Sunday, September 16, 2012
Today's topic: Do you follow an eating 'plan'? (Vegetarian, paleo, South Beach, Atkins, yada yada yada) How has this helped you live a healthier life?
This is one I was not looking forward to answering, but I'll be honest. I'm a Jenny Craig so-called "success story". Even now, in maintenance, when in "lazy" mode, I go and buy their food, although I freely do "meal on my own" cooking. Thing is, I live alone. If I make a 12 serving pan of lazagna, it's hard not to overeat... even if I portion it off and freeze it. And I get bored. So the JC cuisine gives me variety without having a whole ton of "binge-able" food on hand. Even when I do go crazy, I don't have that much around to go crazy on.
And yes, I still go crazy at times. Part of MY self-defensive eating plan begins at the grocery store, avoiding bringing home stuff that I know will get me in trouble.
ETA: The reason I did NOT particularly look forward to disclosing this is that NO commercial weight loss program is a total solution. They are tools. This happens to be a tool that I use. Success depends on actually FOLLOWING whatever program one is on, not on what the program happens to be. As long as it is balanced, healthy, it's an OK tool in my book.