I started the Jenny Craig diet* yesterday (Sunday). Its basically a programme where you get all your diet food delivered to your door which you then add a few extra bits to. You can read my initial post about what I received here.
I thought I’d do a few ‘day in the life’ style posts so that you can get a real feel for the diet and how much food you actually eat!
For breakfast that day I was allowed Jenny Craig wholewheat & chocolate coated flakes (provided), one milk and fruit. I received a spoon in the initial pack which I use to measure out a cup of milk. There was more than enough milk in the serving for the cereal which meant that I could have a cup of coffee with it. (coffee is unlimited, but milk isn’t). I picked some delicious strawberries from the garden and added these to the cereal for my fruit serving.
My diet sheet told me to have one milk for my snack. The grocery guide gives me examples of food items that I can eat where the sheet says things like milk, fat, protein and starch. A small pot of low fat yoghurt (125g) is listed as a milk item so I had this for my snack.
For lunch I had Jenny Craig Winter Vegetable Soup (provided) and was told to add one starch, one protein, one fat and a minimum of one cup of salad. I choose to have 1/4 cup of low fat cheese for my protein, 2 tsp of low fat spread for my fat and one small wholemeal roll for my starch. As I was off work I was able to toast the bread, add the butter and then melt the cheese under the grill.
This time the menu stated Jenny Craig snack. I have a choice of chocolate, cereal bars and crisps for this. I settled on Thai Chilli Flavour Potato Bites (provided). I also had a can of 7up free with these as diet drinks are unlimited on the plan.
Chicken Tikka Masala (provided) with a minimum cup of cooked vegetables.
I then had one further snack of fruit, I settled for a nectarine.
Day one overall left me feeling very positive about the next two weeks. I enjoyed all of the food and didn’t go hungry which was my main concern. At the moment I am loving not having to mess around and cook tea, but there is a lot of added faffing around just trying to make sure that you cover all of the extra content stated on your diet sheet. I was actually amazed by my lunch, I never eat that much for lunch!
So far so good!