Sunday, January 28, 2007
I'm a seven-year veteran of the Weight Watchers. In my illustrious career as a paying WW-member, I've banked points for the weekends, dipped into my Flex points and eaten from the Core list. I've reached goal — twice — and regained and now all of it and then some back.
I've learned a lot through the years...mainly that diets don't work. Not that I'm not saying Weight Watchers doesn't work. It does. But it has to become a lifestyle, and that's easier said than done. And no matter what anybody will tell you, maintaining is harder than losing.
My philosophy is fresh is better. Eat real food. Snack on good-for-you items with a mix of complex carbs, healthy fat and protein. Skip the 100-calorie packs, light bread, fat free cheese and other so-called "healthy" foods with ingredient lists 100 items long. Eat foods with ingredients you can pronounce, and enjoy what you're eating.
Because life's too short not to.
Posted by Jen at 10:51 PM