5 French Weight Loss Secrets That Can Work for Weight Watchers

Martha shares some great tips here. Enjoy! ❤

Weight Loss Strategies for Weight Watchers I just got back from my Weight Watcher’s meeting where the topic for this week was PLEASURE… Taking care of yourself is more than eating healthfully, sleeping eight hours a night, and getting some exercise. It’s about the little things too, that have nothing to do with food or losing weight. These small but powerful bursts of pleasure help you nurture your relationships and balance your life. Make room for moments like these, and you’ll be more likely to follow through on taking care of yourself in every way – including weight loss. And

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Letting Go of Cravings With Grapefruit Essential Oil Instead of Food • Simple Nourished Living

 

I truly admire my sister, Martha. She not only has lost the weight she always wanted to lose, but she has been successful at keeping it off for years. I, on the other hand, have continued to struggle. I think the big difference has been, I’m always looking for the ‘quick fix’ or that ‘magic pill’ to do the work for me. Name just about any crazy diet out there, and I’ve tried it. So this time I plan to do it her way, slow and steady. I know I routinely crave sugar and when the cravings set in, look

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15 Favorite Healthy Crock Pot Recipes Under 350 Calories Weight Watchers

Martha is my go to for crock pot cooking while on Weight Watchers. Wait until you see how easy these recipes are! Yum! ❤

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: 15 Favorite Healthy Crock Pot Recipes under 350 Calories As I confessed not too long ago, weekly meal planning has fallen by the wayside this summer. My just-in-time, day-by-day approach to meal planning, which is a better way to use ingredients already on hand, is working well right now. I spend a few minutes each evening, checking what I have in stock and planning what I’ll make the next day. If you find weekly meal planning a pain, you might want to try this easier one day at a time approach yourself. If you’ve been following Simple Nourished Living for a

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Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe | Easy Healthy Recipes

My favorite Weight Watcher is Martha McKinnon. Her recipes are the best. Check them out by clicking the link below. ❤

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Easy Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup – 7 SmartPoints Here is an easy slow cooker potato soup recipe your family will love. Mine sure did! Are You Ready to Slim Down with Soup? What is it about creamy potato soup that is so satisfying? If you are interested in simplifying your life in the kitchen, consider getting a slow cooker. Every time I dig mine out I ask myself why I don’t use it more. Easy soups make great, no-fuss, healthy dinners. Especially when you use your slow cooker or crock pot. Skinny

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Favorite Healthy Asian Crock Pot Recipes Week #3 – Weight Watchers –

I love these recipes and had to share them. Cooking with a crockpot has become a year round event at our house. Enjoy. ❤ (click the link below to read the post).

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Favorite Healthy Crock Pot Recipes of the Week #3 – Asian Edition CLICK HERE FOR MORE EASY & DELICIOUS HEALTHY CROCK POT RECIPES FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS! As I confessed not too long ago, weekly meal planning has fallen by the wayside this summer. My just-in-time, day-by-day approach, which is a better way to use ingredients already on hand, is working well right now. I spend a few minutes each evening, checking what I have in stock and planning what I’ll make the next day. If you find weekly meal planning struggle, you might want to try this easier one

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Summer Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Watchers

Martha does it again! Are you looking for low-calorie meals? Find them here! ❤ Click the link below to get the recipes.

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: 43+ Summer Slow Cooker Recipes CLICK HERE FOR MORE EASY & DELICIOUS WEIGHT WATCHERS SLOW COOKER RECIPES! Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes Day  #221- Summer Slow Cooker Recipes Roundup Summer and it’s triple digit temps have arrived here in the desert, which means I’ll be depending on my slow cookers more than ever to make satisfying meals without heating up the house. I’m so glad to have discovered the power of summer slow cooking. It’s much more pleasant than sweating over a grill while swatting bugs 🙂 I can’t tell you what a difference  using

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Mindful Monday – on Tuesday: Fruit… How Much Should We Eat?

I subscribe to Martha’s newsletter from her blog, simple-nourished-living.com.

Martha has been a source of Weight Watchers inspiration and guidance for me and I hope you will enjoy the information below. I copied her email to share with all of you.

Healty eating

Doing your best is more important that being the best.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Hi Colleen,

Hope your week is getting off to a great start.

Today, I’m answering a question about fruit I get asked a lot. I hope you find it helpful!

Q: Hi Martha, Have you heard about certain fruit that is particularly unhealthy to eat? I love eating fruit whether fresh or cooked. But I have read that bananas, pineapple, melons, and grapes are counter-intuitive to you losing weight. They should only be eaten rarely so I am trying to cut back on eating them. Has this been discussed within the WW community or meetings? – A Fruit Lover

A: Hi Fruit Lover, Yes, fruit can be a hot topic within the WW community.

But first, a disclaimer: What I’m about to share is ONLY my personal opinion and not officially endorsed by WW. I’m not connected with Weight Watchers at all beyond being an active lifetime member.

When I look at the history of the WW diet, I find it fascinating.

As an example, let’s look at the history of a banana on Weight Watchers, since I think it helps explain why fruit has become such a contentious topic…

The original WW plan (1960s) was very, very restrictive. Bananas, grapes, cherries, watermelon, and dried fruit were considered “illegal.” (Yes, foods were categorized as “legal” and “illegal” in the early years.) You were allowed 3 servings of fruit a day with a serving being 1/2 cup.

Later with the exchange approach, which was the plan, I lost my weight on, 2-3 servings of fruit per day, including the previously “illegal” ones were allowed. Half a medium banana or 10 grapes were considered “one serving.”

When Points was introduced in the mid 1990s, it much more closely approximated calorie counting, so both an Oreo and a banana cost you 2 points. The responsibility was on you to incorporate the plan’s “good health guideline” and eat a balanced diet.

I can remember being at WW meetings where members would say they weren’t going to “waste” 2 points on a banana when they could have a snack pack of cookies instead!

Weight Watchers caught a lot of flack from the health community for this and so fruits became 0 points with the introduction of PointsPlus. The motivation was to encourage eating fruits and vegetables because most Americans don’t get enough. I fully support this.

However, some members really struggled transitioning from Points to PointsPlus because they began overeating fruit. I think this is still an issue for some people.

I remember reading a column in WW magazine by it’s former CEO, David Kirchhoff, explaining that “0” isn’t the same as “free” and while you could have success on the plan eating a banana, it didn’t mean you could eat a whole bunch of them. This is especially true the closer you get to your goal weight when you only have a small amount of weight to lose.

Personally, I love bananas and eat one most days. I know other WWs who feel they are “fattening” and avoid them. I’ve even been in meetings with folks who were eating 5-6 bananas a day.

What I like about the WeightWatchers program is that it provides a framework that allows for individuality.

Instead of “points,” I still tend to think in terms of “servings,” so I usually limit myself to 2-3 servings of fruit and 2-3 servings of bread/starch a day, which seems to work well for me.

You’ve really got to experiment to find what works best for you.

Hope this helps!!

Warmly,
Your Cook Yourself Slim Friend,
Martha
simple-nourished-living.com

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The Step by Step Approach to Weight Loss Success for Weight Watches

Simple-nourished-living.com is my favorite Weight Watchers blog to follow. You will love this article and the links included. ❤

Why It Is best for Weight Watchers to take a step by step slow and steady approach to weight loss for lasting success

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