Monday, August 1, 2011

They Just Don't Go

This morning, I made a simple smoothie for the kids:
1 cup coconut milk (which, happily, Trader Joe's now carries)
10 strawberries
1 mango

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I split the smoothie between two cups and reserved about 1/4 cup of it for myself.  Then I thought that I'd like to have a smoothie too.

I went to my Weight Watchers recipe builder and plugged in the recipe.  One serving is 11 points!  I was very discouraged and ended up not making the smoothie for myself.  I gave the portion that I did drink 3 points though.  

I'm tired of tracking with WW but scared to stop for fear of putting weight back on. However, paleo eating and WW just don't go together.  You can't skimp on fat if you're going to do paleo and WW requires that you do just that.  I'm just hoping I'm getting closer to the point of abandoning WW and trying something else wholeheartedly.  


Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

I think it's unfortunate that food cannot be enjoyed. This is why I view diets like rehab. Just like how drug addicts can never do any type of intoxicant again, former fat people will never be able to truly and guiltlessly enjoy food again. I know, I know... Nothing tstes as good as being thin feels. But it's a kicker to see folks enjoying food you can't.

The Original Wombman said...

Sis . . . you said it. (((sigh)))

Anonymous said...

I count calories, which is similar to counting Weight Watchers points, and I used to avoid nutrient dense foods likes nuts, avocado, olive oil, etc. because they're very high in calories. But what I've found is that when I include a serving of healthy fats with a meal, I stay fuller for much longer and don't have the urge to snack all day. So I eat more calories in one sitting but it balances out over the course of the day. If you want to wean yourself off of WW, maybe try picking one day a week where you eat what you feel like eating and see how it goes (then you can track after to see how you did)?

Heather said...

It's OK to be afraid. It's also OK to step out of the comfort zone long enough to try something new. Just like you did when you started WW. You can always go back if you don't like the new path.....


cd said...

Hi There,

I kind of disagree that they don't go together (Paleo and WW)....I'm doing both and am finding that I am meeting my point values exactly.

For protein and fat, I eat a mix of things. For example, today I had:

Morning: almonds, cherries, coffee (black, no sugar)

Lunch: Grilled Catfish Citrus salad (business lunch)

Mid-afternoon: coffee (black, no sugar), 1 tbsp raw coconut cream (in the coffee, but it didn't quite melt :))

Dinner: my own witch's brew salad (sardines, 2 hardboiled eggs, half an avocado, lettuce, peppers, onions, olive oil) large enough to flood my dinnerplate

I generally don't eat as much salad and still have not had satiety issues or issues going over points. Also, I usually only have 1 cup of coffee.

I guess that I've found WW helpful for tempering my paleo diet, and helps me balance the fat/protein dense foods with the fiber dense ones. Otherwise, it might start to look more like atkins.

THough, I am not pleased with how many points my avocado takes up :)

cd said...

Just wanted to add that I am new to Weight Watchers and was never exposed to the old system of calorie counting. I don't think about the calories at all, and don't shy away from high point value foods.

It sounds like the old system, and I'm assuming you used it, may have given you some guilt.

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