I haven’t really been paying attention to what I eat or ensuring I exercise like I hoped to do back in August. I really do want to lose some weight, but I struggle to stay focused on that goal.
In a new attempt, we started Weight Watchers.
I know from past experience that keeping track of what I eat in any regard makes me eat better, so something that pushes me to do that is always good. There are two main advantages to this system, though, that I’m hoping will help me stick to it.
- You don’t have to track nutrients, because the whole thing works on points. Every food has some amount of points attributed to it, based on some fancy magic, and you can eat a certain number of points a day. A lot of food, like veggies, fruits, chicken breast, and beans (delicious, amazing beans!) are zero points so you can have as much of them as you want. This is a nice way to shift your focus towards healthier options, without saying you can’t have the unhealthy stuff from time to time.
- They call them points! If there are points, then this must be a game, right? And if it’s a game, I totally want to beat it!
I’m still using Hello Fresh, which isn’t super WW-friendly, but that just means I have to be point aware earlier in the day. Today I had 1 point at breakfast, 3 for lunch, and then 22 for dinner.
And everything was delicious.