7/28/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Tuesday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 28. July 2012 21:05


 Do I really measure all the food I eat?

Unfortunately, I was not blessed with a great metabolism.  For some people, they are naturally good at academics, sports, while others are able to eat whatever they want and still be thin.  This is not so much the case for me.  While I was doing Jenny Craig it was easier.  Basically all of my meals were prepared.  That's what I wanted at the beginning.  There's so much to learn about eating healthy and I didn't want to be overloaded by having to count calories and weigh food.  I wanted it to be a "no brainer" in that respect.  This made it more likely for habits to be developed as I was eased into the process.  They started me off just being aware that I needed a fat-free 6 oz. yogurt, and my "fat" for the day (i.e. I always eat mine at dinner: margarine, light dressing) needed to be measured out.  For example, when I use light dressing on my salad I needed to learn the serving size which is 2 tbsp.  After over two and a half years on the program these types of measurements became natural to me.  Still, to this day, almost two years in maintenance, I still weigh all my protein and measure out my starch based on the serving size.  Now when I was trying to lose weight I was eating approximately 2 oz. protein per meal.  Once I hit maintenance I was supposed to go up to 4 oz. of protein.  But, after a few weeks of trying this it was evident my body was not liking it.  I began to gain weight so I chose to stay at 2 oz.  Weekly weigh-ins will help you realize what affects YOUR body type.  

What if I'm still hungry?  What can I eat?  Until tomorrow...

Weight - 117.2 lbs.

Exercise - None


Breakfast - 

Jenny Craig Breakfast Stuffed Sandwich (200 cal, 5g fat)


1/2 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 


2 oz. Healthy Ones Turkey

2 slices whole wheat bread (130 cal, 1g fat)

mustard (as much as you want of regular)

6 oz. fat-free yogurt

sugar-free jello

Snack - 


Dinner - 

 Light Tuna Noodle Casserole

(makes 6 servings, so yes, i divided it equally)

Steamable Broccoli

2 tbsp. Land O' Lakes Margarine

Dash of Nacho Cheddar Flavored Seasoning (in popcorn aisle)

Snack - 

Jenny Craig S'Mores Bar (130 cal, 4g fat)

SoBe Lifewater (0 cal, 0 sugar, natural sweetener) 

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