Many people have been asking about Simply Filling technique with Weight Watchers. I have been following it now for two weeks, although last week I went pretty off plan with Valentines Day and ended up gaining a little weight. I did Simply Filling again this week and I love it. I will know if I really love it when I see what the scale says but here is the gist:
- Eat strictly power foods - foods with the green triangle next to them.
- i.e. whole grains, fruits, vegetables, non fat dairy products, etc...
- If you eat something that isn't a power food, subtract it from your weekly points allowance of 49.
- Eat only when you're physically hungry and stop when you're satisfied. This is the most important part.
- They encourage you to track anyway and most days I have been but you don't HAVE to.
Here is a list of power foods
With PointsPlus 2012, you now have the option to follow this plan one or two days out of the week if you want or whatever is convenient for you! I vowed to give it a month to see how it works in the long run for me because FOR ME, this seems like it would be easier for me for maintenance.
HOWEVER!!!!!!!! If you are not to the point in your journey that you are able to stop eating and acknowledge that you are satisfied before you're full then this plan is not for you. If you're not able to tell the difference between physical hunger and boredom/emotional/just because eating, then this plan is probably not for you. IN MY OPINION, this plan is for those who have been on Weight Watchers for a while and have actually learned and engrained the lessons that WW teaches you with portion control. For me, I feel like the light bulb just went off recently and everything I have been doing for the last year and a half just CLICKED. That's why I feel Simply Filling is for me. But I will find out in the long run if that is truly the case!!
With that being said, we are going to the buffet tonight and I realized that I now have a different outlook on buffets. I used to be terrified of them just knowing that I would get off plan or end up having some fried foods and mac and cheese but when my boyfriend asked if I wanted to go tonight, my instant thought was "YES! All the veggies and fish and power foods I could ask for without having to lift a finger in the kitchen!"
Isn't that crazy??? It's crazy to me anyway. haha.
Random NSV: The other day my boyfriend was picking up our daughter and throwing her over his shoulder then he put her down and picked ME up and did the same thing LOL! I never thought I'd see the day where I got thrown over a shoulder. haha
I don't think I mentioned on here that I cut my hair!! Last Saturday I chopped it off. It was time for a change.
I am officially trained to work a non-center Weight Watchers meeting now! I have to finish some online testing but I have completed my 3 training sessions. I love working for them! Last night after the meeting, the leader gave me such an awesome compliment. I had put in my two cents during the meeting and to one of the new members after and the leader said "Wow Krystle, you really have some great things to say. You are going to be a great asset to this company" .....well if that didn't make me feel good, I don't know what will!! :)
This weekend I promise more in depth posts!!