How to do JC in a family of 4?
Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:14 AM
Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:41 AM
I am also from a family of 4. I guess I'm lucky, because my husband loves to cook and my kids are older and will cook for themselves when hungry. But when I dieted in the past, when my girls were small, I realized that at the beginning of the diet it would be hard to eat differently than they did. But the longer you stick to the plan and the weeks start going by, the easier it gets not to get tempted. Most people have a nice loss after doing JC their first week. Let that inspire you to keep going and knowing that you are doing something wonderful for yourself, which means you're also doing something wonderful for your family. Because when mama's happy...everyone is happy, right?
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:43 AM
Really concentrate on the "healthy eating" aspect that you will be learning while on the JC program, and the best thing you can do for your kids is to raise them learning how to eat healthy and make good choices and portion control. Teach them to love eating vegitables, always serve lots of vegiitable dishes with dinnier, which you will be able to enduldge along with them. As you learn healthy portion control and choices, share that with them and teach them the nutrition skills you will learning.
Its gonna take planning and coordination and extra time, and will be hard at first. But change is always hard and you gotta do it , and it will get easier over time. until eventually its second nature.
As far as the cost reduction, i didn't notice grocery bill reduction for a while, not until i learned how to shop and cook efficiently, it took a while, but now that i'm off JC i save soooo much money and my grocery bill is a fraction of what it was prior to JC when i was over eating and eating expensive high calorie foods.
Give it time and patience , the whole program works and everything falls into place over the months. You'll do great, stick with it.
When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.
5'4", 46 years old, start date 7/18/2012 236.4 lbs, i work out a lot.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:42 PM
Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:19 AM
Total Loss 85.2 Prior to pregnancy in 2013
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:01 AM
the other aspect was making similar snacks / deserts for us all. for example, I'd slice up an apple and put some splenda and cinnamon on it and bake it and top with a little bit of whipped cream. instead of making just one for me, I'd make individual ones for everyone.
It was tough, but it became habbit and "normal" for me to have a different meal than them. And every so often, I'd treat myself and have the same meal as them just being very mindful of portion size.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:51 PM
On my JC days I stocked up on easy to prepare foods that I or my husband heat up. Mostly things from Schwann's or Costco that I know they like and can provide a complete meal.
I also keep a fruit bowl stocked in the center of the table. I read that fruit consuption goes up like 400% if the fruit is out and available. And I stocked up on yogurt, cheese, pre-cooked meats and other things they can get easily for lunch or a snack that I don't have to be involved in.
I think our eating out costs have gone down. Grocery overall is probably higher but I planned on that.
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