I was given a free one-month subscription to try the 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.
As I am sitting here writing this, I am also eating my breakfast:
Well, it was supposed to be an omelet but I can’t make an omelet to save my life. So let’s call it a scramble. Yep, this is my “diet” breakfast, more food than I can eat! Eggs scrambled with cheese, bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions, and spinach (I add spinach to everything)…and even toast! It doesn’t look like diet food, and it doesn’t taste like diet food. This is why I love the Weight Watchers Simple Start App.
I’m turning 40 next month, so at the beginning of the year I decided it was time to really focus on me…taking better care of myself not because I want to lose weight or look great in a bikini (but seriously, those are both big bonuses), but because I need to take better care of myself. I can’t live on junk food, wine, and no exercise, I know this. And I want to live long enough to see my kids have kids – and if I’m lucky like my Nana, to see my kids’ kids have kids. So I had to change my whole outlook on the way I treat my body.
So yes, I started exercising and eating healthy – and that’s where the problem came in. I’m one of those people who have never had to watch what I eat. Before the kids, I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted without gaining any weight. This is no longer the case. And therein lies the problem: I don’t know how to eat healthy because I’ve never had to do it.
When I was given the opportunity to try Weight Watchers Simple Start, I jumped at the chance. Because Weight Watchers helps people get healthy in a healthy way.
What is Weight Watchers Simple Start? It’s a two week starter plan for people who are new to Weight Watchers or current members who want to get their motivation going again. The app is simple – it helps you choose from a variety of nutritious, satisfying foods (also called Weight Watchers Power Foods.)
All you have to do is pick from a list of good-for-you foods and start losing weight. You can choose from 55 meals and snacks. There are even swaps and flavor boosts to choose from. Want to cheat? That’s okay too! There’s a section devoted to “Indulgences” so you can have…wait for it…WINE if you’d like! Or half ‘n half with your coffee! And cheese! All kinds of things I am not willing to give up!
Now what I love about this app is that it’s full of meals that I will actually eat because I don’t feel like I’m being deprived of anything. I’ve tried several different recipes (the egg salad is my favorite lunch) and haven’t found one yet that I didn’t like.
So back to the breakfast…I know not everybody has time to make an omelet for breakfast while trying to get kids to school and then out the door to work. If you can’t make that happen, you can still have this breakfast! My mini quiches are basically the same thing (just use fat-free cheese and no bacon) and they freeze great!
I’m eating really tasty food, I get to cheat, and there’s nothing off limits. This? Is the perfect way for me to live. And any plan that lets me still “cheat” with a yummy treat like these apples is okay in my book!
I plan to keep using Weight Watchers Simple Start because it works. I’m not starving and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on eating throughout the day. If you need help with healthy eating, it’s worth checking out! You can find Weight Watchers on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. They share lots of great food and exercise tips!