** Disclaimer: I’m not getting paid to endorse Weight Watchers or any of their products, which means I’m telling you my take from the process and products. Xoxoxoxoxox**
If you have a monthly pass or are an Online only member for Weight Watchers you have the world of food at your finger tips. The eTools center and website are chock full of information right at your finger tips. I especially like the Simple Start grocery list. If you are a person who simply just grabs food from the store and hopes that you can some how come up with 3 meals a day over the next week, then you and I could be friends.
I started planning meals because of money, and now I realize that if I set up a healthy menu of dinners and lunches I can also set myself up to not go off plan by buying – ONLY – those things. Sure, random things enter my cart as well, cereal, yogurt bars, etc. But the bad stuff – the cake mixes, chocolate chips, etc. – I use for baking my coworkers goodies. I never eat them which I think is funny.
Planning ahead also gives you the chance to put your meals into your tracker. This works well for people like me with the memory of an ant. That way I can just look at my phone – which is glued to my hand and usually at least in half of my line of vision – and see what’s for dinner.
I pre-pack my lunches most weeks because it’s a salad, so I don’t usually worry about that, but sometimes the coworkers want to go out to lunch, and well, that is always like ‘AHHHHHH’ for me.
Luckily, my coworkers like Chipotle (Not being paid for this either, FYI. I’m just a blue blooded American who adores Chipotle). So, I can go into my food look up on the tracker and add ingredient by ingredient what I am putting in my Chipotle meal. It also helps that a lot of my favorite restaurants, Chipotle included, have their meals already in the tracker with the correct points attached – so there is no guessing.
I wanna look like them, so regardless of the bad weekend, or the bad day, the bad month, the bad year, I will continue to fight after it.
Weight Watchers just makes it easier.