Good Sunday morning! It's been raining here in South Florida for weeks now. Feast or famine...either the grass is brown or an umbrella doesn't even do the trick!
I struggled for months with my new-found weight gain. Yep, for me, being compliant meant gaining unwanted pounds. When I finally faced the music and got on a scale, I discovered that 11 pounds found their way onto my hips, stomach and boobs. Yuck, yuck, yuck....again, my sister Ellen, of I Am Gluten Free, inspired me to investigate the reliable Weight Watchers routine. I decided to go online and register...go at it alone. In three weeks I've lost 3 pounds. For those of you who don't know weight watchers, the slower the better. "Slower to take it off, slower to put it on." That has to be my new mantra because most people would've thrown in the towel at this point. Going online I can record my daily points, look up recipes (adapting gf, of course), and find point values. It's a good tool for me.
So now, we read labels for gluten and point value. Think Thin is a gf bar I've eaten for the past two years. Yummy, but 5 points, so instead of a snack, it becomes my meal. I eat sllloowwly so it lasts. You just cannot imagine how many calories are racked up in gf breads and pasta. Be careful....take my 11 pound weight gain advice. It catches up with you in no time!
I think I am beginning to master the gf, ww routine. Weighing my protein at night has also made a huge difference. 4-5 ounces of chicken is plenty if you add salad and a vegetable.
Here's my favor....please, if you've had success with maintaining your weight eating gf, with or without Weight Watchers please share. Let me know your secrets.