The New Weight Watchers 360° Program—16 Routines that will change your life
I went to a Weight Watchers meeting today to hear about the new program (released this week), and also to put a stop to all the bodily and mental abuse that’s been going on in my house (aka my body).
If you’ve been following my blog you will see that I’ve been doing a LOT of baking, and it seems that the more unsuccessful the item I have made the more of it I have to ingest! Why is that? And this coming from me—who used to drill into my Weight Watchers members heads not to eat anything that wasn’t “worthy.” I heard many times that members would hear me in their heads asking if something was “worthy” or not.
So… I was ecstatic to see that Weight Watchers is finally pushing this part of the program—the behavior aspect and the science of why we lose control and overeat. Which in my humble opinion is what it’s ALL about! (Any monkey can count points.)
I LOVE the 16 Routines – on page 25 of their introductory booklet. This is basically how I have lived my life for the last ten years, and how I have maintained my weight loss.
- Eat veggies or fruit with every meal and snack.
- Before you leave the house make sure you have a healthy snack with you.
- Eat breakfast every day.
- Know what you’re having for lunch.
- After each meal and snack, decide how many PointsPlus values you’ll use for your next meal or snack.
- Eat all your meals at a table.
- Put your fork down or take a sip of water after each bite.
- Eat all your meals free of distraction (e.g., not while watching TV, reading, in front of a computer, using your smartphone.)
- Before eating anything, ask yourself, “Is this worth the PointsPlus value?” (See—my old adage that has made ALL the difference)
- Get up and walk at least five minutes each hour.
- Know how you’re going to be active tomorrow.
- Always have comfortable shoes with you.
- Identify tasks you now do sitting and do them standing or pacing.
- Wait several minutes before reaching for seconds.
- Wear an activity monitor all day, every day.
- Get 7 – 8 hours of quality sleep every night.
I was already inspired today, just from going to the meeting; instead of driving my three-year-old to the park I walked all the way up the huge hill to get there and had her dropped off. (She made it about half way home before I had to call for a ride!) I had forgotten about all the little things I used to do every day to feel and look my best.
If you’ve been thinking of joining Weight Watchers JUST DO IT! I can’t say enough about the program—especially now. I really feel that the key is to go to meetings! Even if you’ve joined many times but are in a bit of a rut, go back and get the new program. It might be just the little push you need to do what it takes!
And don’t wait till January!!
Look out for many more Weight Watchers friendly recipes coming in January, as well as shopping lists for Trader Joe’s, meal ideas, and much more!
If you have any suggestions, requests, or feedback I would love to hear from you!