Jenny Craig Diet Review for 2024

Jenny Craig Diet Review 2024

What is Jenny Craig?

Jenny Craig is a diet plan that focuses on low-calorie, pre-packaged meals - frozen and non-frozen.

Jenny Craig foods are ordered online and delivered to your door and can be free depending on the plan.  

For dieters who prefer having a meal delivery service and access to one-on-one consultations, Jenny Craig may be the right weight loss program for you. 

Let's examine Jenny Craig in detail.

What are the PROS of Jenny Craig?

  • Jenny Craig is a safe & effective weight loss program.
  • Jenny Craig offers one-on-one counseling.
  • Jenny Craig food can be delivered to your door.

What are the CONS of Jenny Craig?

  • Jenny Craig’s plan and membership prices change frequently
  • Jenny Craig's shipments can take up to 10 days to be delivered once ordered
  • Jenny Craig is based on processed, pre-packaged foods.
  • Jenny Craig dieters report that after stopping the program, they often gain the weight back.

How does Jenny Craig work?

There are three Jenny Craig options. 

  1. the 14-day plan which does not include a membership fee, but the cost of food is included.
     
  2. the Club Jenny A La Cart Access plan does include a membership fee, but the cost of food is not included.
     
  3. the Standard pricing plan (for two weeks of food) which does not include a membership fee, does not include discount pricing, but food is included in the price. Note: you have to call to find out about this plan because it does not readily appear on their website. 

 

Jenny Craig Diet Plans in detail!

14 Day Plan (no membership fee; cost includes Jenny Craig food)

  • Under the 14-day plan users must purchase 14 days of food at a time. Price is determined by users either buying 2-weeks (14 days) of food, 4-weeks (28 days) of food or 6-weeks (42 days) of food.
     
  • Regardless of the number of weeks bought, Jenny Craig food is delivered to your home 2-weeks at a time. We believe this is to avoid overloading your pantry or refrigerator.
     
  • Every 2-week Jenny Craig shipment includes: 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners, and a combination of 14 snacks and desserts.

14 Day Plan Prices (based on Dec 14, 2023)

  • 2-Week Plan 14 Meal Bundle + Free Shipping - $309.99; this requires auto delivery
     
  • 4-Week Plan 28 Meal Bundle + Free Shipping - $557.98; this requires auto delivery
     
  • 6-Week Plan 28 Meal Bundle + Free Shipping - $790.47; this requires auto delivery

The 14-Day Plan is an auto-delivery plan. Which means once users sign up they commit to receiving food deliveries every two weeks until they cancel the plan.

What to expect after purchasing one of the options under the 14-day plan.

  • If 2-Weeks of shipments are purchased, the shipments do not stop after two weeks.  
      • At the start of the plan users have to pay in full $309.99 all at once
         
      • Then two weeks later they are automatically charged another $309.99 until users cancel auto-delivery.
         
      • Without auto delivery the cost for 2-weeks of food is $349.99
  • Under the 4-Week Plan shipments do not stop after four weeks, unless the user cancels. 
      • At the start of the plan, users have to pay in full $557.98 all at once
         
      • Then 4-weeks later users are charged for 2 weeks of food every two weeks until users cancel auto-delivery.
         
      • The price for the 2 weeks of food (after the initial 4-week period) represents a 10% discount which is somewhere below being charged $278.99 every two weeks.
         
      • Without auto delivery the cost for 2-weeks of food is $349.99
         
  • Under the 6-Week Plan shipments do not stop after six weeks, unless the user cancels. 
      • At the start of the plan, users have to pay in full $790.47 all at once.
      • Then 6-weeks later users are charged for 2 weeks of food every two weeks until users cancel auto-delivery. 
      • The price for the 2 weeks of food (after the initial 6-week period) represents a 15% discount which is somewhere below being charged $263.49 every two weeks.
      • Without auto delivery the cost for 2-weeks of food is $349.99

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Club Jenny A La Cart Access Plan (yes there is a membership fee; cost does NOT include Jenny Craig food)

With the Club Jenny A La Cart Access plan users purchase a 6-month membership plan or a 12-month membership plan. 

This means that club members have access to Jenny Craig’s database of their proprietary food where they can choose the food and pay for the food they want to purchase.  Sort of like Instacart®, but with Jenny Craig food.

There is a 10% discount if users sign up for auto-delivery.

Users can pick their food.  

Club Jenny A La Cart Access Prices (based on as of Dec 14, 2023)

  • 6-Month Access (no auto delivery); $69.99 + cost of Jenny Craig food + $20.00 flat rate for shipping in the Continental US
     
  • 6-Month Access (with auto delivery); $63.00 + cost of Jenny Craig food + $20.00 flat rate for shipping in the Continental US
     
  • 12-Month Access (no auto delivery); $99.99 + cost of Jenny Craig food + $20.00 flat rate for shipping in the Continental US
     
  • 12-Month Access (with auto delivery); $90.00 + cost of Jenny Craig food + $20.00 flat rate for shipping in the Continental US
     
  • Lifetime membership no longer honored and no longer available (see FAQ on Jenny Craig’s website)

With the Jenny Craig A La Cart Access Plan free shipping is only available for the FIRST WEEK ONLY if you spend $100! Then shipping costs are a flat $20 shipping rate (available in the Continental U.S. only).

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Standard Pricing Plan (no membership fee, no discount options, cost includes food)

This plan is for those who want to pay for 2-weeks of food without auto-delivery or without users cards being charged automatically. 

  • 2-Week meal plan costing $349.99 per shipment.

 

NOTE: Prices for all plans are subject to change on a regular basis.

 

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How Much Weight Will I Lose on Jenny Craig?

According to Jenny's website for the first 8 weeks only the average weight loss in a study was 22 lbs for those who completed the 8-week program.

What will I be eating on Jenny Craig?

Dieters dine mostly on Jenny Craig pre-packaged cuisine, which can be delivered or picked up at a Jenny Craig location.

Foods such as Pepperoni Pizza, Classic Waffles, and even Chocolate Chip Cookies are available on Jenny Craig. 

Jenny Craig foods are often reported as being similar to the popular supermarket frozen meal brand, Lean Cuisine.

This isn't surprising as until recently Jenny Craig and Lean Cuisine were owned by the same parent company (Nestle).

What is Jenny Craig’s Cancellation Policy?

REFUNDS: Under Terms and Conditions food purchases are non-returnable and non-refundable after your order begins to process.

CANCELLATION: You must cancel or modify your order before 6:00 p.m. ET the day before your order is scheduled to be processed, otherwise Jenny Craig will be unable to cancel or make changes to that order. 

You may cancel your auto-delivery program at any time by calling 800-JENNYCARES or 800-536-6922 or emailing customersupport@Jennycraig.com.

TO GET MORE CLARITY PLEASE READ JENNY CRAIG’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS NOT FAQ’S.

Does Jenny Craig Offer Free Delivery?

With the Jenny Craig 14-Day Plan free shipping with auto-delivery.

With the Jenny Craig A La Cart Access Plan free shipping is only available for the FIRST WEEK ONLY if you spend $100! Then shipping costs are a flat $20 shipping rate (available in the Continental U.S. only).

 

What’s Jenny Craig’s phone number?

 

800-JENNYCARES or 800-536-6922

Does Jenny Craig work?

Based on personal experience and the experience of others, it works every time when one follows the plan without cheating. However, before starting any diet one should consult their doctor to determine if they have any medical issues that impede weight loss.  

Should you sign up for Jenny Craig to lose weight?

Yes, if:

  • Guidance and support play a significant role in your success.
  • Cooking is not your strength or you are too busy or not interested in cooking. 
  • Daily treats like cookies or pretzels help to keep you from falling off the dieting bandwagon.

No, if:

  • You want to dine out frequently (although that will make it hard to lose weight on any program.)
  • You have trouble talking about your weight with another person.
  • You don't like having to figure out what to eat a week or month in advance.
  • You get bored easily eating the same foods over and over. The variety isn't great if you plan to be using the program for more than 60 days.

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