MIDLAND -- Weight Watchers on Good Morning West Texas with Tips on New Years Resolutions if your deals with trying to stay on track with losing weight.
Here's how Weight Watchers can help you stay on track:
Focus on Foods with Fuel. Your body works harder to process protein and fiber found in this fruit and yogurt parfait - than they do with the fat and carbs from this bag of chips. Plus, protein and fiber help you feel full - and therefore more satisfied. At Weight Watchers we call these fueling foods - Power Foods - and they include lean protein, fruits, veggies, whole grains and non-fat dairy.
Add a First Course. Start your lunch or dinner with a salad with low-fat dressing; or a broth-based soup. This will not only add volume to your meal; but will also fill you up so you can stay true to your portion sizes.
Renovate Your Favorite Recipes. In most cases, simply swapping out full-fat ingredients with lighter and fiber-filled alternatives, give your recipes a healthy makeover without sacrificing flavor.
o For example - take a comfort food favorite - mac and cheese. In Weight Watchers terms, one serving would cost you 11 Points Plus Values. We cut that nearly in half by simply using whole-wheat macaroni; reduced-fat cheese; fat-free sour cream and fat-free evaporated milk.
Include Indulgences. Deprivation will only serve as a road block to reaching your goal. That's why Weight Watchers builds in an allowance for this. Just like money, you can spend it all at once - or a little every day. So plan what works best for you. A piece of chocolate each night; or an indulgent meal out on the weekend.
Forget Exercising. The word "exercise" can be daunting word for some. So, instead, set a weekly goal of increased activity. It may be a spinning class for some; but for others, it can start with simply pacing while you're on the phone; or tensing and releasing your abs at stoplights. The goal is to build muscle mass because it increases metabolism - helping you burn more calories.
CLOSING: For more tips, go to weightwatchers.com and check out a meeting for free - and find out how Weight Watchers took its science based program to an all new level in 2012 - allowing for even greater flexibility.