1 Jul 2012

The Jenny Craig diet - Part 1: Before I start

Over the coming days and weeks I'll be writing about my experience on The Jenny Craig diet, which I'm starting tomorrow.  I'll be able to explain the workings of the diet in more detail once I'm actually doing it, but in essence, it's a program where your meals are worked out for you based on your weight and height and the weight you want to lose, and you get your diet food delivered.  You just have to add a few basic things like yogurts and vegetables and they're all worked out for you too.

This is my meal planner and info on the foods I need to add.  For example, when it says you need to add a yogurt, the grocery list tells you how much it should weigh and how many calories it should contain so that you make the right choice.  So far this all looks quite simple to follow.


This is all of my food for the next two weeks, minus any fresh fruits and veggies and things I need to add.


These are the breakfast which include different flavoured muesli, corn flakes and porridge. 


Lunches look easy to make at work, which is essential for me.  They include pasta salads, pasta or noodles in sauce and soups.


Dinners - not sure why there's one odd container and all the rest are in pouches.  Some of these sound really nice and look very tasty from the pictures.  I've got things like Three Bean Chilli, Beef Goulash, Tomato and vegetable pasta, Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Chasseur to look forward to.


I also get to eat one of these snacks per day which are either a cereal or biscuit bar with chocolate or crisps.


I'm starting tomorrow and I'll update with how I got on with my first day and what I've eaten including the foods you add yourself.  

I'm feeling quite positive about trying the diet, but I've failed on so many diets in the past that I'm also skeptical about how I'll get along with it.  We shall see.  The concerns I have at the moment are not being able to eat out or deviate from the plan in any way and also what my boyfriend will eat as I won't be cooking any dinners for him!  I am quite looking forward to the ease of this program though - I'm fairly disorganised so it'll be good not having to worry that I've not made lunch for work and it'll take away the stress of choosing what to eat and trying to make healthy decisions.  I'd really like to lose some weight before my holiday in September, so I'm going to give this diet a really good try.

Let me know if you're doing Jenny Craig or if you've done it before - I'd love to hear your tips and experiences.  I was referred to the program by Sarah who documented her progress on her blog here.  

*I'm currently trialing the program for free, courtesy of Jenny Craig, but will be giving my true opinions of the diet in my posts.  

18 comments:

  1. This seems intresting, I am the kind of girl who would rather eath healthy and exercise to lose weight and doing something like this would scare me. But it will be great to see how you get on and if you enjoy it, if it works for you that would be amazing! x

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    1. I would love to be like you! I just don't have the discipline!

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  2. Would love to try this! Meant to b going back to weight watchers tomorrow but it doesn't suit me! Ahh

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    1. It didn't suit me either - I didn't get on well with it at all and I thought the support was completely rubbish. I wasn't losing weight but they didn't mind as long as I kept paying each week! Maybe try something else hun xx

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  3. Good luck hun :) hope it works as well for you as it did for me - I'm looking forward to seeing how you go :) I'm back on it again - *must blog about it again soon* The tub ones are normally yummy, and it's normally as they are split meals so ones chicken and mash instead of popping it all into one sachet and it getting all mixed up and gross, it's split nicely in the tubs then you can mix it up once it's on the plate hope that makes sense ;).

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    1. Oh that makes sense and sounds good too, I'll look forward to eating that one now! xx

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  4. Ooh I'd really love to try something like this, I've seen it on a few other blogs too. Good luck! Maybe it will be easier than a normal diet because you already have the food in front of you! Looking forward to hearing how you get on with it :)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Surely you don't need to go on a diet - your shape is perfect already :) xx

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  5. I look forward to hearing how you get on. I'd also be very worried about what the other half would eat haha!
    xx

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    1. Mine is stocked up with frozen pizzas and microwave meals! Damn these boys that can eat rubbish and stay slim!

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  6. Looking forward to hearing how you get on - I like how the decisions about meals are made for you, hope they are tasty. x

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  7. this looks great!! i'm sure you will do great girly :) looking forward to your future posts to tell us how your getting on!

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    Jen xxx
    www.itsablondeslife7.blogspot.com

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  8. I'd really love to try this diet. I've always had trouble withmy weight and sticking to a diet so I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on. It looks nice and simple and like you have a good range of meals and snacks to choose from. Good luck :) xx

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  9. Good luck! I think having the food there ready and so easy to prepare might help you not to be tempted to have something else, as sometimes it's the effort of cooking after a busy day that can ruin things, I think.
    Hope it goes well for you :)
    Mel x
    http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Being tempted by naughty foods will be the biggest challenge for me I think!

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