the girls at the end of the phone - inspirational and motivating.
The consultant was fine but due to a variety of circumstances I was 2x weeks overdue ordering my 4th hamper & received a very rude "one size fits all" letter which was unsigned and undated TELLING me that as I 'd not bought the 4th hamper on time all my discounts were to be removed.
When I started this program I thought I was dealing with a caring company but now realise they are just a high pressure sales outfit - very poor
I was getting to the stage when I felt so down I did not want to go out anywhere. My confidence was at its lowest. I had to do something, the more depressed I got the harder I found it to loose weight. I kidded myself I was doing everything in my power but I knew deep down I was not. I took the plunge and Phoned up. The person I spoke to on the phone was a man, but he was so professional and listened to me. I never felt embarrassed, I thought I would..
I ordered from a large range of recipes. It was delivered when specified.. I started straight away and hey presto! The first week I had lost 4 pounds, I was elated and that gave me the motivation to carry on.
I lost 1.5 stone in total and it only took 2 months. Sounds a long time when you are desperate but I can honestly say when you start loosing weight the time flys by. Perhaps because you feel happier and prettier than you have for years.
Jenny Craig was the best thing I had spent my money on in years.
Like the food, but the. Computer generates the menus. If you do not like some of the food, the computer can give meatballs two consecutive days. Therefore when you get theme is, you have. To cut. Them all up, and take a lucky dip each day. By doing this, you miss out on the page on the back of menu. They have also change the packing so the cereals are put on top of one another and crushing the ingredients. They used to stack them behind one another. I have mentioned this to the people on the other end of the pone, but noting has changed. It is expensive and it would be better if the people just browsed through the menus and adjusting them , before printing them off.
All in all this diet is spot on, very professional, supportive and effective. If any criticism, it would be that theres far too much surplus food laying about. Although most of the recipes are delicious you easily get fed up with the same ole same ole and miss regular meals. Above considered, I would recommend Jenny Craig to everyone, if they can afford it.
I started with Jenny Craig on 25th July 2012, with a target to lose 2 stone. The food supplied was very very good indeed, and very varied.I loved it. I can't remember when I reached my goal weight exactly, but it was about November, and I have maintained my weight (with a little bit of up and down in that time) and have kept the 2 stone off. Now the better weather has started I will be able to increase my exercise a little, which will give me an even bigger benefit.