One of the things I love most about WW Freestyle is that nothing is off limits. You get a daily SmartPoints (SP) allowance to use however you want, and that works really well for me because I tend to go straight for anything that’s off limits if such a thing exists. It helps me make healthier choices without feeling deprived, and yesterday was a good example of how I spend my SPs throughout the day. Since I’m nursing, I get 16 (!) extra SPs a day, for a total of 41. Here’s a look at everything I ate yesterday, which totaled 40 SPs.
I started the day with a cup of DD Caramel Coffee Cake coffee (0 SP) with 3 tablespoons whole milk (1 SP).
Breakfast consisted of 3 whole eggs (0 SP) scrambled with spinach (0 SP) and 1 ounce of goat cheese (3 SP), cooked in 1 teaspoon of olive oil (1 SP). I also had two slices of Nature’s Own 100% whole wheat bread (3 SP) with 1 tablespoon peanut butter (3 SP), for a grand total of 10 SP.
For a morning snack, I had a string cheese (2 SP) and a fuji apple (0 SP).
Lunch was a salmon salad sandwich that had canned salmon (0 SP), chopped red onion and celery (0 SP), and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (3 SP) on a Trader Joe’s lavash bread (2 SP). On the side, I had 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese (2 SP) with 2 mandarins for 7 SP total.
For an afternoon snack I had a mini bag of SkinnyPop popcorn (5 SP), which is pretty good. I actually bought these thinking they were the 100 calorie packs that have 3 SP, so luckily I have extra points to play with since I’m breastfeeding.
Dinner was grilled chicken that I quickly marinated in soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic powder, and ginger powder (0 SP), plus sauteed kale (1 SP – cooked using this recipe) and a baked sweet potato (7 SP using the weight). I also made a peanut sauce on the side that had 1 tbsp peanut butter (3 SP) plus soy sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, stevia and a little water to thin it out.
For dessert, I had a frozen weight watchers treat which was tiiiiny for 4 SPs, but tasty. It was the last one in the box and honestly I won’t buy them again because they’re too small for what you get!
And that’s a wrap! That was a total of 40 SP for the day, which is 1 SP under my daily allowance. I ate when I was hungry and went to bed feeling both satisfied and happy that I can eat like this and be headed back towards my goal weight. Yay WW!