Thursday, 13 September 2012

Project Healthier Helen... with a little help from Jenny Craig!

Now, I've never been one to be overly concerned about their weight. I've always been bigger than average, even since I was small and tend to put that down to genes (My mum and my brother are thin as pins but me and my dad are on the larger side, unforuntately... despite having the same diet!) But since finishing university I've decided that I should make an effort to be healthier. I've graduated now and don't have the constant stream of pressure and essays to use as an excuse, so it's definitely the right time to get started.

I was really inspired by Ella's weight loss blog post and left her a comment about how I wanted to be more healthy but lacked the will power. Later that week, I got an email from the team at Jenny Craig who asked if I'd like to try out their weight loss programme that offers diet food delivered to your home. The email came at the perfect time for me so I snapped up the opportunity and now here I am, a week later about to embark on my first ever PROPER diet and lifestyle change.

On the programme, Jenny Craig provides you with breakfast, lunch and dinner for every day, as well as a few tasty snacks. All you have to do is finish off the meals with a few fresh fruit and veggies. I really think this is going to be perfect for me because what I've lacked in that past is the strict structure that this programme provides. 

Here's some of the meals that I'm most looking forward to trying:

The dinners here are Creamy Coconut Thai Chicken Curry (drool) and Chunky Beef Goulash and Potatoes. Cor, I hope they're as good as they sound!

Here's a little look at the timetable of meals. This is EXACTLY what I'd been hoping for, I really need structure to keep me on the ball.

The Programme also comes with a really helpful information pack which I've learned a lot from already. Whilst I was at uni my bezzie mate, Catherine, told me that you shouldn't eat after 6pm because you put on more weight - not true apparently! In your FACE, Caffytingz. *ahem*

To me, the meals look absolutely delicious! The calorie intake for every day is 1200 which I find completely hard to believe because the programme looks full to the brim with tasty meals. As I write this, I've just started Day 1 of the programme and had Raspberry Porridge for breakfast which was really yummy. If it's all as delicious as this, I can tell I'll have a good two weeks!

I'm hoping to get out and about and be a bit more active alongside the meals. I absolutely HATE running but I'm planning to go power-walking through the woods where I live each day. 

I'll keep you updated on my progress and let you know if I've lost any weight by the end of the two weeks.

Wish me luck!


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