My thoughts on Weight Watchers Simple Start

So it’s been a couple of weeks since Weight Watchers officially unveiled its new Simple Start plan…I, being the app-loving girl I am, discovered the plan several weeks ago and of course being the impatient, love trying new things girl I am…I did it! There are several things I love about it, my favorite being how EASY it is to plan meals and snacks! I have been a Simply Filling girl for a long time now, so to me this plan is kind of Simply Filling on steroids- haha! The major difference between the two plans is the weekly allowance (Simply Filling) or weekly indulgence (Simple Start) points. On SF you can use all or none of your weekly points (to use on non-power foods) however you want to split them up. Meaning you could use all of them in one day or split them up. With Simple Start you have to split them up (if you choose to use them) so 7 indulgence points per day at most. I honestly try to keep my weeklies to 7 points plus per day at most on Simply filling anyway, so this wasn’t really to challenging for me.

Here’s where I think Weight Watchers is really smart. I’m sure you have all heard of “clean eating.” If not, clean eating is basically a diet consisting of no processed foods (sounds striking similar to Simply Filling, right?!) Even as a Weight Watchers member, I used to find it kind of terrible how little focus was placed on choosing “cleaner” options on Weight Watchers. Sure, you were encouraged to eat fruits, veggies, and lean proteins…but in my experience it was more about finding a way to live on the processed food we were all used to stuffing ourselves with, in a more portion controlled way…Which is good! I’m not saying I never eat processed food..Hello, I could eat my life away in sweets…But it seemed for a long time that Weight Watchers showed people how to lose weight by eating fast food and colorfully packaged 100 calorie packs instead of REAL FOOD. But times, they are a changing!

I absolutely LOVE that Weight Watchers sees the importance of teaching people to shift from predominately processed foods in

Cutting processed foods for 4 days

Cutting processed foods for 4 days

their diet to power foods. I have seen so many benefits from changing to a cleaner diet…Not only on the scale, but in HOW my clothes fit, muscles look, skin feels, etc. The biggest change for me is the bloated mess I become with I overdo it with the processed stuff! The picture to the right is the difference of 4 days of clean eating! So crazy.

So I challenge each of you to try Simple Start! It’s 2 weeks and I think you would be AMAZED at how good you look and feel, and the number on the scale. Are you going to try it? Let me know how it goes!

 

4 thoughts on “My thoughts on Weight Watchers Simple Start

  1. I joined WW 2 weeks ago. Still struggling some on which yogurt is a Power food, etc. I also bought mixed nuts,knowing I’m a binge eater, I was really mad at myself for not having the willpower to eat just a handful.
    Today has been much better, so hoping I can stay on track and read up on what type of snacks are indeed Power foods. I love reading inspiring stories so hopefully I can FINALLY begin my Weight loss journey.

    • Hi Lyn! So sorry for not responding earlier…I moved and just really fell off the wagon! I hope you are having a ton of success and feeling great!

  2. I love your meal plans! I am just starting to try and blend weight watchers/low calorie eating with non-processed/organic eating. Out of curiosity, do you have a bread recommendation? Simply Filling calls for reduced calorie bread and I typically eat some organic or sprouted breads which are not low calorie. Also do you stick with the fat free items (cheese, sour cream) or go with the less processed low fat options? Thanks so much!

    • Hi–So I hope you’ve found a bread by now =D Sorry I totally fell off the blog (and good health wagon!) But when I eat bread I will do Sara Lee Delight breads. As for cheese–I just can’t do FF cheese! It feels weird and cheese is something I love so I’d rather avoid and splurge on the good stuff when I really want it! I really do try to avoid Fat Free, overly-processed anything, but know sometimes it can be very hard!!

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