My Weight-Loss Journey ~ Week 3 Jenny Craig
I have now completed three weeks on Jenny Craig!I am happy to report my weight-loss journey is going in a positive direction using Jenny Craig. I started working out before Thanksgiving five days a week but, was getting no-where with weight loss! I’m not sure why; I thought I was sticking to 1200 calories a day. However, as I said in my Week One of Jenny Craig update, I’m not the best at keeping count of calories. Perhaps, it was the balance of the calories I was taking in. Whatever the reason, I was not losing weight on my own.
Using Jenny Craig, you can expect to lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week, which is a healthy range of weight loss. At the end of my three-week journey, I have lost 5.4lbs!! (Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.) I didn’t get the full 2lbs per week I wanted but, was thrilled with these results! The program makes it easy. With Jenny Craig, you always have someone there to cheer you on, motivate you and keep you on track. Having a dedicated consultant I can talk or email at any time really helped. Super convenient!
Each week my consultant and I would talk about the challenges I faced that week with food. She gave me helpful tips each week on how to handle social and emotional eating situations. For example, I love to go out to eat with my girlfriends at least once a week. This is one of my favorite times of my week! What am I going to do? Take my Jenny Craig into the restaurant?! NO! She told me, to go and have a great time. And she gave me a great tip; Ask the waiter to plate half my meal and put half my meal in a to-go box. Then, give my to-go box to someone else. Perfect, it worked out great! I got to go, have a wonderful time, eat the same foods my friends were enjoying, and I was not stressing over the situation.
I also found out; I am a little bit of an emotional eater. She gave me a great tip here too! With Jenny Craig there is a list of Unlimited Free Food, she told me to eat those foods right then when I felt emotional food cravings. It did help, and it helped that I had them stocked in my kitchen. That’s a tip I would like to pass along to all of you. When you start Jenny Craig make sure to stock your kitchen with the Unlimted Free Foods. Put them in the front of your refrigerator, in open (or easy to open) containers, ready to eat. This helped me a lot! The first week you may eat a lot of them but, after you get over the learning curve of getting to know your body and food, you may find you don’t need them anymore.
If you take a look at the images in this article, you will see I have taken you through an example of one day’s food using the Jenny Craig program. If you are thinking about trying it, I highly suggest you do! It has helped me not only to lose weight but, to realize the portion sizes and nutritional foods I need to be supplying to my body.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.