Are all foods worth spending your points on?

Sure, you can have what you want as long as you track it, but are all foods worth it?

For instance: at Applebees, my hubby got a dessert. I just asked for fresh fruit, which was sweet enough. I looked up the point value of his Chimi Cheesecake and it was 44 points! Wow! First of all, I don’t like things like that anymore. Most things don’t entice. Many times, I just leave things like that alone. And it doesn’t bother me. There are plenty of foods that can satisfy the sweet tooth that are WW friendly such as Healthy Choice Fudge Bars, and even a small square of dark chocolate. So to answer the question, no not all foods are worth spending your points on. You learn to choose wisely.

Just had a Jersey Mikes Sub

Meat…cheese…veggies…bread…what’s not to like? And as long as you track it and it’s in your points, it’s very doable. We make sure to have lean meats. We substitute turkey for pepperoni.

It’s amazing what you can have on WW

Who said you can’t eat? Last night we went to a friends house and he made the best dinner. We had clams, corn on the cob, and we also had coleslaw that he made which has less calories because there wasn’t any mayonnaise in it. It was so good and I was so full. And today I lost half a pound.

The Whoosh Effect

I remember when I first saw an article about this: I thought, what the heck is the whoosh effect? Sounds like something Buzz Lightyear would do…remember him? Um, never mind haha. But anyway. I was really enthralled about it. Turns out, it explains a lot about what is going on with your body when you are any type of weight loss plan.

In essence, the fat that was stored in your cells, when it leaves, it gets replaced by water.

So, you may be doing the same thing week after week and not see the scale budge, and then finally, it goes down. What causes the cells to finally dump the water? Interestingly enough it could be a “cheat” meal, eating something that jars the system, but most likely, after sometime when the cells do not get replenished with more fat, they empty on their own. Exercise comes in handy to tone the cells so that the squishy fat cells that aren’t filled with fat get toned and look normal.

Here’s an article that explains it:

Whoosh Effect

Here are a few more articles:

Whooshes and squishy fat

This is cute:

Your Cells Whooshing

I still haven’t found out the reason why at times you gain weight…but it could be part of the whoosh effect when you retain water.

Today is the day

That my friend signs up for WW. It’s going to be fun explaining the program. 

The main points I will make is that before your body cooperates, your mind has to be in agreement…there can be no conflict. Once you make up your mind…then the rest is easy.

So Many New Members of WW

So exciting! Maybe it’s because its January, maybe its Oprah’s commercials…but whatever it is…I’ve been finding so many new members! WW works and that’s a big reason.

Weight Watchers is like an army

I think one of the most startling attributes of weight watchers is learning discipline. Yes it’s true we can eat mostly everything within reason but what they don’t tell you straight out is that choices are everything. You learn day by day what works and what doesn’t. A 4 sp Oreo is not the same as 6 ounces of chicken worth 4 sp. Which is more filling, healthier and worth the points? Only you can make that decision. As time goes on you naturally do make the right decisions. You, in essence train your brain, your body, your soul. It’s not just a matter of losing weight but living a healthier lifestyle…being the best you can be. That’s why I call it an army! When you sign up you join the ranks of men and women who have decided to live within the restraints of 30 sp a day. Who learn to say no to “bad” foods. Who make their faces like flnt and their minds made up to get to goal!!

Barbecue is allowed

Oh yes. And everything else but within points and using common sense.

Tonight I had smoked chicken thighs. Higher in points because more fatty but soooo good.

I also had a medley of corn, edamame and black beans.

And of course corn bread.

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