The Jenny Craig Diet is not new. In fact, it is probably one of the oldest and the most popular diet programs in the world. It is often mentioned in the same breath as the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet. The program has been around since 1983; although, it was only introduced in the United States in 1985.
The first step to achieve a healthy weight loss is education. It is important to realize that a perfect diet does not revolve around fads, new “miracles” or quick weight loss pill claims, but changing bad choices into good ones. Weight loss and weight maintenance are successfully achieved when you make a conscious decision to change your lifestyle and eating habits rather than choosing a two week quick fix.
Carbohydrates include vegetables, fruit and grains as well as desserts. People on the diet do not have to count how many grams of meat, cheese and fats they eat. This kind of diet causes ketosis, a state where your body uses fat and muscle stores instead of the glucose from carbs to feed your cells.
Skip the food journal. Writing down your daily intake can make you more conscientious about your eating habits, and experts say you’ll be more likely to stick with your diet as a result.
The next low carb sensation would have to be the South Beach Diet Keto. Once again the first part of the diet does consist of little or no carbs. I havent tried this one. If anyone has, please feel free to comment at the end of this article. I’d like to hear your feedback on this.
The great thing about this product is the ease of use. There is no starvation tactics, no impossible and expensive diet programs. On top of that you can lose weight from the comfort of your own home.
As with the Atkins diet, the more drastic the change is from your usual way of eating, the more weight you will lose at first. The inventor was trying to help people stay on the very low carb diet. He saw how difficult it was for his patients to stay on it for very long.
We don’t need to forget the low carb diet approach entirely but there are now better alternatives. These include the South Beach diet and the GI diet where certain carbs are allowed and/or slowly re-introduced. These modern versions are much better nutritionally. Overall do look at the original low carb idea but move on when it comes to a long term plan.