The weight loss journey begins again. How many of you have started a diet, lost a few pounds, got bored, quit and gained the weight back? Me too. Besides the fact that I can’t fit into my spring or summer clothes right now, I also have my step daughter’s wedding coming up in a year. Now I know I’m not morbidly obese but I am overweight which equals unhealthy.
So I went to a Weight Watchers meeting last week and thought I would use my blog to track my journey. The topic for this week is grocery shopping. One thing I found interesting from the discussion was that all the good healthy stuff is on the perimeter of grocery stores and all the bad unhealthy stuff is down the center isles.
They gave us a list of things to avoid such as:Potato chips
Pre-made” lunch” packs
Canned fruit in syrup
Granola (even low fat is high in sugar)
100 calorie snacks bags (because they don’t satisfy and you eat again)
Prepared chicken wings
Fill your grocery cart with these instead:
Fat free Greek yogurt
Whole grain reduced calorie bread
Fresh fruits and veggies
A treat or two in easy to control portions
Fat free salsa
Quinoa, barley, bulgur and other whole grains
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
100% bran cereal no sugar added
Some other tips WW suggests are:
*Eat a healthy snack before you go so you’re less vulnerable to bakery aromas or appealing-looking items on the shelves.
*Shop alone so you’re not swayed by requests, especially from the kids.
By sharing my journey I’m hoping to inspire those of you out there who also are need to lose a few pounds to get back to that healthy weight.
Weight Watchers Week 1