I am glad I got into a meeting, because I was able to weigh in for this month... and there wasn't a lot of month left!
If you are not flexible with yourself and enjoying your favourite foods in moderation makes one focus on negative feelings towards yourself, the plan, and what you are eating. If you restrict yourself too drastically resentment will build, and you will quit. The Weight Watcher plan is built to allow some flexibility, a prime example is the 49 weekly points we can choose to eat or not.
These 49 points are perfect to hold onto for a meal out. A night out should be special, this way it becomes an event you really enjoy and you will savour each bite. While the plan allows us the flexibility to eat out once week, there aren't enough weekly points to eat out frequently. You must track your meals out, some of us "forget" to track things to make our numbers look good (guilty). You are only cheating yourself and could affect your weight loss efforts. During my whole weight loss journey, I have gone out for dinner once a week the whole time. So you don't have to give up eating our to loose weight.
The meeting leader had one thing she said that really stuck with me, that "Treats are NOT Snacks". Snacks should be wholesome nutritious foods that are on plan.
The meeting leader also gave us a "cheat sheet" for using our Weekly Points Plus Points
- Track your weekly points values so you know how many are available to you.
- Use your tools (eTools, points guides, etc) to know the P+ values of the foods you love
- Choose foods you REALLY want
- Supplement your treat with power foods to boos satisfaction.