Disclosure: I was provided a free trial program and a discount on the Jenny Craig meals. However, the opinions and writing in this post are entirely my own. Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs per week.
As a follow up to my last blog post featuring my favorite Jenny Craig foods, I was recently asked by a reader how often I get to eat and how much.
Well, the beauty about the Jenny Craig plan is that everything is already portioned for you. Meals and snacks all come perfectly planned for you so that you don’t really have to think about it. Jenny Craig teaches you what a proper portion size truly is. After years of not having the best eating habits, re-learning these things is exactly what the plan helps you to do.
I always start my day with breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up.
This helps to get your metabolism going. I also always try and have a full glass of water before breakfast and drink as much as possible with breakfast. You’ll notice that water is a must and the more the merrier when working to lose weight!
Once I get to work, I’m ready for some coffee. Snack time is always around 10 AM. My body is almost always naturally hungry at this time now – so I grab my Anytime bar.
Lunch is around noon – I always have a nice side salad with my JC lunch entree and this keeps me full until around 4 p.m. where I’ll grab either an apple sauce, some fruit, or Greek yogurt.
Once I get home I work out then it’s time for dinner. I have my Jenny Craig dinner entree, load up on veggies, and have my dessert/snack. Again, drinking as much water throughout the day as possible!!
If I’m still super hungry later in the night, I’ll grab a sugar-free jello cup or a sugar-free popsicle as a treat. If I’m wanting something warm to drink, I’ll grab a de-caf coffee or a fat-free hot chocolate packet.
This is what my typical work day looks like. That’s if it’s perfectly planned and no interruptions. I’ve had to learn to make my eating schedule a priority so I don’t get ravenous or forget to eat. This is what works best for me. Eating 5 times a day in properly portioned meals and snacks… plus, tons and tons of water!!!
Weekends are usually a bit more spontaneous at times but my Jenny Craig consultant is there to help me plan my week and any challenges I might face. During each of my Jenny Craig Anywhere appointments, we look at the week ahead to see what’s going on and how I can best handle it.
Of course, life can never always be planned so I keep my Jenny Craig pocket guide with me in my purse for an added cheat sheet to help make the healthiest and best choices while on my Jenny Journey!
Please let me know if you have any Jenny Craig related questions for my next blog post and I would be happy to answer them!