Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12/17 Check-In

Starting this week I'm switching over to the new Simply Filling technique for tracking. It's basically the old "Core".

The Simply Filling technique rules

In addition to Filling Foods, there are some foods and beverages that you don't have to count POINTS values for (although they are not Filling Foods): beverages like coffee and tea without sugar, diet soda, club soda and seltzer (plain or flavored/unsweetened), and water; and fat-free condiments and seasonings like mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, fat-free dressing and fat-free salsa.
You don't have to count POINTS values for the 2 teaspoons of healthy oils (olive, canola, safflower, sunflower, and flaxseed oil) that you need for good nutrition each day (see the Good Health Guidelines).

Bread is not a Filling Food

Vegetables, beans & legumes cannot contain ingredients that are not Filling Foods. You also need to track POINTS values for vegetable juices.

Canned fruit must be packed in water or juice. Applesauce must be unsweetened. You must track POINTS values for dried fruits and fruit juices.

Cold cereals must be limited to one meal a day and eaten with fat-free milk or fat-free plain yogurt. Whole-grain cereals without added sugar, nuts or dried fruit are Filling Foods, as is any plain variety of cooked (hot) cereal that does not contain added sugar.

Choose and prepare visibly lean cuts of meat. Ground beef with no more than 7% fat, ground chicken and ground turkey cannot be part of more than one meal a day.

Whole-wheat pasta, potatoes and brown rice are limited to one meal a day

Processed meats such as deli items or hot dogs are not Filling Foods

Canned fish and shellfish must be packed in water, broth or tomato juice (not in oil).

Weight Watchers® Smoothies are limited to once a day.

With Simply Filling Maintenance you have 63 weekly points to use on the non Filling Foods. This technique is supposed to help you learn how to maintain without having to count everything.

Weigh in this morning, back down to 116.


Bravie said...

This sounds like a better plan. Is this just for maintenance though? How does it work for losing?

Breezy said...

For losing you only get 35 weekly to use on non Filling Foods.

This is just the old Core plan, you could have done this before. In fact didn't you try it for a week? (they say you have to give any changes two weeks at the minimum.)

Bravie said...

Nope, I was going to do it but didn't.