Jenny Craig : Week 1 Weigh In

Jenny Craig : Week 1 Weigh In
I’ve managed a whole week on the Jenny Craig diet* and I must say, its actually been relatively easy. I have had a few cravings, particularly for salt which is a strange one because I never use salt, I must usually be eating a lot of processed salty foods I guess! I find that if I have a can of diet coke the cravings seem to pass which is good as I can have unlimited diet drinks.
I did mess the plan up slightly on Saturday, not by eating too much but by eating too late. I went shopping Saturday and had my lunch at 11am before going. I then ended up going out straight (no alcohol though!) from the shopping and not eating my tea until 1:30am, needless to say I was absolutely starving by this time but I refused to give in and break the diet. I guess this is the one downfall of Jenny Craig, it isn’t really a very sociable diet. But, having said that, you can still eat out on the diet if you want to, I choose not to as I am only doing the diet for two weeks so I want to see the best results that it can give me.
So, onto what you all want to know, drum roll please….
In my first week I lost 2lb.
I was a little disappointed with this to be honest. The plan is aimed to loose 1-2lb a week so I am on the top end of the expected results, I just expected more as I’ve been so good and eaten so much less than usual. That aside a loss is a loss and if you were doing the plan full time a 2lb loss a week is a good, stable loss. 
I have enjoyed the plan so far and the majority of the food (except for the Vegetable and Lentil Dhal, I had to force that one down) and I must say that except for resisting my random salt cravings I haven’t really felt like I’ve been on a die as I’m not really that hungry. One side effect that I have noticed, which I wasn’t sure whether to include here or not, is that I’m suffering quite badly with wind which I don’t usually suffer with! I’m not sure if this is related to the diet specifically or if it is triggering my IBS off a little. And on that nice little note its time to round this post up! 
I’ll let you know how I get on on my final week!


  1. 17th September 2012 / 6:18 pm

    Well done! You might well see a good weight loss next week 🙂

  2. 17th September 2012 / 7:37 pm

    Well done for sticking to it even if you did have to eat dinner late! I dont know if I ever could be so strict on myself! Pass me the chocolate! haha.

    Leanne @

    • 18th September 2012 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks Leanne! I'm amazed that I've managed to be honest, normally I'm a right moody cow if I don't have my chocolate but it really hasn't bothered me x

  3. 17th September 2012 / 9:29 pm

    well done for keeping to the plan, 2lbs is a good start. x

  4. 18th September 2012 / 1:45 am

    Well done Leanne, sounds like it's going well! 2lbs is great, and I have read many times before that that is the right amount to be losing on a weekly basis if you want to keep it off, as if you lose any more it usually means you have cut your calories too drastically, which isn't sustainable. Or so they say.
    I actually think the food on the diet does sound really nice, and with some of the snacks you are allowed to have it really doesn't seem like too bad a diet!
    Hope things continue to go well for you this week!
    Mel xx

    • 18th September 2012 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks Melanie, I did originally say I wanted a 2lb per week loss but just got greedy haha!
      It really isn't too bad and is relatively easy to stick to. If I can do it almost anyone can I'm sure! xx

  5. 18th September 2012 / 11:54 am

    2lbs is good! Well done, diets are no fun if you feel like you are on them 🙂 x

    • 18th September 2012 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks Sam, I don't feel like I'm on a diet through the week, its just the weekend that it go to me x

  6. 19th September 2012 / 12:20 am

    Congrats mate! 2lbs is pretty damn good, I can't believe the size of the portions that you get with Jenny Craig though! Although I guess it's portions of the right stuff which is what matters 🙂 Keep it up, well done!! xx

    • 19th September 2012 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks Ellie! My work trousers seem to be dropping off me this week so hopefully I've got another good loss! x

  7. 19th September 2012 / 3:51 pm

    Congratulations! 2lbs is fantastic and you should be pleased 🙂 x

    • 19th September 2012 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks Beccy, I am pleased it was just the initial expecting too much! x

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