February is right around the corner and what better time than the shortest month of the year to try something new? Whether you start a squat and abs challenge or a water challenge, I think February is the perfect month for a challenge. Next month I am going to challenge myself to eat primarily from the Simply Filling foods list and I’d love to invite y’all to join me for this #SimplyFillingFebruary!
As I shared in my breakdown of the Weight Watchers program, Weight Watchers has two plan options. You can either track and count everything you eat through the PointsPlus program or you can following the Simply Filling Plan. Following the Simply Filling Plan means that you’ll eat primarily from the Simply Filling Foods list and only count the PointsPlus values for foods that are not on that list. Each week Weight Watchers gives you 49 Points to use on non simply filling foods, which in my opinion helps to make this plan more realistic (hello beer and wine!).
If you’re not a Weight Watchers member and want to join the challenge, not a problem! Focus on the Simply Filling Foods list and set a personal limitation on non simply filling foods.
So where’s this coming from? Well, one thing I’ve always hated about Weight Watchers is how easy it is to fill up on processed foods because they’re lower in Points. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not an anti-processed foods person (clearly), BUT I do think it’s important to find a healthy balance. These past few weeks I’ve just found myself using my Weekly Points Allowance on more and more processed foods and I want to be careful. I want to make sure I’m eating enough protein and one way to do so is to essentially cut out the processed foods and to focus on whole foods. I feel best when I eat whole foods and love how my body responds to them… it’s just not as easy as eating rice cakes with peanut butter for example.
What you can expect throughout the month….
1. I will continue to share my weekly meal prep each week. You’ll see a shift in what I’m eating and will only see PointsPlus values for the non simply filling foods. I may or may not share portion sizes as the goal with Simply Filling is to eat until your satisfied and not beyond that.
2. I’ll share my Simply Filling meals and ideas on Instagram using the hashtag #SimplyFillingFebruary (and would love it if you shared your meals there too).
3. I will share how I’m doing and feeling each week here on Coffee Cake and Cardio
4. I’ll share my final results at the end of the month
I look forward to supporting those who join in and am excited to share my experience along the way.