Well this week I have decided to try weight watchers other plan... they have two if you didn't know. There is the points system that most people are firmilar with, where you count each food as a certain number of points and stick to an individual points target per day.... then there is another plan where you eat certain foods, called filling foods. You can pretty much eat as much as you want (to the point of fullness but not overly full) of Fruits, Vegetables, skim milk, fat free cheese, Fat free plain yogurt, lean meats and a whole bunch of other foods... you can also have whole wheat pasta, brown rice or potatoes 1 time per day. There is also some other foods that you get per day that aren't simply filling but you don't have to count them... like certain condiments like ketchup and fat free mayo... you can have 2 tsp of olive oil or other healthy oil per day as well because its part of a healthy lifestyle.
You still get your 35 weekly points to spend however you like... so you can still have ice cream or wine or whatever... you just have to count its points value towards your 35 weekly points or whatever activity points you earn.
I have never tried this new plan but I decided to give it a go because it sounded interesting not having to count points at all and being able to eat until your full. The main reason I wanted to try it though was because my husband has really been having a hard time losing weight. He refuses to track his own points and I have tried but I just cant keep up with him and with me.... so this is a good solution for him. Of course he complained all yesterday, even though he was eating..... I think its just because its something new and I guess it feels more like a diet... even though I told him he could eat other things as long as he kept within the weekly points range. He is a pain. lol.
But anyway, I did not find it hard. It took me a few days to plan out a menu because I was trying to work in all filling foods with very few non-filling foods. I did it though, I have a menu for the whole week and I plan to stick to it.
Here is yesterday...
Breakfast: 1 1/2 Cups Oatmeal w/ mixed berry sauce ........ (looked better when it was hot, I ate 1 cup of it at my weight watchers meeting and got full and ate the other 1/2 cup when I got home. It was very good) See Below for Recipe
Lunch: Salad topped with Crab Salad (1/2 cup imitation crab meat, 1 tbls fat free mayo, 1/2 tsp dill weed, 1/2 tsp hot sauce, 1/2 tsp onion & herb mrs. dash, 1/3 diced celery stalk) ..... lettuce, tomato, shredded carrot, thawed frozen peas..... dressing made w/ 1 tbls fat free mayo, 2 tbls plain fat free yogurt, 1/2 tsp ranch dip powder.
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Snack: 2 pickle spears
Snack: 1/2 can progresso light vegetable soup (actually not a filling food because of ingredient within it, but its zero points so I did not have to count it twards weekly points) ...... 1/2 apple
Dinner: 3oz grilled chicken w/ classico pesto (I counted this as my healthy oil for the day) .... 1 small sweet potato mashed..... grilled egg plant, zucchini, onions & peppers (totally burned on the grill but still pretty good)
Snack: I got one apricot & one nectarine and were going to grill them but my grill was too cool to do it once everything else was cooked so I took them and put them in a small Pyrex dish and put a mixture of 1-2 tbls water, 1 tbls splenda, 1 tsp vanilla extract & 1/2 tsp ground ginger on top of them. Put aluminum foil on top of the bowl and baked it at 350* for around 30 minutes.... so yummy and makes a syrup in the bottom of the bowl
I ate half of that & 1 serving butter almond ice cream... put the syrup on top of the ice cream.... this was the best thing I have had in a long time... OMG it was so good
WEEKLY POINTS USED: 4
WEEKLY POINTS REMAINING FOR THE WEEK: 31
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED: 2
Berry Oatmeal: Cook Quaker Quick oats as directed and then mix with splenda and vanilla extract to taste.... for berry sauce take about 1 cup of mixed frozen berries, but them in a small sauce pan w/ 1-2 tbls water & 1-2 tbls splenda.... heat untill boiling and as berrys thaw mash half of them into the water.... once berrys are hot, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.... mixture will thicken. Pour over oatmeal and enjoy