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Eating Well--and BIG and Tweaking Weight Watchers

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. --Mark Twain Last year, on September 11, 2010, when I began my healthy eating regimen, I was certain that eating smaller portions was the way to go. And for a while, concentrating on smaller portions worked very well: I was rarely hungry, and I lost about 25 pounds in less than three months. Life was good, or so I thought... Around Christmas time, I started to feel hungry all the time. At first, I thought, perhaps, that all the holiday goodies were just stimulating my taste buds. But even after the holidays, I was still hungry all the time. Then I heard about the Weight Watchers' new PointsPlus program and 0-points fruits. I had tried the previous WW points program, and I really didn't like it too much; it still felt too much like a diet, and calculations were too cumbersome, but I thought I'd give the new program a try. My plan was to pick up program materials and then not return for meetings

Thought for the Day--February 12, 2011: Feed Yourself Well

Be sure to eat everything that your body needs. In other words, don't under eat. If you eat too little, your metabolism will most likely drop, and your body may go into starvation mode, especially if you are over 40. I do know this: since I upped my calories a bit and increased my exercise, I am losing weight steadily. I don't care if I lose "fast." I'd rather lose "smart." Here is one way to view this process: if you lose an average of 4 pounds a month, you will have lost 48 pounds in one year. Even a 2-pound loss per month will result in a yearly loss of 24 pounds. Either way, those numbers look pretty good. It's so tempting to start fast out of the gate, but it's just not sustainable. Just ask the tortoise . I'm in this for life. (You will hear this a lot on this blog.) Most importantly, by eating what my body needs, I am able to sustain my program long term. Ever since I started Weight Watchers' PointsPlus program, I have not felt lik

Thought for the Day--January 21, 2011: Eating Out

Going out to eat does not have to be stressful. First, select a restaurant that will help you keep on track. Second, if this isn't possible, do your best. When all else fails, order your favorite dessert and share it with your table. It's only food, after all. Enjoy life and move on when you cannot be perfect. :=)

Thought for the Day--January 19, 2011: Considering the Context When Eating Out

The takeaway from this week's Weight Watchers' meeting: When going out to eat, consider the context. For example, Is this primarily a social or business event? OR Is this an eating event? Either is okay, but how you approach the event will depend on the context. For a social or business context, the food itself is less important than socializing with your companions, so you might not need to use a lot of your extra PointsPlus for the event. However, sometimes we go to a restaurant because of the food. In that case, it's okay to focus on the food by using your extra points. NOTE: If you're not on Weight Watchers, it's okay. You can still go to restaurants just for the food-- Keep in mind, though, moderation in all good things.

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