Everything is on the Menu
"You can eat anything on the program, that’s what’s so great about it, but I do centre my menus generally around lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. I eat a lot of fish, chicken, leafy greens – that’s pretty much my go to. I think what surprised me in the beginning of the whole program was just the amount of protein you could eat in a meal and how low the points were. I started exercising a lot so I needed the protein to keep me energized. I love to cook, I love looking up new recipes, trying new restaurants, trying new foods, so it’s great, there are so many recipes on the Weight Watchers website that I love trying and my family too loves trying new things so it is great.”
“I eat way more fruits and vegetables than I used to, but I haven’t changed my diet dramatically, I just am more aware of how much I am eating or how frequently I am eating but I definitely eat more healthily, more intentionally. I eat a lot of protein and I have definitely amped up how much fruits and vegetables I eat. [I still can] drink wine with friends, or going out and have a big night out for birthdays I absolutely still do that.”
“I always assumed that Weight Watchers was going to be like a diet, so that I would have to give up everything I ever ate I was going to have to eat lettuce and celery and grilled chicken. I didn’t know, really anything about nutrition. I was coming from eating fast food a lot, and a lot of takeout. I learned a lot about healthy foods. I really started to learn more about the benefits of eating healthy foods, with higher protein and, less processed foods. With whole healthy foods, you feel a lot better. And when you go back to eating fast foods you - they don’t taste the same, so I really learned that mentally and physically it’s a lot better for you.”
I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. I eat a lot of protein; I also have some more snacky foods as well.. But I always try to incorporate salty snacks every day because that is my favourite, so I weigh out chips, or crackers to be able to have a little bit of the things that I love. I also, pick one day a week where we go out and eat. So I don’t limit that, we still go out and have sushi, or burgers, or pizza.