Claire Huxtable Turns To Jenny Craig

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Phylicia RashadIt seems like just yesterday when I was watching The Cosby Show and wishing I was as beautiful as Claire Huxtable. Even now, looking at Phylicia Rashad’s photos, she’s a knockout considering that she’s sixty years old.

When she found that she couldn’t climb three flights of stairs without getting winded, however, she decided to do something about it.

“Honestly, it’s about the way I feel. I thought, ‘Hmmm.’ I just want to be light on my feet.”

Phylicia isn’t the first celebrity to turn to Jenny Craig to lose weight. A lot of people are attracted to the ease of pre-packaged meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack are all color-coded and easy to choose from. You don’t have to make any decisions. You don’t have to write anything down. You don’t have to do any math. I can certainly understand the appeal.

Of course, for me, I want freedom. I want to be able to eat whatever I want. I don’t mind keeping a detailed food journal in exchange for the freedom to eat whatever I want. Sure, Weight Watchers works better when I check off foods from the Filling Foods List, but if I was on a plan where I wasn’t able to just eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, it would send me to Binge City for a week. Putting any food on a “Do Not Eat” list makes me want it all the more.

Fortunately, there are many different programs that work for every different style of person. I’m wishing Phylicia the best of luck. She has lost 16 pounds so far and I hope she achieves that lightness on her feet soon!


3 Responses to “Claire Huxtable Turns To Jenny Craig”

  1. Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach Says:

    I agree. I need my small treats every now and then and also my utterly weird foods (beef bone soup and chili peppers, for example). But whatever works for someone…more power to them.

    Data points, Barbara

  2. Renee Says:

    I’ve done Weight Watchers and I’ve done Jenny Craig…. Those didn’t work for me but I found success with practicing and learning “moderation” and knowing when to institute the words – “no, thank you” and “I’ll pass this time”. Pre-packaged foods kept me from learning the healthy way to cook and how to eat off a program. And writing and counting are just way “too much structure” for me. But as they say, everything doesn’t work for everybody.

  3. Angie Says:

    I’m sure she’ll do just fine. In addition to the meals, you know they get all the personal training they can stand.

    But I agree with you. And I don’t think Jenny Craig teaches a thing. So what happens when you get to your goal weight? You are either on your own to figure it out, or you just keep buying the meals for the rest of your life. I’m think of Nutrisystem here, too. lol

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