So the Big Secret is out.
In September, I joined Weight Watchers . After a year of inconsistent dieting, I decided to put my money where my mouth was, and join Weight Watchers. I was looking to start making some changes, to examine my relationship with food, and figure out if there was a way for me to start shedding weight.
Big Secret & Big Success
At this point, I’m down almost 40lbs from my highest. I’ve got a ways to go, but I’m finding that the conversation has changed. As the conversation changes, so will what I’m sharing here. What I cook has changed. There are more vegetables, leaner proteins and portion size is becoming more reasonable.
The biggest success for me, is tackling my mindset. A lot of Weight Watchers groups talk about “Smart Points” versus “Plus Points” versus “the classic”. In fact some people can only use weight on one version of the program.
In reality, Weight Watchers simply divides up nutritional information into an easy to track number. Instead of managing multiple macro nutrients as you do with IIFYM or other plans, you simple track your points. Stick below the points and you’ll lose weight. The trick is, you have to track it.
Big Secret & Big Futures
I’m moving forward on Weight Watchers in 2017. I’ll be bringing more of that experience into our blog here. You’ll see more vegetables in the meals, leaner meats. Less cheese, less dairy overall. You’ll see suggestions for simpler meals, grab and go selections and I’ll share how I stay on plan, even though my partner isn’t on Weight Watchers.
What I won’t do
I’m not a fan of skim or fat free milk. I won’t eat sugar free, fat free cool whip. (What is that made of ? Unicorn Farts?) I won’t give up butter, chocolate or coffee. I love bacon, and will continue to eat it. Just in smaller doses. I’ll eat real foods, and track the points for them. It all balances out in the end, if you’re smart about it.
This blog is not a Weight Watchers Blog. Its a food blog, that happens to have resources for those on Weight Watchers.
Source: Almost Dinner