I was given a free one month subscription to Weight Watchers to try their new Simple Start plan and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own.
I’ve decided to visually elaborate on my post last week about why I’m doing the Weight Watchers Simple Start plan. Check out my video (and please forgive the boozy-looking still that Facebook chose.)
It’s true; yo-yo dieting, emotional eating and compression panties; I’m tired of you all. And it really feels like Weight Watchers Simple Start is a good first step to saying farewell.
I’ve been on the plan for one week now and I can honestly say I’m really enjoying the meals. I mean, would I be enjoying a cheesesteak and a few beers too? Duh. But the difference is that I wouldn’t feel as good about it!
Simple Start involves picking a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack from the 55 suggested, as a two week pre-point intro to Weight Watchers. The great thing for me is that the meals are what I eat normally anyway, just WAY healthier versions of them. So, the veggie burger I normally have for lunch? I now have it sans mayo or cheese and on a lower calorie bun. But with a gourmet mustard and English cucumber slices, I hardly miss the bad stuff.
My favorite updated meal is their pasta with “meat” sauce. Vegetarian ground meat substitute stands in for the beef. I use whole wheat noodles. I make my own sauce with San Marzano diced tomatoes instead of the usual sugar laden jarred variety.
And my genius addition? Instead of the side of asparagus they recommend, I make more noodles with a zucchini and a fancy julienne peeler I picked up at a fair!
It’s seriously so good. And by estimate, about one million calories less than the pasta meal I last ate!
But it’s not just the meals that I’m enjoying, I like the whole process too. The app makes this SO easy to do. Being a do-to list maniac, I love marking off my meals as I go. And because it’s always handy, I never forget to track my progress.
I feel healthier. I’m losing weight. And I’m not starving. How great is THAT?
I’ll be back next week to report on week two…
we heartsters, what’s your healthiest menu substitute (a-la zucchini noodles)? And are you at all tempted to make your own Simple Start?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products