Danger Zone: Making Challenging spaces (like in front of the tv)
Take Control of Challenging Spaces
The supermarket bakery. The office vending machine. That drive thru donut shop near school. No matter where you find yourself, challenges abound. But with some smart tactics and a helpful plan tool (or two), you can navigate these spaces safely.
Danger zone: Supermarket.
Tasty samples, tempting aromas – and whoops, you showed up hungry, too!
Eat a snack before you shop. If you’re stuck, buy an orange or banana, and eat it before you start shopping (sticking to that list you’ve already prepared).
Skip the “Free Sample” Table. Think of how long they have been sitting out! (If you do sample, track it. Every bite, lick, and taste adds up.)
Use the Barcode Scanner on the Weight Watchers mobile app to check the points plus value. Write them on the packages when you get home so you’ll always know.
Stick to the perimeter for produce, lean meats, and low-fat or fat-free dairy. Middle aisles (except the grain and canned food aisles) are more likely to be heavy on processed, high point plus value foods.
Danger zone: Workplace.
There’s your coworker’s candy dish and break room goodies. Lunchtime may be limited.
Bring your lunch instead of going out. Fancy a salad or fresh fruit with yogurt? Weight Watchers Fruit and Salad Solutions to-go keep ‘em fresh all day.
Stock up on healthy, nonperishable snacks. Weight Watchers snack bars are a good option and keep a water bottle handy.
Stash a pair of comfortable shoes under your desk for a brisk walk at break time.
Danger zone: On the Road.
All the eateries seem to be fast food joints plus all that sitting (car, train, bus, plane).
Research healthy options before you go. Choose a hotel with a gym. Check out menus online. Use the meeting finder to connect with local members and get area tips!
Pack healthy snacks, a bottle of water, and sneakers. Better yet, wear the sneakers and power-walk the airport during the layover.
Use the staircase instead of the elevators, and breaks as an excuse to move instead of hitting the convention “coffee hour.”
Danger zone: At Home.
There are leftovers in the fridge, brownies “for the kids” in the pantry, and a comfy couch with a snack table in front of the tv.
Showcase fresh-cut fruit and vegetables in clear containers in the fridge so you can reach them, not yesterday’s take-out.
Put splurge foods on a high shelf, behind cans, anywhere they can’t catch your eye when you open the cupboard door.
Protect yourself while cooking. Chew gum, sip tea, munch on carrot sticks – all help all help discourage noshing.
Get ride of the table in front of the tv, bring in a jump rope or some hand weights, and pick those up instead of chips.
Defuse The Danger.
Circle the danger zone that is the most challenging for you. Underline the solution that would work best and most realistic for you. Add ones that interest you at your meeting.