First I need to clarify that WW is NOT a diet but a lifestyle change.
Technically no food is off limits...but every food has a point count and you are alloted a number of points that you stay within every day if you want to lose weight, so it's up to you.
I really like the flexibility of the plan.
The plan has trained me to make healthier food choices and to add exercise into my daily routine.
I did not want to join a gym as I have done that in the past and gave up my membership not once,
but several times which is a total waste of money.
Nor did I consider buying expensive exercise equipment as we have a very small bungalow and the only spot would be in my hobby room and that would be a very tight squeeze...so I chose walking.
It's free, I can vary the route, and then there's the bonus of the fresh air!
I can run errands in the neighbourhood while walking and stop to chat with neighbours and greet passers by,
or opt to walk with a friend and chat along the way.
Having those basics out of the way...
you asked what I eat in a day.
My breakfast varies ~ often I have an egg scrambled with steamed vegetables.
Fat free yogurt with fruit and a small topping of nuts... is my favourite.
Salad is the easiest lunch for me...
Kale or spinach and assorted veggies and some protein.
I love the Bolthouse yogurt dressings...
they taste great and are low in points!
I eat a modest amount of protein
a larger amout of salad or vegetables
and a smallish portion of starch...
Dining out usually means a few extra points so fish is my "go to" entree ~ fortunately I love salmon.
I'll ask for extra steamed veggies instead of fries or saucy starchy sides and I never order anything fried!
I push the bread basket out of reach,
enjoy a salad and opt for the salad dressing on the side.
I will have one or two bites of a dessert but only if someone else orders it and wants to share.
I'll enjoy one or two glasses of wine.
If I know ahead of time that I am going out I will eat fewer points for breakfast and lunch so that I know I can enjoy dinner and not go over my points.
I try to eat sensible snacks everyday and fruits like apples are best for mid afternoon and I'll add a small cube of cheese or a tablespoon of peanut butter or hummus.
I like to eat foods that are fresh, locally grown
and in season.
Bright colours attract me and I love to mix up different foods to appeal to the eye as well and the appetite.
Fresh herbs add flavour without adding points.
our home grown tomatoes smell great and taste delicious picked right off the plant!
The peas rarely make it inside The Humble Bungalow as they make a sweet treat when outside gardening...
we have snap and English peas which are also a favourite snack of our grand-daughter Isla!
In our back garden we are currently growing zucchini, spaghetti squash, mustard greens, beets, potatoes and asparagus.
The asparagus season has been over for a few months and our plants are too young to harvest yet...
I hope this sheds a bit of light on the WW regime and I would encourage anyone wanting to lose weight and get fit to join WW attend the meetings and weigh in weekly. Tracking points keeps you accountable and the gals that you meet at WW are very knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. The leaders have all previously been members who have lost weight using the program so they know only too well the challenges that we newbies face.
Have you got a fabulous weekend planned?
It's more painting here in The Humble Bungalow...
things are looking good Mr. HB!
really looking forward to sitting outside on our deck...
in the meantime...
we have been enjoying sitting on the front porch.
Have you got a home project underway?
I don't know about you but I love puttering around the house...
it's so rewarding.
Trying new recipes helps keep my repertoire energized...
a new no knead bread ciabatta recipe was actioned yesterday
I took pictures and will post soon when I get the chance.