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Simply Filling Technique

Is anyone here using the Simply Filling technique instead of counting points?

I switched to it yesterday because I wanted a break from all the tracking, and I have mixed feelings about it. I thought it would be easier since I eat a lot of those foods anyway. It's nice not having to weigh meat or measure out fruits and veggies, but then snacking is a bit more complicated.

I get tired of eating only fruits and veggies for snacks, and would have to count crackers with laughing cow cheese, and humus if I dipped carrots into it, or peanut butter with apple slices. We still get 35 weekly points to use for things like these, but I try to only eat extra points that I've earned through APs.

I'm going to try to find some fat free cheese that I don't have to count (since laughing cow is not) to eat with grapes or crackers so I can keep some protein in my snacks, to help keep me fuller longer, without eating into my WAPs and APs too much.

Anyone have any other suggestions for snacks that are simply filling foods -- other than popcorn?

A couple questions about the rules for this technique:

- brown rice is included, but I am guessing I'd have to count points for white rice?

- several things are limited to once a day -- pasta/potatoes/brown rice, cereal, ground beef/chicken/turkey -- I am taking this to mean that I can eat these things more than once a day, but I'd have to count points for the other times, right?

Core lunches

 New user, quick bio:

Lost 30 pounds with ww a year and a half ago. Became a lifetime member, moved to a new city, and stopped going to meetings. Maintained weight for over a year (woot woot!). Various stresses have occured in my life over the last 3-4 months and I've gained about 10 pounds. A little frustrating, but that's life. 

Anyway, before that 10 turns into 30, I need to get back on track! I'm doing core, which I'm not sure even exists as a plan anymore (weight watchers always seems to be updating/modifying their plans), but that's what I lost weight with before, so I figure I'd just start it back up.

The problem: I can't remember what I ate! Breakfast is simple and I have a ww cookbook for dinner recipes, but I really can't remember what I used to eat for lunch on core. So, ideas? 

I'm willing to spend a couple of flex points on lunch (2-3) per day because I am very active and earn quite a few activity points, but ideally the meal would be fully core. It needs to be something I can bring to work with me, or I can buy at a chain-type restaurant (subway, etc.). 

I'm sure you all get this question a lot, so I apologize if this sounds repetative. A link to a similar past question would do just fine! 


secretary chariots

Simply Filling?

Is anyone on the Simply Filling plan?

I'm not entirely clear on how it works. You're allowed to have ground meat of some kind only once a day. Does that mean you can have boneless, skinless chicken breast too without it counting towards your flex points?

What do you do for lunch on the plan? I don't have a microwave at work.


I wasn't really inspired to post my results last week because I gained (never, ever eat pork for dinner the day before...eeeeevil)... But we had our meeting today and I lost 2.8! This puts me at a total of 40.8 lost!! I'm so excited! 9.2 pounds until I've lost 50 total, AND I'll be under 200!!!

I am going on vacation next Thursday for about 12 days, though, and I'm guessing I'll probably gain a little from that. I'm not really going to be able to cook my meals (I'm doing Simply Filling/Core, so I almost never eat out), but I'm going to try to stay as active as I can. I want to enjoy my vacation without freaking out constantly.

Also, for those who commented on my last post, interested in the clothing, I need to get the pictures up online. I'll probably just make a public post in my own journal (so-as not to spam here) with the pictures. I'll post in here when they're available. :D

Must share a recipe, too:

Cornbread (Simply Filling/Core)

* 1 cup yellow cornmeal
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/3 cup Splenda granular
* 2/3 cup fat free sugar free yogurt
* 1/3 cup nonfat sour cream
* 1 egg

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Mix liquid ingredients in a small bowl.

Gently fold the wet into the dry. Pour into a round cake pan, sprayed with Pam. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are a golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into 6 wedges.

Instead of a round cake pan, I usually make it in a 9x5 inch pan so it's thicker and slices like actual bread. Tastes like it was made with fresh sweet corn! I sometimes indulge in a few points by adding some honey, but it's also wonderful plain. It goes really well with split pea soup.

Question about dried fruits...

Are any of you doing the Core/Simply Filling part of the plan? If so, I have a question for you.

Why are dried fruits not Core/Simply Filling? I understand if there are added sugars and things, then they would not fit into the plan. However, I've found some dried fruits (e.g., figs, dates, etc.) that say there are no additives - they're just the fruits. They aren't "mainstream" brands or anything that I can look up in the complete food guide. I've just been assuming that they're fine.

I also found some freeze-dried corn at the Health Food Store that the only ingredient IS the corn. Same with apples, pineapples, blueberries, etc. (see http://www.justtomatoes.com/). I've been assuming these are ok, too?

As long as there aren't additives, do you think they're ok?