At about the three-week mark, I really hit the wall with the constant hunger which, although less actute than the first week, was still a bit more than I could live with on an ongoing basis. I was eating a lot of the WW-designated “filling foods” (mostly high fiber, low-fat) but they weren’t really staying with me, and I’d be quite hungry again an hour or so after eating. I’d been re-reading Gary Taubes’ book, “Good Calories, Bad Calories” (which I highly recommend if you are interested in the science of nutrition, weight and health). So I started tweaking the mix until I was eating almost all of my points as protein and fat, and of course lots of zero-point veggies. This did the trick, and I’m feeling much better: higher energy, no nagging hunger, improved sleep and concentration. I’m continuing to release weight at a good pace, and am now down a total of eight pounds in about a month. I’m fitting back into a lot of my clothes that had become too tight, and am working to drop another seven or so more pounds to look and feel my best.
For those of you contemplating WW, my suggestion would be to experiment to find the mix of protein, fat and carbs that works best for you. WW is set up to encourage very low-fat eating, which isn’t optimal for me, and you may find that you need to eat more fat and fewer carbs.
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