If you are familiar with the Weight Watchers program, you’ll know that you count points. The nutritional value of a food is considered and you stop eating once you reach your daily and weekly limit. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods. It is true that you can’t have them every day, and it is true that you have to eat healthier food more often. However, to say that we can’t have our favorites ever again, is a recipe for disaster.
Let’s say you really like hot wings, (they’re two points a piece by the way) and you want some really bad. Well, eat healthy all week and you can have them. It’s the 80/20 principal. Eat right 80% of the time and you can splurge 20% of the time.
I know this to be true because I ate hot wings twice in one week (a whole plate each time) and still lost weight. It’s all in how you use your points. Outback has my favorite but I also took on the Blazin’ Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings a few weeks ago. Twelve of their hottest wings must be eaten in six minutes. You can’t wipe your hands, dip the wings, or drink anything. Well, after I signed the release stating I understood the risks, everyone turned to watch me triumphantly devour all twelve in just over three minutes. I’ve got the shirt to prove it. They were delicious. I hope to eat them again soon so I can enjoy them without a time limit.