So, last night I took the plunge and joined Weight Watchers. It seems to work for other people I know who are following the programme and they are steadily loosing a couple of pounds a week. Reading through the stuff last night I was shocked at the number of points that were in some of the things that i have been eating recently (my diet has really gone to pot with being busy at work). Then today I went to Tesco and found out there were 16 points in a Sandwich - I am only supposed to have 29 a day!
For those of you who aren't familiar with Weight Watchers it works on a points based system rather than counting calories. It takes into account the amount of Fat, Protein, Carbohydrates and Fibre is in something and assigns a points value based on that and the serving size. When you first go to join up on their website, it gives an example of 1 croissant with a little bit of butter and 3 slices of bacon (fat removed) with 2 eggs - both are 300 calories but the croissant has 2 more points than the plate of bacon and eggs. Bear in mind then that I like 2 croissants and they come with jam as well as butter then give me the plate of bacon and eggs any day!
I'm on day one so far and I don't really feel like I'm on a diet as its about making healthier choices rather than counting calories. My boyfriend is scared that im going to start feeding him edame beans and all that rubbish! Given the new information I have about points values in food, I have gone through some of my recipes and looked up the points values - not all of them because some have a long list of ingredients and I cant be bothered working them out or they have a sky high number of points! If you are on Weight Watchers and want to eat some tasty recipes but still know how many points you are having then look under the "Labels" section on the right hand side of the screen for Weight Watchers. Each recipe under that label will tell you how many points are in it per serving. I'll be adding more to it as time goes on so keep checking back!
I WILL look like this in a Bikini after weight watchers (fingers crossed!)