spent wasted an inordinate amount of my life seeking perfection in most things, including perfect recipes.
Pretty crazy, huh? When you consider there's no such thing as perfect.
The perfect recipe for Weight Watchers?
There's no such thing!
If you are seeking perfection with Weight Watchers Recipes, or with anything, it's time to work on letting it go.
Surrender your need for perfection.
Perfection is an illusion designed to keep us afraid and stuck.
It's suffocating. Paralyzing.
There's No Perfect Recipe for Weight Watchers
For more than a decade one of my favorite mantras has been, "There's no ONE way." Repeated often enough and long enough, I've come to believe it (most of the time.)
I'm no longer constantly living under the burden of worry that comes from wondering if I did the right thing, said the right thing, look the right way, live the right way.
It's not easy to let go of the need to control everything and everyone.
But the rewards are tremendous.
I feel lighter, freer, happier and more relaxed than I ever have in my life, which is progress for someone who lived decades wrought with worry.
Even something as innocuous as the Weight Watchers recipes I post here can feel tremendously burdensome when you expect everyone to like them, which is impossible, given that taste is extremely subjective.
There is no one perfect recipe for Weight Watchers because everyone's tastes are different.
Every Weight Watcher is different.
After more than 50 years, I pretty much know what I like, but even that continues to evolve with time and experience.
I happened upon the most amazing video last week by Malcolm Gladwell that explains the Variability of Taste.
It turns out there isn't even one most common taste.
When you measure taste preferences the data doesn't create a bell curve. It creates clusters of tastes.
I hope you'll check it out....
This explains why one recipe will never work for everyone, or even a majority of people. Recipes will have to be adjusted and tweaked to suit your specific tastes.
Talk about a relief.
I can stop my incessant searching for "perfect recipes" or even "best recipes" and just chill out and have fun in the kitchen - creating food with love that is good enough.
There are hundreds of ways to make most anything.
Cooking is not an exact science.
There are lots and lots of variables which explains why things rarely taste the same twice when I cook them.
The most important thing is to find the Weight Watchers recipes and cooking methods that work for you.
Think of them as rough guides and then let yourself experiment and play and have fun, which is so much better than the stress of striving for perfection, which in addition to making you miserable, will make it much more difficult to lose weight.
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