February 15th, 2018
My goal weight: 200 lbs
My start weight: 261.8 lbs
My current weight: 258.8 lbs
Pounds Lost: 3.0 | Pounds to go: 58.8
Packing my lunch this morning (yes, got up early) I find that I’m missing my Fiesta Chicken & Rice* ($6.59) Don’t know how that got missed. When we bag up the food at the Jenny Craig center they make me read off the food list while they check the bag. Maybe I need to reverse that and make them read it off while I check the bag.
Anyway, as luck would have it I now have an extra meal because of eating out last night. So today for lunch I will have the Chicken Burrito* ($6.59) that I didn’t eat last night. That should put me even/Steven.
As I am eating my Six Dollar burrito I realize that this thing doesn’t look or taste much different than store bought frozen burritos. So I whip out Google. Pretty much as I thought. You can buy a bag of 8 El Monterrey Chicken, Rice & Bean burritos for $3.42 (ie: $0.43 / each). The nutritional information is pretty darn close…
- Calories: El Monterrey = 230 / Jenny Craig = 240
- Fat Calories: El Monterrey = 45 / Jenny Craig = 80
- Total Fat: El Monterrey = 5g / Jenny Craig = 9g
- Cholesterol: El Monterey = 5 mg / Jenny Craig = 30 mg
- Total Carbs: El Monterrey = 36 g / Jenny Craig = 28 g
- Dietary Fiber: El Monterrey = 1 g / Jenny Craig = 5 g
- Sugars: El Monterrey = 1 g / Jenny Craig = 1 g
- Protein: El Monterrey = 10 g / Jenny Craig = 12 g
So you can see that in many ways the store bought brand has better nutrition and in other ways Jenny Craig is better. My position is that these two products are pretty much equivalent. Except that the Jenny Craig Chicken Burrito is 15x more expensive. Why? Why does Jenny Craig get to charge 15X more for essentially the same thing? This makes me wonder if maybe I should be checking all the food for comparable store bought versions. After all, it’s still frozen, pre-packaged food. Wouldn’t I get the same results if the nutritional elements were the same? I wonder.