Bit of a mixed up post today.
I've been ill for the last week- some kind of gland swelling virus thing that made me look like a hamster! But now I can chew again and so am getting right back on track.
I was curious thinking about some of the crash-diet plans I've followed in the past, and how they would fit into the WW points scheme. One of them- the little black dress diet(yes i know its utterly naff)- I've tried a few times. Most days are about 10-12 points, with a couple of anomalies(6 points of butter for 1 persons scrambled eggs? madness) which can raise a day up to about 35 points. Its all a bit rubbish but they have lots of recipes and feature masses of fruit and veg- FILLING FOODS! So I'm trying a little experiment. Im going to follow the plan, adding or subtracting foods as I go to match the points to my daily allowance. Hopefully this will act as a bit of a kickstart and help to keep me on track for a while. It saves me having to make a meal plan at the very least!
Another little plan I've concocted is making little snack bags. You can save up to 4 points a day on WW, so I decided to make that easier to do by making 4 point snack bags, containing the sort of foods I might normally nibble on-cereal bars,biscuits, cocoa,skittles etc.- I will allow one of these bags a day, with all other snacks being of the piece of fruit or zero points variety, which hopefully will achieve the following
-Limit the amount of snacks I have, putting more focus onto getting properly balanced meals
- make saving points easier- I just dont have my snackbag!
-Stop me picking mindlessly into the cupboard, everything has been portioned off and sectioned out, so no more eating an entire pack of biscuits in one go!
I've also come up with another little method which makes everything much easier. I set aside a bit of time after my food shop to chop up all my veg in one big go. Everything goes into nice stackable boxes in the fridge and saves SO much time and washing up later in the week. Now making a salad takes under a minute, because everything is just waiting there for me to use it!
This is the week I start to lose again.
Watch this space!(Hopefully soon there'll be a bit MORE space and a bit less me...)