It’s only been 6 days, but that was when I booked the chat with my consultant, so it made sense to do my weigh-in today, and update the blog.
Here is what my challenge is, if you have not read the previous post.
I’ve found it all surprisingly easy. Its been a busy week, so I’ve not had lots of time to sit thinking about food. But that has meant, ordinarily I would have also not had much chance to plan different (lower fat meals) from the rest of the family. The thing I have found to be a joy, is not having to really think about what I am gong to eat. It’s all just there for you!
Anyone thinking of using the Jenny Craig diet food, I would recommend you to stock up on salad, fruit and vegetables (that can be steamed or oven roasted) and really importantly fresh herbs. It’s amazing how simply and tasty the plan is then! So I’ve been re-heating the Jenny Craig meal in the evening and adding steamed and oven roasted vegetable, a handful of herbs, and they’ve all been really tasty.
The important thing I’ve had to make sure is that I eat little and often, well 6 times a day including snacks. I have been satisfied and full so far every day. The Jenny Craig chocolate snack’s are great for a sweet or salt craving. But I’ve also bought low-calorie hot chocolate too, which is great in the evenings, as well as increasing my water intake.
I wanted to go into a little more detail into the evening meals and lunches, as I’ve had a few tweets and emails asking me more information about them.
Either soups (I’m vegetarian) so they have been things like carrot and coriander and tomato. They are quite tasty and filling, you do need to add salad to these, as part of the plan. I have found it easier to add things like spinach and watercress and herbs to quickly and easily add flavour and texture.
The other option is noodles, which you just add hot water to and stir. I have found these surprising satisfying, and they are definitely my favourite Jenny Craig lunch. I’m only a week in but I can’t imagine tiring of them! There is also a potato meal, again you add hot water to it. I was really dreading this , it just sounded so strange to have as a lunch. I think because I’d not had any potato at all, it really satisfied my potato craving, and I really enjoyed eating it.
I have taken a few photographs of these, so I can really show you the variety.
Tomato and vegetable pasta with salad, beetroot and balsamic vinegar.
Thai vegetable curry and basmati rice. with steamed vegetables. (I love brussels)
If I could have one criticism, it would be, I would like to boil my own pasta and add the sauce to it, as I prefer my pasta very al dente.
So here are the results!
After 6 days I have lost……3 lbs! I’m absolutely delighted, that’s only 11lbs left to lose. I realise that next week my loss may not be so much. I’m fine with that, slow and steady I know is the best way to do it, as you are less likely to put it all back on quickly.
I was asked to measure myself too when I started the plan. Jenny Craig provide you with a chart, to map this along with your weight loss. I re-measured myself because, as I explained to my consultant, though I have felt full and satisfied, I feel my stomach is so much flatter. You are asked to measure your abdomen and waist, my waist remained the same, after 6 days, but my abdomen was 2 inches less!!! I can’t quite believe this result, but I’m sure its true! I’ve spent a week in the sunny weather wearing summer dresses and linen skirts, and when I went to put some jeans on today as its so cold. A pair that was
very a bit tight, they are now fine, if not a little loose, and I need a belt! I’m not arguing though, this is my problem area, so It’s absolutely fantastic, and has really boosted my confidence!
Onto the next week and feeling positive. The big hurdle for me is that it’s the school holidays and Easter. Will Chocolate get the better of me?
Thank you for reading