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So Far, So Good: Sara Rue Loses 7 Pounds In 5 Days On Jenny Craig

12/03/2009 at 05:20 PM ET

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It’s only been five days since she started on the Jenny Craig weight management program and actress Sara Rue is already down seven pounds, she tells PEOPLE. “For me, it was key that I started on Saturday (after Thanksgiving) because I didn’t have any distractions, I didn’t have to be anywhere. I could just focus on planning my meals and getting a good start on the weekend,” says the Eastwick star, who was announced as Jenny Craig’s new celebrity spokesperson Wednesday. Rue confessed that the biggest challenge for her is being so open about her weight. “I’m a very private person so talking openly about this is hard. But when the news broke on PEOPLE.com, I twittered about it and people were so supportive twittering back,” Rue said, noting that her first five days of dieting were surprisingly easy. “I do not feel deprived at all. There is so much food. I was eating all the food and I was sure I was gaining weight,” she says, laughing. Rue credits her two dogs for helping her adhere to daily walks, and enjoys hiking with her fiancé, education consultant Kevin Price. “I kind of like the idea of getting to January 1 and I’m already doing my New Year’s resolution,” Rue says. “But there’s nothing you can’t have on this plan. You just have to remember that nothing tastes as good as the first bite.” –Monica Rizzo

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TR on

Brittney grow up

Rachael on

I knew that name looked familar but I couldn’t remember from where. She was on this show called “Popular” on the WB like 10 years ago. I love that show!

Julie on

I wonder, do they teach you modification, calorie counting, measuring the food to determine what is an acurate portion size? If not, I would think all that is taught is dependency that someone else will do it for you & therefore Jenny Craig, like other companies have repeat business…Ah yes! Capitalism at its best.

Vicki on

It is actually a myth that losing more than 2 lbs a week is bad for you. It depends on what your starting weight is. Someone who only needs to lose 10 or 15 lbs – Yes it is unhealthy. Someone who needs to lose 50+ lbs can easily lose more than 2 lbs a week and it still be considered acceptable. The problem is that most weight “facts” are based on the so-called average of a 5’6 female weighing 125 lbs.

maria on

I would like to know when Jenny Craig weight management is coming to Portugal. I want so much to try it…

Nikki on

I lost 52 pounds with Jenny Craig. A year ago I reached my goal weight and I have kept it off without getting more food. It is more how determined you are and how motivated you stay to keep it off. Working out and eating healthy does not stop when you complete the program. In fact, it is only the beginning! To lose 7ibs in the 1st week is quite normal because of your water weight! She can do it! I know she can!!

Patty on

Leave her alone..she’s a beautiful woman with a struggle..You go girl!

kelli on

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!

ang on

Good for her!!! I am glad when people take control on their lives.. Eating healthy and being active makes you get happier and get focused on achiving goals..
about Mcwifey’s comments.. the fact that you gained back does not mean that others will.. stay focus and you can achieve anything.

Ashley on

I just hit my one year mark on Jenny Craig and I have lost a total of 41 pounds. It was the best thing I ever did. I think its a great way to learn how to eat properly and get your life on track. I think she’ll do great! Those first 7 pounds are just water weight and that’ll drop significantly to about 1-2 pounds per week. Its not easy, thats for sure, but it works. And I am living proof of that! The food is not gourmet, but its delicious and just as good as anything you could cook yourself. Keep it up Sara!!

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