My weight has been holding steady in a plateau for months. I mean months. Like, at least six months. I kept telling myself that my body had stabilized at around 190, and since I have lost about 160 pounds, maybe I was done.
And the quarantine hasn’t helped.
I reviewed a lit of what I have been eating, and I have been eating a ton of processed foods. Foods higher in Points. A lot of wine.
And while these foods easily fit into WW, they also don’t contain the best ingredients, and were replacing things that nutritionally were better for me.
So this week, I decided to switch to more of a clean eating plan (not COMPLETELY clean but probably 95%) and I decided to make the switch to the Purple Plan.
I had been terrified of the Purple plan because I saw it as WAY too much freedom, but quite honestly, the additional points on the Blue plan allowed me to eat more junk food. And I was constantly working through all of my weeklies. With Purple this week, I have been focusing more on whole foods and feeding myself better, and I have been fuller longer and not snacking nearly as much.
With this, I wanted to share a quick and yummy breakfast recipe for Quinoa Bowls. This bowl is 4 SmartPoints on Purple.
This has been my go to a lot this week and it is simple to throw together (especially of you prep your quinoa ahead of time).
You take 2/3c of cooked quinoa, add about half a cup of nonfat plain Greek Yogurt, and a handful of fresh berries. I like to top it with a TBSP of slivered almonds (1SP), a TBSP of goat cheese (2sp) and a tsp of honey (1sp).
So yummy and very filling! You can obviously change it up with fruit or different nuts or seeds.
Quinoa has been a new addition to my diet. It has tons of benefits, it is super filling, and can be savory or sweet. Check out this article on the benefits and usage for quinoa!