My Weight Watcher’s journey has been a slow, but steady road to a thinner me. With a loss of 18 lbs so far, I’m well within a healthy BMI range and down to size 9 clothes - fairly small for my almost 6’ height. I had originally set a goal of a total loss of 23 lbs, but I’m thinking if I change that goal to 33 lbs, I’ll hit a BMI of 22. Perhaps I should just get to that first goal (5 lbs away!) and see how it goes from there.
Anyhow, I wanted to share with other insulin users out there that by following the WW’s Momentum plan, with a focus on what they call “filling foods”, I’ve ended up reducing my total daily insulin on average by 30%. The filling foods are pretty much what dieticians tell you to eat - whole grains, lots of fruit and vegetables, low fat dairy, lean protein and small amounts of healthy oils. I’ve been spreading my caloric intake into 5-6 smaller meals per day. This, with a slight increase in my exercise routine has been great for keeping stable bgls along with watching my clothing get mysteriously too big for me.
Dinner last night:
Pasta with Beet Greens
Wash, trim and slice up a big bunch of fresh beet greens
Saute with a bit of olive oil, along with a handful or two of cherry tomatos, sliced in halves
Season as desired
Toss into 3 cups of cooked whole wheat penne pasta
Toss in 2 sliced hard boiled eggs
Sprinkle with crumbled fat-free feta cheese
Plate up a serving for yourself and someone you’re sweet on.
Enjoy a plate of heaven.