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Welcome to Simple Nourished Living’s weekly WW Friendly Recipe & Link Roundup!

Encouragement and inspiration are critical whenever you’re trying to change your habits. This is especially true when the habits involve eating better, losing weight and creating a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Sticking with the slow and steady sensible balanced approach to lasting change can seem dull and out of step when compared with our society’s obsession with the opposing messages of overindulgent excess on one hand, and extreme fad diets on the other.

My mission is to provide you with a constant supply of helpful articles, inspiring success stories and enticing Weight Watchers friendly recipes to support your pursuit of a happy, healthy, balanced life.

Here are my hand-picked selections, as well as most popular recipes on Simple Nourished Living this week. Enjoy!

Curious about Weight Watchers new myWW Green, Blue and Purple plans? Watch this short video to learn more:

WW Friendly Recipes & Healthy Living Articles:

Free Weight Watchers Meal Plan with Freestyle SmartPoints (Slender Kitchen) – When starting a new diet, having a meal plan is one of the things that can help the most.  To help you get started, Slender Kitchen put together this free NEW myWW friendly meal plan (with green, blue, purple options) that includes ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even some snacks. Plus it has a complete shopping list to make grocery shopping easy.

How to Stop Procrastinating in 10 Seconds (Stephen Guise) – Is procrastination preventing you from hitting your healthy eating and/or exercise targets? If so you’ll want to read this effective technique to get you on track in 10 seconds. They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but often it’s the first step that is the most challenging!

WW Southern Style Oven Fried Chicken - 3 Freestyle SmartPoints

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WW Southern Style Oven Friend Chicken (WeightWatchers) – My mom used to make a version of this using big pieces of bone-in, skin on chicken. I was happy to come across this lightened up, flavor-boosted version from an old WW Weekly.

Busting One of the Biggest Myths About Boosting Metabolism (MindBodyGreen) – We’re constantly told to snack to boost our metabolism, but might that advice be completely wrong causing you to gain more weight??? In this video, JJ Virgin explains the hormonal consequences of snacking regularly, and a better way to manage the insulin ups and downs of food consumption. Cutting back on the snacking habit, which I first adopted when trying to eat more like a French lady and is consistent with the concept of Intermittent Fasting, has made it easier for me to maintain my weight. Everyone’s different, but this is worth considering. 

Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus (Slender Kitchen) – Chocolate Hummus is the perfect sweet, healthy snack and you won’t believe how delicious it tastes with fruit, pretzels, and more. No one will guess it is made with beans! It’s a favorite in our house 

Photo Credit: Pampered Chef

Five (5) of the Most Popular Recipes on Simple-Nourished-Living This Week:

Featured Weight Loss Success Story of the Week:

Alexis E. Weight Watcher's Success Story

Alexis E. – Was 280 lbs when she joined WW for the last time. She was morbidly obese, physically incapable of walking up the stairs without getting winded, and  was unhappy. She lost 100 pounds and now shares the ups and downs of finding JOY in a healthy lifestyle, the ongoing struggles of maintenance and moderation on Trading Cardio for Cosmos where she blogs to “lift others up, create a safe space for friends to cheer each other on, & to embrace every opportunity the journey affords us.” 

Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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