How Weight Watchers Works
When you follow the weight watchers diet program, basically each food is assigned points. High fiber foods low in fat and calories have fewer points and food with less fiber and high fat
have more points. Fruits and vegetables have no points so you can eat as much as you like on this diet without counting points for them.
On the weight watchers diet you are always monitoring these points to make sure you don’t go over your limit. This is how you lose weight, by staying within or below a certain number of points each day.
Weight Watchers Celebrities
The weight watchers diet has been tried successfully by celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson.
While I am not a huge fan of paid diet plans this diet is one that is probably one of the better paid diets programs if you are looking for that extra help and support for your diet. You might want to join if you feel that you cannot successfully lose weight on your own.
You can join weight watchers online or go to one of their in person offices. They will help assign you your target points goal for each day by doing an assessment of your current weight and how much you want to lose.
Besides counting point values you are learning to control your portions or the amount of food you eat for each meal. This is very crucial to losing weight since most of us tend to overeat. Re-training yourself to understand what an actual portion looks like or should be is very important.
If you are anything like me, when I eat dinner I am tempted to round my plate up with everything. Our eyes are usually way bigger than our stomachs.
But in fact a real portion, a healthy portion, looks much different. Just take a look at what a real portion of food should be and then think about how much you would probably eat instead. Most likely you will see how much food you have really been eating. That amount you are used to is likely considered way to much food!
With the weight watchers diet plan you have to train your mind to understand that you can really only eat a small amount and that in fact this is much better for our bodies and digestion then eating large portions.
So, again that is partly what makes weight watchers program and weight watchers diet plans so successful. It helps you not only lose weight but to think differently about food
so you can turn that into a long-term lifestyle.
Here is a one day sample weight watchers menu from the weight watchers diet plan to try if you want to follow this diet to check it out before you go pay weight watchers
to get full diets from them.
Weight Watchers Diet Plan
Weight Watchers Meal Plans – 3 Day Sample
1/2 cup milk (skim)
30 grams of oats
Chicken with a roasted veggie salad
Vegetables roasted in a tsp of sunflower oil
100 grams of chicken breast..(without skin)
a few cherry tomatoes
150 grams plain no fat yogurt
canned peaches in no syrup just the juice
130 grams of Salmon fillet
150 grams boiled then sautéed Small New Potatoes in a tsp sunflower oil
leeks with green beans
6 grams of sugar-free jello with orange slices
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1/2 cup skim milk
Porridge topped with strawberries or other berry
30 grams plain or natural oats
Cheese/tuna pita bread sandwich
1 weight watchers pita bread
56 grams of Tuna in spring water
20 grams grated low-fat cheese
15 grams of a tablespoon of low-fat mayonnaise
Lettuce & cucumber
Beef stir fry
125 grams lean sirloin steak (use no calorie cooking spray to fry)
grated ginger with sliced chillies, broccoli,
2 tbsp Oyster sauce
40 grams of Egg noodles
65 grams of Low fat chocolate mousse
Corn on the cob
1/2 cup skim milk
Bacon & egg on toast
2 slices or 40 grams of Bacon
1 medium poached egg
1 slice whole-wheat low cal bread ( from weight watchers diet plan foods)
1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
Latte made with skim or low-fat milk
1 small Tuna and pasta salad
40 grams whole-wheat pasta cooked
56 grams of one small can of Tuna in spring water
20 grams feta cheese
no fat dressing, 1 tbsp
Vegetable curry hodgepodge
150 grams of Sweet potato cauliflower &
20 grams of Curry paste
40 grams of cooked Brown rice
20 grams of Mango Chutney
To make this weight watchers diet plan recipe you would use no fat cooking spray and spray a pan to fry some onion and then add the curry paste. Add the potato, tomatoes and cauliflower. Simmer half hr.
Eat with rice and the mango chutney.
no fat yogurt
Weight Watchers Recipes
Here too are a few weight watchers recipes to try if you are interested in giving this diet a whirl!
Here again is the link where you can find visit a meeting or follow the weight watchers diet plan online.