I just added several new recipes. I wanted to highlight them because they look to good to be true when you see how easy and how few Weight Watcher points they have. As you know I used another program for my recent weight loss but I do like Weight Watchers. They teach you about portion control and it is great if you only have a few pounds to loose. (Only because it takes longer than some other program)
Anyway, the reason these recipes are look to good to be true is because I use very little oil in cooking. I use cooking spray but very sparingly. You really need to be careful with this as it is so easy to use to much. Just a very light spray is all that is needed just enough to just barely coat the pan. I also use broth or water many times with a little lemon or lime juice. This allows to you cook food and not have it stick to the pan as well. You do not need much liquid and it will cook off so your dish is not soupy. Also, where possible I bake rather than fry. I almost never fry. I also like to use the grill when possible. the grill allows the grease to run off. It should go without saying, but when cooking meats always, always, always drain the pan and wipe it out before using for the remainder of the recipe. I never want to keep any additional grease in my pan, this just adds calories that we don't need.
So it's a new year and with that comes all sorts of baggage. One of my pieces of baggage is weight loss. I never make new year resolutions because I don't want to lie to myself. Come on now, many people make resolutions saying they are going to do something but after about a week or so they forget about. Case in point, the gym. The first couple of weeks of January the gym is pack and about now no so much.
So my husband and I decided that we should drop a couple of pounds. Now understand that we both just lost a lot of weight the past year (about 40 pounds each). Usually I do a dry January each year. It is just a way to get rid of the excesses from the holidays. This year we went on a 7 day detox that really got rid of all the bad stuff. No sugar, flour, alcohol, caffeine, or processed foods of any kind. This is a serious detox. I lost 9.5 pound on this and my husband lost 9. Just cutting out these things made a big improvement in how we feel also. So of course my husband was done with his weight loss plan but I still wanted to lose about 10 more. Oh by the way, this is not an easy detox but it sure works and you are not in the bathroom all the time. There is no purging on this detox. So to lose the 40 pounds we both did a program called Weight Not it is a very intensive program and you lose .5 to 1 pound a day. Seeing the wight come off keeps you motivated to continue on the program. After almost 2 weeks I have lost an additional 7 pounds. I have 3 - 5 pounds to go and haven't even completed the program duration. This is the same program that we used to lose the 40 pounds.
So for anyone wanting to lose some weight this year, I recommend the Weight Not program. It will keep you motivated and you WILL see the pound come off. They also have some great recipes that are really good. I am going to put a couple on my recipe page because they are so good that even if you are not dieting you will love them.