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#StepIntoSummer Week Three

May 12, 2014
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So, week three is here on my Weight Watchers #StepIntoSummer mission. As with last week, it’s not been totally plain sailing – with eating out being my biggest downfall. But, I am absolutely loving trying out new recipes and finding ways to make my usual treats that little bit more Weight-Watchers friendly. For example – rather than having fried eggs, bacon and toastΒ for breakfast at the weekend (yes, I know… NOT healthy, but very tasty). This weekend I switched out the bacon rashers for bacon medallions – which to be honest I prefer anyway as removed all the fatty bits. Then I made scrambled eggs with 1 calorie spray cooking oil instead of fries and then switched the white toast for a crumpet. Easy little changes but saving a few points in the meantime – with no feeling deprived at all. That side of the Weight Watchers plan has definitely been my favourite so far – the looking at current favourites and tweaking them to make them that little bit healthier.

Challenge Three

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That leads me nicely into this week’s challenge – which is to eat breakfast every day. When I first started this and looked at all the challenges I was most looking forward to this one as it was the one I knew I’d enjoy the most. Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day and one I would very, very, rarely skip. But, that doesn’t mean my breakfast habits are perfect – my usual breakfast would be bran flakes with raisins – seemingly healthy, but actually adds up to quite a lot of Weight Watchers points, plus when I look at the ingredients – a lot of sugar.

So I gave myself my own little extra challenge along with not skipping breakfast – but also to concentrate on what I’m having a little more than just mindlessly reach for the bran flakes. I’ve continued to add fruit in there too – usually having a banana or satsuma with whatever I have for breakfast. It makes a surprisingly easy food to grab and eat on the go. I’ve also had a day or two where I’ve been having ‘Go Ahead’ cereal bars for when I have early meetings and need to leave the house in a hurry. They’re one of my new ‘constants’ in my bag to counter my FOH (fear of hunger… hate the idea of being somewhere and feeling hungry).

Along with the adding fruit in, I also created the ‘hero’ recipe for the week – a ‘Tropical Fruit Fool’. Basically a mango, passion fruit and greek yoghurt concoction that tasted as delicious as it sounds – but probably wouldn’t fall into my regular breakfast routine and I’d lean towards it as a desert option over breakfast. But yes, it was absolutely delicious! Definitely did not feel like I was following any sort of diet plan with that one. Plus it looks gorgeous – so would definitely make a guilt-free desert if you were having friends over and wanted to impress (easily – as it’s super quick to make too).

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Get Involved

As usual – there’s also the chance for you to get involved in the #StepIntoSummer challenges and win yourself some fab prizes in the meantime. This week you have the chance to win a Russell Hobbs Toaster – simply tweet the @ww_uk handle with the #StepIntoSummer and share your perfect breakfast.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Beth and Beauty May 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I use weight watcher guidelines also. that Mango fruit dessert looks delicious. I have my whole weight loss journey where I lost 120 pounds on my blog if you are interested. Don’t give up, you can do it, I have found it easier, if you think about it as a lifestyle change instead of diet. We all are going to eat something that may not be the healthiest but we just have to get right back up.

    • Reply Jen May 13, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Amazing 120pounds is fantastic! Will definitely be reading!

  • Reply Christina May 13, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I’m always looking for new sugar free recipes for my no sugar challenge, so your mango & yogurt desert looks awesome!! I’ll definitely be trying that one!! :)
    Best,
    Christina
    http://thedancegrad.com

    • Reply Jen May 13, 2014 at 8:47 am

      I’m thinking of trying to cut out artificial sugar – so only fruit etc allowed for a sweet treat! How have you found sugar free life?

  • Reply Holly May 13, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Yum Yum…. I love a good hearty breakfast!
    That toaster looks good I am looking for a new toaster at the moment and am wanting a 4 slice one so I might look at this one!
    xo Holly xo

    HollyDolly. ο»Ώ

    • Reply Jen May 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Can’t beat a good toaster – get entering the competition and you can win it!

  • Reply Gillian Lamb May 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    that dessert looks amazing! something I love to have for breakfast is poached eggs with wholemeal or spelt toast, baked tomatoes and mushrooms and spinach mmmmm :)

    • Reply Jen May 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Oh my goodness, that breakfast sounds like my dream! Need to try!

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