6/18/15 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Saturday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 18. June 2014 19:09

 

The other day a friend was asking me why I was so successful with Jenny Craig and not Weight Watchers.  Here's a few reasons:

  • I was embarrassed of my weight and didn't want it made public in front of a bunch of people (which is what you do at Weight Watchers meetings)  You get in a line with everyone that attends the meeting and they weigh you one-by-one.  Yes, everyone was battling their weight like me, but, no, I didn't want that dreaded number to be on display for everyone
  • The idea behind Weight Watchers was to weigh and measure everything and then convert it to a "points system" based on your allotted points for the day you determined if you should eat a particular item.  I was overwhelmed with all the new things I was supposed to be doing at Weight Watchers.  It caused me to grow resentful that a young college girl had to do all this to be thin.  The resentment hindered my success.  I was so mad at all the things that I had to learn and do that it made me closed minded.  I constantly was complaining to my parents about it which does not bode well with trying to create new healthy lifestyle plan.
  • Jenny Craig wants you to measure serving sizes too but not until after you've been well educated on serving sizes, the Volumetrics program (eating balanced foods and exchanges you can make in your diet to ensure you eat the correct food groups/calories/fat per day), how to dine out and make good choices slowly over time so these concepts become habitual and ingrained.  Due to the fact that the program taught me gradually I began to feel more confident which helped me believe, "I really can do this!"

Breakfast -

Jenny Craig Breakfast Stuffed Sandwich

Banana

Medium fat-free, sugar-free vanilla latte

Snack - 

JC Anytime Bar

Lunch -

JC Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Sandwich

apple

Snack -

1/2 cup of blueberries (extra fruit because we hiked for 2 hours)

3 whole grain crackers

Dinner -

2 oz. grilled chicken

1/2 baked potato plain

Salad (green onion, tomato, croutons) with vinegar (no fat because it's in the alcohol)

Snack -

2 rum and diet cokes

100 cal pack

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