|Jenny Craig has a reputation for being one of
the weight loss programs with the greatest incidence of regain. But in
the last few years, they have somewhat redesigned their program to try and help
people to change their lifestyle.
Dieters on Jenny Craig are required to buy their food from Jenny Craig - this is convenient but can get a very pricey. They see a food/diet counselor one on one, weekly (something new Jenny Craig has added in the last few years). This is, in theory, a friendly visit where they can discuss any problems they are having or obtain tips on dieting or more. (Those on the JC program have told me that it gets NOT friendly if the person consistently is not losing weight).
Those on maintenance are given a set amount of calories they can have daily. Once you get off Jenny Craig food, you use the exchange system of keeping track of food. This is a restrictive and cumbersome program which most diet groups have dropped.
The Jenny Craig website has a nice chat area where there seems to be people available all hours of the day and night. .