Cath - Jane Plan helped me create a healthier relationship with food
I chose Jane Plan because it was so convenient and I wanted to eat healthily and if possible, lose weight too.
I am 43 and live in Wales with my husband and our two sons. I started gaining weight when I changed jobs two years ago. I had previously worked in a school, so I was very active running around all day, and I now work in a more sedentary job which has really had an impact on my weight. I had also fallen into poor eating habits, often skipping proper meals at breakfast and lunch and then raiding the fridge when I got home from work and then eating large portions for dinner.
I felt unhealthy, out of breath and went from exercising 2-3 times a week to nothing! I was more concerned about the health implications and becoming seriously overweight, than I was about going up a dress size. Since joining Jane Plan I am now back to my regular exercise routine and it has had a massive impact on my confidence. It feels amazing being able to fit into my old clothes, I feel far more comfortable, my hair is shining and I generally just take better care of myself!
Jane Plan helped me to form new habits, like eating smaller portions, and created a healthier relationship with food. I have retrained my brain into eating mindfully and making healthier choices. I stuck to the plan religiously and managed to lose 1 stone 4lbs in just a month, my husband is so proud of me and that makes me feel even better!
“Jane Plan really helped me to develop a better relationship with food, I am now in control and find it easy to make healthier choices”
Ben - Jane Plan food is delicious and so economical.
I'm 39 and I live with my partner and my two gorgeous daughters. I noticed the weight creeping on and I was particularly conscious about my tummy! One day I saw a photograph and couldn't believe how big I'd got - I knew I had to make a change for the sake of my long-term health.
I knew that for men, a waist measurement is often a key indicator for overall body health, and I knew that if I didn’t act now, the weight would continue to rise! So, when I reached 13st 5lbs – I decided to make a change.
I realised that I would need the discipline of plan - I didn’t feel I could count calories myself and I didn’t want to attend a weekly meeting. So, I searched on google and found Jane Plan. It was perfect for me – I didn’t have to cook or worry about portion control or calorie counting – Jane Plan did it all for me. AND, it was economical too.
Peggy and I always eat with our daughters and I didn’t want them to think ‘daddy was on a diet’ – not because I was worried about doing a diet, but because I was worried about the negative connotations for young girls around weight loss. That’s another reason Jane Plan was so perfect – it’s a healthy eating plan, not a diet, so I could sit at the dinner table every night with my Jane Plan meal, whilst the rest of the family ate whatever Peggy had cooked. It all was so natural and so easy and fitted in really well with family life. I love the curries and one of my favourite meals is the Naked Beef Burrito!
I appreciate food so much more now – I really enjoy eating, and I have pretty much given up alcohol – I’m really love the 0% lagers!! I still go to the pub once a week with my mates – but I just do it a bit differently now.
Now I’ve lost the weight (I’m 11 st 11lbs) I feel so much more confident!
“There’s no doubt losing weight has given me more energy – I have a real spring in my step now.”
Tasha - I lost 9 stone with Jane Plan! It's changed my life
The real reason I started losing weight is because my husband and I have been trying for a baby for five years and the doctors told me that for them to help us, I would need to get my BMI below 30.
I yo-yo dieted on and off for years but nothing ever really worked out so following my meeting with my GP I said to myself "You have to do this, you have to lose this weight, not only for myself but for my family", but I knew I needed something I would potentially stick to. I saw the Jane Plan advert on the TV so investigated online, saw the food and decided this is the one for me!
The Jane Plan food is delicious, so easy to prepare and as I went for the Weekends-Off Plan, I could still go out for a meal with family and friends on the weekend which was nice.
I feel so much healthier now. It's hard to believe that I used to be over 19 stone and now I'm just over 10 stone. I used to be really slow when walking, but now I go for a 30 minute walk on my lunch break as a form of exercise. I also suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and used to get quite poorly at least 3 times a week and to be honest I can't even remember the last time I was poorly, which is brilliant as it affected my everyday life.
Really severe diets are not a realistic way to lose weight and there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to long-tem weight loss. I’m not someone who can’t eat so I think that’s why I struggled when I tried other diets where portions were too extreme. Jane Plan allows you to follow a sustainable diet where you don’t feel hungry. I’m so happy with my current weight and it’s made all the difference to my self esteem and how I feel.
I would recommend Jane Plan to anyone who wants to change their life. Not only is the food delicious, but it’s the perfect start to a healthier lifestyle. Not only does it help you lose weight but it also teaches you how to live a healthy and maintainable lifestyle.
I have a lot to thank Jane Plan for - I got my BMI under 30 and was referred back to the hospital. My beautiful baby was born in December 2015 and it was a dream come true! Now in 2019, my second baby is due. I've had yet another healthy pregnany. I've maintained my weightloss now for 5 years, and will be back on Jane Plan when I'm ready to lose the little bit of post baby weight from baby number 2.
“I can't believe I lost 9 stone - it’s made all the difference to my self esteem.”
Jo - I feel healthier, happier and more energetic.
When I joined Jane Plan I weighed 11 stone 11 lbs. I had wanted to do something about my weight for some time but I had been going through some stressful family issues and I was turning to food for comfort.
I'd also stopped taking care of myself as my mind was so focussed on the family. As a result of my weight, my feet and hips were aching and my hair was falling out. I felt so unhealthy. To make matters worse I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and a vitamin D deficiency. Despite knowing all this, I didn't do anything about it and the weight still kept creeping on. I'd stopped taking exercise - I used to love doing yoga - I had sort of given up on myself. The final straw was when my GP told me I needed to lose weight..
I had seen Jane Plan on the TV and thought I should give it a try. I signed up to the Three Month Plan and told the Jane Plan Nutritionists all about what I could and couldn't eat. I didn't want any red meat and had a few allergies too. I was so excited when my first Jane Plan arrived - the food was delicious and I found it sooo easy to stick to. Now I feel fantastic! I am completely back in control, I am back to doing yoga and I love walking again (I couldn't do it when I was carrying an extra 2 stone 7 lbs because everything ached).
Now I am just over 9 stone and my aches and pains have completely disappeared, my hair has grown back and I am full of energy, confidence and happiness. My partner and I have recently had a weekend away and I was so thrilled to see the photos - what difference Jane Plan has made.
“"I think I'll probably be on Jane Plan forever, I love it so much!”
Paula - I lost three stone and now run every week
As an emotional eater, I had been over weight for a long time, on a bad day I would binge eat, feel guilty, then start all over again – it was a vicious circle. I struggled with low self esteem and felt frumpy.
I'd tried lots of diets but nothing worked in the long term, I'd lose weight and then put it on again. But that hasn’t been the case with Jane Plan – it’s broken my relationship with food. I started the Plan following a health issue when my weight had crept up to 12 st 1lbs - I was 1 lb off being obese. At a size 16/18 I knew I had to make a change, for the sake of my health. It wasn’t just my weight that was affecting me, I was also getting mood swings which were having a negative impact on my relationship. Since starting the Plan I haven’t looked back. I lost over 3 stone and reached my goal weight of 9 stone, it felt great. I felt so motivated and positive that I had finally started to get my weight under control, but I did not feel deprived as you do on crash diets.
It is a great feeling to be able to fit back into old clothes and feel more confident in the way I look. The consistent weight loss of 2.5 lbs a week is good as you don’t get the plateaus or the weight gain in some other diets, so you see the benefits without the pain.
I am much happier & my relationship with my partner is much stronger. For the first time I love myself & what I have achieved.
“I’d always had a difficult relationship with food, it was a way of masking emotions for me. ”
Susie - Lost 5 stone in 10 months!
I had tried every diet out there but nothing had ever stuck. When my eldest son got engaged I knew it was time to do something about my weight for good - I didn't want to be the biggest person in the wedding pictures.
I found Jane Plan online and signed up there and then. The meals were then delivered and they were made of real food, portion controlled. It was so easy to stay on track because it's a healthy eating plan, not a diet. I could eat out without ever feeling like I had been 'naughty' and ruined all my hard work.
I also increased my exercise by ensuring I reached a minimum of 10,000 steps a day and used hand weights on a vibration plate. This meant I stayed toned as the weight came off. I feel very fit and enjoy being active - using the stairs instead of taking the lift and walking the dog.
Now I love shopping for clothes and get a real buzz from wearing small or extra small sizes. I can now also wear skinny jeans!
“I can barely recognise myself in the "before" photos now”
Julia - I've lost 2 stone and got my confidence back!
I used to be a nurse, so I know the importance of being a healthy weight. But despite this, my weight had crept up to nearly 13 stone. I tried every diet going - Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Atkins diet - but nothing ever worked, mainly because I got bored or fed up with all the food prep.
But then I found Jane Plan and it changed my life! I saw Jane Plan advertised on TV and thought it sounded perfect for me. The meals are delivered to your door already portioned and calorie-controlled - great for a busy mum like me! I was so excited when my first box was delivered and couldn’t wait to get started. I absolutely love the food and was pleased at the instant results! I decided to choose a weekends-off plan, as I enjoy eating out and also I felt that I could learn more about how to maintain my weight loss if I cooked for myself at the weekends, whilst Jane Plan did all the food on the week days!
Before I did Jane Plan I felt very self - conscious carrying an extra 3 stone- my joints ached, I hated the way I looked and I didn't want to be fat and 50! But now I am just over 11 st and I feel so great; I look forward to going out, (I used to avoid going out when I was heavier) I feel confident both in my work and my personal life and I spring out of bed in the morning! My hair is glossy and my skin is clear ,
I love going clothes shopping too - I feel so much better in my clothes now. It's the best diet I have ever done (but actually, it's not really a diet at all - it's a healthy way of eating).
“ I am full of energy and have regained my confidence!”
Richard - I’ve lost 30kg and have never been fitter or healthier!
At 120kg I used to hide from the camera but now I’m 90kg and fighting fit (planning to hit 85kg soon). All this in just a few months thanks to Jane Plan! However, weight loss is only part of the story. I have suffered from high blood-pressure and other related problems.
During my time on the Plan I saw my blood pressure drop from a peak of 164/109 (high) when I started to 120/81 (normal). My resting heart rate has also dropped, from 89bpm down to 57bpm.
And that's not all. My GP printed out my last set of results and told me to frame them. My total cholesterol dropped from a peak of 6 down to 3 and triglyceride levels dropped from 9 down to less than 1. I was about to have to go onto medication to manage it, but now I don't have to. And better still, we are discussing dropping and perhaps stopping my blood pressure medication as well (rather than the usual annual increase.)
And with the money I saved by following the plan (cutting back on alcohol and snacking) I was able to afford a Fitbit and also a few sessions with a personal trainer. Jane Plan has literally changed my life.
“My GP printed out my last set of results and told me to frame them.”
Suzanne - I ate healthily, but my problem was portion sizes
I’m a busy lawyer and business woman and I have 2 little girls. I struggled to shift the baby weight but I was determined to lose weight to be a healthy role model for my two young girls.
So I was delighted when I came across Jane Plan, because it completely fitted with my busy life and offered a big range of delicious recipes to keep the foodie part of me satisfied.
Jane Plan educated me to eat the right portion sizes and to be careful with the carbs with the evening meal. It isn’t expensive – we didn’t see an increase in our food budget at all. I lost 5lb in the first week because I stuck to the plan so religiously. I did have one week where I didn’t lose weight, but I discussed this with the Jane Plan support service and their advice was just what I needed to keep me on track and not get despondent.
I’ve always struggled with my weight and had all the old excuses: I was big boned, not made for exercise…. I had always been a size 14, but after I had the girls I went up to a size 16. Now I’m a size 10 – and I never ever thought I’d be able to say that!
But it isn't all about the weight loss for me. When I’d lost about three-quarters of a stone, I found exercise much easier and more pleasurable. As a result of the regular exercise and healthy eating, I have more mental clarity, energy and a feeling of vibrancy and vitality that has improved the quality of all areas of my life. It’s really changed my life.
“I have more mental clarity, energy and a feeling of vibrancy and vitality.”
Carole - I now run every week & love taking exercise!
I absolutely loved doing Jane Plan - I lost two stone on the Weekends Off Plan and have kept it off ever since. It has been the most effective plan I've ever been on because the weight stayed off and I enjoyed the process too.
I used to feel bloated, uncomfortable and not happy with myself. As a published author and well known business woman, I couldn’t understand why my weight was the one thing I couldn’t conquer – that was until I did Jane Plan. It worked!! As a vegetarian the choices are amazing – I was never bored and I really enjoyed the support given by my Jane Plan nutritionist too.
“I now run every week and love taking exercise and working out – being lean, light and strong in my mid 50’s is very empowering. Thank you Jane. ”
Elizabeth - I’ve lost nearly 3 stone and dropped 4 dress sizes!
I had been over weight for a long time and it was really getting me down. I work as a lorry driver, so I’m always sitting down rather than moving around and also I’m always around fast food. I just didn’t know where to turn and was really nervous that Jane Plan might not work for me.
But when I phoned them up, the person I spoke to was so kind and understanding, I felt confident enough to go ahead – and I’ve never looked back. I was 15st 2 lbs when I started the Plan and a dress size 20 – I felt awful. But now I’m a size 14 and a slim and trim 12 stone 4. Yes, I’ve lost nearly 3 stone!
To be honest, losing the weight was a real shock to me – I never thought I could do it. I couldn’t believe it. People started commenting on how different I looked and I noticed how people at work started to treat me differently.
Jane Plan completely changed my eating habits. It has given me so much confidence and I feel really great about myself, something I haven’t felt for a long time.
“My happiest moment was going shopping with my daughter and buying a pair of size 14 jeans. ”
Lisa - I chose Jane Plan instead of gastric band surgery
I was so down about my weight when I was on holiday just before my 40th birthday that my husband sold his car so we could afford a gastric band consultation. I was living in three or four items of clothing and I felt that surgery might be the best option to make a permanent health change.
My father died at the age of 46 and I was very worried that my own weight issues might begin to impact negatively on my health if I didn’t take action.
Before the consultation happened, I was surfing the internet and I discovered Jane Plan by chance. The personal service made Jane Plan stand out for me and after a consultation, I signed up for a Full 4 Month Plan. The surgery was a thing of the past.
There’s no calorie counting with Jane Plan, it’s convenient and that’s what I like most, someone else does the thinking for me. It’s actually quite amazing to see the amount of food sitting the box when it arrives you begin to educate yourself about portions. You literally just have to open it or heat it up. My favourite meal is pasta Mediterranean with beetroot, it’s delicious.
I lost 7lbs in one week and what was even better is that I didn’t feel hungry. My mentality has changed and I don’t think about food like I used to. I don’t crave it anymore - I’ve lost the unhealthy attachment to food. Overall, I did really well on the Plan and lost over nearly 3 stone. Jane was on hand for personal coaching when my weight loss came to a standstill and a switch from high juice to water and cutting out sugar in my tea made all the difference.
People ask me does it work? Yes it does! I’m a real person behind the story. I’m so happy with my current weight and my body feels completely different. My bigger clothes will be going on eBay. Finally I feel comfortable in my own skin and it’s the best feeling ever. I’m sticking to my longer term weight goals and I’m continuing to lose weight. It’s the best diet I’ve done!
“People ask me does it work? Yes it does! I’m a real person behind the story.”
Mike - I've now lost 5 stone and no longer have high blood pressure!
When I joined Jane Plan I weighed 22 stone 5lbs. I started to put on weight when I gave up smoking. As a driving instructor, I'm sat in a car for most of the day and ended up eating at irregular times. Cooking for one can be difficult and I would often end up having much larger portions.
“I'd been trying to lose weight for years but nothing ever worked, until I found Jane Plan!”
Ricky - I have run FOUR marathons since doing Jane Plan
Since losing my 3 stone, I have run four half marathons and feel like a different person.
I had tried everything but could never quite shift the weight – until I did Jane Plan. I literally changed my life.
“I was one of Jane’s first customers back in 2012 and since doing Jane Plan have never looked back.”
Laura – I feel more confident as I prepare for my wedding day.
I feel so much happier and healthier since starting Jane Plan. Having a nursing background, I was very conscious of the health issues surrounding my weight.
I had been unhappy with my weight for a long time and I tried exercising but I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. Once I tried Jane Plan it worked straight away, I lost 7lbs in the first week! At my heaviest I was over 14 stone but now I am 12 stone. I am hoping to lose a further stone before my wedding in Vancouver next May. For me it's not just about looking good for my wedding, it's about achieving a healthy BMI.
My mum and my sister have always been slim, but I have never managed to lose weight successfully until now. My family is so impressed, and my fiancée is incredibly supportive. So much has changed since I started Jane Plan. I love shopping for clothes again and I feel more motivated to go back to the gym. I now understand exercise alone is not enough, it needs to be balanced with a healthy portion controlled way of eating. Before Jane Plan, I had terrible cravings for cheese, sweets and I loved a glass of wine, but the Plan has helped me overcome these cravings. The food is delicious, and I enjoy the Jane Plan food as much as the food I eat when I’m not on the Plan.
When I was heavier I only wore loose clothing. Now I feel more confident in myself. I am even wearing a t-shirt again; before I found them much too clingy. I have never felt this confident about my body. I used to avoid standing on the scales. Now I look forward to my weekly weigh-in.
Jane Plan has taught me how to take responsibility for my body. I was previously cheating myself and cheating on my health. Now I feel ready for anything. I have gotten my groove back! I would highly recommend Jane Plan to anyone!
“Since losing the weight I feel more confident and I'm ready to take on the world”
Zuwena – The Weekends-Off Plan was perfect for me
I had tried every diet going but nothing worked, everything seemed too limiting. I wanted to make a change and stop dieting.
I had been worried about my weight for a long time and had tried everything- lots of different diets that never worked and also exercise! I started to feel depressed, I didn't want to go out, I didn't enjoy dressing up - nothing fit. I just wanted to hide away.
My first weeks on Jane Plan went so quickly. At first I was scared of getting on scales – I was worried I hadn’t lost any weight. However, when I finally plucked up the courage to look at the scales I was so pleased with my results each week!
After finding Jane Plan everything changed. I never thought of the Plan as a diet, it felt like home cooked food and it was so conveninet. The flexibility of having weekends-off meant I was able to enjoy meals out with my husband. I found my fitness levels increased, I previously hated the gym but now I love the feeling of working out.
Jane Plan has helped me get my confidence back! I love buying new clothes, I enjoy going out and I even wore a bikini on the beach on my last holioday. Everyone is so impressed with my results, even my husband wants to start Jane Plan now. I would recommend it to everyone!
“I now have so much energy and I have my confidence back. I love it!”
Nicky - I’ve dropped over 4 stone in just 6 months!
For me, losing weight was all about my health. With 2 gorgeous grown up daughters, I wanted to be happy and healthy for many years to come and being 56 years old made me think, I’ve just got to do this!
My father died last year from weight related health implications and it made me think that unless I lost weight and become healthier, I may be at risk of not living as long as I’d like to!
I’d actually tried other similar plans before, but for me, the quality of the food at Jane Plan makes it stands out from the others. That’s why I’ve managed to stick to it and lose over 4 stone just 6 months. I started at 15 stone 1 and now I’m just 10 stone 11 lbs! But I’m not done yet, I’m going to lose some more and then use Jane Plan to help me maintain my weight loss – the food really is that good.
Now I love shopping, my girls are so proud of me and I genuinely feel like I’ve got the old me back. My health fears have gone away and I’m living life to the full.
“I feel more energetic, more healthy and I now love shopping for clothes again!”
Diane - Thank you Jane Plan and also thank you to my Jane Plan nutritionist helping me!
I am 80 years old and really needed healthy food delivered because I couldn't get out to the shops.
Before doing Jane Plan I was very unwell and I even had trouble breathing – but having lost the weight, all those troubles have gone. I was 17 and a half stone and I’m only 5ft 2 – but now I am proud to be 12st and I am well on the way to losing another stone for my granddaughters wedding. Losing 5 stone took me under a year – I can’t get around that easily, so I was so pleased it worked so well for me. Weight came off every week and it was so convenient – I was most surprised, especially as I always have a slice of cake each day! On Jane Plan I don’t feel hungry and I don’t feel it was any effort. Jane Plan was ideal for me, all I had to do was buy fresh fruit and veggies. Because I spoke to my nutritionist each week, I also changed the way I eat when I’m not on Jane Plan and I know I’m going to keep the weight off forever! I am a new woman!
“Thank you, Jane Plan, and also thank you to my Jane Plan nutritionist for changing my life and proving the doctor wrong.”
Richard - I'm fighting fit and feeling great - 20kg lighter
Jane Plan helped me to reset my eating habits. Before Jane Plan, I was making unhealthy food choices without realising. I had been made redundant and my weight had crept up to the point that I had a 44 inch waist and weighed 107kg. I’m 5ft 7 so my weight gain was really affecting how I felt.
I signed up to Jane Plan because I knew I needed to make a long-term change. I felt hungry for the first two days on the Plan and then my routine completely readjusted. It’s the little changes that make a difference. Instead of using full fat milk with porridge, I now use water and I’ve cut processed food out of my diet entirely. I’ve learned about portion control and how useful it is to count snacks out in a handful, like berries or almonds. I’ve got more creative with my additions to meals too. I add avocado and hot sauce to Jane Plan beef chilli and I add kale to the pork meatballs.
I’m now 13 and a half stone and wear 36 inch jeans! Everyone has noticed the difference and I feel so much more confident, even my posture has changed. When you lose excess weight, you feel better. Last summer was the first one in years that I was able to run around with my nieces and nephews. Exercise really helps with the Plan and I’ve experienced a real lifestyle turnaround. I’m now a keen cyclist and currently training for a 95 mile cycle this June. I completed a 100 mile cycle earlier in the year and my new healthy approach has even rubbed off on others! My mum now swims and a friend of mine has signed up to try the Plan too. It’s a great feeling to inspire others and I feel so much more positive.
“I’m now a keen cyclist and currently training for a 95 mile cycle this June.”
Derek - Since losing weight I am so much fitter
I knew I needed to lose weight when walking up even a slight hill made me out of breath. When I stood on the scales I realised I was over 16 and a half stone so I knew I had a problem.
That was 2 years ago when I was 68 – I’m 70 now. I lost just over 3 stone in 3 months – pretty amazing really, but I was really good. I kept it off for 2 years, then last year (2017) I had a back operation and put a bit of weight back on, so I signed up yesterday (Jan 2018) for a quick top up – and ordered a Three Month Plan. I know it works and it always makes me feel so much better.
“Since losing weight I’m really fit, I go fishing, walking, cycling and I play bowls – I’m definitely living life to the full.”
Nicola - Illness hasn't stopped me losing 4 stone!
I was diagnosed with ME in 2001 when I was 30, and I went from being active, walking miles to go to the gym to struggling to get off the sofa. I was addicted to carbs and by 2014 I’d reached 17st 10lbs – too big for my 5ft 4 frame.
Things went from bad to worse as I was diagnosed with a fatty liver and I knew I had to do something about my weight. A friend suggested Jane Plan and I signed up. I was amazed how good the food was – the penne bolognaise is a favourite.
In the first week I lost 7lbs, then continued to lose 2lbs a week. Within just a few months I’d shed 4 stone! Instead of being stuck on the sofa I had much more energy – I even started to enjoy the school run. And last month the doctor told me my fatty liver had reduced.
I feel much better about myself psychologically, I am so much more comfortable and can look in the wardrobe in the morning and choose an outfit happily without having to put on leggings and a smock! I feel excited about clothes again, I was very unhappy about the way Iooked before. I can move more easily, there is less body to have to move! My skin is clearer and my eyes brighter. My gut is better and more settled. I am not so fatigued as it's easier to get about.
In fact, I feel great, but would like to lose a bit more, and with Jane Plan’s help, I know I can do it.
“I already feel great, but I know with each extra pound I lose I will feel even better. I can't wait!”
Matt - I am now over 3 stone lighter!
At my heaviest, I weighed 15st 12lbs and I had reached the point that my eating choices were beginning to get beyond my control. I ate tasty things like fish and chips, or sides like mac and cheese and heavy carbs that we loaded with calories. I now weigh 11 stones 7lbs – incredible right
I exceeded my goal of getting down to a weight of 12 stone and I managed to keep going with real gusto! I gave up smoking 18 months ago and I’ve stopped drinking beer so making those changes has really helped my health.
I think a real highlight since my weight loss was when a tailors wasn’t able to alter a suit that I had from before starting Jane Plan. I was so much leaner that it was impossible to take in without ruining the line of it and it has simply become a clown suit!! It was a bitter-sweet feeling of having to buy much smaller clothes. I’ve gone from have a 38 inch waist to a 32 inch waist. It hurt my wallet but it feels great!
I suffer from back pain and losing weight has really helped to ease the pain. I’m feeling so much more confident and happier. It’s a bit of family affair when it comes to my relationship with Jane Plan. My Dad Paul and my partner Sarah have lost weight successfully on the Plan. I’m a keen fisherman and I now walk 6-7 miles a day on a trip and I think nothing of it! I feel faster, stronger and more confident. I no longer feel conscious of my weight and having spent six months eating good food accompanied by fresh fruit and vegetables, I am feeling far more healthy than I used to.
“ I feel faster, stronger and more confident. ”
Sylvain - My cholesterol levels have halved
I wanted to lose weight to improve my quality of life. I started Jane Plan at 92kg and am now 74 kg – with just 2 kg to go. My problem is that I love living the good life and all the pleasure that goes with that – especially food and drink.
I felt my weight was getting to the point that it might damage my chance of living a long and healthy life. I wanted to be fit and healthy to get the highest possible quality of life. To put it bluntly, I felt like a ton of bricks. But thanks to Jane Plan that has all changed.
I feel truly 'good' and also much fitter, stronger and 'on the ball'. All other things being equal, my cholesterol level has dropped by half, so my health has also improved visibly. As a bonus, my self-esteem has also gone up. I might even admit to a touch of the old vanity...
“My self-esteem has gone up. I might even admit to a touch of the old vanity...”
Claire - I am now a size 8 and Red Dress ready!
I’m 5ft 2in and small-framed, so carrying extra weight and squeezing into size 14s felt really uncomfortable. My weight had crept up slowly so when my husband took some photos late last year I was shocked by how big I’d become.
We thought we’d been eating well, cutting out alcohol in the week and watching our carbs. I wasn’t a snacker either, though enjoyed weekend treats like roasts and full breakfasts. But my portion sizes had crept up, so even my salads were super-sized.
A friend told me about Jane Plan and it seemed too good to be true. The food is delicious – I love the roast lamb, chilli and meatballs. It feels like real food too, rather than being on a diet, which is refreshing. Even though I’m gluten free, my menu’s still wide and varied.
The weight came off quickly and I’m now 8st 2lbs and a size 8–10. I have a chest condition so carrying extra weight meant I was out of breath more, but now it’s easier to be active. I even climb seven floors of stairs to my office!
Highlights for me have been slipping into my first ever pair of skinny jeans and even wearing a bikini on holiday. In fact, the only problem now is I need a whole new wardrobe…
“I've dropped from a size 14 to a size 8 and feel like I've got the old me back!”
Mark - I lost weight with my wife Claire, the lovely lady above!
The main catalyst for me wanting to lose weight was that I was getting out of breath tying up my shoe laces! It was an amazing feeling the first time I managed to do it, without thinking, I bent over from the waist and did them up while still breathing. A great sense of achievement!!
I've spent my whole life loathing exercise and loving food and booze, and I have a lot of hobbies that involve both. Doctors had always told me I should lose weight but have never helped me understand how. At over 17 stone when I started, I thought I had a difficult journey ahead of me but I was wrong! Had I known it was so easy, I’d have done it years ago - with a small amount of will, and very little thought I was able to achieve something I had previously thought impossible! Now under 15 stone, I feel like a new man! Claire and I celebrated our weight loss with an amazing holiday and spent 2 weeks in nothing but a speedo and a bikini (I’ll let you work out who was wearing which)
I can't tell how frustrated I get when people make excuses about their weight - having discovered stuff that works, there really is little excuse!!!
“Having lost weight, I feel fitter now and more energetic”
Ros - Jane Plan helped me eat healthily during a really difficult time
I started on Jane Plan a few weeks before my husband Michael’s sudden and very unexpected terminal illness diagnosis. It was so good to have a supply of easily prepared, nutritious and tasty meals to hand.
Thanks to Jane Plan, other than than preparing fresh fruit and vegetables, I didn't need to worry about shopping and cooking for myself and could concentrate on Michael.
At my heaviest, I was 11st 2 which wasn’t good, as I am only 5ft 3. I gained weight due to a combination comfort and stress eating as I was in the process of being made redundant. Through sensible eating, I had managed to reach 10st 2, but couldn't get any further........so joined Jane Plan, and haven't looked back. I’m now 8 stone 5 and feel great!
Following Jane Plan, meant that when I got home from hospital appointments, I was able to look in the cupboard and take out something that I knew was delicious and had the right amount of calories. Michael had a very small appetite when he was ill so our house was full of tempting but high calorie treats like Mars bars, cheese and biscuits in an effort to get him to eat. With all of this temptation and our erratic routine, it was a godsend to have Jane Plan meals ready to go! I was able to put a tasty salad in my bag and head out the door. The other fantastic thing about this diet plan is that there is no waste.
When it comes to my favourite meals, I really enjoyed the vanilla porridge and I love adding frozen berries for a burst of flavour. I also add broccoli and green beans to main meals for extra nutrients and vitamins. Jane Plan really works, it helped me when I really needed the support.
“With all of this temptation and our erratic routine, it was a godsend to have Jane plan meals ready to go! ”
Sarah - Within a few months after having a baby, I'm back in my favourite little black dress
Losing my post-baby weight was a massive challenge. Following the birth of my eldest child, I weighed 11 stone 12lb. I'd always been slim and wanted to get back to the old me again.
I’m so pleased with my weight loss thanks to Jane Plan as I’d been really struggling to get off a plateau and see real results. By sticking to Jane Plan, it meant that within a few months, I’m back in my skinny jeans. I'd always been a classic English pear shape and was carrying a lot of weight on my thighs and my hips. It was amazing how easy it was to shift the weight. I'm slimmer now in my forties than in my thirties. The healthy and nutritious calorie controlled meals, meant that I got down to 10 stone 5lb.
“The healthy and nutritious calorie controlled meals, meant that I got down to 10 stone 5lb”
Heather - I am a Supermodel at age 62
Jane Plan was so flexible (I did the Weekends Off Plan) and I lost nearly 3 stone.
As a cook myself I was nervous about having food delivered, but it’s absolutely delicious – I give it ten out of ten!
I had just retired and wanted to make a significant change in my life. I was sick of battling with my weight and needed a solution that suited my lifestyle. I looked at other diet plans but thought Jane Plan was the most appealing because it wasn't a diet at all - it was a healthy way of eating! I was right – it was fantastic and I lost almost 3 stone!
That was a year ago now and I’ve kept it off. It feels great to be gorgeous in my 60s. In fact, on a recent shopping trip to Monsoon for a dress, I was asked to model for them!
“It feels great to be gorgeous in my 60s and on a recent shopping trip Monsoon asked me to model for them! ”
Gary - For me, Jane Plan is all about convenience
I live alone and work 2 jobs meaning I have a very busy lifestyle. On the plan I do not have to worry about prepping meals or wasting any ingredients, all I need to do is pop my meal in the microwave and I am ready to go – saving me time and money.
I do still love to cook, so the flexibility of the plan is important to me, I am on the weekends off plan which means I can still cook all my favourite home-cooked meals on the weekend and enjoy social outings.
“I have more time and energy than before”
Lisa - I've lost a total of 32kg - that's 5 and a half stone!
Last year my husband and I decided it was time to start a family, however, I was concerned about my weight. I was 86.7kg and had a BMI of 32 - that put me firmly in the 'obese' category. I was also suffering from severe back and hip pain - which was because of my weight!
I'm a nurse, so it's important for me to look after my health and well-being and be an example to my patients. In particular, I am really aware of the importance of being a healthy weight prior to pregnancy, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout pregnancy. So when my husband and I were planning to have a baby I turned to Jane Plan for help, because they had an evidence-based, sensible approach to weight loss. Jane Plan was absolutely fantastic - I reached my target weight of 68kg and had a BMI of 25! I was spot on a healthy weight
I was absolutely over the moon when I found out I was pregnant, and I couldn't have been happier when Christoper was born on 1 April this year. I had enjoyed a really healthy pregnancy, which was due to the amount of weight I lost with Jane Plan. I felt amazing!
Throughout my pregnancy, I ate healthily, but like most mums, I gained a little extra weight. My post-pregnancy weight was 98kg, so when Christoper was 4 months old I got back in touch with Jane Plan - and I am now on track to meet my goal weight of 70kg. The Jane Plan team was very helpful when I told them I was breastfeeding and explained that they could help me but I should speak to my doctor first. He was 100% supportive! Together with my Jane Plan Nutritionist, we agreed that I should eat 1,500 calories a day, so I add a few extra veggies each day, and healthy snacks, like avocado, to my Jane Plan.
Since I have lost weight, I have developed a love of exercise. My hip and back pain has gone and I now do the local Park Run every weekend. Running 5km has never been so easy - my running speed is improving as I lose weight - in fact I am so inspired that I am planning to do an Iron Man in 2021.
My husband is really supportive of me and so proud of the progress I have made. He is Italian and a massive foodie and absolutely loves the Jane Plan meals, especially the Chicken Tikka Masala. He often works away, so I love that the meals are so convenient and portioned out for me, my favourite is Chicken in Mascarpone!
“Jane Plan was absolutely fantastic - I reached my target weight of 68kg and had a BMI of 25! I was spot on a healthy weight”
Katie - I am now wearing a dress size 8
I started Jane Plan in February and reached my target (actually I lost even more weight which was a bonus) by the summer. I lost about 2 stone and went from a dress size 12 bordering on a 14 down to an 8.
Since then I have continued on Jane Plan as I still like it, find it convenient and enjoy the meals. However I do allow myself the odd coffee and cake again and occasional meal out as I don’t need to lose any more weight, and I am doing a lot more walking every day.
Jane Plan has permanently re-educated my eating habits so that I start every single day with a bowl of porridge and fruit. I also eat a lot more fruit and vegetables and am more than happy to eat every supper without potatoes.
I don’t eat bread either but don’t find I miss it.
I never thought I had fat legs but, even though I’m only 5ft 2, since losing the weight I have no hesitation in wearing jeggings or skirts above the knee as my legs are much slimmer!
I do feel much fitter now. I was finding it a struggle to bend down easily and used to get out of breath when walking uphill but that has all changed. I was definitely an “apple” shape which is very unhealthy so losing the spare tyre has had huge health benefits too
“I feel much fitter now. I was finding it a struggle to bend down easily and used to get out of breath when walking uphill but that has all changed.”
Celebrity Chantelle Houghton dropped 3 dress sizes
I followed Jane Plan and slimmed down from a size 16 down to a healthy size 10 and managed to kick my unhealthy snacking habit! I've battled with my weight for over 10 years, suffered from an eating disorder and even feared that yo-yo dieting might have left me infertile.
I had developed really unhealthy eating habits and found myself gorging on half a loaf of bread, pizza and McDonald's most days. I’m 5ft 7in and I’d ballooned from 10st and a size 10 to a size 16 and 12st. I felt heavy and sluggish and I looked so unattractive. I was disgusted with myself.
Enough was enough after I was taunted 'fat' and 'not good enough for a man' by Twitter trolls I decided to get fit and lose weight in a healthy way. I followed Jane Plan and it was much easier to stay on track as my meals were already prepared.
I’m not going to put any won't put pressure on myself when it comes to future weight loss - I just want to be healthy!
“Jane Plan was great because if my meals aren't prepared it's so easy for me to fall off the wagon. ”
Emma - The confidence boost I needed
When I started Jane Plan I was 17st 12 lbs – I had been on holiday to Tenerife and none of the holiday clothes I bought actually fitted me. I was a dress size 20 and as I am only 23 my confidence was really low.
“I feel so much happier in myself”