I just wanted to tell you all how much I love the core plan. This is my third week that I am eating core. I started losing weight, after 2 weeks of disappointing results on the flex plan. My progress looked like this:
Week 1 flex: -1.8
Week 2 flex: -0.0
Week 3 core: -4.2
Week 4 core: -3.6
Since my last WI, I am seeing my scale go down 1 to 1.5 pounds every morning which is really bizzare to see. I thought I would see a slow down, but so far my weight loss is go, go, go. I am quite heavy though, so perhaps this is to be expected on core.
I also want to say that I started feeling much more alert, energetic, and in a good mood after starting core. I was able to start walking last week and have kept up a daily exercise of 1 hour. I lost my cravings for junk food after only a couple days on core. It's just a wonderful way to eat! I tell everyone around me how wonderful core is, and I have a few people who want to try it out.
The only thing that has me bummed is how many dirty dishes I am making every day. I am cooking daily due to a lack of planning. I really need to plan a day of cooking in bulk and get it over with for the week! Today I am going to make a huge pot of lentil soup. I suppose I can also throw all my frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot with some low point sauce, and then freeze portions. I find that it's best to have really easy but satisfying foods to eat. I have also learned a lot from the WW core board: eat some grains at every meal to be more satisfied. I am making an effort to have couscous and polenta on hand. I need to try bulgur and perhaps wheat berries.
Hope you are having a great core day!
p.s. This is not a core rule, but someone told me how to "balance" my plate of food. They said to visualize my plate as a wheel, and divide it up as so: 1/2 plate is veggies, 1/4 plate is grains, 1/4 plate is lean protein. I find that very useful for helping me be satisfied and also get in my veggies every day. I also try to remember to eat from every section evenly, and if I start to feel full, then I can stop eating and throw the rest of the food away (or put plastic wrap on, and save for a snack later)