Saturday, March 1, 2014

My Experience with Depriving myself and how it can have the opposite effect on Weight Loss

Have you ever started a fad diet before and after a few days your sick of the taste of "rice cakes" and grapefruit or whatever the food that you are eating is?

 Have you ever began a chocolate shake fast and only drank creamy chocolate shakes until you end up hating the taste of chocolate? These quick and fast weight loss diets are usually only temporary.  I have done these type of quick fixes before and ended up eating the whole house when I was done!! I would gain back all the weight I had lost "and then some." This can be extremely discouraging!

 To continue lose weight  and to be able to stay on your program, you have to make YOUR program work for you!  For example, if you're craving a high calorie dessert from your favorite restaurant, have it... Just make sure that you find out the calorie information or Weight Watcher points for it and plan AHEAD for it! There is NOTHING that you can't have on this plan... 

Depriving yourself from foods you love only leads to the OVERWHELMING Food cravings and to have them ALL at once. DON'T let this happen to you!

 If your allowed say 28 points per day and your favorite cheeseburger is 12 points.... eat lower point meals at Breakfast and Lunch so you can still stay within your points for the day AND have your favorite cheeseburger. Once you practice this a few times you will see that it CAN be done and you can still eat your favorite foods without depriving yourself and still losing weight!!

**You cannot change your Life until you CHANGE what you do daily.... The SECRET to success is what you CHANGE in your every day routine.... 

Friday, February 28, 2014

New Recipe! Weight Watchers 4 Point Delicious Cabbage Casserole

1 Pound 93% Lean Ground Turkey 
1 Container of Fat Free Ricotta Cheese 15 oz 
2 Cans of Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz (one drained, one undrained) 
1 Can Tomato Sauce (15 oz)
1/2 Cup Diced Onion 
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder 
2 to 3 Teaspoons of Salt 
Pepper to taste 
1 Medium Head of Cabbage (Diced) 

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees 
Brown the ground turkey and then throw in the 1/2 Cup of onions 
Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes 
Add Diced Tomatoes, Entire can of tomato Sauce and seasonings 
Let Simmer for about 15 minutes 
While that is simmering Spray a 3 quart baking dish with Pam or Canola Spray 
Add 4 Cups of Cabbage on the bottom of the pan 
Now take your meat sauce and put half of it on top of the cabbage 
Add 3 to 4 Cups of Cabbage and then top with the remaining meat sauce 
Take the entire container of Ricotta and spread evenly over the entire dish 
Cover with aluminum foil and Bake for 40 to 45 minutes 
Remove aluminum foil and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes (until the top is lightly brown) 
Cut into 8 Slices! Each huge slice is only 4 Points. 
Click here to View Recipe Being made on Youtube!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weight Watchers - Quick 3 Ingredient Filling Dinner Idea using Cabbage! ...

Is the Refrigerator calling you?

Is the refrigerator calling you?? Are your points gone for the day? Grab a cup of decaf hot tea or decaf flavored coffee and a piece of fruit and turn off the kitchen lights! Tell yourself that the Kitchen is CLOSED! Make a "Kitchen Closed" sign and sit it on the counter top if you need to.

DON'T ruin a perfect day of staying on track with the night time munchies! Think about it...Is it really worth it??

Keep in mind that you just need to make it through the night and you will have a fresh set of points in the morning to use! Not only that you will be thinner in the morning! I LOVE waking up after a successful day. It just feels so good!  

Sometimes when I struggle at night I decide to do a facial mask... my Favorite is Glam glow. I am OBSESSED with it!  It tightens pores, smooths fine lines and it dries really tight.  You can't open your mouth to eat something if you tried! When you wash it off your skin is "glowing" and very soft and smooth! I always feel like I did something to improve myself and the feeling of overeating isn't as strong as it was. 

Other things you can do it Paint your nails or take a hot bath. Remember, pampering yourself boosts self esteem and will make you less likely to overeat. I also like to go online and simply browse clothing in the next size down.
  For me...I'm NOT trying to look Perfect... but I know I want to look good, feel good about myself and ROCK any jeans of my choice!


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Peanut Butter Flavored Coffee!!

Although I love my Keurig I'm going to have to break out my coffee pot for this one! Peanut Butter flavored coffee!! I didn't know it existed! An excellent way to have a treat without any calories! 

New York Coffee Peanut Butter Kiss Flavored Coffee Beans 1lb Bag