A Day In Jenny Craig : Day 1

A Day In Jenny Craig : Day 1
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!


  1. September 10, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    I bet it's quite nice not to have to think about what will be for dinner! Good luck!
    Kirstie – WeekendToast

    • September 11, 2012 / 8:04 pm

      It is lovely! I just look at my little sheet, boil some veg and away I go!
      Thanks Kirstie, it is going really well so far! x

  2. September 10, 2012 / 6:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing, looks nice. Will be interested to see how you progress x

    • September 11, 2012 / 8:05 pm

      No problem, I'll definitely keep you all posted x

  3. September 10, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    Oooh I so wanna try this! To teach me portion control mainly as I always pile up my food. This post was really interesting – good to see how much you can actually eat on this diet. 🙂 x

    • September 11, 2012 / 8:05 pm

      I'm only on day 3 and have definitely learnt a lot about portion control already! I can't believe how full I am on half the portion that I would normally have! xx

  4. September 10, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    This is pretty impressive. Keep us posted!

  5. September 11, 2012 / 3:09 am

    Awesome that you got to try this for free as it's effin' pricey! Too bad they don't have a vegetarian version though x

    • September 11, 2012 / 8:06 pm

      Having a free trial is a great opportunity. Such a shame they don't do vegetarian, you'd think that they would by now x

  6. September 11, 2012 / 8:14 am

    I'd be starved if I ate that much a day. I'll stick to eating the same foods and exercising more.

    • September 11, 2012 / 8:07 pm

      Thankfully I find that it is more than enough for me x

  7. September 11, 2012 / 8:29 am

    this actually looks so good for a diet!exactly what I'd eat anyway ( minus the chocolate and crisps….)

    • September 11, 2012 / 8:07 pm

      It isn't too bad at all! I find sometimes I'm actually eating just because my plan tells me to and not that I'm hungry x

  8. September 14, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    How fab…let us know how you get on? x

    • September 16, 2012 / 5:29 pm

      I'll definitely keep you all updated 🙂 x

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