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Apr. 21st, 2008 @ 09:37 pm Chocolate Craving Curbed! (Almost all core)
Just wanted to share. I had this nagging chocolate craving for the last 2 days. I didn't want to spend s whole bunch of weekly points on my favorite organic mint chocolate bar....so i found this idea online and and it filled me up AND satisfied my craving.

Fat free Chocolate Jell-O pudding made with skim milk and few drops of peppermint extract-topped with 3 table spoons fat-free (94% fat free) Cool Whip topping.

It was soooo delicious (for those of you who enjoy chocolate peppermint)

You can use any kind of extract flavour with the chocolate pudding though (Ginger, Orange ect...)

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You're a good catch woman!
the_choice_25:
Apr. 18th, 2008 @ 12:47 pm Clean Eating Magazine
This is not a WW magazine, but I wanted to tell you guys about a magazine called "Clean Eating" which appears to have very similar principle to core in the sense that you eat all whole foods that are less processed. Check it out:
http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/MiniSite/ce_index.htm

I think I might subscribe to this at some point!
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midlifecircus:
Apr. 17th, 2008 @ 10:17 am Core rules!

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)

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midlifecircus:
Apr. 7th, 2008 @ 07:58 pm (no subject)
Pan-seared Jerk Chicken w/Black Bean, Mango & Tomato SaladCollapse )

cross posted to _weightwatchers
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shrinkinmrsn:
Apr. 7th, 2008 @ 04:20 pm Thai dessert
I am in love with the thai dessert of sticky coconut milk rice and mango. This morning, i managed to satisfy the craving by using plain oatmeal, chunks of mango, some hot water, unsweetened apple sauce and i sprinkled it with unsweetened coconut. oh, it hit the spot!

do you know if coconut is core?

also, i'm sure in another month i'll be bored of fruit indued oatmeal and omlettes for breakfast. Any ideas on how to spice up my mornings? Chai latte's are delicious.
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tea
velvetmae:
Apr. 7th, 2008 @ 03:03 pm (no subject)
Hello!

I just started WW today. I am going to be doing the core plan. I like the freedom it offers (freedom from tracking EVERY morsel). I found in my past attempts with weight watchers on the flex plan that it DID work, But it gave me a very "diet" mentality and made me a little number crazy.. haha =)

Anyways, on to my question. According to the intro book, "Cappuccino made with fat free milk" is considered core....does anyone know if that includes the Starbucks Cappuccino's? I have always liked the Chia LAtte's made with no fat milk, but i know that the chai flavour they use is the syrup, not a bag tea, so it has sugar and would not be core. My boyfriend and i love to go out for coffee.....just wondering if i can incorporate a drink into my "date night" that is still core and not use any of my flex points.

Thanks so much for your help! Good luck to everyone with their WW goals.....
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You're a good catch woman!
the_choice_25:
Apr. 6th, 2008 @ 08:44 pm Artichoke Quiche
Recipe behind cutCollapse )
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shrinkinmrsn:
Apr. 6th, 2008 @ 06:48 pm Recipe
Current Mood: fullfull

After my pms gain and the fiber pill last week, I tried Core for my first week. I lost 1.6 lbs! So, this is my second week on Core.

This morning, I took some bulgar wheat (core) put it in a pan with strawberries (core), blackberries (core), splenda (core), and some dates (3 points) and some unsweetned chocolate soy almond breeze milk (Core or 1 point??? because of the chocolate flavor?) and basically melted everything down so I had a kind of amazingly good, fruity sweet bulgar dish. You could probably make it with normal soy milk as well. It was delicious and filling. I'm going to try it again with some veggies and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter type thing. 

So good. Wanted to share. :)

 
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katchoo_granger:
Apr. 2nd, 2008 @ 04:04 pm Questions.
 This is my first week on Core and I am really enjoying it! 

However, I was wondering if say, Morningstar farms products are Core? I heard that they are but I want to make sure.  How abotu Grape Nuts (Post Cold Cereal)?

And does anyone have any reccomendations for creative "eating out" ordering to still stay true to Core? 

Any advice or thoughts would be great. :)

Thanks.
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chipper, happy
katchoo_granger:
Apr. 1st, 2008 @ 01:31 pm (no subject)
Is V8 core or not?
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shrinkinmrsn: