Andy is feeling empowered on her Jenny Craig journey

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Centre: Napier, NZ

Weight Loss: 8kg


Tell us a bit about you and what life was like before you joined Jenny Craig?

In the past few years my weight has been up and down as I have a tendency to comfort eat at times of stress and grief, and as a young widow there has been a lot of both! Before 1I joined Jenny -Craig in 2020, I had lost all my work in the theatre/events industry due to· COVID-19a


Why did you decide to join Jenny Craig?

I have always been intrigued by the adverts on TV for Jenny Craig, particularly the fact that all the food comes pre-prepared which would suit my (usually) busy lifestyle. I saw the 8-week program offer and thought that it could be a good way to get some control back in my life as the end of lockdown in 2020 I loved the idea of not having to think about what to eat and how much to eat, I was craving structure and I knew that I would feel good about myself if I saw some results.


Can you describe your experience on the Jenny Craig program?

The vegetarian meal plan worked very well for me. I loved the food so I didn’t feel like I was missing out. Having a structured meat plan definitely helped me to keep on track; I knew where I was and was encouraged by the fast weight loss results and I felt confident that the program worked for me and my lifestyle.


Do you have any favourite items from the Jenny Craig menu?

I particularly love the Vegetable Tikka Masala! I usually add in some stir fry
vegetables to it – so delicious and easy. I also love making the Wholemeal Pancakes and adding berries and yoghurt. I love that the meals seem like they could be served up in a cafe or restaurant, so it always feels like a treat. There are so many delicious items to choose from on the vegetarian menu!


Tell us more about your Jenny Craig Consultant:

I am currently seeing a lovely consultant at the Napier branch called Angela. The team in Napier always make me feel so welcome, particularly the branch manager, Monique, who knows that I have been through some personal struggles these past few months that meant that I had to take a break from the program. The team are helping me to get back on track to work towards my weight goals and improve my health and wellbeing.


How do you feel now that you’ve lost the weight?

I feel much more confident since losing weight generally. It makes me feel more like myself inside and out. I am still on a journey to reach my goal weight of 62kg, I am feeling empowered to take-care of myself with healthy eating to combat the stress!


Do you have a standout moment on the Jenny Craig program you’d like to share?

I feel very proud that three of my friends were inspired by my success and joined the program too. It is great to see them doing so well, and I love that we can share our experiences.

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