I am following the Weight Watchers Pro Points programme. I have joined Weight Watchers a few times and have always given up in frustration at the nutritional advice they dole out. The final straw last time was telling dieters to use an oil-concoction-replacement-chemical spray instead of a healthy teaspoon of an olive or rape seed oil. Plus advising buying fake bacon and promoting bars with hefty doses of hydrogenated fats and other nasties. I wanted to scream several times at the meetings at the level of nutritional ignorance by the leaders.
So this is day 3 of week 1 and I am aiming for a 22 point daily intake plus a very vigorous walk for 50 minutes minimum which gives me another 3 points to play around with.
So far for breakfast I have had organic Kilbeggan porridge approx 50g cooked in water with low fat milk and muscovado sugar and a freshly squeezed orange for breakfast. I have as much tea, coffee and water as I feel like.
Snacks are seeds, nuts and fruit.
Dinner consists of meat or fish, lots of veg usually up to 5 or 6 different portions and maybe a medium potato or some rice. I am trying to avoid pasta and other refined carbohydrates.
At the weekend I am going to splash out on a really good red wine and allow myself a bottle spread out over Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday, depending on my restraint!
I hope to devise some nice meal recipes and post them as I go along, but here's a quickie.
Spicy Bean Stew
1 400g can of mixed beans
1 small onion
1 stick celery
1 clove garlic
Thyme, sage and parsley chopped
Salt and pepper
4 thick good quality sausages (i.e. low fat and 80%+ lean e.g. Oldfarm)
100ml chicken stock
1/2 tin tomatoes
1 tsp of spicy sauce (Holy Fuck)
Sauté all vegetables in a teaspoon of rapeseed/olive oil. Dry fry sausages, dab in kitchen paper and slice. Add to vegetables. Add beans drained and rinsed, stock and tomatoes. Season and simmer for 30 minutes. By my calculations this should serve 2-3 people and will not be more than 7 pro-points/serving. Serve with a mash of root vegetables or extra green veg rather than potatoes or bread.
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