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Does It Allow for Dietary Restrictions or Preferences?

Vegetarians and vegans: There aren't a lot of prepackaged meatless meal options. If you're vegan, the plan wouldn't work for you, since all of the vegetarian entrees are made with dairy.

Low-fat diet: All of the prepackaged meals are low in fat.

Low-salt diet: Jenny Craig's meals have no more than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day.

Gluten-free:  Gluten is not off-limits. If you have celiac disease or are avoiding gluten for other reasons, you would need to ask Jenny Craig if the company has any options that would work for you.

What Else You Should Know

Costs: You'll pay a monthly fee, plus the cost of your food. The monthly fee can be:

  • $14.99 plus a $25 enrollment fee, with no access to health consultants
  • $19.99 plus $99 enrollment fee, with up to three consultations a week
  • $39.99 a month, no enrollment fee, with a weekly consultation

Regardless of your plan, the prepackaged meals and associated shipping charges are extra. Meal prices can range from $2.50 for a bowl of breakfast cereal to $6.99 for one serving of chicken parmesan.

Support: Depending on your membership level, health consultants are available at Jenny Craig centers, by phone, or online. Members-only forums, chat rooms, and blogs also are available, as well as online journaling tools to track what you eat and how active you are.

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