This week’s topic at Weight Watchers was tailor made. It was all about eating more “power foods” which is what the Simple Start/Simply Filling plan options are all about. It was a great reinforcement of what is a power food and what’s not. For instance grapes are a power food while raisins are not.
I also had a question regarding tracking healthy oils and was able to get an answer. For those on Weight Watchers you don’t track the first two teaspoons of healthy oil each day.
Since power foods are filling due to their fiber and/or protein, there’s no limit on quantity which is great for volume eaters.
Looking for inspiration I dug out a couple of my Weight Watchers cookbooks when planning last week’s meal plan. In the My Turnaround Program Cookbook (affiliate link) there was a recipe for Shepherd’s Pie. You can see the results above.
I thought it was tasty but my husband isn’t a mashed potatoes fan so he ate mostly filling.
I made this omelet a couple times with egg substitute, assorted bell peppers and fat-free feta cheese.
All 49 weekly points and earned exercise points were used on items that weren’t power foods. I’m going to work on doing a better job of eating power foods for meals and saving the points for true indulgences.
There’s an adjustment to the total weight this week. Two weeks ago when I weighed in the computers were down (nationwide) so my total weight loss was calculated manually. My math was off and I had gained a pound instead of staying the same. It’s not surprising since I hadn’t tracked for the two previous weeks but disappointing nevertheless. 😥
This week I was on plan and exercised four times but knew I was going to be up as soon as I woke up. The grilled chicken in my salad the evening before must have been soaked in sodium. My ring wouldn’t budge.
Knowing that I was relieved that I was only .2 pounds up making the adjusted total weight loss:
– 48.6 Pounds
The meal plan is made for the week and I’ll be shopping for needed ingredients today. I will focus on using more power foods during meals and snacks in addition to exercising at least four times.
How did your week towards great health go?
That omelet looks great! And, sometimes the fluid retention just happens to be there on weigh in day and I know it is frustrating (I’ve been there).
Kay Lynn says
Thanks, Kitty. That fluid retention is so frustrating but it is what it is. The scale is just one moment in time, right?