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 diets 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!”
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, as it was a food delivery service that 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.”
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 my dreams have come true!
“I can't believe I lost 9 stone - it’s made all the difference to my self esteem.”
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. ”
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”
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.”
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 in the picture 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”
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. ”
Yvonne - I joined Jane Plan and haven’t looked back – I’m 4 stone lighter
I hit rock bottom in April 2015 when I was invited to a friend’s wedding. I had absolutely nothing to wear, I hated my clothes and I hated myself. The picture here was taken just before the wedding and when I saw it I decided ‘I have to do something – I’m so unhappy’. I was a size 22!
It was a daunting journey – before starting Jane Plan my portions were out of control, I ate irregularly, snacked at night and was completely sedentary. But I wasn’t to be defeated. I joined Jane Plan and haven’t looked back, in fact this Christmas I will be more than 4st lighter than I was last Christmas. I’m now a size 14 and I feel fabulous.
I’m so full of energy, I even walk half way to work every day now (I drive a mile, park the car and walk a mile). I feel like a different person, a new woman and my son and daughter are SO proud of their new slim, glamorous mum.
Funnily enough, I keep buying new clothes in larger sizes then having to take them back for smaller sizes – I can’t quite believe I am now a slim lady!
“I’ve said goodbye to yo-yo dieting forever and life is full of love, life and energy. ”
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...”
Anna - I am two stone happier and healthier.
As a designer, how I look is really important. Since losing two stone with Jane Plan, I feel much more confident. Now when I walk into a room or client meeting, I feel completely different. I'm not self-conscious or worried about what people think. Everyone’s noticed the change!
As a vegetarian, I‘ve always eaten healthily but Jane Plan taught me to watch portion control, it’s not enough to just eat well. The food is delicious and even though I lost the weight some time ago, I always have some Jane Plan to hand. It’s great after a ‘naughty’ eating weekend!
For me, Jane Plan isn’t just about food but learning new habits, I've learned about portion control too.
“I was forever trying to lose that extra weight. Jane Plan taught me new habits, the support was invaluable.”
Caroline - I look better now than I did in my 30s!
I've battled with my weight since I was 14 and always been a yo-yo dieter. Jane Plan now forms the backbone of my eating. It works and because it’s so economical, I'm winning all round!
Despite being very active and sporty, I've always found it hard to shift pounds.I noticed a lady in my exercise class was getting slimmer every week. She told me that her secret was Jane Plan and I immediately got in touch. My first box arrived two days later and now over two stone lighter, I haven’t looked back.
“Age 56, this is the first time since my teenage years that I've lost weight and kept it off. I’m happier, healthier and fitter than I’ve ever been”
Sharon - I lost 5 stone and am fitter and healthier than ever before!
I'd been worried about my weight for years but when I hit an all time high of 15 stone I decided it was time to do something positive. I'd been to a party and had nothing to wear but a tent dress - I never wanted to feel like that again.
I'd tried a few different diets, without success - somehow nothing seemed to work for me.
I began using Jane Plan with the aim of achieving a healthy weight. I now feel fabulous and am doing things I never dreamt I'd do.
I am really pleased and feeling much better, and apparently I hardly snore now either!
Now I'm a healthy weight, I've taken up ballroom dancing, vintage dressmaking - I love making my own clothes and feel great about wearing them. I've also fulfilled my lifelong ambition learn to horse ride. It wouldn't have been possible when I was heavier, but now everything seems possible! And this weekend I am completing the Three Peaks Challenge
“Since losing weight, I've reached so many of my lifelong ambitions!”
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.”
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!”
Susie - Lost 5 stone in 10 months!
Susie had tried every diet out there, until she found us! She has even lost more weight after finishing the plan.
Susie is a secondary school teacher from Berkshire. She lives with her husband and they have four children and two grandchildren. The plan taught her not to cut out food groups, just to eat in moderation. She looks incredible!
“The plan taught me not to cut out food groups, just to eat in moderation”
Emma - I'm 6 stone lighter and have changed the way I think about food
I put on weight after I had my son Pietro and I found it really difficult to shift the excess pounds. At my heaviest, I was 16 stone. I was so uncomfortable in pictures that I actually shut down my Facebook account because I felt so self conscious about how I looked.
I dodged photographs and nothing felt comfortable. Following Jane Plan allowed me to change the way that I was thinking about food. I stopped comfort eating and learned to get excited about healthy food again. Since finishing the Plan, I’ve continued this path of healthy eating and I now weigh 10st 3lbs. I’m feeling more confident than I have in years and I’m so happy that I discovered the Plan. Overall I’ve lost six stone which is really something!
“I stopped comfort eating and learned to get excited about healthy food again. ”
Ros - Jane Plan helped me lose 3 stone 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 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! ”
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. ”
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 easy 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. All the hard work is done - 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.”
Claire-Louise - I am now confident for the camera
I struggled with my weight for many years, so wasn’t after a short-term fix but a long-term solution to losing weight. I’ve lost almost three stone with Jane Plan and I can honestly say, it’s been life-changing!
Most importantly I’ve kept the weight off and now use Jane Plan to keep things that way.
Working long hours in a theatre means that sometimes it’s hard to eat healthily. I keep my diet box to hand so I’m not tempted to grab unhealthy food on the run. It was so amazingly easy. As a vegetarian I loved the wide choice of food and having it delivered to my door made such a difference. One of my greatest pleasures is altering my clothes to fit the new slim me - it’s a great feeling.
“Since losing the weight, I’ve been offered a fabulous job in TV and I feel completely comfortable in my new high profile role!”
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. 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! ”
Katy- Jane Plan has changed my life!
I was seriously considering gastric band surgery and thought I'd give a diet one last try. I had put a lot of weight on having developed a condition called Fibromyalgia in 2014 which causes pain and fatigue.
I chose Jane Plan because I needed convenience - I was tired and in pain so shopping and cooking wasn't an option. I had been turning to takeaways and unhealthy convenience food due to my condition and had put on a substantial amount of weight which was only exacerbating my symptoms. Jane Plan offered me the convenience without the calories! What set Jane Plan apart from other similar companies for me was that they offered support. I know I have struggled before to lose weight and thought that, not only was the convenience going to help keep me on track, speaking to someone weekly would hold me accountable.
I underestimated how much the support would contribute to my success. From strategy for the week ahead to helping me chose the healthier options from restaurant menus when I first ventured out and off plan for a night. In addition it's helped me to stay on plan when I've slipped up. I've learned to put it behind me and move on.
I've lost 4 stone on the plan so far, I had a short break over the summer but now I am back on track and feel much like I did when I first started the Plan. I know this is a long journey for me, but luckily there are lots of new exciting foods on the Plan, so I am still not bored. In fact, I am excited about the Plan and the future.
“I am happier, healthier and have a better quality of life. I know this is a long journey for me but I am on track and am feeling excited about the future!”
Melanie - I knew I could no longer ignore my weight gain,it was out of control.
As a teacher life can be pretty stressful. I work long hours and the staff room is always full of biscuits, so the temptation to graze is always there!! I’d got to the point where I was unhappy about my weight and I didn’t seem to be able to do anything about it.
“I’ve lost nearly 3 stone - You can see the results”
Katie - I am now wearing a dress size 8
I started Jane Plan in February 2014 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, easy 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. ”
Susan - Our Jane Plan Bond girl!
I've changed the way that I think about food, I'm back in control and it feels so good! I've found that since finishing Jane Plan, my confidence has soared and I'm so much more comfortable.
I learned about calorie and portion control and the Diet Guide Book that came with my box really helped to understand a typical daily menu and the sizes of sides and tasty veggie options. I also started drinking more water and taking a bit more exercise. Overall, I'm feeling so much healthier and happier. On my holiday, I felt a little bit like a glamorous Bond girl during a sailing trip and I never thought that I'd say that!
“I finally feel beach body ready thanks to Jane Plan ”
Annie - I banished comfort eating for good
I’m 49 and had been battling with my weight over the last 3-4 years. I had to face a few more challenges than usual last year and, as many women do, I found myself turning to food for comfort.
When I took the selfie above in the summer I weighed in at my heaviest weight since giving birth – and that was 13 years ago – so I knew it was time to take action.
I’d used a number of different diets in the past, but nothing ever seemed to work. This time I wanted something pure, simple and easy to follow. I knew if everything was done for me, and I could get myself in the right mindset, then I’d be successful. With my 50th birthday looming, I was determined!
I lost 7lbs in my first week, and since then I’ve consistently lost 1-2 lbs a week. I’m now 16lbs lighter. I manage to combine Jane Plan with an incredibly busy work and social life.
These days, I’m wearing jeans for the first time in about 3 years – I’d forgotten how great they feel!
“I combined Jane Plan with my busy job and hectic life, and successfully lost weight”
Alison - I am now 2 stone lighter
When I turned 46, I knew I had to do something about my weight or my health would suffer and my dreams for the future wouldn't be possible. Since I lost the weight, life is going to be very different - having lost weight, I'm now 10st 7 and I can't believe the transformation I've experienced.
I think I was in denial but last Christmas I knew I had to do something about my weight. I had dreams of doing lots of active travel once my girls left home, and I realised that this wouldn't be possible if my body wasn't fit.
My knees and hips had become really stiff and achy. I've been on my own with my daughters since they were very young and an old colleague of mine (now retired) was always telling me it all comes together at 47 and in jest with a hint of reality - I didn't want to be frumpy when this beacon of an age arrived, especially as my daughters are more independent at 18 and 15!
I knew the issue for me was thinking about healthy meals and how to put them together. I'd come home exhausted and grab easy food, basically chocolate and wine! Food was becoming an anxiety and I was overwhelmed by GI, GL, 5:2 and so on! I'd laughed to friends what I needed was a personal chef!
Then I happened to read a Christmas magazine (I've kept the article!) about Jane Plan and I thought this is exactly what I need. It really was - not just the food but knowing personal support was at the end of the phone. I also made a commitment to myself to return to exercise that nurtured me and calmed my stress levels so yoga, swimming, walking and horse riding.
I reached my goal and finished Jane Plan in June (10st7) and have kept it off since. Your simple advice of weekly calorie intake was revolutionary to me! I still have wine and treats but its within known weekly limits.
When my first Jane Plan box arrived at work, I was so excited! I opened it with a friend - the month's snacks were packaged in tissue and a sticker like Boden or Liz Earle! I liked that :)
10 months on, my knees no longer ache, I jog up the stairs at work and I can do the crab in yoga! By cutting down on my carb intake, I no longer feel bloated with that uncomfortable feeling. Signing up to Jane Plan really has transformed my life in a calm and simple way. I can't say a big enough thank you Jane!
“I reached my goal in June 2014 and have kept the weight off since. Jane Plan's simple advice of weekly calorie intake was revolutionary to me! ”
Carolyn - I dropped 2 dress sizes
I used to very slim indeed and modelled when I was young. As the years have passed, having faced some challenging times, my stress levels went through the roof and my weight shot up.
My New Year Resolution was to get the old me back. I wanted to regain confidence after years of feeling so dreadful. For me, that meant losing weight and getting my art displayed in a high profile exhibition or gallery.
I wanted to lose weight so I could feel my absolute best, not just for my personal self esteem but also because I wanted to have the confidence to promote my work. As an artist you have to walk into galleries and show them your pictures, in the hope they will take you on.
Unbelievably this year, I've lost the weight and also was accepted to exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair. As part of my work, I attend gallery openings and other events where you have to dress up – having lost the weight, I feel so much happier about doing this.
“I wanted to lose weight so I could feel my absolute best, not just for my personal self esteem but also to have confidence in my profession”
Ellen - I dropped a dress size
I made the decision to lose weight when I was starting university. I wanted to be able to feel confident about myself when I was in social situations and meeting new people.
I am 21 years old and I'm studying physics at the University of Sussex. I began to put on weight slowly but steadily following a knee injury, which left me unable to run and only capable of light exercise and cycling. Once I was already overweight I felt as though I had no control over my weight and body. I stopped caring as much about eating healthily and didn't pay as much attention to my diet. As a result the pounds piled on.
Trying to lose weight at university and as student can be very difficult. With all the nights out, takeaways and midnight snacks going on around you, the temptation can be hard to resist.
I had considered other diets and tried eating more healthily by myself, but being a vegetarian, I found that I needed a diet with enough variety and food which would give me enough energy to keep me sustained throughout the day.
Jane Plan was great as the food was not only delicious, there was also a huge selection of meals. The veggie dishes were full of protein like beans, pulses and kept me going. I had energy throughout the day.
Another fantastic thing about Jane Plan was that Jane and the team really helped me to completely change my mentality about healthy eating and portion control. With this new attitude to food, I feel like I have made a permanent positive change to my lifestyle and health.
Since starting Jane Plan, I've regained the feeling of control over my weight, health and happiness. The positive mind-set I acquired also encouraged me to quit smoking!
“Since starting Jane Plan, I've regained the feeling of control over my weight, health and happiness. The positive mind-set I acquired also encouraged me to quit smoking!”
Alexis - Just one year later I’m 4 stone lighter!
I wanted to lose weight after giving birth to my gorgeous little girl, but because I was breast-feeding, I just put it off again and again. Being a busy working mum and having sleepless nights in the first few months, the last thing I wanted to do was a crash diet plan!
My family and friends expressed concern about my weight gain, but to be honest, I didn’t really listen to them. I comfort ate to take my mind off everything. When I saw these pictures, I was shocked!
The final straw was when my GP refused to give me a repeat prescription for the pill, as I was classed as obese, based on my BMI. That word suddenly hit me, and I left the consultation room in tears. I thought to my myself that I needed to lose weight, not just for me, but for my family if I want to live a long and healthy life.
I searched and searched the internet until I found Jane Plan, which I’d never heard of before. It appealed to me as it catered to my everyday needs. I gave it a go, and even my husband tried the partner meals to support me in the early stages...and it worked! I must admit it was a struggle in the beginning, but I kept focused and determined because I didn’t want to go back to the old me.
Before the diet I was 14st 2lbs, and now I’m 10st 2lbs. I feel so much better about myself and more confident. I don’t feel like the ugly fat mummy anymore! My family and friends are surprised with the progress I’ve made and they too want to try Jane Plan.
Since losing all this weight, I’ve realised that I can still achieve my dreams in life. I’m a nurse and recently applied for a more senior post – which I I'm so happy to say that I got the post. I personally believe the weight loss has encouraged me to push further in my career plans.
“Losing all this weight has made me realise I can still achieve my dreams in life”