So what is this blog about about I hear you ask! Back in September 2012 I decided it was time for a change in my life. It was time to lose the weight that I had steadily been gaining for the previous four years and keep it off for good. I signed up for Weight Watchers and realised that, through the plan, I could combine my love and passion for good food and cooking with my new diet to produce the most wonderful tasting and filling meals whilst still losing weight.
Through creating and consuming these recipes, I realised very quickly that by making a few small substitutions and eating the right amount of certain foods, I could have a fabulous diet without feeling like I was missing out on anything. In this way I found you could eradicate the ‘guilt factor’ from many meals which I once thought would be off limits.
Now 52lb’s down, and having maintained my weight for almost three years, I am still trying out new ideas, tips and recipes to keep food tasty and exciting.
This blog is therefore filled with the low Smart Point recipes and ideas for your enjoyment. Some of the recipes are my own, some are shared from family and friends and others converted from cookbook’s and online recipes that are a bit naughty in points. The one thing they all have in common is that they are all portioned out and pointed up to make it as easy as possible for you to follow the plan yourself and get to your goal weight!
All the recipes on my blog have been pointed using the Weight Watchers Smart Points System (previously ProPoints) (which I do not own and belongs to Weight Watchers) and the points stated are for your guidance only. The point calculations are my own, are subject to change and have been worked out using the wonderful online ‘Recipe Builder’ on the Weight Watchers website. In this way, by specifically stating weights and amounts to use in each recipe, I have tried to be as accurate as possible in producing the end points value to leave you with as easy a life as possible. Sometimes however, something may go wrong. If you adjust any of the weights or measures, it might be worth running the recipe back through the recipe builder to find out how your own adjustments have changed the total points value.
While my blog is aimed at helping all you fellow Weight Watchers out there, the recipes are generally low in fat and packed full of veg and so are good for those of you just seeking out a healthier version of a recipe.
I hope you enjoy my blog and if you have any questions or comments, I’m always grateful for feedback!
If you are interested in working with me please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you have in mind!