If you’ve started following the new Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale program that uses Smart Points instead of points plus, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a lot harder to enjoy some snacks and sweet treats while staying on plan. When Weight Watchers was using Points Plus, I had my snacking down to a science, especially when it came to on-the-go products. It’s taken me a little bit of time, but I finally found a few go to treats that satisfy my sweet tooth without breaking my Smart Points budget for the day. Since I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggled with this low sugar transition, I’ve decided to share a few of my favorites with you. Many of these options work well with the high-protein, low sugar lifestyle that the beyond the scale plan is encouraging us to live on a daily basis. Read more
One of my favorite things about eating on Weight Watchers is that when I eat fresh fruits and veggies, they don’t count against my daily Smart Points intake. Yes, there are a few exceptions (I’m looking at you avocados, potatoes, corn, etc.), but in general, that’s the rule..with one HUGE exception: when you blend produce to make smoothies. I see “How do you track Smart Points for smoothies?” asked all over the place, and since I just learned the easy answer myself, I figured I’d tell you. Read more
Okay friends, here’s the scoop. As I’m sure you know by now, Weight Watchers launched a new program that completely redefined the values of our Points system. This means that everything you knew about Points Plus is now irrelevant and Smart Points are the new Weight Watchers tracking system. With the introduction to Smart Points came the recalculating of everything we had the PP values memorized on. This, of course, includes our beloved Easter candy. While I had an entire Easter Candy Cheat Sheet made up with Points Plus values (and it’s still valid for those who chose to stay on that plan), I felt compelled to write up another cheat sheet for the majority of us who transitioned to the Beyond the Scale plan with Smart Points.
Due to the nature of Smart Points, which really cracks down on our sugar intake (and for a good reason), you will notice that the Smart Points values of your favorite Easter goodies have gone up drastically. While this is in fact a sad thing, don’t shoot the messenger. I’m just here to tell it like it is. I didn’t get a hold of every candy out there, but I did pick up some of my personal favorites and I wanted to share the calculations with you. Without further ado, here’s the Easter Candy Cheat Sheet with Smart Points.
Since I am so focused on getting my body back in shape this year (along with several other goals), I’ve decided to try weekly weigh in posts for awhile. That will make you, my readers, my accountability partners. I haven’t quite decided how I want to approach these weigh in posts, but I’m going to give it a shot anyway. My weigh in day is Friday, so when I talk about the week, it will mean from the previous to current Friday..just so we’re all on the same page.
I’ll admit, the weekend was rough. Saturday we had a potluck at my church after the evening worship service. While all the food there is tasty, it isn’t always the most nutritious situation to be in. While I did take the time to enjoy some goodies like home made enchiladas, pasta, and caramels, I made it a point to only have a taste of the things I wanted. That ended up giving me a full enough plate, and guess what: I was full and didn’t go back for more! Score: Brianna: 1 Potluck: 0