Love can Make Us Slim: JENNY CRAIG’s Calorie-free Valentine’s Ideas

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JENNY CRAIG shows the importance of social support in the weight loss process and proposes calorie-free Valentine's Ideas.


With Valentine’s Day coming up, many dieters are starting to worry about the chocolates, bottles of Champagne and luxury dinners their dates might offer them. The majority of people who are trying to lose weight with Jenny Craig have asked their personal consultants how to survive Valentine’s Day without going astray. The good news is that romance is far from an obstacle on the road to a slimmer self. Independent research shows that contrary to popular belief, being in a relationship can help people achieve permanent weight loss.

The Australian researchers V. Burke, N. Giangiulio and their team found that, though people who live together as a couple tend to gain weight at a similar pace, they also achieve better results when they decide to fight the flab as a couple.

Dietitians stress the importance of support from family and friends to sustain behaviour change, which is essential for permanent weight loss.

Jacqui Morrell, JENNY CRAIG dietitian, says: “Sometimes, partners are reluctant to accommodate changes to eating patterns. In that case, support may have to be sought outside the family. That’s why JENNY CRAIG’s weight management programme combines meals with personal consultancy.

“Social support can take many forms, depending on the situation of the individual. It may be simply asking your partner to join you in an activity such as going for a walk, or planning your shopping list together. Banning brimming biscuit tins from the house and surplus wine bottles from the rack should be a joint effort. Helping your partner stick to his or her weight loss programme is a way of showing that you care for him or her.”

Calorie-free Valentine’s Gifts

A box of chocolates is not the most thoughtful present for someone who is trying to control their weight! Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to indulge that special someone. The JENNY CRAIG top 5 Valentine’s Day presents are:

1.    Roses – just as romantic and traditional as chocolates
2.    A romantic stroll by the riverbank or around a local beauty spot – some wonderful together time and you're exercising!
3.    A fabulous new dress for her or a shirt for him – go on, show off that new body!
4.    Fragrant massage oil – and a long, loving back rub
5.    A pair of salsa shoes and an introductory salsa dance lesson – try something new to go with your new energy!

And to celebrate Valentine’s Day, JENNY CRAIG will be sharing the love with a 50% discount off a 2 week programme. That’s all your meals AND your own personal weight loss consultant for just £38.50 a week /£5.50 a day (+ delivery charge). Call 0800 917 5540 or visit

Note to editors:

One of the leading weight management programmes in the US, JENNY CRAIG’s unique Mind-Food-Body approach combines delicious home delivered food with weekly one-to-one consultations. JENNY CRAIG has had more than 5 million clients over the past 10 years in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and launched in the UK in April 2010.

JENNY CRAIG costs from £11 per week. For more information contact 0800 088 2034 or visit

Fore more information contact JENNY CRAIG UK PR Manager Sam Westcott at sam(dot)westcott(at)uk(dot)nestle(dot)com.

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