Friday, November 11, 2011
WW Week 1: hearty breakfast
The potatoes are not fried. Today I am using left over potatoes from dinner. I have a tupperware steaming container, i.e., sealed container with a vent. I dice the potatoes and season with my favorite all spice. Then I microwave them for about 8 minutes, depending on how much I have in there. On mornings I do not have left overs, I dice up 1 small red potato (only 1 point), microwave for about 5. Then spray some cooking spray and brown. ta da. Now this is when I will add chopped green onions, like today. Or chopped tomatoes, green peppers, or any other zero point veggie.
One thing to be aware of. I love salsa. I added 2 Tbsp of salsa for zero points and then was in horror when I figured out that those little spoonfuls had 1/6 my daily sodium intake. This is why I use salsa type veggies in my potatoes and not salsa. That sodium will mess with your head and scale. Too much and you are retaining water like a camel and the scale will show it. One gallon of water is 8 lbs on the scale. Besides it is horrible for your body in so many other ways. So stick with fresh.
For me, I feel satisfied and like I am not on a diet. Besides, when the diet is over, this is a lifestyle choice I would still enjoy to have every morning. Thus, helping me to keep the weight off. And for me, losing the weight isn't the problem, it's keeping it off.