Just when I'm despairing of losing weight on Weight Watchers, they come up with a plan that I want to try. They're pretty cagey about changing up the program - "New and Improved" - every so often. Usually it's the same old stuff, with a slight variation.
So when they ballyhooed (in mailers and emails to me) the new, new Weight Watchers plans - I was skeptical, to say the least. But I began hearing rumors of less Points counting, and I was intrigued.
The Core Plan is basically a list of foods that, if I will limit myself to ONLY these foods, pretty much guarantees that I will eat right. That sounds great. I'll still get the 35 Flex points per week, plus extra points earned through activity, such as my walking, swimming and cycling. Cool!
Of course, I'm immediately trying to guess which foods will be off the core list. Pasta, rice, breads, of course, must be strictly limited, or we won't lose weight. Fats. Eggs. Avocados. Salmon. I'll have to spend the 35 flex points to buy that stuff, right?
No! It's even better than I'd hoped. I can have, for example, one serving of whole wheat pasta or brown rice or potatoes per day without spending my Flex points. I can have all the salmon I want!
All the fresh fruits and vegetables I want, without quibbling about peas or corn. Lean ground meat or turkey once a day, other lean meats.
It looks like I'll end up spending my Flex points on my daily bagels and cream cheese.
The Weight Watchers website even has a Switch section that walked me through "what-if" scenarios, including spending my Flex points on wine and eating out OR on daily starches and fats. That got me right between the eyes. That's my problem right now - rather than choosing between one or the other, I'm doing both.
We'll see, but I'm cautiously optimistic!