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Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. Tried other diets? It’s time for Jenny Craig!

It’s summer time! It’s the season of warm weather, outdoor fun, and a lot less clothing mixed with more activity. In other words, it’s a time to look and feel good, right? Thank goodness I decided to change my life for the better with Jenny Craig over three months ago!!! The timing could not have been better and neither could the results!!! I am really happy to report that I continue to feel and look like a new man in just about every single way! I am 50 pounds down and counting* and want to lose another 16! I’d be 190 at that point, which would essentially be an all-time low for me. With the ease of the Jenny Craig program, I am fully in the zone and 100% into every bit of it!

*Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.

The crux of the program is a total lifestyle change and it has led me to the light. All that you may have read or heard about is true! You get to eat an entire range of foods. From carbs (yes, carbs) for energy to fruits and vegetables for vitamins and minerals to meats and nuts for protein, you need to get it all in each and every single day! The trick is HOW you do it. For one thing, you simply have to eat less. What people eat today is WAY too much. The portions are insane and it directly leads to weight gain (among other problems).  You should see what I eat now compared to what I was eating. It’s night and day and it really shows. I never feel gross or tired after I eat. I’m properly satisfied and ready to take on the rest of the day!

Aside from a variety of good foods and portion size, I’ve also learned HOW to eat during the day. For one, the Jenny Craig food can fit perfectly into any person’s lifestyle. It’s all laid out for you week-by-week and it works. To make it even better, you may be eating less each time but you are eating ALL DAY LONG! Yes, you eat a meal, then a snack, then a meal, then another snack, followed by another meal and a snack! This is the way to do it! You never really get too hungry since your blood sugar levels are relatively constant. This helps you to avoid that “I’m starving” feeling and the subsequent binge eating and poor choices. I literally plan my snacks in advance if I can and try to fit the day into my eating schedule. If I get hungry, I know a snack is coming and it’s easy to mentally wait 30 more minutes than 3 hours.

In addition to snacking and meal frequency, I have learned to drink a lot more low-cal liquids and it really makes a huge difference. Apparently your body is not certain whether it’s hungry or thirsty a lot of the time, so people are eating when they should be drinking. As a result of me drinking more black coffee, unsweetened tea, water, flavored seltzer and other low-calorie treats, I truly feel better and am full for so much longer. It sounds crazy, but it really does make a huge difference.

In case you were wondering, here’s a bit more about the Jenny Craig food:

  • Jenny Craig entrees are the basis of every meal. Members add in their own fruits, vegetables and dairy for balance and variety. Plus, consultants teach members how to combine delicious Jenny Craig Meals and Snacks with Fresh & Free Additions that are rich in water and fiber to keep you feeling full longer with fewer calories.
  • The Jenny Craig Program reflects the key recommendations of the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines to achieve a healthy eating pattern and active lifestyle in order to reduce risk and attain a healthy weight.
  • The food is designed to help members experience healthy ingredients and learn proper portion control. Having the structure of a menu with portion-controlled meals can help members feel more in control of their eating. It can help reduce the stress of making choices and can create order.

I’ve been really consistent with my plan and don’t like to veer off of it too much. However, now that I’ve lost so much*, I’ve been eating less Jenny Craig meals and more meals on my own. Thankfully, all that I’ve learned from the meal plan and, perhaps even more importantly, my weekly consultant meeting, has really set the stage for me to go out and be among the masses yet keep with the program! This weekly status check is perfect and informal. but it’s so helpful to talk about the week’s challenges and successes, to weigh in and track your progress, and to just have someone for 15-20 minutes to talk to about your wellness journey. There’s no pressure during these one-on-one meetings. I go every Saturday morning at 8AM (sometimes even 7AM) to get it in and to have my weekend ahead of me. It feels great and it’s a huge part of my success. They’re always there to motivate me!

*Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.

Working with Jenny Craig has truly been an eye-opening, life-changing event for me and it continues to be, 50 pounds later*!!! I look forward to seeing my progress each week and to one day getting to my final weight goal. At that point, it will be great to get into maintenance mode and continue on for the rest of my life! I feel better, I look better, I have more energy both physically and mentally. It’s been an unexpectedly awesome and satisfying journey so far and I don’t want to mess that up!!!

*Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.

If you want to give it a shot, Jenny Craig has some great offers right now, too! If you want to learn more about How The Program Works, please check out:

This post was sponsored by Jenny Craig and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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