Throughout this month, we will share a number of ways for you to get a fresh start. A new year means focusing on what matters to you in order to have an effective change. Earlier this week, Jenny Craig launched their new program, Rapid Results - an innovative science-based program that leveraged the body clock's natural circadian rhythm to help optimize metabolism and accelerate weight loss.
We know that when we work out, our trainers or books we have on hand tell us that studies show that the body's cells contain biological clocks that allow a unique pattern on a daily 24-hour cycle - a natural circadian rhythm of light and dark that is matched with the body's natural awake and sleep patterns. When your body works in tandem with this circadian rhythm, optimal weight management and metabolism are more likely to take place.
Most importantly, this program divides the day into two segments, a nourishment period and a rejuvenation period. During the nourishment period, members eat six times and choose from chef-crafted and nutritionist-designed meals. There is no counting, cooking, or meal prep and the daily menu is based upon appropriate nutrition for healthy weight loss. Throughout the nourishment period, Rapid Results provides more calories when your metabolism is burning the most calories.
The rejuvenation break plays a critical role in the weight-loss plan as a reset time. Research demonstrates that the rejuvenation period, which includes sleep time, allows the body's cells to rejuvenate and regenerate, boosts the immune system, manages appetite and hunger, helps preserve muscle mass, decreases the risk for dementia, as well as enhances mental alertness and mood. A key benefit of the rejuvenation period is that body fat, especially belly fat, decreases while muscle mass is maintained. This reduction in belly fat decreases obesity as well as the risk of type 2 diabetes.
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