Find Out Exactly What Our Weight Loss Winners Ate Before — and What They Eat Now
These six women dropped a total of 704 lbs. through healthy eating and exercise — no gimmicks! Read on for the junk food-filled diets that caused them to gain the weight — and the meal plans that helped them lose it.
Janice Jobity — Before: 260 Lbs.
Breakfast: Jerk chicken sandwich and a can of Coke
Snack: Chocolate bars
Lunch: Large hamburger, large fries, 10 chicken nuggets and a large soda
Snack: Large bag of chips and a slice of pizza
Dinner (at 10 p.m.): Large, thin crust pizza with ground beef, pepperoni, pineapple and hot peppers, dipped in a creamy garlic sauce; 2 cans of soda
Janice Jobity — After: 148 Lbs.
Hydration: 6 to 8 glasses of water a day
Breakfast: Oatmeal with an orange or apple
Snack: Grapes or an apple
Lunch: 6 oz. grilled chicken breast with a garden salad of spinach, green peppers, red peppers, lettuce and chopped celery, with hot sauce on the side
Snack: Apple, orange or slices of pineapple
Dinner (at 6 p.m.): 6 oz. grilled chicken breast or smoked turkey with a garden salad
Hannah Jenkins — Before: 278 Lbs.
Breakfast: Breakfast pastry and a package of fruit snacks
Lunch: Fast food chicken sandwich, large fries with ranch dressing, diet soda
Snack: Large blended mocha drink with a brownie or cake pop
Dinner: 3-4 pieces of pizza, ice cream with a cookie, diet soda or chocolate milk
Late night snack: Ramen with cheese, plus popcorn, a granola bar or snack cakes
Hannah Jenkins — After: 171 Lbs.
Breakfast: Kodiak Cakes protein waffle with 1 tbsp. peanut butter and sugar free syrup with a clementine or cup of strawberries
Lunch: 4 oz. grilled chicken, 3/4 cup rice and 1 cup green beans, broccoli, or asparagus
Dinner: 4 oz. baked salmon or talapia; 1 sweet potato diced and tossed in 1 tbsp. olive oil and salt and baked; baby spinach salad with healthy ranch dressing
Dessert: 1 cup Halo Top ice cream with 1/2 cup blueberries or blackberries
Snacks (1-2 per day usually): Quest bar, individual pack of Skinny Pop, clementines, apples or caramel rice cake with peanut butter
Tanisha Washington — Before: 276 Lbs.
Breakfast: 1 glazed doughnut and 1-2 kolaches, 16 oz. orange juice
AM Snack: chocolate candy bar
Lunch: 4-piece chicken tender meal with fries, biscuit, and gravy and a large sweet tea
PM Snack: Crispy rice treat or 1.75 oz. bag of chips
Dinner: 2 pepperoni calzones with 1.75 oz. bag of BBQ chips; 1-2 cups of lemon-lime soda
Dessert: 2-3 chocolate sandwich cookies with 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
Tanisha Washington — After: 173 Lbs.
Breakfast: 3 turkey sausage links, multi-grain English muffin, ½ medium banana, 1 cup black coffee, water
AM Snack: 1 medium apple with 1 tbsp. peanut butter, water
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad with 5 oz. chicken breast, romaine lettuce, feta cheese and 2 tbsp. raspberry vinaigrette, water
PM Snack: Atkins Endulge peanut carmel cluster bar, water
Dinner: Spaghetti squash pasta with turkey meatballs and a low carb sauce made with tomato puree, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese, spinach salad with light Italian dressing on the side, water
Rebin Roy — Before: 248 Lbs.
Breakfast: Coffee, chocolate chip muffin
Lunch: Chicken enchilada soup, double portion of eggrolls, potato skins
Snack: 12 oz. soda, king-size chocolate candy bar
Dinner: Super-sized fries, double burger w/extra mayo
Happy Hour (2-3 times a week): Pitcher of margaritas, 1½-2 packs of cigarettes
Rebin Roy — After: 122 Lbs.
Breakfast: Coffee, 1 slice low-carb bread with 1 egg, ½ serving of mayonnaise and ½ serving of deli turkey
AM Snack: Handful of almonds
Lunch: 1 chicken sausage with spinach and a pickle with ½ serving of Greek yogurt
PM Snack: Coffee with almond milk; 2 light string cheese sticks
Dinner: Chicken taco salad with 1 chicken breast, ½ avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro and 2 tbsp. salsa
Evening Snack: Chocolate protein shake with peanut butter and almond milk
Sarah Goodenough — Before: 299 Lbs.
Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese bagel sandwich
Snack: Beef jerky
Lunch: Cold cut sandwich with mayonnaise, cheese and chips, cheeseburger and fries, or pepperoni pizza
Dinner: Huge steak with large portions of mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese
Sarah Goodenough — After: 158 Lbs.
Hydration: About 1.5 gallons of water a day
Breakfast: Chocolate protein shake with unsweetened almond milk; banana; ½ cup steel cut oats with a ¼ cup blueberries
AM Snack: Large bowl of mixed greens with baked tofu, chickpeas, carrots, tomato and and Kitchen Verde oil-free walnut balsamic vinaigrette
Lunch: Kitchen Verde oil-free veggie or bean burger of the week with a whole wheat or Ezekiel sprouted grain bun, steamed broccoli
PM Snack: Fruit with homemade maple almond butter dip
Dinner: Kitchen Verde oil-free quinoa or rice bowl with beans, roasted veggies and a homemade, oil-free walnut balsamic vinaigrette, or a veggie lasagna with tofu ricotta and brown rice noodles, plus large plate of mixed greens or steamed kale with Bragg's oil-free apple cider vinaigrette
Jessica Battle — Before: 280 Lbs.
Breakfast: Fast-food breakfast sandwich with a hash brown or a breakfast pastry
Lunch: Fast-food spicy chicken sandwich, large fries and a milkshake
Snack: King-size chocolate candy bar
Dinner: Frozen meal of pizza, chicken tenders and french fries or pasta with cheese sauce
Dessert: Ice cream or cupcakes, sometimes both
Jessica Battle — After: 165 Lbs.
Breakfast: Protein shake made with almond milk and frozen banana
AM Snack: Strawberries or carrots
Lunch: Large salad with grilled or rotisserie chicken
PM Snack: Pretzels, a protein bar or rice cakes with peanut butter
Dinner: Large egg white omelette with veggies and bacon or 4-5 oz. chicken or steak with 1 cup roasted asparagus and homemade sweet-potato french fries
Dessert: Plain 0% fat Greek yogurt with peanut butter and mini chocolate chips