Thursday, December 7, 2017


HA!


Evil Sugar




From the article:

EATING ANY KIND OF SUGAR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE YOUR BODY'S DEFENSES BY 75% OR MORE FOR FOUR TO SIX HOURS.

This is not new data. In the 1970's Dr. Linus Pauling (one of the greatest researchers in the field of microbiology) discovered that vitamin C helps the body to combat the common cold. As part of the same research, Dr. Pauling found that sugar severely slows down this same process.

Um.... hello!   Hashimoto's and PCOS -- AUTOIMMUNE.   Here's the science behind why low carb and low glycemic are best for us.

Other Sugar Related Ailments:

Acne
Addictions to drugs
Addictions to caffeine
Addictions to food
Adrenal gland exhaustion
Alcoholism
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma
Behavior problems
Binge eating
Bloating Bone
Depression
Difficulty Concentrating
Mood Swings

Click the link above to read the full list.   It just might freak you out.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rollovers


Rollovers are a thing now with Freestyle.   Basically, imagine you get 23 points a day.   And imagine you only use 19 of those 23 points.   The WW app will "roll over" those four points into the next day for when you need them that week/to use as your weeklies.   What does this mean?   This means when you're out with your girlies and you've been so good... you won't have to feel bad about that glass (or two) of wine you ordered with your supper.  Rollovers are good.   Mmmm.  And think... the more you work the program - the less rolls you will have!  :P






This weeks Weekly from Weight Watchers is short and sweet and to the point.   At our meeting this week we learned the new program with a guest leader.   Her presentation was awesome!   She basically said all the things we were thinking and answered our questions.

It was neat to hear that this program addition has been in the works for 15 months now and it had been tried out by real people, not celebrities.   This is a comfort to me because let's face it... If I had millions of dollars I would not be cooking and I definitely would not be doing the dishes.

The big take away is the following foods are now free:
Skinless chicken breast (White meat)
Skinless turkey breast (White meat)
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs!
Beans
Tofu
Lentils!!!
Fruit
Veggies - including peas and corn
Non-fat plain yogurt

So then what does this mean for ladies with PCOS attempting Weight Watchers?



Personally, because I know myself, I am still going to stick to my fruit rule.   It works for me.  I try not to have a high sugar/high carb fruit unless it is early in the day and I have time to burn it off. Because women with PCOS are in some ways a ticking time bomb when it comes to diabetes and insulin resistance, I personally prefer to make low glycemic index choices.   The cool thing now though is I don't feel too guilty having some banana and pineapple.   Everything in moderation as always.

To be clear: The Smart Points system is still at play.   This is just the new tweaks to the program.  :-)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Free?? Say what!?!


I am super excited to go to my weight watchers meeting tonight.   They're going to be telling us about the Smarts Points with Freestyle Program.   Basically, from what I gather thus far, the list of free foods is even longer and includes chicken and fish!   I'm very curious to see how this goes and to see what the scale does.   I was in the hospital in September with lots of steroids and finally just got done with losing the weight I had gained thanks to all the steroids.  

So this is what I know thus far regarding free foods list...

https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/m/cms/article/complete-list-zero-points-foods

  • Apples
  • Applesauce, unsweetened
  • Apricots
  • Arrowroot
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
     
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Banana
  • Beans: including adzuki, black, broad (fava), butter, cannellini, cranberry (Roman), green, garbanzo (chickpeas), great northern, kidney, lima, lupini, mung, navy, pink, pinto, small white, snap, soy, string, wax, white
  • Beans, refried, fat-free, canned
  • Beets
  • Berries, mixed
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Broccoli slaw
  • Broccolini
  • Brussels sprouts
     
  • Cabbage: all varieties including Chinese (bok choy), Japanese, green, red, napa, savory, pickled
  • Calamari, grilled
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Caviar
  • Celery
  • Swiss chard
  • Cherries
  • Chicken breast, ground, 99% fat-free
  • Chicken breast or tenderloin, skinless, boneless or with bone
  • Clementines
  • Coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots), packaged
  • Collards
  • Corn, baby (ears), white, yellow, kernels, on the cob
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumber
     
  • Daikon
  • Dates, fresh
  • Dragon fruit
     
  • Edamame, in pods or shelled
  • Egg substitutes
  • Egg whites
  • Eggplant
  • Eggs, whole, including yolks
  • Endive
  • Escarole
     
  • Fennel (anise, sweet anise, or finocchio)
  • Figs
  • Fish: anchovies, arctic char, bluefish, branzino (sea bass), butterfish, carp, catfish, cod, drum, eel, flounder, grouper, haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel, mahimahi (dolphinfish), monkfish, orange roughy, perch, pike, pollack, pompano, rainbow trout (steelhead), rockfish, roe, sablefish (including smoked), salmon (all varieties), salmon, smoked (lox), sardines, sea bass, smelt, snapper, sole, striped bass, striped mullet, sturgeon (including smoked); white sucker, sunfish (pumpkinseed), swordfish, tilapia, tilefish, tuna (all varieties), turbot, whitefish (including smoked), whitefish and pike (store-bought), whiting
  • Fish fillet, grilled with lemon pepper
  • Fruit cocktail
  • Fruit cup, unsweetened
  • Fruit salad
  • Fruit, unsweetened
     
  • Garlic
  • Ginger root
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Greens: beet, collard, dandelion, kale, mustard, turnip
  • Greens, mixed baby
  • Guavas
  • Guavas, strawberry
     
  • Hearts of palm (palmetto)
  • Hominy, canned
  • Honeydew melon
     
  • Jackfruit
  • Jerk chicken breast
  • Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes)
  • Jicama (yam bean)
     
  • Kiwifruit
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kumquats
     
  • Leeks
  • Lemon
  • Lemon zest
  • Lentils
  • Lettuce, all varieties
  • Lime
  • Lime zest
  • Litchis (lychees)
     
  • Mangoes
  • Melon balls
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Mung dal
  • Mushroom caps
  • Mushrooms: all varieties including brown, button, crimini, Italian, portabella, shiitake
     
  • Nectarine
  • Nori seaweed
     
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Oranges: all varieties including blood
     
  • Papayas
  • Parsley
  • Passion fruit
  • Pea shoots
  • Peaches
  • Peapods, black-eye
  • Pears
  • Peas and carrots
  • Peas: black-eyed, chickpeas (garbanzo), cowpeas (blackeyes, crowder, southern), young pods with seeds, green, pigeon, snow (Chinese pea pods); split, sugar snap
  • Peppers, all varieties
  • Pepperoncini
  • Persimmons
  • Pickles, unsweetened
  • Pico de gallo
  • Pimientos, canned
  • Pineapple
  • Plumcots (pluots)
  • Plums
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Pomegranates
  • Pomelo (pummelo)
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin puree
     
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rutabagas
     
  • Salad, mixed greens
  • Salad, side, without dressing, fast food
  • Salad, three-bean
  • Salad, tossed, without dressing
  • Salsa verde
  • Salsa, fat free
  • Salsa, fat free; gluten-free
  • Sashimi
  • Satay, chicken, without peanut sauce
  • Satsuma mandarin
  • Sauerkraut
  • Scallions
  • Seaweed
  • Shallots
  • Shellfish: abalone, clams, crab (including Alaska king, blue, dungeness, lump crabmeat, queen) crayfish, cuttlefish, lobster (including spiny lobster), mussels, octopus, oysters, scallops, shrimp, squid
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts, including alfalfa, bean, lentil
  • Squash, summer (all varieties including zucchini)
  • Squash, winter (all varieties including spaghetti)
  • Starfruit (carambola)
  • Strawberries
  • Succotash
     
  • Tangelo
  • Tangerine
  • Taro
  • Tofu, all varieties
  • Tofu, smoked
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomato puree
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomatoes: all varieties including plum, grape, cherry
  • Turkey breast, ground, 99% fat-free
  • Turkey breast or tenderloin, skinless, boneless or with bone
  • Turkey breast, skinless, smoked
  • Turnips
     
  • Vegetable sticks
  • Vegetables, mixed
  • Vegetables, stir fry, without sauce
     
  • Water chestnuts
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon
     
  • Yogurt, Greek, plain, nonfat, unsweetened
  • Yogurt, plain, nonfat, unsweetened
  • Yogurt, soy, plain