I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent ours with my family down in Destin, FL.
We had a great time, watched a ton of football, ate way too much…All the things you should do at Thanksgiving!
So I am doing my best to get back on track. Truth be told, I wasn’t very much on track before Thanksgiving either.
So I am trying a week of Simply Filling (<- for those of you not familiar, here is SF explained) to try to give myself a good kick in the pants. I have done Simply Filling in the past, and I had good luck with it the first time around.
In my opinion, there are things I both like and don’t like about Simply Filling.
- I tend to eat cleaner
- I lose weight pretty easily
- I eat less processed foods
- I use the 49 “extra” weekly points, which still gives me great flexibility
- I don’t have to track, as long as I choose SF foods
- I like knowing that I can always eat something, as long as I pay attention to my hunger signals
- I do not like fat free dairy. So I use extra points to eat reduced fat or full fat dairy, real butter, half-and-half, etc.
- Because of not liking fat free stuff, I end up using ALL the extra points and not having a ton of room for many treats.
- The program needs more good fats (too fat averse, IMO).
- I do not use artificial sweeteners. Again, more points have to be used for sugar/ honey.
- It is difficult to eat at restaurants.
- I feel a bit limited on what I can eat sometimes.
Many of my dislikes are the same complaints that I have about the Weight Watchers program in general, but I just use the extra points to kind of make it fit my own personal food philosophy.
I know Weight Watchers is not the cool kid on the bock. But it works for me. I am somebody who likes to eat everything. I like flexibility. But I do get carried away with portions, so counting points and measuring really helps me.
I would love to get to the point where I can just eat intuitively and not have to track or measure anything. But I am not there…yet. And I wonder if I ever will be.
I think Simply Filling is helpful because it underscores that if I am eating pretty clean and paying attention to hunger signals (i.e., not just eating out of boredom, emotion)…then I can maintain a healthy weight.
Do you track your food intake? Whether it be calories or points?
Are you an intuitive eater?
Have you ever tried Simply Filling/ Simple Start?
Do you think you would ever get to a point where you can eat intuitively (not track)?