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Today marks the exact one month from my last post when I had just started Jenny Craig. I believe I have achieved what I had set out to through this program.
What I was struggling with in my fitness goals was maintaining an adequate portion size while staying within my daily caloric intake. My goal with Jenny Craig was to reach a point where I am able to identify how much is enough and be able to eat healthy even while being on-the-go and traveling. One of the vital lessons I learnt on this journey was that how much I was over estimating the 'correct' portion size even while making healthy choices. In the past month I have learnt my lesson that not just in fashion, but also in food, 'less is more'.
One of my biggest wins was when was able to maintain my 1200 calorie goal without indulging in sugar and healthy carbs while being on a vacation in Panama. Moving forward I will be striving harder to put these new habits to action, no-matter-what.
Also, some of things that impressed me about Jenny Craig program were:
1. Having a dedicated consultant - Ms. Sandra my consultant was such an asset to have by my side. Upon each consultation she would ask about my struggles in the past week, discuss my food plan and also give me a nugget of wisdom to ponder over. One that stayed with me is, "Your location does not dictate your eating habit." This was such an important one for me personally. She always had practical tips which I could use use to overcome my daily eating struggles. I genuinely looked forward to meeting her every week.
2. Fresh and delicious meals - The reason I never tried this program before was because I was not sure about the boxed food. To say that I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. The food was not only filling, it was fresh and lip-smacking delicious. Some of the dishes and snacks were better than high-end food brands.
3. The balanced meal plan - Although I didn't follow the exact meal plan (I swapped lunches for salads for every meal) I didn't go hungry even for one day. The portions are healthy and filling. They have plenty of snack and sides options to add to our meals. Plus unlimited veggies and salads (without dressing and oil) is allowed.
If you struggle with portion sizes like me, or would like to lose weight* or are looking for help with meal planning, I would highly recommend you try Jenny Craig. I sure found their approach helpful.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.