Weight Watchers Simply Filling, Simple Start Resolution

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Weight Watchers Simple Start List of Power Foods

Oh….boy. Ever step on the scale after a LONG hiatus of not going near the god-forsaken thing (other than to trip over it) and are just utterly SHOCKED at the 3 numbers staring you in the face? Me either. Just kidding, nope, that was me just a few Get in my bellydays ago, after the December HOLIDAZE and month before of new love LaLaLand caught up to me and suctioned a spare tire to the body that just over the summer had been the least of me anyone’s seen in QUITE awhile. Let’s guesstimate a fun-ish 25ish lbs? Some of it water weight (hahaha, we all know better), some of it Homemade Portillo’s Chocolate Cake, most of it just an ocean of booze and fields of Christmas cookies. My entire lifestyle since Labor Day has basically been that of Austin Powers’ “Fat Bastard.”

One time, in grad school, I got really fat, then I moved to Chicago and decided to lose weight. I used Weight Watchers, and I went to meetings, and it really worked. I stayed motivated, I lost over 30 pounds, and it’s been a lifestyle I’ve been living at least 75% of the time since. I just…it’s just that I’ve been 25% really horrible in eating the last 25% of 2015. Oh, and remember when I used to get 10,000 steps everyday, obsessively, with my Fitbit for over a year and a half EVERY DAY?! I stopped doing that, and it was shockingly easy to just sit around and eat instead of side step like a lunatic while having conversations with people while checking my Fitbit every two seconds. Who would have thought? Ah, well, you win some, you lose some. 

It’s time to lose some. 

I’m going back on Weight Watchers, using the Simply Filling program, which a) works and b) is awesome for people like me, who somewhere along the way just get flat out resentful and tired of having to count the points of every little thing I eat. That shiz is tedious, yo. On the Simply Filling “lifestyle”, you get to eat foods off a list, as many as you want until you’re full, which coincidentally is probably not the entire box of whole wheat ziti. There’s protein, grains, fruits, veggies, light breads, and ooo, frankencheese, also known as fat free cheese, of which the only remotely acceptable kinds are cottage, cream and ricotta. Fat free shredded cheese is….well, it’s just awful, but when your cheese-starved mind and body are whispering devilish things to you regarding sneakily stuffing most of a full bag of regular fat shredded cheese into your mouth, just substitute it with fat free and you’ll magically eat about an 1/10 of the amount of cheese you were going to force down your gullet.

If you eat foods that are outside the approved list (booze, butter, real cheese and anything chocolate), then you just count it against your 49 free weekly points you get to enjoy those types of foods. You also get more points by working out, so…sweat more, drink more, as I believe Socrates so aptly put it. Fit as a fiddle, that Socrates.

So, with no further ado, here’s everything you get to eat as much of as you want (until you’re full). I’ve taken the liberty of bolding things I’m extra excited about…

Weight Watchers Simply Filling Plan:

Fruits

  • All fresh, frozen, or canned without added sugar
  • Fruit canned in its own juice (drained)
  • Fruit salad — mixed fruits with no added sugar

Vegetables

  • Most fresh, frozen or canned without added sugar or oil
  • Potatoes — white, red, sweet

Avocados are not a Power Food. Ugh.

Whole grains

  • Brown and wild rice
  • Hot cereals, cooked — without added sugar, dried fruits, or nuts
    • 100% bran
    • Cream of rice
    • Cream of wheat
    • Grits
    • Oatmeal
  • Pasta, whole-wheat or other whole-grain varieties
  • Popcorn, air-popped, or 94% fat-free microwave-popped
  • Whole-grain, ready-to-eat cereals without added sugar, dried fruits or nuts, and with 4g of fiber or more per serving
  • Whole-grains such as:
    • Barley
    • Buckwheat
    • Bulgur
    • Cornmeal (polenta)
    • Whole-wheat couscous
    • Quinoa

Non-Fat Dairy and Dairy Substitutes

  • Fat-free cheeses, including fat-free cottage cheese
  • Fat-free milk and beverages made with fat-free milk, such as cappuccino or latte, as long as it’s sugar-free
  • Yogurt, fat-free, plain or flavored with artificial sweetener
  • Fat-free sour cream
  • Soy products, unflavored and plain, such as:
    • Calcium-fortified soy milk
    • Unflavored soy milk
    • Fat-free soy cheese
    • Plain soy yogurt

Lean proteins (see food list for specific cuts and grinds)

  • Beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey, veal: lean, trimmed, all skin removed
  • Dried beans, including canned black, cannellini, kidney, refried, and white
  • Dried peas, including black-eyed peas and split peas
  • Eggs: Whole, whites, and fat-free substitute
  • Game meats, including buffalo, elk, ostrich and venison
  • Lentils
  • Meat substitutes, including tofu and vegetarian burgers
  • Most fish and shellfish: fresh, frozen, and canned
  • Organ meats from beef, lamb, pork, veal, and poultry (just kidding on the bold, yuck)

Plus more

  • Breads (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    • Light English muffins
    • Light hot dog and hamburger rolls
    • Reduced-calorie (light) breads (whole grains are the best choice)
  • Soups
    • Broth, onion, and some broth- and tomato-based vegetable soups (must contains less than 500 mg sodium per serving)
  • Desserts
    • Sugar-free gelatin (thanks WW for giving me just one solid dessert option)

Other categories:

Beverages

  • Coffee (without sugar)
  • Tea (without sugar)
  • Diet soda
  • Club soda
  • Seltzer (plain or flavored, unsweetened)
  • Water

Seasonings and condiments

  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Capers
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Extracts
  • Fat-free salad dressings
  • Fat-free margarine
  • Fat-free mayonnaise
  • Flavorings
  • Herbs
  • Hot sauce (peppersauce)
  • Ketchup
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Mustard
  • Nonstick cooking or baking spray
  • Salsa (fat-free)
  • Soy sauce (shoyu)
  • Spices
  • Steak sauce
  • Sugar substitutes
  • Taco sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Worcestershire Sauce

Healthy oils

Include 2 tsp each day without counting PointsPlus values. Use your weekly PointsPlusAllowance for any additional oil.

  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Flaxseed oil

What’s not included on the Power Foods list

  • Processed meats, such as:
    • Hot dogs (boooooooooooooooooo)
    • Sausages (double boooooooooooooooooo)
    • Luncheon meats (other than fat-free)
  • Fish or shellfish, canned, or packed in oil
  • Meats, poultry or fish with breading or added fat
  • Dried fruits
  • Fruit juices
  • Vegetable juices
  • Vegetables prepared with ingredients that are not Weight Watchers Power Foods, (for example, corn in butter sauce, dried tomatoes packed in oil)
  • French fries
  • Avocados
  • Sweet pickles (dude, sweet pickles are soooo awesome, I hate you WW. I’m not using my weekly points on pickles)
  • Plantains
  • Olives

And here it is in a handy jpg image for you! If you open the image in a new tab, it’s much larger and legible. Feel free to Pin it!

Weight Watchers Simply Filling Power Foods

 

So here are my two resolutions for 2016:

  1. Eat Simply Filling most of the time, and be mindful to actually count my points when I eat things not on the list.
  2. Get 10K steps a day, every day for all of 2016. So far so good.

I’ll be sure to report back on my results, and if you follow Dining at my Desk on Facebook (I’m not sure why you wouldn’t, it’s just awesome), I’ll be posting fun (subjective) updates and “Diet Tips.”

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