Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How to Prepare for your Weight Watchers Diet: Tips and Tricks (Blog Contributor)

Weight loss is a vigorous and sometimes monotonous endeavor that has its definite low points. It is important to combat these moments, to ensure that you do not fall off the wagon and lose the progress that you have made so far.

You need to keep yourself on the straight and narrow, and who best to guide you than the people that have been through your pain. Here is a list of life-hacks to help you along your way by people whose success stories inspired you to start the program in the first place:

Breakfast is your new best friend

Not many people are fond of this first meal of the day. The lack of enthusiasm is understandable because mornings are usually rushed and busy, so no one has the time to sit around. However, you cannot get through a Weight Watchers day unless you stock up on energy, first thing in the morning. Learn to make time for yourself and have a healthy and well-balanced breakfast to keep you honest. Dietitian Rosie Schwartz says that eating breakfast increases our energy and tames our cravings through the day.

Record everything that goes into your body

You need to keep a strict record of everything that you eat or drink, including how many spoons of sugar you add to your coffee. When you keep a detailed journal of your eating habits, you can easily spot the things that you are doing wrong and eliminate them from your diet. So be very strict with your Weight Watchers Points and don't let any slip through the cracks.

Buy veggies that are precut and store for the winter

When hunger strikes, your body craves instant gratification, so it is very important to have a hassle-free snack lying around. Carrots and other pre-cut veggies are the best snack that you can ask for. Finger sized vegetables are readily available in the market, however you can also choose to cut and ziplock fruits and vegetables for your snacking habits.

Use coupons

Various sites publish promotional coupons for Weight Watchers throughout the year. has a $25 off promo link.

Snack on Weight Watchers two-point bars and fruity treats

These are delicious snacks that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Keep a few of them handy for when you are feeling low on sugar. Here is a list of Low-Point snacks.

No one really enjoys exercise, so use bribery

Looking good can sometimes feel like it’s too distant a possibility, so motivate yourself by rewarding good behavior. You can either reward yourself with a snack or you can choose to watch an episode of your favorite show during your workout. Switch off the TV the minute you stop your workout and the curiosity should keep you going a little bit longer.

Eat veggies and whole grains

You need to make a lifestyle change if you want to lose the weight and manage to keep it off. The best way to do this is to replace all the usual bread with whole grain versions. This will add a source of fiber to your meal to keep your metabolism kicking and happy. Also, remember to fill up on veggies before any meal. This way you are less likely to eat as much.

Do not do this alone

This is a huge, lifelong commitment and can be daunting at times. You need someone who will help you stick to your diet and remind you of why you started this in the first place. It also helps to pin up pictures of yourself from before you started to keep you going strong.

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