Readers — I Need You to Weigh In!!!!

Don’t worry…I mean I want you to weigh in with your thoughts, not your actual weight :). In an effort to improve my blog and make it more helpful to all of us, I want to hear what YOU think. First of all…which system you are following: the old Weight Watchers Points Plan or the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program? And secondly, what are your thoughts about the new Points Plus Plan? What type of Weight Watchers Recipes do you like the most and are you always on the lookout for? Please comment below…your input and observations are so incredibly helpful to me and to fellow Weight Watchers, so please share!

Comments

  1. Id like to thank you soo much for this website. i can not aford to do weight watchers and always wanted to try.
    i have type two diabeties and am looking for low carb recipies with points….
    again thaml you so much for this website

  2. I follow the new Points +. I can’t tell you how important your site is in helping me stay on plan. . many, many thanks!!

  3. I have just stumbled onto your site recently, and just want to say THANK YOU!!! Your recipes are awesome, & I love everything about your site, it is a Godsend! And just FYI, I still use the Flex Points system :-)

    • :) Thanks!! I use the Points Plus, but I miss the Flex Points system. It was so easy because I knew Points for everything offhand. Now I have to whip out my calculator all the time.

  4. My whole family just started the Points Plus program last week. I have been going through your “Older” recipes this entire afternoon. I have been delighted with your site, the recipes and the fact that you give both the points plus value per serving, indicate the size or weight if a serving and provide the nutritional info as well! Thanks for all your hard work!

  5. hi, I just found your blog thanks to Pinterest. I have been working my way back through your recipes and I am in love!! I have been doing the new WW since the last week of May and I am down between 25-30lbs. I have recently added exercising on my treadmill about 4 times a week (3+miles each time) I have to tell you it's not about losing weight anymore. It's about feeling better in my own skin. I can't believe how good I feel. The girls at work tell me that I am glowing now and that there is a spark in my eye . Exercising and eating better isn't a chore anymore -I look forward to it. (there are days still though that it really sucks!!) thankfully they are far and few between now. Thank you for your site…. I love the healthy yummy recipes. they make this new life of mine a little easier.

  6. I recently joined ww after having a baby. I am using the new points plus plan and love it because fruits and veggies are 0 points:) I love this site. So many delicious recipes it is wonderful:) I am a nursing mom so I am looking for recipes high in protien. I am also looking for recipes that both my husband and I will like. He is a meat and potato guy and I want to eat healthy so sometimes finding recipes is hard. This site really helps me. I am also looking for one dish or crock pot recipes that are simple to make with my busy life. Thanks so much for all the hard work you do keeping up this site:)

  7. I recently found your blog and wonderful collection of WW recipes. I have used the old point system in the past and have just rejoined WW and am learning the new PointsPlus method. I am a Vegetarian (don't eat anything with a face but do eat dairy) and I use a lot of pulses and legumes in my cooking which are high carb foods and now cost me more points. 8-( The free fruits and veg work very well for me as my diet does include a lot of these. It is too early to tell which system gives me the best results in the weight loss department.

    I would love to see some vegetarian entree recipes using lentils and some vegetarian crock-pot recipes for those days when I don't have a lot of time to cook. I would be grateful for any creative vegetarian recipes as a person can only eat so many veggie burgers and veggie lasagnas in a lifetime!. Thank you for your hard work and posting such great photos to keep us all inspired and working toward a better state of well being.

  8. Kristine says:

    I have to tell you that I used to use your site ALL the time until the new point change. I am no longer a member of Weight Watchers and I go by the old point system still so I am not able to use your points. Youre recipes are great but don't accomplish what I need anymore 100%. Keep up the great work though for those people who can follow with you.

    • Thanks so much for your input! A lot of readers feel the same way about the new system, which is why I make sure to include the nutritional stats for all of the new recipes I post with the Points plus values. That way, those who are still using the old Points System can still calculate the Points!

  9. I love your blog and appreciate that you share your recipes and recipe discoveries with others. I also have a blog and at times I borrow photos too, but like you I do credit where the photo is taken from. One of my family's favorite recipes is the Shrimp Scampi recipe, which I may make this evening. I have been a WW for 30+ years and have seen the program change numerous times. It took me a few weeks to get use to the points plus program, but I must say I really do like it. I no longer feel like a dieter.

  10. Here is a Novel Idea. What if you actually start making your own recipes and use your own images? Everything here is copied and pasted from other sites and blogs. Are you even getting permission to use other people copyrighted images? Does Google know? Have you ever heard of a DMCA report?

    • Sorry that you feel that way Jen. All of the recipes I post are my own. I work hard to take popular traditional recipes and turn them into lower calorie versions. I can't always use my own photos because many of the recipes are ones I made a while back when I first started WW, and at the time, I never photographed them because I never thought I'd be blogging them. So often, in order to be able to post recipes frequently, I need to use a photo from another source. When I have to use another photo from another site, I get permission and I credit the source.

  11. Ann Richards says:

    Sorry. I sent prev post to soon. I'm not trying to slam the new program. If it works for you great. If it does not, try counting your fruit, that might help. But if it is really not working well for you. Take a few days and do calorie calculations on your daily food intake as well. You may be shocked as to what you find. This is a great site. I'm glad I found it. And it's nice to see I can calculate old program points here . Thanks!

  12. Ann Richards says:

    I'm on the new PP program and was given 29 pp per day. I found, as many have, that that was way to many calories a day to lose weight. The new PP program is more of a maintenance program then a weight loss program for many. I'm an online WW user and have joined a Community Group that is made up of people not losing with the new PP program. There is almost 100 people (and growing rapidly) in this group that have now switched back to core/flex/momentum, which has worked well for most in the past.

  13. oh and btw i just love that your now putting on your recipes that fat and cal and fiber helps me sooo much :)

  14. i just loveeeee your website it has helped me stay on weight watchers! i love all of your recipes! i think my biggest thing is i would like you to actually take pics of the things you make lol it would help us sooo much better to understand what we are making, i only buy cookbokos with pics bc i want to see what i am going to make! i've only ever done the old weight watchers bc i cant afford the new one, but i have lost 13 pounds in a month so it has worked so great! i have 20 more to go and with the new one i never know if i shoulld take off 1 or 2 points w/ ur recipes. so i love the old ww but thats all i've ever used! love your recipes! keepthem coming!

  15. I've enjoyed receiving the blog emails with recipes. I've been doing the Points Plus plan since they unveiled it, but did the points program for 10 years before that. It's been a big adjustment, but I knew it was a good plan when I considered the changes. Nobody likes change. I am no different. And I am having a hard time with it. A big reason for that is that I don't really enjoy cooking and I was thrown for a loop when suddenly I had almost no recipes. None of the old WW recipes had nutritional information, so they all had to be recalculated before being use (don't have etools) – too much like work when you don't enjoy it cooking in the first place – not to mention time. Your recipes have helped and little by little I am building up my recipe collection again. Thanks.

  16. Cassandra Clarke says:

    I hate the new program from WW. I have been an off and on follower of WW for years. I remember the first time it was counting the number of servings for starch, fruit, vegt. etc. If one could remember what a serving was and follow it – this was the easiest WW ever. I have paid my dues 4 times and every time I have to learn a new system. I believe it is the way WW makes money selling cookbooks, scales, computer to find your pints, etc. I have lost 20 lbs. this time around and will quit paying dues. I will probably have to join again sooner or later because it is the only program that works for me. Thanks for your work, the recipes are great. S.

  17. I am not entirely sure why the PointsPlus Plan wouldn't work. Consider: I was losing weight/maintaining eating arnold sandwich thins (1) and WW branded yogurt (1) and 100 Calorie Snack Packs (2). Suddenly those faves are nor 3 PPV, 2 PPV and 4 PPV. So what changed about them? NOTHING! Hello!. And what changed about me? NOTHING! Hello! So if I continue to eat them wouldn't I logically continue to lose/maintain? But …. I might consider dropping the 100 calorie Snack Packs in favor of a nice Apple (0 PPV), which keeps me going longer than a pack of cookies (4 PPV). And I am eating better.

    Consider: it takes me 2000 steps to walk 1 mile; it takes me 200 steps to walk 1.6 kilometers. Different numbers but the exact same distance. Same thing with Points versus Points Plus; just as one mile is not thesame distance as one kilometer, one Point is not the same value as one PointsPlus Value. and just because your Arnold Sandwich thin has "gone up" is no reason to carb starbe yourself. PointsPlus is NOT a no carb diet. It just puts carbs in a better perspective. Have your bread, skip the cookies except on occasion.

    I was just over my goal and I lost 8 pounds on PointsPlus and that last 8 is always the hardest.

  18. I follow you via a feed reader and I'm obviously behind in my reading ; )

    I follow WW Points Plus. I started under the old plan in January of 2010 and have lost 52 pounds slowly but steadily. I'm now just 5 pounds from my goal weight. I have not seen any difference under the new plan as far as losing weight any faster or slower. It has stayed the same. But it has been a big boost to my morale to be able to eat fruits and veggies for free. I am definitely eating a more healthy diet and it has changed my food choices when I am out and about. It's so easy to pick up fruit for a snack, no matter where you are.

    I am a major snack-a-holic, so I would love to see more snack recipes with super low points. I would also like more high flavor, low point dressings. I chop up my favorite veggies and have salads, but I need a variety for the dressing so I don't get burned out.

  19. Karen Kalinowski says:

    I am currently following the new Weight Watchers' Points Plus program. I have had much success with it so far – 21 pounds in 10 weeks!

    Thank you very much for all your delicious recipes which I have recommended to my Weight Watchers` group.

    I am always looking for new Asian (especially Thai or Vietnamese), Mexican, North African and dishes that use fresh herbs to provide a lot of the flavour.

    Sometimes when I am dieting, I get this sense of deprivation so I am also looking for very low point desserts so that I can indulge in one or two a day without substantially affecting my daily points count or my health. Presently, I have been making fruit crumbles (ie chopped apples with frozen raspberries with a handful of dry oatmeal, brown sugar Splenda,cinnamon and a spray of butter-flavoured cooking spray) but I would really enjoy some low points chocoolate peanut butter or chocolate mint suggestions.

    Please keep up the good work and Ièll keep on recommending your site.

  20. Lorraine Devine says:

    I am doing the WWPP program, I am loosing weight but very slowly, I felt I lost more weight with the old points program. I love your website. I have made many of your dishes. They are awesome, and the best part for me is that they dont have too many ingredients(or difficult to find products). I would love to see more egg, fish and pork chop recipies. Keep up the good work. This site keeps me motivated. Thanks!!!

  21. Have found your site very helpful. Recipes are great. Not following any plan right now, just trying to improve diet. Did Medifast and used some of your recipes for the Lean and Green meal.

  22. Stephanie says:

    Also any idea how PointsPlus friendly Jessica Seinfeld's recipes are? I know she adds vegetables to foods like cake and meatballs.

  23. I've been following you for a while via Google Reader RSS feed and I really enjoy your posts. I want to bookmark every single thing.

    Before I go grocery shopping for the week, I often visit your site. I don't know if it would be a pain, but maybe searching by central ingredients would be a feature you could add.

    I love that you are realistic about what people are looking for (super bowl snacks you can bring to a party) in the timeframe we are thinking of them (timely holiday posts, posts about how what we eat changes based on the time of year.)

    I follow PointsPlus and I started when it debuted in late November and I'm still loving it. I stay fuller longer and I'm always satisfied. Thanks for everything!

  24. I want to say I love your site. I have been doing WW on my own for a couple of years. I lost 25 lbs on it after my son was born 3 years ago. I now have a 6 month old daughter and am back on it. I tried the new way and could not stand it. I am like Jane, and am very small but have clothes that are too small on me. I am 116 and need to still love lose 8 lbs to fit in most of my clothes. I do really well on it when I try hard. But I have fell off latly with my daughter eating more and I am running more. I tend to eat more. I lose and then gain it back. I love that I can come get good easy ideas. Thanks

  25. Marcellina says:

    Jane Says-I just read your comment and I agree with you. I'm also small framed and I weigh 120 but want to lose 4-5 pounds for the same reason. I realize it's more for vanity reasons but like you said a gril has to do what she has to do! I know most ppl may think I'm crazy for complaining about not being able to lose the 4-5 pounds, but it's so much harder then if I needed to lose 10+. I also felt 29 points were alot and especially the extra 49 weekly points. The new system doesn't make alot a sense to me, but really like the 0 pts on fruit and veggies. I kinda do both also. I was doing 18pt and wasn't losing so I thought prehaps that I wasn't eating enough which could cause you to also gain weight. So now am doing 24pts (figuring it's around 1,200 calorie diet if 1pt =50 calories) I'm not sure if that's safe to say and find myself worrying if I'm not getting enough calories or eating to much. I'm also calculating activity points and use those but trying to stay far away from any weekly extra points. I read above that you track both ways and wanted to pick your brain a little more since you seem to be in the same spot as me. I saw that you are also counting some fruits. so I'm just wondering what you have found out and I realize what works for you may or may not work for everyone. Thanks

  26. I have been on WW for years, am a lifetimer and actually have been struggling with the new program. I have been carefully tracking and because I am not losing, I decided to go back to my old program but I track BOTH ways – so at the end of my whopping 18 allowed points on the old program (which I used and lost very successfully), I found that I still have 10 points remaining for the new program. What it told me is the 29 point system is too many points for my small frame. (I am 5'2" and weigh 115) – My friend who weighs 60 pounds more than me was also allowed 29 points, so I am not sure the new program takes into account your size, bone structure and age. Anyway, I know the PP program wants you to make healthy choices….which I did on the old program, too. So, I am enjoying my 1 pt. ww yogurt, my 2 point bananas and other such choices and the scale is FINALLY budging again! Yea, I know 115 is little, but I have a bunch of clothes that are snug and I am very small boned. A girl has to do what she has to do!

  27. I am new to WW (4 weeks in) so I have never even done the old system but am liking the plus points system a lot! I think my biggest issue is what quick/easy things I can do for lunch. I find there are lots of dinner recipes out there but what the heck do I eat for lunch?! I have a 2 1/2 year old and one year old so lunch is a daily battle for us to figure out.

  28. I started the points plus program 3 weeks ago and have lost 12 pounds so far. I like it so far but the site receipes are just ok. Googled and found your site. Your site is great ! I have already made a few things and would love to see more veggie main meals and of course anything fast and easy all ways on the go you know ?

  29. Your blog is amazing.

    I'd love to see more of the slimmed down decadent comfort foods (i.e. scones, mac & cheese) esp. meatless recipes.

    And if you'd make a few slow cooker dishes every here and there I'd be your best friend for life :o)

  30. I am doing the points plus program, started WW about 6 weeks before the changeover…still not sure if I like the new points plus as well as the old system. But I just hit goal weight in my last weigh in…29 pounds gone. Thanks so much for your blog and sharing recipes that make it easy to lose and manage my weight!

  31. I just discovered your website after a friend's recommendation, and I love it. I've been on WW for about 5 years now, and just moved over to Points Plus. I love being able to eat all the fruit, and the system has helped me maintain. Your recipes are great and I love the search tool on the side. I love casseroles and dessert recipes!

    One thing I would love to see is your own personal pictures of the recipes you create. All the pictures on your site are from other sources and I'd love to see how the recipe should turn out according to your directions. Keep up the great work!

  32. I'm new to your blog and absolutely love it. Thanks! I am using the old points plan.

  33. I am new to your blog. I tried the new wwpp for 4 months and kept gaining and losing the same weight week after week. I went back to the old points program today, I had done so well and was so disappointed in the new program not working. Can't wait to go thru your recipes and find some great stuff. Thank you

  34. Thanks for your website! I love it. I like that you put the nutritional information on it. I tried the Points plus for 8 weeks. Very slow loss. I did the old points in the past and thought it was easier. I am back to Momentum as a test and will try to get in those fruits and veggies!

  35. fallingsnow says:

    Love your blog, but I'm not doing weight watchers at all…just looking for new low calorie ideas.

  36. I actually don't do weight watchers at all. I just enjoy cooking healthy dinners for my husband and I so there is never a weight issue. I love reading your blog and learning different ways to trade out fat/ sugar content. I think you're doing a fine job, keep it up!

  37. I love your blog and wonderful recipes. My husband and I are both doing the Points Plus. It's working out fairly well, kinda slow but I guess thats ok. I am really trying to stay away from carbs because they are my downfall. Keep up your good work!

  38. I do not like the new Points Plus program. Sure the 0 pts for fruits and & veggies is great but everything else went up in points. Your website is awesome and wouldn't change a thing!

  39. I am doing the PointsPlus Program and I love it. I love that all fruits and most veggies are free b/c it lets me eat so much more heathily with an endless variety to choose from. I don't cook too much but I love the new Mexican recipes :) I would also be interested in seeing more snack-type things, chowders, and sandwiches.

  40. I really enjoy your site and the recipes are fantastic. I use the Points Plus program and love it since it encourages real food v. processed foods with the lower point values. I love meat, but vegetarian options are always a huge it at home (The Eggplant w/ red perrer and goat cheese paninis are out of this world and I've made them several times and everyone loves them). I also would love to see more whol grain recipes to help keep things interesting. Thank you for the wonderful job that you do for so many of us!

  41. I'm doing the points plus program, and loving it. I've done the old points system, and that was good too. Points Plus is easier for me because if I use all my points for the day, I can still eat fruit and not feel deprived. (I usually have a hard time using up all my points in a day.) I'm looking for easy, quick, fulfilling recipes the whole family will try. We eat a lot of chicken recipes. I'd like to break out of that, or at least try some "new" recipes with chicken. We like pizza, soups, and on the run foods. Thanks for your great recipes.

  42. Stephanie says:

    I started WW on the new points plus system and I love it. It really encourages me to eat fruits and veges because they have zero points. I have heard from others that used the old system that they don't like the higher points with yogurt, bagel thins, or their special treats. It must be a mind set because a person gets more daily points and weekly points to balance it out. I have been steadily losing weight while eating healthy foods and treating myself once in awhile. I have also added some light exercise. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes on your site. My sister and I get to together to cook and try them out.

  43. I'd been doing WWPP for 3 months, without any success. Momentum points was a much greater success. I'm going back to momentums points tomorrow. Any chance you'll incorporate points in addition to points plus with all your new great recipes? Your recipes are amazing, they helped me shed 20 pounds a year ago. Keep up the great work!!!

  44. Hi

    I am following WW PP program and so far so good. I was a little unsure at first since I had so much success with the old plan. I do however think this is a healthier plan and I have been successful. I am always looking for slow cooker recipes or recipes that can be pre made ie. casseroles. I like to cook on Sunday and make something that I just just re heat on Monday since I work late. I def perfer the main meals than desserts etc… Love your site thanks for all you do.

  45. I love your site…I and using the Points Plus Plan and am Loving it….I am down a total of 47 pounds and have been on the program 1 year. Only about 20 pounds to reach my goal….

    I would love to see more crock pot recipes and easy (5 ingredients only) recipes. Also easy dessert recipes.

    Thanks

  46. I'm so glad I found your blog! I love it :) Thank you so much for posting such fabulous recipes! I've been doing Points Plus on my own, going on my fourth week and have lost 4 lbs. Would love to see some more easy yet tasty dinner recipes!

  47. I've been doing the PP program for 6 weeks now and I've lost 19 lbs……I think it's MUCH better than the old system. My husband has been doing it with me for 3 weeks and he's lost 18 lbs…….looking forward to checking out your recipes!

  48. I am recently back on WW after almost 12 years and I love the new points plus. I love that I can have fruit, bananas especially, and not have to count the points. I am eating more fruit now than on the old points system. I've also noticed that when I eat more protein and less bread, I lose more for the week. This new system encourages me to eat healthier, which is the whole point in the long run. On the old system, I would eat more sugar and carbs because the points were a little lower. But, now with them being slightly higher, I have to truly consider if I REALLY want to eat those points or have something more long lasting, like protein, to keep the hunger away. Because of this, I feel the new system is a much healthier way of eating. I really like it, and I am losing each week.

    I do need some more creative lunch and breakfast recipes. Dinner is no problem, but breakfast and lunch are becoming a little boring.

  49. I am trying to follow the points plus system but not sure I like it that much. Like the other commenter from above the fat free stuff is not appetizing and I would rather use more points for a little more fat thus more flavor. It makes it hard to cont. to eat fatfree/lowfat if the taste is not there. On the other hand I have made several of your recipes and they are wonderful. Even my picky family enjoyed them. Keep up the good work!

  50. I also love your blog. I was on WW for a while, but now I'm just trying to eat healthy on my own and your site really helps. I LOVE the crock pot recipes. Keep them coming.

  51. Rosemary says:

    W W points + . easy and so much more food I am always looking for new recipes and passing on to family and friends. I also make your recipes for friend and family when they come to dinner, and they love them . keep up the good work

  52. I actually GAINED weight with the new points system after maintaining my goal weight for a year so I went back to my old points allowance of 22. I love your site because I don't have to calculate the recipes and they are so good. Thx!

  53. Love, love, love your site! I receive your emails & make your recipes all the time. I follow the old points program and have lost 63 pounds so far – please keep publishing nutrition info so I can figure out the points!

  54. Melisssa says:

    I successfuly lost 55 lbs. on the points program over 4 years ago. I've since been maintaining although I wouldn't mind losing a little more. I did go to a couple meetings to get the WWPP information and I liked it a lot. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies normally. I will admit I'm frustrated because I don't have the time to figure out the points on my old stand by recipes. For some of them I don't have the fat, fiber, protein, carb. information so it's not an easy transition.

  55. Thank you so much for taking the time to ask these great questions. I lost all my weight on the old plan, switched over the the pp plan and began gaining weight. I missed my old foods so much and was very discouraged with the pp results that I returned to the old plan. I am now one VERY happy eater. I'll take any recipe you want to share and truly appreciate your taking the time to write both points values. Love your blog!!

  56. I am on points plus, but am just starting so am still learning the ropes. I have been using alot of the smart ones frozen dinners for lunch, but am finding them more points than I want. So I am looking for substantial meals that I can also take for lunch. Of course I am always on the look out for sweets and just in general easy to prepare. Thanks for all your great ideas!!

  57. I was doing points but have now switched to points+ and love it. I appreciate that now protein is given credit because it is so important. I liked points but always wondered why they gave no importance to protein. I find your recipes so helpful because my family eats a lot of chicken and my husband gets bored so using your creative ideas is great. So far my fav is the raspberry balsamic… bring on more fun combos, I am ready to try them!!

  58. I follow the old weight watcher program. Right now I am following calorie intake, I seem to control what I am eating better this way. Your site has alot of great recipes and I like having all the nutrition info available. I am most interested in breakfast recipes that are very filling high fiber. I usually have stir fried vegies and a little meat with egg for breakfast, getting a little boring though.

  59. I am on the points plus and I love having more fruit! I like dinner recipes, esp. soups, stews, chicken and fish. I love your site! Thanks so much.

  60. I like the Points better than the Points Plus program. Love your website and really appreciate your recipes.

  61. Francine says:

    I am following the points plus… i love it.. more choices and the freedom of making more choices…. i love ur recipes ..i like the slow cooker recipes.,.. i work all day … nice to have it warm and ready for me when i get home….;-)

  62. I love the new points plan but I think I lost more on the old one. It's a trade off though, I feel fuller now and eat a ton more veggies and fruits but am not losing as quickly. I will take happiness and one pound a week than hungry and 4 pounds a week. I love your recipes and tips. My favorite point range is 5-7. So if you could put decent sized portions at that range I would love it! Plus, more side dishes. I have a hard time combining a side dish with the main. Thanks for your awesome blog!

  63. Points Plus is my program! I am loving it! I have been on every other weight watcher program over the years but points plus is my favorite.

    I really appreciate your recipes too, thank you so much for putting forth the effort for all of us!

  64. I really enjoy your website. I am following the points plus program and I am still on the fence as to whether I like it better than the old point system. Your recipes are wonderful. It would help me if when talking about certain foods to be very specific(e.g. large potato-how many ounces, chicken thighs-how many ounces per thigh). I try to weigh everything so I get the points right! Keep up the great work. Oh one more thing. Will you ever have a chance to update the points on the older recipes? I try to guess right now.

  65. Joyce OConnor says:

    During 2010 I lost 72 lbs on Weight Watchers. Of course, since the points plus program didn't come about until Nov., my loss was mostly on the old program. At first I struggled with the new program but only because the "zero-points for all fruit" meant I began eating fruit all the time, in fact, way too much! I went back into "munching mode", even if it was on fruit. I've since gotten my fruit-eating under control, and although this food is zero points it's just like any other, in that, if I overindulge, I'm going to gain. Now, I love Points Plus because I get more daily points, more weekly extra points and I'm still losing. Although I only have 5 lbs more or so to lose, this is how I plan to eat the rest of my life. I have diabetes and it's finally under control, along with my weight and my life. I LOVE Weight Watchers!! I've been on them all, and this is THE way to eat! I also love your blog and all the great recipes. I'm a sweet eater so I always print those. You seem to always provide recipes that I'm interested in. Keep the good work going!! Thanks

  66. Marty Buckingham says:

    Your website is great and I love getting your recipes. Let's see, I have been on 3 different WW plans, lol. Hurt my knee a yr and a half ago and couldn't work out and didn't change what I ate. Finally decided to start slowly walking again and now can walk 3 miles or more. Then decided I needed to get back on plan.

    Started back Feb 16th and have lost 11 lbs on the new WW points plus program. in 4 weeks. I really like it. The points are higher for some foods, but you get more points and other than starchy vegetables, fruits and vegetables are 0 points. Today I tried the Chipotle Lime Tilapia at lunch at Applebee's (9 pts) it was delicious. I feel that the new program allows me to be more creative in my cooking and isn't as restrictive as their previous programs.

  67. I have been a LLM for many years. In December, 2010, at my monthly weigh-in, I had gained 3 pounds, but was still below goal. That was the week of the first orientation to the Point Plus Plan. I have been struggling with this plan as I always do with new plans, but this has taken longer. This winter's weather in the East did not help. Therefore, I am struggling, but find I must attend weekly meetings, which help. I love your recipes, especially the desserts,which I serve to my bridge club. Keep them coming!!

  68. I agree with Kelli and Amy – I miss the old system. I am trying to get back in the groove with the new system but am finding it really difficult. I really can't wrap my head around the idea that, even though the points have gone up, so have my own daily and weekly allowances. I have kind of stopped tracking and, as a result, am not seeing results. But, I do really love your blog and have made a few recipes from it. The only thing I think I would like is for all of your recipes to have pictures. I don't know if you just make up the recipes or if you also make them, but I am more motivated to try a WW-based recipe if I see the end result. Anyhow, thanks again and keep up the good work!

  69. Love your website and emails. I have made several of your recipes and we have loved all of them so far. I religiously attend WW and am doing the Points Plus program. I think it is for sure a far healthier approach as it takes in the carbs and protein and not just calories/fat/fiber. I love that we get free fruits and veggies and find it much easier to stay on. Yes, things are more points, but that is typically the carbs and high protein things. But we have been given more points so I think that is a wash and people that complain about that are looking for an excuse. This is a way of life eating style, not just a diet and I LOVE it! I have lost 80 pounds on this program and will be attending meetings for the rest of my life to insure I stay on top of things!! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!!! We don't do desserts and I use main meal recipes.

  70. Am switching back to old WW Points…new one isn'tworking worth a darn. So would appreciate the old points being posted with your recipes which, btw I've really enjoyed so many thanks.

  71. Really enjoy your blog/recipes. I am a Lifetime member and just went back to WW to get myself back on track. I wasn't over my Goal weight, but need to get back to eating healthy all the time. I decided to try the Points Plus and am really liking it. I am losing very slowly which is okay for my situation. I definitely love the free fruits and vegetables. I know I am eating more of them on the new plan. Before, I might pick a 2 point bar over a banana. (not a healthy choice) Something interesting….one day I tracked my points using the old system and then using the new system. I think I was allowed 22-25 points on the old system and I am allowed 29 on the new. My points came up as 23 (old system) and 29 (new system). So, for that particular day, it wouldn't matter which program I was on. I am wondering if that is the case in general. Anyway, keep those recipes coming.

  72. Starting WW in November, I just got going with Old Points and I have to say that Points Plus is MUCH BETTER for me. On the old system I felt lethargic and grumpy. Eating fresh fruit, vegetables seems much, much more healthy and the gnawing hunger is gone. I'm nearly halfway to goal and plan to be a lifetime for life.

    As for recipes. I like the format where all the ingredients are listed. Having to cool for just myself and husband, my preference leans toward "one pot" meals that we can have and freeze portions for a later date. And simple, easy to find ingredients are always a plus; as are less processed foods.

    I have never bought weight watcher food products. I much prefer to use low fat or reduced fat grocery items. Another thing is MEASURING YOUR PORTIONS. Eating the huge servings is what got me obese.

    My leader teaches "gentle eating". Savor each bite. Put your fork down. Allow the food to touch all sides of your tongue. This really helps me.

    Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into your website. Simple down-to-earth food.

  73. Karen LH says:

    The points plus plan kicked in at a very bad time for me, and I was very close to goal, so I've quit WW and am following the old plan on my own. I appreciate the fact that you are including nutritional info with your recipes so that I can compute points according to the old plan.

  74. Jennifer says:

    I follow the old WW program, I don't like the new one at all. Seems the same almost, just changing/increasing points for food/allowance.

    I think you should keep doing just what you are doing. I love most of the recipes, gives me something new to try. I also like the product reviews and have found them really helpful. For example, I'd never heard of Better Than Peanut Butter…and it has truly been an awesome find.

    I personally like fast, easy-to-make, filling recipes. Like the chinese noodle, I thought it was delicious and very easy to make.

    Thanks!

    Jennifer

  75. Sheila Lehmenkuler says:

    I'm a lifetime WW member at goal for 18 months now. I struggle every month just to stay at goal. I like the old Pt plan but do like the free fruits and veggies in the new plan. Have to say I kind of follow both plans. I'd like ideas for desserts, hard to give up the sweets and I don't eat artifical sweeteners, only sugar but a whole lots less. Love your site, it was the first WW influenced blog I found 2 yrs ago when I joined WW.

  76. I love your site and your recipes. I have been on the WW program for over a yr and have lost over 100 lbs. Part of my success is variety. Your recipes are terrific. Am always looking for interesting and tasty main dish as well as veg recipes. Thank you for also including the nutrtitional stats. I love the crock pot and use it frequently. Am using the points plus program.

  77. Hi there. Just wanted to say that I started weight watchers a few months ago and Ive found that your website helps alot. You actually have REAL recipes I can use not just veggies and expensive ingredients. I joined WW online with the new points plus program. Even though its hard to stick to the daily points every day it is simple to understand. New point system or old point system Ill still come to your site to get some recipes. The only thing I will ask is that if you could put more of the nutrional values in by the points. I know you have stated you cant do this sometimes which is understandable. Im still debating whether I want to stay with the new point system or not so that extra info would help so I can calculate from the old points. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  78. Love your blog! You have many, many recipes that I'm looking forward to trying.

    I am following the new PointsPlus program & I love it! I started it on December 9th and have lost every week! My losses are small but so much better than the gains I was having for so long on Momentum. I feel PointsPlus is something I can follow for the rest of my life!

    I lost 60 lbs. on Winning Points but gained it all back doing Flex & Momentum…but I swore to never give up!Losing weight at 65 is a wee bit harder than it was at 56 years old!

  79. Love you site and recipes. I am following the new Points Plus and would LOVE more recipes. Thanks!

  80. I am following the points plus program and love it. I am always looking for desserts and dinner ideas.

  81. Points worked better for me than Points Plus. The old exchange program worked better for me than Points. Ha, perhaps I'm simply getting old!

    I'm taking a break from WW for awhile. The Point system is perfect for maintaining my weight but I need a more rigid plan for losing. Right now, I'm following my own plan of lowfat, high fiber and lots of protein…sort of a Core/Simply Filling.

    I'm always looking for healthy dinner ideas.

    I sure do appreciate your recipes and the nutrition info. Thank you very, very much!!

  82. I love to read your blog for the great recipes. I was doing the new points plus program, but I fizzled out due to lack of success… :( But I still like to cook lo cal healthy meals for my family. Recipes that I am always on the look out for are the ones that are low cost. More casserole style than cuts of meat.

  83. I LOVE your website/recipes! Everytime I get a new recipe I want to try it! I just made one you had sent not long ago. Please keep up the good work! Thanks for doing such a great job! I myself attend the WW meetings when I can and follow the new points plus program! Your recipes are delicious!

  84. Amy Ramos says:

    Hello! Love your blog. I have been doing the WWPP and honestly I am not a fan of it. All my foods (ie greek yogurt) is now 3 points.

    I still see WW pushing the FF/low fat stuff that honestly. does not taste good and I rather get the 2% or full fat than the other stuff. Down side-more points.

    While I love most fruits and veggies are 0 pts now, I still can not get over how their (WW) yogurt is only 2 pts but it is loaded with sugar and other things.

    I am still on the fence as I loved the older points system.

  85. I LOVE Your Site! I Just Recently Found It By Google Search. I Have Been Doing The Weight Watchers Old Program Just On My Own But With IT And Your Help I HAve Lost 20lb In 10 Weeks. Thank You So Much For Your Recipes. I HAve A Passion For Cooking But That Is NEVER Good For A Waistline And Since I Found Your Site I've Been Able To Cook Healthy AND Tasty Food. Thank You Thank You Thank You!

    I Am In Need Of Meal Ideas. Main Dish And Also Quick Lunch Ideas. I Have A Three Year Old And Twin Boys That Are 1 And Lunches Must Be Quick And Easy. I HAve Tried As Many Of your Recipes That I Can Over The Short While I've Been Following. I Have Saved You As A Favorites Because I Visit Four Or More Times A Week.

    Keep Up The Great Work. It Is Greatly Appreciated :)

    JEssica

  86. Hi! I love your blog! I follow the Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program. I love the new program because I can eat tons of fruit and veggies! I am always on the lookout for pizza and pasta recipes…and now that it's Lent and I gave up chocolate, I'm looking for sweet yet non-chocolate recipes! I LOVE Better 'N Peanut Butter, so if you have a peanut butter recipe, that would be amazing! Thanks!

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