Less is More

Written by weightwatchers.com editors on 5/2/2011 11:08 AM | COMMENTS (7)

Every year I try hard to stick to the Passover dietary restrictions. Usually, not eating bread, rice, pasta, etc. makes me feel light and airy and good. But this year, maybe because I was in comfort-eating mode, I managed to eat a massive amount of food and feel very stuffed, despite the restrictions.
 
It’s almost like I tricked myself, at first, into feeling virtuous because I wasn’t eating my beloved carby items. But I was also thinking, “I’m not eating what I usually eat, so I have to eat as much as possible, so I won’t feel deprived.” And the kinds of things I was eating were not light. I went to lunch with a friend, and we usually have Japanese. To avoid  rice, I suggested we go to a diner. But I ordered a giant piece of roast chicken with mashed potatoes! It’s like the fear of not eating what I crave caused me to eat more of what was available.
 
Plus, I went to two seders, both very festive, with really good food. And ate a lot.
 
And then there is matzoh crunch. When did this become such a tradition among every person I know, Jewish and non-?  The first couple of years this addictive dessert was in my life, I just made do with plain. This year I made a plain version for one of my seders, but I also made a half cinnamon-clove (an attempt at Mexican-style), half salted-caramel bunch (which was basically just adding Kosher salt). The salt one was, just, um…so good, I’m rendered speechless even thinking about it.
 
I was actually relieved when Passover ended, because it was making me feel so stuffed!
 
Well, of course, these dietary rules wouldn’t be there if they weren’t meant to teach us a lesson. In my case, I feel like I ate so much, that I may have missed the point of the restrictions. On the other hand, I’m so grateful for all the abundance in my life. So maybe I didn’t. In any case, I hope you enjoyed Passover and Easter and have a lovely spring.
--Rebecca Turner

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  • Post Image m50963413

    5/2/2011 2:22 PM
    I would have had healthy food if someone could have given me the shopping list at the meeting...if I have to go to the computer everytime I want to eat why would I go to meetings ....I am depressed!!!!!!!!!! This should not be this hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess I tried the wrong program but the ads are good and somebody must be smart enough to figure it out......Do I go eat somemore food to feel better????? No one has any help available.....More money....more wasted time....more failure!!!


  • Post Image rniinoduponte

    5/3/2011 1:57 AM
    omg - calm down. I can understand your frustration though! you might instinctively know fresh stuff is probably good for you - vegetables, fruit, fish, chicken, eggs, lean meat, whole grain bread, brown rice, low fat dairy. Buy enough to carry you through a couple of days. Sounds like you signed up for both meetings and on-line? I'm strictly on-line, so I took my time poking around all of the pages and tabs. Power Foods and mix-and match meals will also help you shop.


  • Post Image urallnutz

    5/3/2011 11:38 AM
    Sounds like you really need to pin your leader down after your next meeting. If you've never done WW before you may need some extra time with the leader (one on one) so they can explain it more clearly for you. Did the leader really tell you to learn the plan online? If so, I would try another meeting! Or as rniinoduponte says below - go to the message boards (Newbies is a good one) and let them know you attend meetings. Most people are willing to help get you through! Good luck!


  • Post Image urallnutz

    5/3/2011 9:41 AM
    Sounds like you really need to pin your leader down after your next meeting. If you've never done WW before you may need some extra time with the leader (one on one) so they can explain it more clearly for you. Did the leader really tell you to learn the plan online? If so, I would try another meeting! Or as rniinoduponte says below - go to the message boards (Newbies is a good one) and let them know you attend meetings. Most people are willing to help get you through! Good luck!


  • Post Image rniinoduponte

    5/3/2011 2:02 AM
    go to a message boards and post there - lots more traffic and you will get more help. Power Foods list can be accessed from a lot of pages, like the Home page and also Your Plan page. Also go to the Food and Recipes page. You'll be fine - good luck.


  • Post Image m50963413

    5/2/2011 2:23 PM
    Does anyone read these and help or this another joke on me!!!!


  • Post Image m50963413

    5/2/2011 2:18 PM
    joined this am....instructor went through flip chart...I am clueless as to what points are or how to eat...had planned to go to grocery after meeting...instructor said to go home and go online to learn the program....wasted more time getting logged in to ww program....had to make two call to 800 number to get the mystery of logging in solved...1st person very rude...2nd person logged me in...found shopping list ....printer not working so out of luck...it is now 2:15...I ate the egg salad.




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