I'm a single mother of a teenage boy. I'm seriously overweight. My son is a big guy, but he plays offensive line on the high school football team, and works out a lot, so it's almost all muscle. His doctor says that right now he's fine, but that he'll need to watch his weight as he gets older and his activity level drops.
I'd like to start Jenny Craig, but one of my concerns is family dinner. It's important to me that we eat together, but I also worry that if I'm coming home from work hungry and tired, cooking a dinner without being tempted to eat it will be tough.
So, my question is, could I feed him the Jenny Craig dinners too, and just add stuff so he's getting enough calories? So, for example, if we're having beef stew, and salad, he could add some croutons or grated parmesan and use what ever dressing he chooses, plus a side of whole grain bread, as much fruit as he wants for dessert, and a glass of milk, while I skip the bread and butter, only put Jenny approved things on my salad, skip the bread, take one serving of fruit and drink water?
Then of course he'd eat regular for breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Would that be a healthy choice for him?