Weight Watchers Simple Start Works!
Jan06

Weight Watchers Simple Start Works!

Weight Watchers just released their two week, kick-start-your-metabolism program that is guaranteed to work! (If you follow it, of course.) This past Saturday I caught the last meeting of the week (WW runs Sunday through Saturday) where the new Simple Start program was the meeting topic. (Don’t worry, if you’re just joining—or returning—they’ll be happy to go over it with you after any meeting.) Happily, I already dropped three of the FIVE pounds that I gained in the last month—after following Simple Start for just one week. (See, I told you it works!) I’d been struggling to get back on track, after giving in to emotional eating in the unsettled weeks following our incredible trip to South Africa. I can only imagine how many points I inhaled night after night—while listening to my jet-lagged toddler yelling that she will NEVER EVER go to sleep! (Now my hubby understands why I gave him a hard time about bringing all those slabs of chocolate back with us.) It didn’t help that we returned smack-dab in the middle of the holidays (after oddly missing Thanksgivukkah)—landing in Christmas pandemonium and a changed season. No wonder I was out of sorts! And this after being out of my exercise routine for a month—and then getting sick, blah blah blah. (But I don’t have to tell you… you know how it happens.) Each pound that I watched the scale creep up made me feel a little worse and a little more out-of-control, but when I entered a whole new decade, I knew it had to stop! Enter “Simple Start” program I dragged myself to a Weight Watchers meeting, and got on the scale even though I knew it was an all-time hideous high. But like I used to tell my members way back when I was a Weight Watchers Leader: If you don’t like the number you see on the scale, that’s okay because you never have to see it again! Once you’re in the habit of eating chocolate or other full-fat, high-sugar “trigger” foods, it’s hard to break the cycle. That’s why Simple Start is so brilliant: when you focus on wholesome, quality foods, your body miraculously stops craving all that other stuff.  Simple Start is basically Simply Filling (which is how I live my life and how I’ve managed to keep my weight down)—choosing from a list of Weight Watchers Power Foods, which are healthier and more satisfying.     Now, even white potatoes and reduced-calorie breads are included.   The difference is that with Simple Start you get 7 PointsPlus a day for “indulgences”—but they don’t carry over if you don’t use...

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Turkey, Pickle ‘n’ Pepper Rollups
Oct04

Turkey, Pickle ‘n’ Pepper Rollups

The ultimate low carb, high protein snack! Great for kids’ lunch boxes, or any time hunger strikes. Your carb-counting, celery-munchin’ girlfriends will be sooo happy if you serve these at your next gathering! I personally consider these to be Weight Watchers Power Foods, so I wouldn’t declare any points when doing Simply Filling Technique. ( A tiny bit of barbecue sauce or hummus won’t kill you—just don’t down it by the spoonful!) Trader Joe’s Smoked Turkey Breast is only 50 calories for four, fat free slices, and they’re the perfect size and thickness to hold up to your sauce of choice. But any cold cut will do the job! I LOVE TJ’s new Carolina Gold Barbecue Sauce, with a slightly sweet and spicy, mustardy tang! A little goes a long way. Spread it on your turkey and roll around a slice of pickle and roasted red pepper for a beautiful, healthy appetizer/snack/lunch… the possibilities are endless! For something a little heartier, use your favorite hummus. I’m partial to Trader Joe’s Eggplant Hummus, because it’s lower in fat and calories than regular hummus, without losing flavor or texture. Try a slice of avocado and Persian cucumber, with Trader Joe’s Cilantro Salad Dressing to change things up a little!   Click here for my Trader Joe’s Shopping List   Hummus Rollups 2013-10-04 09:07:27 Yields 4 3 WW PP for 4 rollups Write a review Save Recipe Print 29 calories 2 g 7 g 1 g 4 g 0 g 42 g 396 g 0 g 0 g 0 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 42g Yields 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 29 Calories from Fat 7 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 0g 1% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 7mg 2% Sodium 396mg 16% Total Carbohydrates 2g 1% Dietary Fiber 1g 3% Sugars 0g Protein 4g Vitamin A1%Vitamin C4% Calcium1%Iron2% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Does this look wrong? Ingredients 4 slices (56 g) Trader Joe's Fat Free Smoked Turkey Breast 2 tablespoons Trader Joe's Eggplant Hummus 1 oz Trader Joe's Fire Roasted Red Peppers, cut into 1/2 inch slices 1 Trader Joe's Kosher Dill Pickle (1 oz), cut lengthwise into quarters Instructions Spread each turkey slice with 1/4 tablespoon hummus. Place a pickle and red pepper slice near the edge; roll up and enjoy! beta calories 29 fat 1g protein 4g carbs 2g more OrnaBakes http://www.ornabakes.com/ Saucy Rollups 2013-10-04 09:04:59 Yields 4 2 WW PP for 4 rollups Write a review Save Recipe Print...

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