Snap Kitchen’s Snap Commit Program
I’ve been wanting to do Snap Kitchen’s Snap Commit program ever since my friend Jessica did a similar 21-day challenge in 2010. She was able to turn the habits she learned in those 21 days into a lifestyle that she has continued over a year later. With my wedding planned for October 2012, and some family gatherings coming up in the next few months, I wanted to jump-start my pre-wedding weight loss program, and now felt like the perfect time to commit.
Full Disclosure: I approached Snap Kitchen and offered to blog about my experience on the program in exchange for them helping defray the total cost. Luckily, they saw the marketing benefit, and gave me a gift card for $395 towards the cost of food, leaving $195 for me to make up the difference.
The total cost for my plan, which includes Snap Commit at 1200 calories per day ($550), Snap Clean Start ($40 for one day), and a consultation with the dietitian (free since I paid up front with the gift card and my credit card together), was $590. This breaks down to close to $30 a day.
- To stick with the program, which includes 22 days of meals, along with room for 3 “cheat” meals of my choosing
- To share my experience and progress with you, along with weekly weigh-ins (to take place on Fridays)
- To work out 2-3 times a week during the program
What I Like So Far
- Not having to worry about shopping for food, cooking food, or trying to eat healthy during this challenging time of year
- The menu looks exciting and seems to have a wider variety than other programs like this — I also love that they source locally as much as they can
- The access to the dietitian via e-mail to answer any questions I have, and the encouragement to give feedback on what I like and don’t like so that my plan will be tailored to what works for me
- The fact that there are lots of veggies on the menu, even though the focus is still on lean proteins
- I can already tell that its going to be hard to do this and still be social. Tonight, I’m going to dinner at a friends house, and he wasn’t thrilled when I told him I was bringing my own meal. Also, Ill likely have some work-related dinners with vendors later on in the month, plus lots of holiday parties of course! I do have three “cheat” meals built into the program, but two out of three of those are accounted for — one is a tasting with a potential wedding caterer, the other is a wedding cake contest I’m judging!
- Finding the time and motivation to work out. I’ve been pretty sedentary recently — and also very busy planning this wedding, but I need to prioritize exercise for both body and mind.
While I had my usual breakfast yesterday — skim milk with shredded wheat — I started the Snap Clean Start juice program at lunchtime, when I met Andrea (the dietitian) at Snap Kitchen. I was actually amazed at how well these five juices filled me up, and how good they tasted. I enjoyed each one of the juices, and was surprised that I liked some of the less sweet options. In fact, I finished every one with a smile on my face (no wincing!).
I didn’t start to feel my stomach growling until it was time to go to sleep. It’s been a while since I’ve let my stomach growl and it’s kind of nice to remember what it’s like to feel hungry, since I’ve been feeding myself well before there is any growling to be heard of late! And, I could have grabbed a piece of fruit if I wanted before bed, and still been following the “rules,” but decided not to this time.
Other than the bedtime hunger, I enjoyed today’s juice meal plan on the whole, and would recommend it, even with the much more frequent visits to the ladies room!
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