Squires, WW has something on line. You might want to try that.
While I am looking back through the history on our weight loss advanture for older Taboo Tuesday notes, I ran across this article*. I will use some of their questions to prod our gray matter (the brain) and help us make more healthy choices. This week Taboo or Teriffic Tuesday depends.
Question 1. It is important to track your daily intake of a) fiber b) carbs c) fat d) all of the above
2. At the grocery store, you should look for foods labeled a) vegan b) gluten free c) whole grain
3. True or false - it's smart to stash low-calorie snacks in case you get hungry between meals.
Answers: 1 - a. The majority of weight-loss research has found that the exact number of carbohydrate or fat grams you take in isn't as important as total calories - but tracking fiber could make a big difference. The more fiber you have, the more satisfied and full you feel and the less you will ultimately eat. Women should aim for 25 grams a day; men 38
2 - c. Manufacturers of ready-made snacks and sweets often add extra sugar and fat to make gluten-free or vegan foods as tasty as regular versions. Whole grain, however, generally means that the food is higher in filling fiber, a good thing for appetite control (see questions 1 again)
3 - True. Waiting too many hours to eat sends your blood sugar and energy levels off a cliff, so cravings soar. If yu need something between breakfast and lunch, keep it to 100 calories or less (like a stick of low-fat string cheese). Afternoon snacks can be 150 to 175 calories (like an apple spread with a teaspoon of peanut butter)
Does this make you have a Taboo Tuesday (to cut something out) or a Teriffic Tuesday (where you're already doing good)??
Next week some more of their questions and answers.
*Biggest Loser dietitian Rachel Betler, RD; author of the new book Eat to Lose, Eat to Win