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We tried the spicy chicken slider and 2 new pizzas

Dan Myers

Smart Ones Pepperoni Pizza

Weight Watchers Smart Ones has come out with a few new products geared toward those looking to eat healthy but who still want to enjoy something borderline unhealthy every once in a while. We decided to sample their newest offerings, spicy chicken sliders, thin-crust cheese pizza, and thin-crust pepperoni pizza, and for frozen food, the results weren’t bad.

Our favorite item of the three, the spicy chicken slider, is a small sandwich of a breaded chicken patty in between a soft bun. It had all the trappings of a good fried chicken sandwich (minus the crunch), and surprisingly packed in a lot of flavor. It was a real chicken breast fillet, and the breading was certainly spicy, but not overbearingly so. They’re quite small, though, so if you’re planning on turning it into a meal we’d recommend eating both of the sandwiches that come in a pack (don’t eat too many, though: each one contains 8 grams of fat and 190 calories). And you might need to spruce it up a bit; all that’s between the buns is the chicken.

Their other two offerings, thin-crust cheese and pepperoni pizza, weren’t especially impressive but weren’t off-putting either. The crust developed a nice crunch in the microwave, and they didn’t skimp on the cheese. The pepperoni was the real deal as well, and with only 9 grams of fat (10 for the pepperoni offering), it’s not a bad way to satisfy a pizza craving. We wouldn’t place it in the upper echelon of frozen pizza, but there are certainly plenty of worse ones out there.


  • Author : Weight Watchers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-21
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 047061451X

Summary : The trusted classic from Weight Watchers The most trusted name in healthy lifestyle, Weight Watchers leads the way to eating well—and losing weight. Packed with 500 recipes for every occasion, this book is delicious proof that healthy eating means you don't have to give up your favorite foods. It's so easy to enjoy meals with family and friends—holidays or everyday—with these tempting recipes that both beginners and experienced cooks will love. This newest edition has everything you'll need to cook—and eat—in a healthier way: included is a new chapter with slow cooker recipes, hundreds of tips, helpful how-to photography, sidebars filled with must-have advice, and plenty of fresh ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beyond. An added feature: all recipes have been tagged for skill level. This book has been completely redesigned and boasts all new photography. And, of course, this revised edition includes the latest information on the popular and successful Weight Watchers program. Includes more than 60 gorgeous full-color recipe photos and instructive how-to images Features more than 500 recipes, including essential basics, breakfasts, lunches, soups and stews, vegetarian meals, baked goods, and desserts Now with more whole grain and vegetable dishes that help you eat healthier and stay full longer New design adds a fresh and contemporary spin to this trusted classic


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Behold the microwave burger test. This is a test that strikes fear into the heart of many a seasoned appliance reviewer (well, maybe just me). If you remember, I tested burgers in a

toaster oven not too long ago and got terrible results (we all did, in fact). However, the Sharp convection microwave has a grill function and it even comes with a grill rack, so burger testing was a necessary evil.

If you couldn't already tell from my dramatic language, I was not excited about the taste test. Interestingly, though, all of the microwaves cooked burgers that were surprisingly edible. Nothing amazing, but no mutant hellspawn, either (a la the toaster oven burgers). The Sharp was the expected winner because of its grill functionality and it did not disappoint. It definitely turned out the best burgers we sampled. It also took upward of 19 minutes to cook them.

The Amana, Panasonic, Whirlpool, and even the small GE countertop microwave in our own office kitchen made decent burgers without a fancy grill function in under five minutes. They definitely look a lot worse than the Sharp's results in the photos, but that's mainly because the Sharp cooked on a grill rack and was then transferred to a plate, whereas the others were cooked directly on the plate (and we forgot to tidy them up for the photos).

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If you're really into burgers and want to make slightly better ones in your microwave, the Sharp -- or another convection grill microwave -- might be a good choice for you. But, if you just want to make a burger in a hurry, any old microwave will do.


Author : Weight Watchers
Publisher : Atria Books
Release : 2003-04-02
ISBN : 9780743245944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Now you can have take-out tonight and every night and still lose weight! Craving Chinese, Mexican, Thai, or even Japanese for dinner? No problem and no need to worry about the fat and calories thanks to Take-Out Tonight! Based on the Weight Watchers Winning Points® weight loss plan, Take-Out Tonight! serves up more than 150 mouthwatering recipes that reinvent all of America's most-loved take-out dishes -- all 8 POINTS or less! Few people consider, before they stop in for take-out or pick up the phone to call for delivery, how these made-to-order meals fit into their lives if they're trying to lose weight. Truth is, they don't. So let Take-Out Tonight! help you prepare healthy, delicious meals for you and your family using the smart cooking hints people have come to expect from Weight Watchers cookbooks. Take-Out Tonight! includes: CHINESE CLASSICS, like Shrimp-and-Pork Wontons, Chinese Barbecued Pork, and Szechuan Chicken with Peanuts • MEXICAN MUST-HAVES, like Family-Style Chicken Enchiladas, Chimichurri Steak with Jicama Salsa, and Nachos Supreme • DELI SPECIALS, like Crunchy Chicken Salad Wraps, Reuben Sandwiches, and Crumb-Topped Jumbo Bran Muffins • TOTALLY THAI, like Shrimp Pad Thai and Coconut Rice Pudding • ITALIAN DELIGHTS, like Pizza with the Works, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Cannoli Each recipe offers easy how-tos, tips, and complete nutritional information, as well as POINTS per serving. With Take-Out Tonight! there's really no reason to order out -- so get cooking!


I’ve Reached My Goal Weight

So what is a goal weight? For me it was the highest weight I could get by with so I could quit paying for meetings at Weight Watchers. Weight Watchers set my goal at 141. At the rate I was going with my slow weight loss, I knew that I would be paying for meetings for at least another year. So with a doctor’s note I set my own goal weight. I chose 150 pounds. I thought that a loss of 50 pounds sounded better than 48 or 49. I like round numbers.

I can now go to my Weight Watcher meetings for free. It is a very liberating feeling. However, you need to be within 2 pounds of your goal weight to go for free. Ok. That keeps one accountable. But then I got to thinking about – what if I have a bad week and I gain weight ? Then I will need to pay again. And with E-Tools (Weight Watchers on-line tools) you have to pay over $40 per month. I really wanted to keep my E-Tools so I got another doctor’s note for 155 pounds – just in case. I have not needed to use that note. And I hope I will not have to.

Now you might be thinking I am a cheap skate. Maybe. But $40 plus dollars a month every month does add up. I am at a point in my weight loss journey that Weight Watchers is no longer doing it for me. I am looking for better and healthier ways of eating. Blasphemy! Yes I said it. I am not 100% sold any more on Weight Watchers. The program was great for me. It taught me how to eat again. I learned nutrition. I learned portion control. And I had a great support group.

I will continue to go to the meetings. I really like my group leader Bonnie. She is a great speaker. And there are so many great topics that are talked about. I still have bad behaviors that I know I will have to be in control of for the rest of my life. Like diving head first into an appetizer and dessert tray. I have only done that a few times but that is one behavior that needs to be kept in check. I do like the support of the group. It is comforting to know that I am not the only person with uncontrollable behaviors. And I do learn from everyone there.

What I have quit doing is counting calories and counting points. Those tasks did keep my accountable during my journey. But for now it is not serving any purpose. I no longer journal what I am eating. I am very aware of the good foods and the bad foods I am eating. For right now I am concentrating on eating lean meats, fish, a ton of vegetables (I have fallen in love with spinach and kale), limited fruits and healthy fats. I have taken sugar and grains totally out of my diet. I eat as much as I want and do eat when I am hungry. I decided I am not a 3 meal a day person. I am more of a 5 times a day kind of gal.

I am loving my new look. And I feel great. But this is definitely not the end of my journey. Maintaining one’s weight is extremely difficult. I have seen so many people reach their goal to only gain all their weight back. I am determined that I will not be one of those statistics.

So my journey has not ended. It is just the beginning. I am just not continuing my journey as an obese person but a normal person. Being at my goal weight is a great feeling. But my life long journey will continue.


7 best vegetables to help you lose weight (with serving ideas)

Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult or painful. As a nutritionist dedicated to helping busy women eat healthily I have the answer! Fresh vegetables are the key. They taste great, they’re full of vitamins, minerals and fibre too. Take a look…

Get the weight loss edge!

It will come as no surprise that, when you’re after weight loss, researchers have found that eating more non-starchy vegetables (like cucumber, mushrooms, or salad leaves) will give you an edge.

Using vegetables to help lose weight is a smart idea – they are low in kilojoules/calories, contain vitamins and minerals, and fill you up with their fibre and water. They have what nutritionists call a low kilojoule density. In other words, there’s a lot to eat on your plate but they have fewer kilojoules in each bite.

In the old days, diet sheets would call them “free vegetables” because you could eat as much of them as you wanted. They were, and still are, incredibly low in everything you don’t want and powerhouses of things you do, like antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals.

You chew lots which is also good for weight loss which I suspect is a big factor in the success of the raw food diet, often touted for losing weight.

Use vegetables for weight loss – they’re low in kilojoules (Calories) and contain vitamins, minerals, and fibre.

Protection with vegetables

Vegetables are packed full of protective vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients which are great for helping to reduce the risk of diabetes. One big tip is not to overcook veges, and to eat some raw veges such as capsicum, tomatoes and baby spinach leaves for their vitamin C.

Easy substitutions

Non-starchy vegetables can be substituted for starchy root veges like potato, or starchy grains like rice, or couscous so you eat less. You can also add them to any grains you cook to create a half-grain, half-vege dish such as a green fried rice. Vegetables like capsicum, mushroom, celery, artichoke hearts ‘dilute’ down the final carbs you eat yet leave you feeling good. Which means if you replace other sources of food with these, you'll lose a lot of weight! These days vegetable rice such as cauliflower rice or broccoli rice have become so popular that you can even buy them ready to steam in sealed packs in the supermarket. You can also try replacing noodles in a stir-fry with thinly sliced cabbage.

By replacing high-density foods with low-density ones, you will stay full for longer and resist the temptation of having a food fest at each meal!

Forget that myth about these low-carb or free veges being ‘negative calories’ meaning that they burn off more kilojoules or calories than they provide. They have so few kilojoules – like 15kJ or 5 Cals from a stick of celery – that it doesn’t matter.

Having vegetables ready in your fridge can help you make healthier choices if you need a snack or need to make it another hour or two to the next meal. A container of peeled carrots, celery sticks, or cucumber lengths is quick to grab and much on. For dieters, they’re a dream food.

What’s more there's research showing that people who eat large serves of vegetables and fruit experienced "increased happiness, life satisfaction, and well-being." Wow. Now that is good news!

My top 7 vegetables

1. Carrots

Carrots are top of my list among vegetables for losing weight. I just love the crunch and convenience of carrots. I love them cooked, uncooked and grated in salads. What I like most is that carrots taste great eaten raw whilst they’re economical and keep well in the fridge.

They are wildly healthy. Just think of all that beta-carotene and fibre! And they make a healthy stick to dip into hummus or tzatziki. Dip in just enough to flavour – you don’t need to drown a whole carrot stick. And they don’t get stuck in your teeth.

1 medium carrot, 140g 185 kJ/45 Cals

2. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are tasty and versatile and you can put them in almost anything! Throw them in the frypan with chicken or fish and a sprinkle of mixed herbs, or add them to an omelette with tomato and chives. And nothing jazzes up a BBQ faster than a serve of mushrooms and caramelised onions on that lamb chop.

Since they have little flavour of their own, they meld into whatever you're cooking! The best example I know is to substitute half mince with half chopped mushrooms (an equal weight) and shape them into burgers or meatballs, or use in a Bolognaise meat sauce. No-one will notice this as the flavour gets a umami boost and they add texture to the meat without adding many kilojoules. The Mushroom Growers call this ‘blendability’ and their website gives you heaps of ideas on how to incorporate them.

½ cup button mushrooms 60 kJ/15 Cals

3. Cucumber

Cucumber has a lot of water and flesh, and no fat or carbs. It now comes in many different lengths and shapes.

There’s one for any occasion. I use the small ‘cukes’ sliced lengthwise and into quarters for dips and munch sticks but like the longer ones for salads, and apple cucumbers on sandwiches. Ditto for raw fennel and radishes.

1 short cucumber, 100g 50 kJ/10 Cals

4. Celery

Like cucumber, celery is pretty much all water and supplies hardly any kilojoules, so it´s great for weight loss. You also get fibre as well. It’s another vegetable that´s great to eat raw with all that crunch and crispness.

1 length 15cm long, 30g 15 kJ/5 Cals

5. Cauliflower

Cauliflower has really come into its own since the low-carb/keto followers have begun looking for lower-carb substitutes for potato, rice and pizza base. It’s easy to see why. It's a low-density food, with no fat, plenty of fibre and a great taste. It’s a brilliant vegetable when you´re trying to lose weight, as it’s so versatile. It can replace a mound of potato mash or a bowl of rice and so slash the carbs and kilojoules.

You can use cauliflower in everything from pizza bases to cauliflower steaks that you pan-fry. Half a cauli goes a long way so when it’s in season, why don’t you buy up big?

If you’ve always disliked it, try cooking it lightly – just enough to take away its toughness and make it tender to bite. Don’t overcook it.

¼ medium cauliflower, 145g 145 kJ/35 Cals

6. Chilli

Fresh or dried, chilli adds a lot of zing to your meals which makes a diet dinner suddenly come alive.

Research says it can boost your metabolism too so your body burns more for a couple of hours afterwards. How much to eat? There’s little guidance in the research but I’d guess enough to warm your mouth nicely for 20 minutes after eating. It won’t hurt and does a lot of good. If you can’t stand chilli, you can do the same with black pepper, horseradish, hot mustard or wasabi – go gently until you’re used to these oral irritants.

1 red pod, 20g 30 kJ/7 Cals

7. Green leaves (butter, iceberg, salad greens)

OK. I admit it. I am into a big salad each and every day so this one is not hard for me. My fave side is a tossed green salad with lots of different leaves.

Some I’ve been trying to grow fresh in my garden (not always with great success) and some I buy when out shopping. I can whip up a bowl quickly and I always have a drizzle of dressing over it. It rounds out any meal from steak to pizza and means you can still counter the side effects of ‘too much’. A green salad contains no fat at all and plenty of phyto-nutrients.

1 cup leaves, 35g 10 kJ/2 Cals.

The bottom line

Get used to the taste of these lovely vegetables. They will reduce your total kilojoule intake and add to your intake of vitamins and healthy things. Grab your apron and start experimenting so that you can find an amazing veggie creation that you love!

Join my #5aDayChallenge on Instagram where I feature these 7 with ideas on how to serve them.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to take account of the latest trends in replacing starchy vegetables with less kilojoule dense alternatives.


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1 raspberry banana 200 calories (1 serving).
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1/2 medium banana.
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1/2 cup ice cubes.
2 green smoothie recipe 330 calories (1 serving).
Ingredients.
1 medium banana frozen.
1 oz spinach.
1 tbsp ground flax seed.
1/2 cup almond milk.
1 tbsp peanut butter.
1/4 cup frozen blueberry.
1/4 cup frozen raspberries.
3 mango and yoghurt 270 calories (1 serving).
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1/4 cup milk.
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4 oz vanilla yoghurt.
1 cup mango frozen.
4 spinach and mango 190 calories (1 serving).
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What did you eat yesterday?

Brunch: at Bills - sausages, bacon, fried egg, wholemeal toast, avocado & mushrooms (couldn’t eat it all which made me v sad!) 42g carbs.
Snack: slice of Belgium chocolate cake (with squirty cream!! My husbands a legend who went out in the snow for me ). 35g carbs.
Dinner: Pasta Bolognese. 45g carbs.

Off to see cirque de soleil now! Have a great night all.

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Vince.

"As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others".


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keep those meals and recipes a-coming

they're always interesting and appetizing.

Vince_UK

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B –
Gammon steak with herb butter, 2 pork and herb sausages, 1 fried egg.
L –
Beef Balti curry with cauliflower rice, full box 250g/wt just over 5 gr carbs.
Pre tested 5.2, 2 hours post tested 5.6 no movement basically.
Mid afternoon –
Bar if Moser Roth 85%, glass of Alpro
D –
Smoked Salmon with a little Hollandaise, 3 piccolo toms, avocado and Cheddar cheese.
Raspberries and double cream.
1 bar of Moser Roth Caramel.
Before Bed-
Bar of 85%, glass of Alpro

About 1.5 litre of coffee.
2 Espressos
Water with Lime approx. 1 litre.
2 Glasses of Alpro Almond.

That was 3 bars yesterday BUT I didn’t have any the day before.

Was checking the carb content in Morrisons of Twirls, Wispa and Flakes yesterday, Actually not to high per bar Problem is one bar is never enough.
How sad can one get lol.

Vince.

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the uniqueness of others".


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Disclaimer
I do not accept responsibility for any typographical errors in this publication.
The blame for that lies solely with my fat fingers who have a mind all of their own.

Vince_UK

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Vince.

"As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others".


*NB
Disclaimer
I do not accept responsibility for any typographical errors in this publication.
The blame for that lies solely with my fat fingers who have a mind all of their own.

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Beck S

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Diagnosed 7th September 2017
HbA1c - 107 (07/09/17)
HbA1c - 46 (06/12/17)
HbA1c - 44 (31/05/18)
HbA1c - 49 (29/09/19)
HbA1c - 50 (20/09/19)
6.5kg lost so far.

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I used to have cottage pie sandwiches whenever Mum used to make it for tea. No Wonder I'm diabetic

They'd sold out of most of the flavours when I got there, and they'd only arrived that day! I can't wait to try the cookie dough and cinnamon roll flavours! My housemate and I were stood there looking at the nutrition info and discussing what they were like and when I turned around we had an audience!!

Welcome Aline. This is a good thread for food ideas, and I like to post in here because it helps to keep me roughly on the strait and narrow!! Just keep in mind as others have said that we all tolerate different things better than others, so we can't always eat the same. But there's definitely foods mentioned in here that we've tried and added to our diets. If you want to add some bread, definitely try the Hovis Lower Carb if you can (Big Tesco, Morrisons are generally where they're sold) They are a lot lower than normal bread and are fortified with fibre and protein to help with a low carb diet. Wholemeal and seeded breads, any that have a bigger fibre content, are better for you too because the fibre slows down the rate at which the food is digested and therefore how quickly the glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream. This helps us as diabetics because it means we're less likely to suffer a BG spike, and it give the body more time to do something about it. I'm currently testing Hovis' Wholemeal Granary loaf, which is really nice and so far doesn't seem to be giving me any problems.

I can also vouch for the Nature Valley Protein bars. They taste lovely, and at less than 10g a bar they are a good snack. If you're looking at something to take if you suffer a hypo, they're no good tho - for that you'd need something like jelly babies, or dextrose/glucose tablets. Diabetes UK's page on that has the proper list on what to have https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Complications/Hypos/Having-a-hypo

Diagnosed 7th September 2017
HbA1c - 107 (07/09/17)
HbA1c - 46 (06/12/17)
HbA1c - 44 (31/05/18)
HbA1c - 49 (29/09/19)
HbA1c - 50 (20/09/19)
6.5kg lost so far.


FYI. what the Franz review found

There are many studies which show calorie restriction doesn’t work long-term. One of my favourites is the Franz review — you’ll find it online. Published in 2007, it reviewed the results of 80 weight-loss studies carried out between January 1997 and September 2004. A total of 26,455 participants were involved.

At the one-year follow-up, across all the studies, 29pc of people had dropped out and were no longer available for assessment. The first interesting finding was that people struggled to stick to a diet even when they knew they were involved in an important academic study. And many of these diets were not tough either — some just involved doing exercise or even taking a weight-loss drug.

The Franz review contained some very interesting findings:

The smallest weight loss was in the studies where the intervention was exercise alone. The adage ‘you can’t outrun a bad diet’ was nicely proved. The largest weight loss was achieved in the very low-calorie (liquid) diets.

The largest weight loss group was also the largest weight regain group. The very low-calorie (liquid) diet studies grouped together dipped to the lowest point and then the regain was almost as rapid.

Something happened at approximately six months. In every group, weight loss was lowest at the half-year mark and then regain started.

Despite some of the interventions achieving far greater than a 1,000-calorie-a-day deficit, the average weight loss was 5-9kg in six months. The “plateau at approximately six months” was better described as the bottom of the weight loss curve before regain started.

After four years, where data were available, dieters were lucky to be 3-6kg down from their starting weight. Does that sound like a good deal? If you can stick to a diet for four years, you might be a few kilos down at the end of your ordeal.


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