Have you tried Weight Watchers yet? It's a way of life, not a diet, and…
If you love food, you'll love WeightWatchers because this program encourages you to eat delicious foods, but not too much of them. Find out how to eat more of the foods you love with WeightWatchers; A Guide to Foods to Eat.
If you are thinking of joining WeightWatchers, or maybe even re-joining, always check here for their updated discounts and deals. I love WeightWatchers because it is really the only plan I have ever done that has helped me lose weight and keep it off.
I love taking normal ordinary recipes and switching things up to make them WeightWatchers friendly, and low in points. That way I don't have to beat myself up to enjoy my favorite foods!
I share all my recipes here on SlapDashMom so I hope you try and enjoy every one of them! And if you are a dessert lover like me, you will want to check out all of my dessert recipes. Here are all of my best recipes to check out as well.
My favorite dessert is my WeightWatchers zero point cheesecake. I think it is everyone else's favorite too. I make it using sugar free Jell-o pudding instant pudding and it is amazing. You can choose any of the pudding flavors eg: (banana, chocolate, white chocolate, cheesecake, pistachio and vanilla) and make it any way you like it. It is AMAZING.
Now let's take a look at my WeightWatchers guide to foods to eat as well as my tips to help keep you healthy and on plan. If you find yourself struggling, be sure to figure out why so you can get back on track fast! And if you're worried that WeightWatchers isn't working for you, you will want to read here to find out why.
So many people still do not eat breakfast. Why is that? Your body needs nutrition from the moment you wake up in the morning. If you don't eat, your body learns to store the fat. That is something that we do not want when we are trying to lose weight.
Breakfast doesn't have to be a huge meal. If you are not a big morning eater, that's fine. But do eat something. A protein shake, maybe some eggs with a little toast or perhaps some Air Fryer eggs in a basket? If you don't already have an air fryer, you can check out my recommendations here as I absolutely can not live without mine.
I also really like to have oatmeal for breakfast. I make a batch in my instant pot a few days a week and it keeps warm all day so I can eat it a few times if I like. It is SO healthy and filling and it really does keep me feeling full for hours and so really takes the edge off my hunger. It is great for aiding in digestion too!
For those of you who have any trouble with digestion, all I can say is I totally get it. I've had trouble most of my life and so I have two amazing secrets for you.
First, you need to eat my favorite cereal. It is 23 grams of fiber per serving and will have you “going” within a day. Second, I highly recommend this amazing supplement/vitamin that I take which has not only helped me get regular and lose weight, but it gives me so much energy I almost can't believe it.
That's all I'm going to say about that, but if you are having any trouble at all, I whole-heartedly (and from experience) can recommend both of those products to you.
No matter what type of breakfast you choose, from a protein shake to a full blown healthy meal, give your body what it needs to jump start your metabolism and turn off those embarrassing tummy growls. Here are all of my WeightWatchers inspired breakfast recipes to give you some really good, healthy ideas.
If you find you have a breakfast sweet tooth, I have a WeightWatchers version of the cinnamon roll casserole that is to die for!! See the image and recipe below:
Select Healthy Starters
One of the things I do on WeightWatchers that really helps me is I select healthy starters options to help me get full. As mentioned, I'll have a big bowl of healthy and high fiber cereal for breakfast full of sliced almonds, blue berries and strawberries – or whatever fruit I have in the house. This will fill me up for hours.
Another trick I like to use is to eat apple slices two to three times a day. I know it sounds simple and silly but it really does work. They are absolutely delicious and surprisingly filling. I still eat all my meals but the slices help to keep the hunger away and help me eat less at meal time. Try it! Eat a half an apple before your next dinner and see if you don't eat less and make better choices.
If I'm going out to dinner, I always start my meal with a broth based soup like minestrone or chicken noodle or a dinner salad to start. This helps fill me up on very low point foods and helps me not over eat the rest of my meal. Works like a charm!
Take A Healthy Vitamin Designed To Help With Digestion And Weight Loss
I have tried literally a million vitamins over the years and none ever seemed to help me feel any better. I was always tired and stopped up, if you know what I mean. A few years ago a friend told me about this wonderful vitamin that gave her all this energy and helped her lose weight, bla, bla, bla.
Of course I immediately dismissed it and called her a liar. Just kidding, I did not call her that. But I did dismiss the information.
But then I began to notice how she always looked great, lost all her baby weight so easily and kept it off. She was always running around and getting things done and honestly, I was a little envious of how much energy she had. So, I asked her again.
This time, I gave the vitamins a shot. I didn't think I noticed anything at first. But, after a few days I suddenly had an urge to completely reorganized my office, so I did. After that, I cleaned out my bedroom closet, organized my summer and winter clothing and threw out a million things I never wore anymore. I dusted and vacuumed and cleaned out the entire closet; making trips to the good will along the way.
I moved on from there to the kitchen, organizing my pantry and cleaning out all my drawers. I basically became a cleaning and organizing machine. I felt so good and it was awesome. But, I didn't think it was the vitamin. No, I just had a healthy burst of energy and that was that!
The next thing I noticed was that my fairly healthy dose of red faced rosacea was basically gone. How could this be? I was feeling better, having way more energy and now I was looking much better too!!
The next thing that happened, and probably the best thing, was my improved digestion. I started “going” regularly and that felt amazing. I had a skip in my step and at my next check up, I had lost more than 10 pounds with no way to explain it. Oh yeah…the vitamins.
Today I am a total believer. I take four vitamin pills a day. Two when I wake up in the morning and two more before dinner. They give me SO MUCH energy throughout the day and I feel blessed to have found them.
I highly recommend you try them. And if they do not work for you, they have a 100% money back guarantee so you really have nothing to lose.
Now let's get back to my WeightWatchers a guide to foods to eat list.
Look For In Season And Lightly Cooked Vegetables
It's really important to keep things interesting when you are on WeightWatchers. We all have the foods we love and we learn how to eat them properly on WeightWatchers so that we are getting the right amount of points every day. We can't have too few or too many for optimal weight loss.
So how do we do that? Be on the look out for in season vegetables and fruits too. Some of my favorite fall vegetables are winter squash, broccoli, bush beans, beets, potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, brussel sprouts, arugula and radishes.
Speaking of veggies, here is a wonderful recipe for a delicious vegetable and bean soup.
You can grow the vegetables in your garden or buy them at your favorite local farmers market. Either way, they are all zero points. Steam them or grill them up lightly with some olive oil and salt and pepper and they are delicious. Be on a constant lookout for new veggies you have never tried before. Keeping with the seasons is one very fun way to keep WeightWatchers interesting.
Do the same with fruits. I happen to love peaches, pears, nectarines and cherries. When those fruits come into season, I incorporate them into everything I can; especially salads. I also serve them over yogurt for a very low point and delicious dessert.
Make Your Meals Matter
People talk a lot about nutrient timing and when to eat what and honestly I don't know too much about that. What I do know is that you want to make really good food choices and to do that, you need to eat so you don't get over hungry. So, it is important to make meals matter.
Don't skip meals because you can or are not hungry. It is important to eat all your meals and all your points on WeightWatchers. Plan your meals and do food prep if you can. Eat a larger amount of leafy green vegetables and healthy proteins like eggs and chicken breast. Fill up on healthy fats like avocado and nuts and stay away from processed sugars and foods – if you can.
Eat Protein Foods
They say that protein is really great for giving you energy, helping to build strong muscles and help you feel full longer. So what's not to love about that? Be sure to eat protein with every meal. Try a protein shake, white meat chicken or turkey, tofu, eggs, low fat cheese and more.
Having easy-to-grab protein around is a really great way to stay satiated. I fill my fridge with low cal string cheese, tofu (that I slice up ahead of time so it's ready to go), nuts, and hard boiled eggs I make ahead in my instant pot. I can eat the eggs as a snack, make WeightWatchers deviled eggs or add them to the top of any salad. Best of all, eggs are zero points so they are a no brainer.
And if you do not have an Instant Pot yet, I highly recommend you get one as they make cooking so much easier, fun and with far less clean up!
Monitor Your Drinking
I'm sure you have heard that alcohol is empty calories and that is certainly true. Alcohol gives you no bang for the buck. But, if you enjoy it, you should not give it up to be on WeightWatchers. Instead, have a glass of wine with dinner or a beer with the game. Maybe switch to lite beer and count those points, but don't deny yourself as that goes against the WeightWatchers way.
The important thing is to monitor it and as long as you are tracking, it's ok.
When To Eat Sweets
Isn't the answer obvious? If you have a sweet tooth, the answer is; ALWAYS!
That is why I am constantly working on delicious WeightWatchers dessert recipes so we can enjoy ourselves and never deny.
Be sure to check out my complete list of dessert recipes as I am adding to it all the time.
What Does It Cost To Join WeightWatchers?
I get asked that question a lot so I'll add this link for you here. The cost and the discounts they offer are changing all the time. So, use this link to always check for current pricing. I used to worry about the cost of Weight Watchers. But over time I realized, for me, it was worth every cent.
I say this because it costs less than a dinner out for myself and my husband and what I get from the meetings, recipes, delicious snacks and tips and tricks has helped me tremendously.
Is There A Free Version Of WeightWatchers?
If the cost of WeightWatchers is ever an issue, be sure to read my blog post on How to do WeightWatchers for free. And if you still have any doubts about whether or not to do the WeightWatchers program, feel free to read this report by US News on why WeightWatchers is the #1 weight loss program. Be sure to click here for the latest WeightWatchers discounts and offers.
Come find me and JOIN my WeightWatchers Air Fryer & Instant Pot Facebook Recipe Group.
We have over 100,000 members and are a lively bunch who know how hard it is to do it alone. We post recipes, share tips and inspire each other every day. We can't wait to meet you!!
This is my ZERO Point food list. Book mark the page and refer back often. Loading your fridge and pantry with these ZERO point foods is tip #1 for weight loss success.
Meal plans help me stay on track. Here are some of my favorites!
Have you made up a batch of my 2 Ingredients Dough yet? It's AMAZING stuff!! Use it to make low point bread bowls, pretzels, bread sticks, bagels, pizza crust, cinnamon rolls & more. Check out the Recipe Guide & Individual Recipes below:
To entice you, watch this Video for the 2 Ingredients Bagel Recipe – you will LOVE it – total YUM!!
2 Ingredient Dough Recipes
Ultimate 2 Ingredient Dough Guide
2 Ingredient Dough Pizza
2 Ingredient Dough Pot Pie
2 Ingredient Dough Pop Tarts
2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls
2 Ingredient Dough Bread Bowls
2 Ingredient Dough Empanadas