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  1. wecanbegintofeed.blogspot.com

  2. There really isn't anything in the new program called POWER POINTS... the old Filling Foods list has been somewhat revamped and they are now called POWER FOODS... perhaps this is what is causing the confusion.
  3. p.s. I like to add a 'dollop' of ff yogurt or ff sour cream to my bowl of soup before serving.. makes it pretty to serve and delicious when swirled into the soup!
  4. I have a couple of different ones ... Butternut Squash Soup 2 tsp olive oil 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed 3 cups chicken stock 1 large carrot, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 or 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 Tbs chopped fresh ginger, or 1 tsp dried salt pepper curry powder nutmeg 1. Sauté onion in olive oil, 15 minutes 2. Add half broth, squash, carrot, simmer 15 minutes 3. Add rest of broth, spices, simmer 30 minutes 4. Puree in batches, adjust seasonings 5. Serve with dollop of yogurt or sour cream Servings: 8 Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (6.6 ounces). Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. Amount Per Serving Calories 68.67 Calories From Fat (24%) 16.21 % Daily Value Total Fat 1.8g 3% Saturated Fat 0.34g 2% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 333.28mg 14% Potassium 387.76mg 11% Total Carbohydrates 11.44g 4% Fiber 2.08g 8% Sugar 2.96g Protein 2.88g 6% MyPoints 1.11 Comments This is my basic butternut squash soup recipe You can pretty much use this same method for any recipe and any squash... saute the garlic and onions, add the spices, the broth and the sqash. I like a mix of any red squash with sweet potato and carrot.
  5. why don't you just try calculating the points for each ingredient, then add them up and then divide by the number of servings? For example 5 servings 3 egss (6) 2 c ff milk (4) total 10 points/5 servings = 2 pts per serving
  6. I disagree... either method is correct and as long as you are consistently using one or the other, you will be all right. It makes more sense to me to do it the way you are doing it... by individual serving sizes... and as long as your weight loss is where you would like it to be, carry one with it. This is the advice I was given by several leaders over the past many many years since Points came into being at WW.
  7. When I am in lose mode, I only get 18 points per day so I do consider half points... for example, if 2 slices of ff cheese = 1 pt. and I only eat 1, then I count it as 1/2 point
  8. Congratulations on taking up running... it is something that I have loved doing over the past 15 or so years... some months of the year I run more than others... but I have never given it up completely. I think your speed will depend upon your fitness level, your weight, your age, and the length of your run. When I run short (fewer than 3 miles) I run faster than when I run longer lengths. If I was to time myself running only a mile I would run a lot quicker than I do on my normal 3 - 5 mile runs. I would suggest that you try to add time to your runs, gradually, which will translate into distance... rather than try to get faster running only one mile at a time. I think that will be more favorable toward your weight loss goals.... there is a limit though, because when you start to run longer runs... ie. 10 milers... you will get more hungry... I would say, for weigh loss purposes, keep it under 7 miles and you should do fine. runnersworld.com is a great web site for information. Have fun!
  9. I will post some that I haven't seen here ... if they are dupicates, please forgive me! This one is almost like an oat cake... tasty and chewy. Very nice. =============== Oatmeal Pancakes =============== 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, uncooked dash salt & cinnamon Splenda to taste (optional) 1/4 cup skim milk 1 egg, beaten Mix wet and dry ingredients, separately. Combine. Let sit for a few minutes for oats to soften. Cook in Teflon pan sprayed with no-stick till lightly brown on under side. Turn over and brown on other side. **as a nice topping, poach some fresh or frozen fruit in maple syrup or the faux syrup This is my favorite and my DH likes them too: Blueberry Corn Pancakes (Core) 1 cup uncooked cornmeal 1/4 cup Splenda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp table salt 1 egg 4 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce (can sub mashed banana) 1 cup fat-free milk 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 1/2 cup blueberries (3 berry blend is also nice) Mix dry and wet ingredients separately. Combine, and fold in blueberries. Put in pan sprayed with PAM, flip when each side is golden brown YUM! Suggestions: Use only ½ of the Splenda and start with only ½ of the milk… add more milk if needed Use ½ of the berries and you can use raspberries, blackberries or sliced strawberries instead Keep the cakes fairly small so they are easier to flip I used bulk Sugar Twin in place of the Splenda, and a frozen mix of rasp/black/blueberries and let them thaw for ½ hour before using them. We had the pancakes with egg and ham on top.. So good… had about ½ of them leftover so I froze them and then put in the toaster to reheat. You could leave out the sweetener altogether if having them with a sf syrup. Another good one: Oat Bran Pancake 1/2 small apple chopped (or other fruit) 1 egg beaten 3 Tbsp Oat bran 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 2 pkg Splenda (I use 2 tsp from the box) 1/2 tsp vanilla Mix all but the fruit together and let sit for a few minutes - it will be very thick. Warm fruit in a pan and then top with pancake mixture and make as you would a regular pancake. And one more: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup ff milk 1/2 banana mashed cook oats till soft - stir in mashed banana... this makes them creamy Serve with your favorite toppings. I like yogurt, cinnamon and if I want to use some points I will add ground flax seeds, or coconut shreds, raisins or other dried fruit, pb, nuts -- lovely!
  10. This is something that I really struggle with for a looong time. I didn't want to just start eating more, after having taken so long to learn to eat only when hungry, and stop eating when no longer hungry. But I continued to lose and did want to put a stop to that. So, I started eating real cheese instead of ff cheese... having some chocoate, nuts, dried fruit and olives... little changes but they make my meals so much more flavorful and enjoyable. If I ate 63 WPA (the max. WW allows on maintenance) I would gain like crazy. You have to find your own way. Your body will let you know what it needs.... Good luck and congrats on being so close to your goal.
  11. Since I worked my way through the Beck workbook the first time, I have been writing out a day's food plan, incorporating the 9 GHGs.... it makes life so much easier as the day unfolds... the food decisions have already been made. Sometimes plans change, but substitutions are now easier too. I urge all my WW buddies to write out the day's menu, either the night before, or with morning tea or coffee.
  12. in my book the flavored soy milk is in BLACK ink and there is no green diamond beside it.
  13. For the 7 months of the year that we live on our boat, I would say my favorite cooking tools are: microwave (when plugged into shore power) propane BBQ sharp knives food scale In the winter when we are on land my favorite tools are: slow cooker immersion blender (just got it this year!) propane BBQ food scale freezer - llloooove having a freezer in the winter time.
  14. ITA with you that eating this way is not going to help you in the long run. If you are 'uncomfortable' when you overeat, there must be some benefit that you are getting from feeling this way. Perhaps you could think about what that might be... why do we keep eating when we are not hungry? What are we 'hungry' for? A few months ago at a WW meeting we discussed 'Eating' our emotions and we looked at several emotions and thought about what would satisfy them, because food really does not.. for example The Emotion/Feeling..............................What it needs 1. Insecurity Confidence 2. Sad/Depressed Happiness 3. Worried/Anxious Calm/Control 4. Bored Stimulation 5. Frustrated Control 6. Hurt Healing 7. Trapped Freedom 8. Over-looked Respect/Validation 9. Lonely Contact/People Even though you might be staying within your points values for the day or week/you really should try to learn to stop eating when you are no longer hungry.... some day you may want to stop counting points, and this lesson will help you then certainly. I wish you luck... emotional eating can be a tough thing to overcome. There is a little saying... if hunger is not the probem, food is not the solution!
  15. I am reading a wonderful book right now by Dr. Eric Braverman called YOUNGER (Thinner) You... similar format to the YOU books by Docs Oz and Roizen (the Oprah docs).... It is about brain chemistry and how it affects disease, aging and weight. He is a proponent of eating lots of herbs and spices, various teas, brightly colored freggies, nuts, fish, lean proteins and whole grains... sound familiar? I just borrowed this from my local library but am thinking of buying it just for the wonderful appendices of herbs/spices and colored freggies lists... they tell what brain chemical they enhance, and what diseases they help fight. Are you reading anything that you would recommend?
  16. My favorite brand is from Trader Joe's... But the BEST thing about it is the convenience. I don't even cook it anymore. I just mix it 1 to 3 with whatever liquid I want and let it sit on the counter for a couple of hours and it expands and is ready to eat! I like to mix it with canned tomatoes, or warm spicy tea or chicken broth, to use mixed into salads with beans, and tons of veggies... mmmmm...
  17. Lately I have been loving this dip for apples... 1 Tbs chunky natural peanut butter mixed with 1/4 to 1/2 cup ff plain yogurt and cinnamon... Tonight I made myself a single serve No Pudge brownie and for a topping had 2 T ff plain yogurt with 1 T peanut butter... yum!
  18. Lynn, I totally agree with you. I find this new method of marking the WW recipes so much easier... before, I would never look at the recipes that didn't have the Core check mark... now, with the the new method of putting the green diamond beside the filling foods that don't need to be counted, I just have to look at the 'other' ingredients and count the points for them. Love it... Now to go back through the old recipes ...
  19. Should we be calling this board the Simply Filling Technique Board now, to reflect the update in program by WW? Core seems outdated.
  20. This is EXACTLY the reason why I write out my day's food plan in the morning and then I tick off my foods as I eat them, or make changes if ABSOLUTELY necessary. As per the work I did with the Beck Diet Solution this past summer, it is now within my power to say NO to changes in my plan or yes, if I deem them necessary. This method makes it so much easier to NOT make the choices that lead to unplanned eating... Try it.
  21. If it is just ff plain yogurt, striained... then sure, why not?
  22. Ditto.. what they said.... thank you ! I needed that today! Awesome reminder.
  23. aha.. I was looking too far! Found it thanks.
  24. I have looked at the next 10 screens, and also tried searching... cannot find it at all.
  25. I have searched, honest, and just cannot find this recipe... can anyone help me? Thanks so much
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