August 24, 2011 |
"Star Wars" star Carrie Fisher, who has lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet plan in just nine months, had people buzzing on Thursday morning when she told the "Today" show's Ann Curry that her new body made her "want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot. Answer the doorbell: 'What is it? This old thing?' " Yes, Jabba, THAT bikini . The 54-year-old Fisher, who's a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig , weighed 180 pounds at her heaviest and is 130 pounds now . Since she's just over 5 feet tall, that means she now has a body mass index of about 24 -- within the "normal" range. At 180, her BMI would have been around 34, firmly in the "obese" range.
May 11, 2011 |
For those looking to shed a few pounds, Jenny Craig may be a good bet — the plan got top honors in a Consumer Reports ranking of popular diets. But not all dieters would agree. After all, as Booster Shots blogger Eryn Brown pointed out yesterday: Jenny Craig is fairly expensive. And each diet has its fans. Consumer Reports offers an overview of its seven-diet comparison (you must have a subscription to see the rankings), but it has this to say about Jenny Craig specifically: “What gave it the edge over the other big names we assessed — stalwarts such as Atkins, Ornish, and Weight Watchers — was a 332-person, two-year study of the program published in the Oct. 27, 2010, Journal of the American Medical Association.
May 10, 2011 |
Consumer Reports has released its latest diet plan ratings, and there's a new queen of the low-cal aisle: Jenny Craig. This came as a bit of a disappointment to me. Hoping to lose about 10-15 pounds of weight I put on when pregnant with my now 2-year-old son, I recently started Weight Watchers -- which came in third in the rankings. Weight Watchers got dinged for not providing proof of sufficient weight loss and for publishing a sample menu...
September 28, 2009 |
Membership in the NBA draft lottery, seemingly semi-permanent for the Clippers, ended up having its benefits. It took a nightmare of a 19-win season to get to this place, the eve of the eagerly awaited debut of No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin in training camp. But all things Griffin hardly will be the only compelling story line in what surely will be another eventful season. They are, after all, the Clippers: 1. The Curse of Jenny Craig? Baron Davis showed up last season and said all the right things.
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July 24, 2008 |
Sidney Craig, who with his wife Jenny built the Jenny Craig weight loss program into a multimillion-dollar business based on a philosophy of moderation, with small-portioned meals, a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, has died. He was 76. Craig died July 21 of cancer at his home in Del Mar, said Patti Larchet, chief executive of the company.
February 24, 2008 |
Debates about the best and worst trades in sports history rage for decades. Earlier this week, Keith Van Horn became the beneficiary of what has to be the laziest. To seal the deal that sent Jason Kidd from New Jersey to Dallas, Van Horn got off the couch, rubbed his hands together and signed a $4.3 million contract to stay unofficially retired. Then he sat back down, checked the flight schedules to New Jersey and went back to napping, this time to dream about how to spend his windfall.