Since having Ethan I have struggled to lose those last few pounds, I did really well on my Mutu System but have lost my way over the last few months. Then Jenny Craig got in touch to see if I would be willing to try their plan for 2 weeks. This plan works as a diet food delivery and consultant appointment via the phone to help you get your mind in the right place to help with the diet.
Now I don’t need to lost much, probably no more than 8lbs so after talking through with an initial consultant my weight and desired weight loss I eagerly waited for delivery of my food.
Then it arrived!
I will admit straight away that I have never stuck to a diet for more than 2 days & that was the special K diet! I have been through phases of cutting food & drinks out of my diet but never stuck to a set meal plan so I was worried!
The following morning I had my first phone meeting with my consultant. During this we discussed the meal plans for the first week, what would I be trying to achieve and any fears I had… yes that would be loads. For starters I was petrified I would be starving!
I received breakfast, lunch dinner and 1 snack for 14 days along with a measuring cup, getting started guide and a shopping guide.
The meal planner was really easy to use and to be honest after the first few days it became second nature to follow the meal plans on a day-to-day basis. I also found the chats with my consultant on a regular basis a great help as we were able to talk through my week and how I was feeling but at the same time she never made me feel like a child but gave me a great motivation and belief that I could do this.
Each day I had a different variety to eat, all I had to supply was the dairy products with salad for lunch and the vegetables for dinner.
I really enjoyed the food that came with the diet and after my body got over the initial shock of the portion sizes I found that I was really enjoying the meals.
The only thing I really had a trouble with was making a different meal to my family, we’ve already made it a big thing of eating together. So it felt odd making theirs then sitting down with something else.
Overall I lost 3lbs in my first 2 weeks which in comparison to what I intended to lose this is really good going.
I had honestly felt that this diet was a fantastic way to lose weight healthy but also mentally. The support you get is fab but you also learn so much about portion control and food that I have taken so much away from it.
If I was going to say anything negative about the diet, it would have to be the price. At around £11 a day it can be quiet expensive though this depends on how look at it. They supply a huge portion of your food for the week with just the fruit, veg and dairy to get so if you spend around this a week on a shop for one then its no more expensive than going to a few weight loss classes, If like me you have a small family on a tight budget it could stretch the pennies a bit far.