Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how important it is for me to weigh and measure my food. If WW were going to ask me how they might improve the plan, I would say that they ought to keep the whole foods at zero SmartPoints but ask members to weigh and measure their portions.
How can 7 servings of cherries be counted the same as 1 serving of cherries? You might be thinking, well who is going to eat 7 servings in a sitting? Me, I love cherries and if I were not thinking I could eat a whole bag if the timing were right. I don’t think I’m alone on this one either, I think there are many people who might. This kind of behavior is not helpful for a weight loss journey. People are fooling themselves into thinking that a whole bag of cherries is the same thing as a serving of cherries because they are all zero points.
WW tells members that they should only eat until satisfied but for some of us that’s very hard to do. It’s just easier for me, to measure out a cup and be done with it. By the time I finish it I usually am satisfied, I just have to be mindful.
A word on potential…
An empty page can be daunting because it is ripe with potential. An empty page is an invitation to create a masterpiece, something profound, or a map for discovery. However, once a commitment to that one idea is made, we open ourselves up to imperfection, ridicule, or failure. Scary… The thing is I’d rather risk that than be mediocre. It’s better to fail at something, to be imperfect than to give up. If I squash my goals because I’m worried about what others might say if I fail then I’ve already lost. I choose to keep going.