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EXCLUSIVE: Sara Rue is the New Jenny Craig Spokesperson!

12/02/2009 at 09:00 AM ET

Alison Dyer

Valerie Bertinelli and Nicole Sullivan are about to be in even better company as Eastwick star Sara Rue joins them as the newest spokesperson for Jenny Craig. The 31-year-old actress tells PEOPLE that she can’t wait to start the program. “My weight has fluctuated my whole life, and because I’ve been on television since I was 11 years old, everyone has seen it,” she explains. “I think like so many women in this country I have a problem controlling what I eat sometimes based on my emotional health.” Bertinelli, who lost 40 pounds on Jenny Craig, tells PEOPLE that Rue “is me three years ago. She’s every woman who’s ever started a diet.” She will be a good spokesperson because, “she’s real. She’s honest.” Rue’s initial weight loss goal is 30 pounds. Then, she says, “we’ll see how my body looks, how I feel, and go from there.” Her first post-weight loss goal? “Rock climbing or wind surfing!” Rue says. “The things that I’m just too intimidated the size I am now to do.” But the big question remains: Does she want to follow in Bertinelli’s footsteps and sport a bikini? “If I look half as good as Valerie does at the end of this, maybe, possibly,” Rue says, smiling. “I don’t know if I’m more scared of sharks or being in a bathing suit. Maybe sharks, depending on the day.” For more on Rue, pick up the December 14 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.–Monica Rizzo

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Peddimsetty on

I just bought meafidst and though it was tough to start during the holidays I’m proud to say that even with the holidays I lost a few pounds, this month I’m starting Medifast 100% on Plan and am looking forward to it. I have had friends on nutrisystem who have gained all the weight back but the ones on meafidst have maintained because they teach you to cook for yourself and pick food outside rather than solely rely on meals.I did South Beach diet first and lost 35 lbs, but I got so tired of counting and tracking I decided to switch to meafidst to lose the last 65 lbs I want to get rid of. Hopefully I’ll lose it much faster with Medifast Was this answer helpful?

Destiny on

I lost 30 pounds using the Nutrisystem prgarom. Is it gourmet food? no. Was it tasty, YES! Did I expect it to be gourmet? no! Last time I checked, Jenny was more expensive, so that could account for the slightly better taste. I was very happy with the taste. I just had a Nutrisystem hamburger for supper, with a generous salad, 2 big glasses of water, and a brownie all of which was very yummy! There are some food items that I don’t prefer, but there are so many yummy choices.

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