I like to eat. And I like to eat a lot. I’ll never forget sitting in consultant training for Jenny Craig and asking, “What if the client wants to just pig out?” The trainer looked at me, confused, and said, “If the client’s on a diet, why would they want to do that?” Seriously?
I love to pig out, and honestly, while small diet meals work occasionally, they don’t cut it for the longterm. I need volume! And I found out real quick that my clients felt the same way. We were all “foodaholics,” but unlike alcohol, you can’t just cut food out forever. You need to eat, right?
I hate that saying, “Eat to Live, Don’t Live to Eat.” Who are they kidding? I love to eat good food. And that’s not something I’m willing to give up. If you don’t learn how to do both, you’re never going to stick to your lifestyle change.
So after some experimentation in the kitchen, along with some Jenny training in the way of “Volumizing,” and “Creative Recipes” (adding low-calorie flavor enhancers and vegetables to Jenny Craig entrées), I figured out how to have my cake and eat it too.
I stayed at Jenny for three good years, and changed a lot of lives in that time. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom, I miss that. So I thought, why not share what I know via a blog? I can post recipes that I’ve created or morphed into something tasty and diet-friendly. I can also provide a pretty close estimate on the nutrition information, the weight watchers points, the nutritional value, and how the recipes will fit into a Jenny Craig menu.
In other words, I’ve got some skills I’d like to share with those other foodaholics out there. We can lose or maintain our weight, eat a substantial portion, and enjoy it, by golly!
And I’m not gonna lie, I’ve still got some baby weight to take off, so I’ll be right there with you.
I intend to flavor Sweetpeas and Soybeans with a little new mommy spice and some farm wife zest from the perspective of a girl from the ‘burbs.
If that’s your cup of tea, follow my blog!