The content in this article explains the Weight Watchers program in detail. The details of the current program are exclusively available to the paid members of Weight Watchers.
Strenuous exercise regimes and weight loss diets are the two things that come to mind when we want to lose weight quickly. The best way to shed weight fast and tone your body, especially if you don’t have enough time to exercise, is to keep a track of the number of calories and fats you are consuming with each meal. And so, the weight watchers point system guide is one such useful way which can help you lose weight fast without spending hours working out in a gym or following some strict weight loss diet.
Weight watchers point system guide is a self monitoring system which helps you keep track of the number of calories you are consuming each day. The system uses a weight watchers points calculator to evaluate the points of the food, based on its calorie, fat, and fiber content. The point values are assigned to different types of foods, i.e. foods high in fiber and low in fat have low point values, and vice versa.
Sausage and Kale Split Pea Soup
- 4 oz smoked kielbasa
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 cups dried split peas (about 12 oz), rinsed and picked through
- 6 cups water
- 6 cups 99% fat free canned chicken broth
- 1 bunch kale, stems and center ribs removed, greens chopped fine or fresh spinach leaves
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Take a large Dutch oven or stock pot and heat over medium high heat. Cut kielbasa into quarters lengthwise, and then in to half-inch pieces crosswise. Put the cut pieces in to the pot and stir lightly to spread properly over the bottom. Lower the heat to medium, and add chopped and minced onions and garlic cloves to it. Stirring continuously, cook until the sausages turn slightly crispy and onions are soft and tender. Now add split peas, water, broth, and kale, cover the pot and let it simmer for about 90 minutes. Finally stir in vinegar, salt and pepper and serve hot.
Weight Watchers Points: 2
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
- 1 pound red grapes, halved
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup toasted almonds
- Generous handful of chopped cilantro
- Juice of half a lemon
Take a large mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients together. Mix well and serve.
Weight Watchers Points: 3
Moo Shu Chicken Wraps
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
- 4 flour tortillas
- 1 (8 oz) bag coleslaw mix
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
In a non-stick pan, heat the vegetable oil and cook coleslaw mix for 2 to 3 minutes or until it is slightly softened and crunchy. Add chicken pieces and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and hoisin sauce and then remove the pan from heat. Now on the serving plate, keep the tortillas and cover with a plastic wrap. Microwave the tortillas on high for nearly 45 to 60 seconds or until they are softened. Transfer ¼ of the prepared mixture on a tortilla, fold its end over and finally roll to form an enclosed wrap.
Weight Watchers Points: 7
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1 can evaporated skim milk
- ¾ cup egg substitute (or 3 egg whites)
- 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup Splenda (or sugar) or to taste
- ½ tsp salt
In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and beat until smooth. Now pour the mixture in a greased pie pan and bake at 325 ºF for 40 to 45 minutes in an oven or until the knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Weight Watchers Points: 8