I have been overwhelmed with the love and support during my WW journey and the fact that I have even "inspired" 1 person to take that leap is amazing! I have gotten a lot of questions and I thought I would try my best to give you my run down, advice and things that help me. I might be a little all over the place so stick with me here!
First off, just because I am telling you something does not mean I do it 100% of the time. I screw up so much but I get right back on top of things. Second this truly is NOT a diet and this isn't a over night fix. This is a full on lifestyle change! I have been doing WW for 21 weeks and lost 20 pounds which is the normal for a WW plan.
- I could never do a diet where I had to omit something I loved or solely eat cooked chicken and a veggie. With cooking being my passion I LOVE that I still try out new recipe after new recipe!
- I eat 95% at home. Now I take my lunch to work with me and we only go out for maybe 1 dinner and 1 lunch during the week... that has been HUGELY helpful to me.
This is an average week of food I buy and eat............
You HAVE to plan ahead....plan out everything you will eat in everyday. My morning snack now that I am in a office is fat free cottage cheese (1/2 cup) and 1/4 cup mandarin oranges in 100% jiuce. This is around 3 points.
I can not live without dessert so we don't! During the week I might have a WW ice cream or even a piece of chocolate that will usually satisfy my sweet tooth! On the weekends I always make WW recipe desserts from the WW cookbooks/pinterest/SkinnyTastse!
Coffee is essentially 0 points if you don't add much sugar or cream (I don't like my coffee sweet) so now that I am in an office I will have 2 cups in the morning to help with any mid-morning hunger before my morning snack!
When I wasn't working I would have 1 can Progresso 1-2 WW point soup and some crackers for lunch. Well, now I need much more to get me thru the rest of my day at work....so this has been an adjustment. I always try to make double at night so I can bring the rest to work for lunch! I plan out every lunch for the coming week on Sunday.
TIP! DO NOT drink your calories! No pop or juice.....water and tea (unsweetened)only!