This past month that I’ve spent following the Jenny Craig program for health and weight loss has been a real eye opener for me.
While I may have not been heavily overweight (I was creeping up to the top of my height/weight bracket though), I knew when I started that my eating habits were not healthy at all and that I had really stopped caring what a proper portion size looked like. I wanted all the food… with none of the weight consequences! But as the lady on the Geico commercial says “That’s not how this works, that’s not how any of this works!” What has made it worse is getting older, it’s not a myth that when you hit 40 your metabolism slows down and it’s harder path to get excess weight off.
So what have I thought of the Jenny Craig program in terms of fitting it into my lifestyle? Well I definitely like the convenience of healthy, delicious, portion controlled meals that are nutritionally balanced. It has given me a more realistic vision on how much I should really be eating at each sitting (in other words, I was putting waaay too much food on my plate prior to starting the program).
I am very impressed with the quality of the Jenny Craig food. It tastes great and there is a lot of variety. You don’t feel like you’re on a diet at all especially with the decadence of the desserts you still get to eat!
Jenny Craig just launched more than a dozen new fall foods and seasonal items and is sharing their latest offer with you!
The new foods include, Loaded Baked Potato, Italian Style Pasta Bake, Classic Waffles, Chocolate Peppermint Cake (seasonal), Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Pumpkin Loaf (seasonal), Pumpkin Spice Cakes (Seasonal), Homestyle Beef Pot Roast, Classic Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Turkey & Wild Rice, Apple Crisp, Chocolate Lava Cake and the Strawberry Yogurt Anytime Bar.
Offer: Join Today & get $50 off* Jenny Craig’s Best Program + $50 in food savings**
I’ve had a chance to try most of those items and they are really good! My favorite has got to be the Chocolate Lava Cake. I mean really; chocolate. lava. cake. Need I say more? Warm this treat up in the microwave for a few seconds and you’re in heaven. You’re also encouraged that “I Can Do This!”, because that’s how Jenny Craig is designed. You’re not depriving yourself, you’re learning eating habits and they’re helping you along the way. It’s silly to think that you’ll never eat another bite of cake again, or never eat out. So their goal is to teach you to make smart choices in what you buy at the grocery store, how much you put on your plate, and what you order from a menu.
So far I have lost 2.3 lbs, and have my final weigh in for the month this week. (Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.) I gained a little after being on a press trip last week (.9 lbs), but honestly I know it could have been a lot worse had I not learned some eating tips from my local Jenny Craig consultant. The encouragement and leadership that one on one experience provides is priceless on a weight loss journey. It keeps you accountable and there’s someone to help motivate you along the way. –— — Just updating the post and letting everyone know my official weight loss for a month was 4 pounds! So right on average 🙂
It helped that there are some take along foods on the plan as well. My breakfasts on traveling days were easy to pack and let me avoid the high calorie baked goods at the airport coffee shops.I’ll update this post with my final weight loss after I have it later this week. But wanted to share one more thing with you.
I’m excited to share about the Jenny Craig Pay It Forward Program. You can bring in a friend who joins the program and then you get $25 off of food for each referral!*** This referral program runs through October 30th. You can learn more about Pay It Forward here: http://bit.ly/1LueBwE
Disclaimer: *$50 food discount to be used in $10 increments with minimum weekly food purchase of $90 US/$95 CAN. Discounts valid at participating centers and at Jenny Craig Anywhere for new members enrolling in the Jenny Craig All Access program, other restrictions may apply, details available at participating centers. Additional costs include monthly membership fee, cost of food, and cost of shipping if applicable. Not Valid to purchase food at jennycraig.com. No cash value. Offer ends 10/30/2015.
***Offer requires minimum food purchase of $90 US/ $95 CAN. Referring member discount available on visit after referral enrolls on Jenny Craig program. Membership required at time of redemption. Valid at participating centers and Jenny Craig Anywhere only. Not valid at jennycraig.com. No cash value. Not valid for shipping costs. Not valid with any other offer or discount. One offer per person. Not transferable. Guest Code: NGE. Referring Client Code: GRD. Restrictions apply.
Are you looking for an encouraging way to lose weight and get your life on a healthier track? Then I encourage you to learn more about Jenny Craig. My experience has been excellent and I’m really glad I received the chance to try the program out.
I was provided a free trial of the Jenny Craig program and meals. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.