Its been a while since we caught up over food…I am now on 28 points per day. As always I have a work diet and home diet….
At work I eat…..
5 am 2 eggs plus grilled tomato and piece of bacon or hash browns (5-7 pts) I try to limit bacon or hash browns to once a week
9am fruit and cappuccino ( 2pts)
lunch-salad and protein\, salad and rice salad, barley wraps with salad and ham, or rice and curry ( normally around 8 pts)
4pm- rice crackers (20) or handful of almonds and piece of friut (3-4 pts)
Dinner- roast meat or grilled fish and veg. (6-8 pts)
Snack- sometimes jelly or a couple of squares of dark choc with sea salt (3 pts).
At home I have a more varied diet… typically comprising
9am-coffee, spelt toast and jam ( 8pts) or poached egg and ham on 1 piece spelt bread with cofffee (8 pts)
Lunch- sushi (6pts) or soup (6 points?) or salad with avo, cheese or chicken, home made dressing (6-8 pts)
afternoon- 2 squares dark choc (3 pts) or fresh fruit
dinner- varies from meat or fish and salad and veg ( 8pts), gluten free pasta and veg with home made pesto ( 8 pts)
So as you can see it still remains quite even eating and quite healthy. I am careful when I am going out as lowfodmap food can be a challenge and I still point everything. Historically I would have eaten less/ avoided food the day so I could eat more. No more my friends my best diet tactic is to eat as per normal so you arent ravenous. Choose what you want to have. Enjoy it. Stop when you are full. For me I need a full side plate or a not full dinner plate to feel full. This is NOT going to change because I am in a restaurant. I dont need a starter and dessert. I may like dessert…perhaps I should share??? Infact I always do. Ask for half the meal packaged to take away before you even start. Divide the food on your plate (subtly) and eyeball what you are going to eat. Then eat that ONLY THAT. These are tricks I have learned without even realising it. The weight watchers 49 weekly points never changes, there is always points for a more indulgent meal, there is not points for an enourmous indulgent meal… every night!
That is the beauty of it balance.
Another thing I noticed after our BBQ we have left overs. We have left over pavlova. I can eat pavlova it is fodmap friendly. Also, relatively low in points as we didnt have cream on it. I had a small slice that night. I am not going to lie, when hungover, a bacon and egg sandwich followed a few hours later by a second breakfast of pavlova is the stuff champions are raised on. That was it. I ate it, loved it, enjoyed it and got over it. I gave the rest away and now look forward to enjoying the next pavolva occasion.
Weight watchers has points there for blow outs. There are plenty of points for drinks, there are plenty of points for meals, there are plenty of points for hangover junk food. There is no room for excessive amounts of all three. I am learning. If you know there is a big one coming up dont have treats that week. Save those weekly points. Have a low point drink ( vodka soda is 3 pts and fodmap friendly) I am a 3 drink kind of girl. Dont go starving either eat a balanced meal first or have a snack so you avoid the crisps and just enjoy the meal. The next morning have a good,healthy good breakfast…. then get back to it. Done and Done. I realise this is easier said than done. Be honest with yourself.. what is your priority?? mine is chocolate over alcohol. Make your choices, designated drivers eat more cookies, and stick to it.
What are your tips???