Tuesday, December 14, 2010

weight watchers.... Help!!!

So I joined weight watchers yay me!! But! I'm having a hard time getting the hang of it. I'm used to having a meal plan laid out for me that goes off calories and now that it is just points I'm following it's hard for me to know what to make for my meals (I have never used weight watchers before). I saw the recipes on line but it always says one serving is blah points but it never states what a "serving" is. Can someone help me? I really want to be apart of weight watchers I have seen so many people be successful with it, and I know that I could be too since it is a more realistic approach to life and isn't banning any going out foods. This was my major downfall with other programs and now that I can see what would be the best choices if I do go out I really want it to work. I joined the online community I like to track and have been using spark people so I can stay commited to tracking. I'm just having a hard time figuring out what the heck to make and how to enter it in. Can someone help I'm open for any suggestions or tips!!!!


    1. Well, I have a WW Cookbook (in the old points), and it's basically "normal" recipes with fat-free or reduced-fat stuff instead of the full fat option..

      Like Mozzerella stuffed turkey burgers.. that's something I want to try.. I haven't started the new pointsplus thing yet, so I'm not sure how that works..

      Hope you get some good recipes.. oh! there is a blog that has recipes for WW.. http://pointlessmeals.blogspot.com/

    2. Congrats on joining WW. Good luck with it!

    3. Christina, I am a WW lifetime Member in Australia. There are many many blogs dedicated to WW recipes (with the new ProPoints too) here is one of my favourites http://adashofflavour.blogspot.com/. If you have any questions I will happily answer them. I have been a Weight watchers member for 1 1/2 years now and am at goal and love it! Keep trying you will get there.

    4. I wish u Congrats on joining WW. Keep it up. I like your profile.

    5. Hi Christina! My suggestion would be to take a few of your favorite meals that you have the nutritional information for the carbs, fibre, protein & fat and figure out the PointsPlus for it and start there. If you aren't tracking online, start keeping your own notebook so you don't have to recalculate over & over. My two favorite blogs for WW friendly recipes are tj's test kitchen and Green LIteBites. You can find both of those on my blogroll (I noticed you just started following me! thanks!) I call these blogs WW friendly because they both list the points or pointsplus values and how many servings are in each recipe and Green Litebites also lists the nutritional info.

      Good luck!!!

    6. I typed a long comment and I somehow didn't save it! Geez, anyway, found you because I noticed you are now following me, thanks!

      When I first started WW, I started off by calculating the points for my favorite breakfasts and favorite foods and keeping a notebook of those points values so that I wasn't constantly calculating.

      I love tj's test kitchen and Green Lite Bites. You can find both of those blogs on my blogroll. They say how many servings are in each recipe and the points/pointsplus values. Green Lite bites also has the actual nutritional info for the majority of the recipes. Makes me a little more adventurous too!

      Good Luck!!

    7. I've never done WW. I just count my calories very carefully.