Last week was insanely busy, so didn’t have time to update…
Week 1 : down 4.5lbs (this makes up for a gain over Christmas so not nearly as impressive as it sounds)
week 2: down 0.4lbs
So, what do you eat on weight watchers? well anything you want! You get a set number of points per day plus a weekly point allowance for treats. Obviously it makes sense to make the most of your points. Lots of fruits and vegetables are zero points so load up on them. Small changes can make a huge difference too – like using egg whites instead of whole eggs. They show ‘good’ foods with a green triangle to indicate they are filling and good for you.
For example, a breakfast:
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Add two slices of Weight Watchers toast if needed, and you are up to 8 Points Plus with eggs and bacon – the same as the croissant, but likely not hungry for much longer.
A favourite weekend breakfast for me is a Monte Cristo Sandwich:
Typically, I would have made this with 2 slices bread, 1 egg, splash milk, 3 slices bacon or ham, 1oz cheese, 2 oz turkey, and mustard for a total of 16 points.
On weight watchers, I use 2 slices WW bread (2), liquid egg white with splash milk (1), 3 slices shaved ham (1.5), 3 slices shaved turkey (1.5) and 1oz low fat cheese (1) with mustard (0) = total 7 points. Some minor changes save 9 points. and it still tastes amazing. Add an orange or apple at 0 points and you are full until lunch.
This week, I also tried House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles, a pasta substitute that has less than 1 point per bag (the same amount of my regular pasta would have about 9 points). They are a little more rubbery than regular pasta, but still very edible. Hungry-Girl.com has some tips and recipes that I will try out before making up my mind about them, I suspect that they would be greatly improved by drying them before cooking like she mentions.
While I am mentioning Hungry-Girl, I should mention my new favourite website, SkinnyTaste, a recipe website that is both Weight Watcher Friendly (and points are posted with each recipe) and delicious!