For once I am not talking about core strength and the abdominal conditioning. I am talking about the Weightwatchers core food list that they permit you to eat almost unlimited amounts of given that you can stop once you feel “satisfied”. Well, if I knew when I felt satisfied I probably wouldn’t need Weightwatchers would I? I am not here to bash WW, far from it, last year I lost about 25lbs on the program and then fell off the wagon when our leader changed. So I am back, at a different location, with men only as the attendees. I am not sure how long I will stay with this evening, it is later than the other one and the all male thing is not really me in so many ways. Anyway, back to the point of this short entry which was to put down the core foods for future reference. I don’t want to get into any trouble from the Weightwatchers elite, so I will keep it to what I have seen as general knowledge about the program.
Core food list:

Vegetables and fruits
Soups (non-creamy)
Whole Wheat Pasta, Brown Rice, Potatoes and Grains
High Fiber and other cereals without added sugar
Lean Meats, poultry, fish and eggs
Fat-Free Milk Products
Healthy Oils
Condiments
Coffee, Tea and sugar-free beverages

You can eat until you feel satisfied as long as you don’t have the grains at more than one meal. Lean meat should be eaten in moderation, since the amount of protein you actually REQUIRE for your body to repair itself and build lean tissue is much smaller than people think it is. I mean that in the way that most people think you need a big steak worth of protein if you went to the gym, however, for most people, a couple of sold cuts, a piece of lowfat cheese and some leafy greens will provide more than enough protein for you.
So there you have it, the famous core food list. Let’s see if I can lose faster than I did last time since I think I actually was heavier after about 2 months than I was when I started.

Oh, and the guys at work are betting on how much I will lose. I want to blow their expectations right out of the water!