Here’s my Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan with Points Plus for next week. Can you believe Thanksgiving is Thursday? Time really speeds up from now through New Year’s Day, probably because it’s jam packed with fun and festivities, not to mention tons of tempting foods.
Have you given any thought to your strategies for enjoying the next few weeks without gaining weight? I’ll be trying to keep by breakfasts and lunches extra slim and healthy to free up extra calories for all my favorite indulgences – stuffing, green bean casserole, pumpkin cheesecake, eggnog, hot chocolate and homemade Christmas cookies.
I read about a study in Good Housekeeping Drop 5 lbs: The Small Changes, Big Results Diet where participants who weighed in before Thanksgiving and again in mid-January maintained their weight even though they ate 36% more calories over the holidays! It appears that the accountability caused them to get more exercise and/or cut back on calories elsewhere. A small sacrifice to pay for beginning 2015 free of extra pounds, don’t you think? Reading this was enough to make sure I don’t skip out on my Weight Watchers Lifetime Weigh-Ins in December and January 🙂
Have a wonderful week!
My Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan (11/24/14)
I like to keep things simple when it comes to breakfast. I usually rotate between a few breakfast options day in and day out, only changing it up slightly with the seasons. This week I’m going to alternate between oatmeal and scrambled eggs with a light English muffin. It worked well last week and I want to keep breakfast as simple as possible since this is Thanksgiving week and I’ll be celebrating with food from Thursday on. I’ll have either one or the other with 1/2 a banana (0) and a large mug of decaf coffee (0).
- Quick Cooking Steel Cooked Oats cooked with Almond Milk (6)
- Scrambled eggs/egg whites (3) with Light English Muffin (3)
I also like to keep lunch quick and easy. I’ve found that limiting my choices is one of my best strategies for easily maintaining my weight. I usually opt for soup and/or leftovers. Since this is a holiday week, I don’t have plans to meet Mom for lunch. We’ll be busy shopping and cooking.
This week I’m going to try to lighten up lunch a bit to compensate for the extra food I’ll be eating Thursday through the weekend. I’m going to try to stick to soup and salad.
- Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup
I’ll enjoy my soup with a few whole grain crackers (3) and Laughing Cow Cheese (1) and if I’m feeling really hungry, a simple green salad with reduced fat dressing (1).
- Makeover Cheeseburger Soup (5) with mixed greens with sliced cucumber and shredded carrot and reduced fat dressing (1)
- Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli (6) with brown rice (1/2 cup- 3)
- Leftover Turkey Recipes
Again, I try to limit my choices when it comes to snacking and only eat when I am truly hungry. I’ve worked hard to break myself of the snacking when bored habit, but it still can happen if I have too many tempting snacks around!
- Apple Slices with a little Peanut Butter (3)
- Hard Boiled Egg (2)
I’m going to skip making dessert this week beyond what I’ll bring to Thanksgiving Dinner: Low Calorie Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake and one of these Lightened Up Pumpkin Breads. We’ve still got a few Halloween Oreos in the cookie jar if a craving strikes.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Previous Weekly Meal Plans:
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/17/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/10/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/3/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (10/27/14)
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