A lot of people make New Year's Resolutions to lose weight. I've re-posted this post the past few years and feel it is always worthy of a re-post but I decided to update it a little for this year:
Helpful Hints to Lose Weight:
Your have to be in the correct mind set to lose weight. If you're mind is set, everything else will follow.
CC and I opted on Weight Watchers and although I'm re-starting...here's some helpful tips & hints for the New Year's Weight Watchers: (check the right sidebar for other "diet" options)
Obviously if you're doing Weight Watchers (WW from here on) you already know about this little guy:
(check here: http://www.weightwatchers.com/plan/int/planguide_eT_mobile )
but regardless which you use, you do need to be able to calculate the food label to determine the Points Plus value (PP from here on).
If you go to meetings or are a member online and can shop on the online store..you will want to get this:
Meeting members get the above (online subscribers have this info online obviously). Points Plus is still around so there's no changes in how points are calculated. The 360 Program is still around and is designed to take you full circle with diet, exercise, and your spaces. New this year is "Simple Start" which is a two week plan of menu choices to help newbies get started. It can be done for 2 weeks or more or not at all..and it can be used for old-timers needing to re-start or that just need a change. It's based on the "Simply Filling" technique.
Costs a little extra, but so worthwhile:
The new kit!! Comes with a tracker, recipe book, exercise cards, point stickers, microwave veggie steamer, book on helping you with your weight loss, coupons and a cute little bag to carry it all in! Also look for the Food Companion and Dining Out Companion Books - they'll cost you extra but are worthwhile for the newbies!
So you've got your basics, now what? Well you positively cannot do WW without these gadgets:
Another very useful diet companion is this:
Okay, so you have the WW basics and you have the diet basics. Now what? Well here's some more helpful things to get you on your way:
And *that* should get you all started!!