November 2, 2022
Dear WW Philadelphia Members,
The environment we live, work, and play in is either a help or a hazard to our healthier weight, and healthier lives.
Don’t feel bad ... we all fall into the trap of thinking we can handle a food item that after being consumed in larger than intended portions, we know we can’t. Jean Nidetch called cookies Frankensteins because she was not able to trust herself to handle them with good portion control.
It’s true that no food is off limits, but "Member know thyself"!
I remember when the bite-size Snickers were first sold. Each bite was individually wrapped, I think one was 50 calories (this was before Points), and I was at goal and thinking I was pretty smart. A bag of those Snickers took its place in my shopping cart and came home with me.
One week later, darling husband asked where the Snickers were in the kitchen. Huh? The whole bag of those little bad boys had been consumed at least five days prior by yours truly. 🤷♀️
Everyone wants to have sweets, chips, and treats in the house for family members and guests but how you store them can really make the difference. Studies reveal that we don't think about them if we don’t see them. Place harder-to-handle foods in opaque containers or in the deep freezer ... out of sight, out of mind!
Not making things easily accessible in bowls on the counter, table, or bedside. Contrary to the way our Grandmother’s home might have been but safer for you and me.
Keeping better for you choices in the front of the fridge, cabinets or pantry makes the right choice easier. Set up your environment for the success you’re looking to achieve, you’ve got this.
Do you ever wonder why the Weight Watchers program has worked for nearly 6 decades? Because we’re not doing it alone. I was shocked when I talked about one of my serious weaknesses at the workshop one day and seventy-five percent of the room was nodding in acknowledgment. Workshops are non-judgmental, a safe environment where it’s okay to admit we ate a whole bag of bite-sized candies we told ourselves we could handle and work into plan.
Have a good week,