The Jane Plan Diet: What is it, how does it work and how much does it cost?

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  • The Jane Plan diet is popular with many because of its convenient delivery service. This means you can’t be tempted by treats when you do the shopping because your meals come straight to your door!

    Looking for one of those diets that works fast, is nutritious and sustainable AND does the prep for you? Then the Jane Plan diet is for you. The healthy meal delivery service – run by nutritionists – boasts a number of weight loss success stories based on delicious Jane Plan recipes that are specially tailored to your needs.

    Much like the recipe boxes that have spiked in popularity of late, the Jane Plan diet delivers pre-prepared meals to your door for the week. So, not only do you not have to decide what to cook every night, but you can eat guilt-free knowing that your meal is packed with goodness and will help you stay on top of your weight loss goals.

    What is the Jane Plan Diet?

    The Jane Plan diet is the brainchild of nutritionist and weight-loss expert, Jane Michell.

    The mum-of-three retrained as a nutritionist after her third child and was working at a London hospital helping “people who were really challenged by their weight and who needed to make significant changes to become a healthy weight.”

    Inspired by this, in 201o Jane started out by creating meals for friends (from Waitrose ingredients, no less!). Before realising there was a gap in the market for easy, yet healthy and wholesome diet food that would help people reach their ideal weight.

    Eleven years on and The Jane Plan Diet is thriving, with over 20 million meals sold to 75,000 happy customers – each with their own success story to share.

    Not just a diet delivery service, Jane Plan comes with a mentor support aspect too, to help you stay on track.

    What do you get with Jane Plan?

    With Jane Plan you get three meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner – as well as a snack so you don’t feel hungry. You then add some fresh fruit or veggies of your own before ‘heating and eating’ the meals for a quick and easy answer to the usual hunger pangs a diet can bring.

    All the meals are carefully portioned out to help you stick to 1,200 calories a day without having to count calories yourself or worry about tracking what you eat. And the 75 available recipes include high-protein, vegetarian, gluten, wheat and dairy-free options – to cater to all dietary needs.

    All food comes pre-packed and surprisingly doesn’t need to be stored in your fridge. The meals are all cooked using traditional methods and then sealed and steamed in a pressure cooker. This keeps the foods fresh whilst preserving all the good nutrients and flavours – without the need to add any nasty additives.

    On top of your meal box (containing 28 days of food) is invaluable access to dedicated weekly support, as well as Jane Plan’s client support area and a step-by-step guide to help you on your weight loss journey.

    How does the Jane Plan diet work?

    It’s not rocket science, the Jane Plan Diet goes back to basics by counting calories and focusing on good old portion control – ultimately providing balanced meals.

    By calorie controlling each portion and offering nutritious meals and healthy snacks, Jane has helped thousands of people shed the pounds. In fact, Jane herself used the diet to lose weight and has remained happy and confident in herself ever since.

    The message is simple, if you take in fewer calories than your body burns every day, you’ll lose weight. We always thought common sense is underrated when it comes to diets!

    Who is the Jane Plan diet good for?

    The Jane Plan is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands and are looking to lose weight, and keep it off, over a steady period of time.

    There are men’s plans too, with added calories. So if you’re attempting to do a diet as a couple this could be perfect.

    The plan can also be tailored, so if you have an allergy or specific requirement (like gluten free, for instance) the team at Jane Plan will be able to help put together a personalised menu for you.

    Is Jane plan suitable for diabetics?

    Yes, the Jane Plan diet is suitable for diabetics.

    On their website the brand says: “We do not exclude any food groups, and our meals have been approved by a diabetic nurse as suitable for diabetics.”

    The site also includes the success story of Community Nurse Elizabeth, a diabetic who lost 2 stone on a 4 month plan. Proving that weight loss is achievable with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

    How much weight can you lose with Jane Plan?

    The Jane Plan says that their plan could see you lose 2lbs a week. This is based on their 1200 calories-a-day plan cutting out the extra 800 calories that makes up the NHS’s recommended daily calorie intake.

    This being said weight loss obviously depends on a lot of factors, like how much you are aiming to loose, what your metabolism is like, how much time you have to exercise, etc.

    The plan does seem to get good results, with many users shedding the pounds. Here are just a few real life examples to give you an idea of how people have responded to Jane Plan.

    Success story: Claire Combes and Natasha Frampton

    people who have lost weight doing the jane plan diet

    The lovely Clare Combes, above left, did the gluten free Jane Plan diet with her partner and managed to shift 2 stone, dropping to a very enviable size 8. Doesn’t she look fab?

    We also love Natasha Frampton’s story, above right. Natasha was told by her GP that she couldn’t be referred for IVF because of her weight. Previously 19 stone, Natasha lost an incredible 9 stone with Jane Plan. And the best part? Her baby was born in December.

    Success story: Natasha

    Further inspiration comes from Natasha who lost just over 6 and a half stone on the Jane Plan. She credits the diet as helping her to achieve a healthier perspective on her eating habits: “Jane plan has been the perfect plan for me. I am safe around food in the plan. It gives me boundaries I cannot create in my own mind”⁠.

    Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton also dropped from a size 16 to a size 10 while on Jane Plan.

    What are the pros?

    • Weight loss – The results speak for themselves and many love it so much that they stay on the plan even once they’ve achieved their goal weight. Which can only be a good sign.
    • Hassle-free meals – you don’t have to think about what you’re going to have for your next meal. There’s no weighing, calculating or complicated tracking so it’s easy from the get-go.
    • Nutritious and diverse dinners – There’s 75 different meal offerings to choose from and they’ve all been created by dedicated nutritionists – so you know you’re getting the goodness your body needs from each mealtime.
    • It’s not a fad diet – The Jane Plan focuses on 3 calorie controlled meals a day that are both filling and delicious. This isn’t an extreme diet that will see you starving yourself or feeling faint whilst working towards your desired weight.
    • Community support – mentors are included as part of your plan and there to help you stay on track. Plus you can always find an encouraging word or two from other Jane Plan users in their popular Facebook group.

    What are the cons?

    • Individual plans – Each package is designed for one person, so it obviously wouldn’t suit a whole family, unless you’re still willing to cook a different meal for the kids. That being said, the veggie side dishes you make to accompany your meal would definitely be good for the kids too, so you could still share some elements of the same meals.
    • It’s not a quick fix – The Jane Plan is a sustainable weight loss programme which helps you healthily lose weight over time. So don’t expect to drop a dress size overnight.

    How much does the Jane Plan Diet cost?

    The cost of the Jane Plan diet starts at £259 a month for a one month plan, but the monthly cost gets cheaper the more months you sign up for:

    • 1 Month Plan: £259 per month (£9.25 per day)
    • 2 Month Plan: £245 per month (£8.75 per day)
    • 3 Month Plan: £229 per month (£8.17 per day)
    • 4 Month Plan: £209 per month (£7.47 per day)

    There’s also a reduced plan offering called ‘Weekend Off’ which provides food for 5 weekdays, giving you Saturdays and Sundays off.

    Whatever plan you choose, boxes are delivered to your door every 28 days, with payment taken in advance of each delivery.

    Interested? Our readers save £10 off per month. To redeem visit www.janeplan.com or call 020 3489 4770 and quote GTK25

    Can you cancel Jane plan?

    Yes, you can cancel Jane Plan – as long as you cancel before your Pay Monthly Plan renews.

    You need to give 5 days notice before the renewal date for your plan too – so just make sure to cancel in advance of your monthly plan ending, or you will be charged for another month.

    For more information on cancelling your Jane Plan subscription, see Jane Plan’s FAQs.

    What does a typical day on the Jane Plan diet look like?

    Unlike lots of fashionable diets this isn’t about cutting out specific foods or drinking magic potions to help you lose weight overnight. You’ll recognise your favourites on the meal plan, like Thai chicken curry and cottage pie.

    An example menu for a woman looks like this:

    Breakfast:  Pecan and Maple Granola or organic muesli with goji berries and cranberries
    Lunch: Salmon salad with dill or curried sweet potato and butternut squash soup
    Dinner: Massaman pork curry or slow cooked beef in ale with a side of root vegetable mash
    Snack: Spicy ginger cookie or a luxury chocolate bar

    The Jane Plan - what to eat in a day

    Credit: Canva/Jane Plan

    Can you eat other foods on the Jane Plan?

    You are actively encouraged to add fresh fruit and vegetables alongside your packed meals. Think berries and bananas with your granola or broccoli and carrots with your meat dinner.

    Some users also add a dollop of low-fat greek yoghurt with their breakfast granola, as outlined in the accompanying plan booklet.

    There’s also no need to fear eating out on the plan. With their on-hand experts available to navigate you through a family dinner out or lunch with the girls.

     

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