Health & Wellbeing

Simple WeightWatchers hacks to make your life easier

22nd September 2019

Weightwatchers hacks

Following Weight Watchers is mostly plain sailing, and I’m able to get through the day with some daily SmartPoints left over… but there are those days (possibly even weeks) when I gobble up one SmartPoint after another, until I’ve munched my way through the whole day’s quota by 11am and by 1pm I’ve devoured half of my weeklies.  It’s like I turn into some SmartPoints monster who likes nothing more than to see a balance of zero left on the screen.

It gets me thinking though.  Even though, those SP Monster days are few and far between… how can I ensure that they don’t throw me off course yet again. It’s this course of thought that gave me the idea to work out my list of WeightWatchers hacks.  5 simple hacks for those days where the SP Monster rears its ugly head.

Drink plenty of water

Water is your number one best friend… no calories = no points.  Not only that but water helps the body in so many ways including balancing the body fluids, helping your kidneys and keeping your skin looking good.  Don’t take my word on it though, head to any respected website on the internet and they will tell you the same thing.

‘Free’ foods are always there for you

Most vegetables and fruit as well as Chicken, Turkey and some fish have no points value.  You can create a whole meal without using any SmartPoints at all.  Chicken salad, tuna salad, chicken & veggies etc… Even chicken, cauliflower, broccoli, peas, carrots and potatoes is only 2 SP. 

Need something warm? Any tea or coffee will do

As long as you don’t add milk to your coffee or tea, it’s a point free drink.  My preference is a Pukka Herbal tea.  They come in so many flavours and are really delicious.

Plan your meals in the morning

Keep in mind your ‘free’ foods and plan your breakfast, lunch and dinner.  At least you know you will be able to eat properly AND munch through your points guilt free. 

Don’t beat yourself up

Okay, so this one isn’t really a hack… It’s more of a piece of advice.  If you do end up binging away all your dailies and scoffing your weeklies by noon… get back up, dust yourself down and try again.  You can still eat any number of point free foods for the rest of the day and you don’t have to beat yourself up.  There’s more to life than losing weight.

My Weight Loss Progress

I haven’t updated on my progress since 26th August… So… here we go…

Previous Weight (26th August): 18st 1.1lb
Current Weight (20th September): 17st 8.3lb
Weight Lost: -6.8lb
Total Weight Lost: 3st 11.9lb

If nothing else, I’m heading in the right direction! :


  • Reply
    Laura Schwormstedt
    29th September 2019 at 3:28 am

    I always agree with water – it’s such an easy hack but so important and can have a real impact, also can’t beat a good cup of coffee

    Laura x

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    karen reekie
    28th September 2019 at 9:22 am

    Remembering to drink for me is always crucial. I find myself at the end of the day, having not drunk enough. Also it’s handy that tea and coffee and herbal teas are free. You are doing really well. Well done

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    24th September 2019 at 9:58 am

    Fantastic weight loss! Green tea is my go to for a nice hot drink, that takes the edge off hunger. We can be our own worst critic so great advice there about not beating yourself up.

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    Lyndsey O'Halloran
    22nd September 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Drinks really can help you to stop feeling hungry. Great that there are lots of options that don’t use points.

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    Sarah Howe
    22nd September 2019 at 5:06 pm

    You are doing so well!! I often have a hot drink if I’m feeling peckish but don’t really want to eat anything. Can take the edge off that hunger.

    • Reply
      Beth Davidson
      22nd September 2019 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks Sarah! It can’t half be a challenge some days! 🙂

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