Yesterday Jenny Craig dropped Kirstie Alley as a spokeswoman and below you can see why!
Sadly for Kirstie after 3 years eating Jenny's ready prepared meals delivered to her door (and in her case for free!), she has not learned anything about healthy choices and the pounds are piling back on rapidly. At least she wasn't paying huge amounts of money every month for the diet.
At my last Dr checkup we discussed my dieting success thus far and he specifically asked me 'this isn't one of those pre-packaged meal diets is it', because he does not think they are successful long term.
I then explained to him how Weightwatchers works to re-educate your eating habits and portion control over a much longer period. Although weight loss may be slower, it has been scientifically proven, slow weight loss is weight that stays off - usually. Plus you can use their recipe builder to input home cooked meals and calculate points or make healthy exchanges and no food is banned.
As their current advertising campaign says:
'Other diets don't work, Weightwatchers does'!
I would love to see a comparison 5 years down the road, of the percentage of Jenny Craig or Nutri-system dieters who have kept at their goal weight, compared to Weightwatchers dieters! I would bet a good few dollars Weightwatchers would win.
My friend and I agreed to disagree in the end on whether Jenny Craig was a good diet, I am genuinely sorry for Kirstie to have be the one to prove my point. Having battled my weight for years too, I feel for her and suggest she signs up with Weightwatchers.
Just think how many years Weightwatchers spokeswoman Sarah, Duchess of York has now kept her weight in control and she was always battling the bulge!