I ate an apple, a banana and some grapes yesterday. This might not sound like anything momentous – but I couldn’t tell you the last time I voluntarily ate 3 different types of fruit in a day. It was months, possibly years ago!
I am not the biggest fan of fruit, it has to be said. I’m picky. I don’t like citrus fruit at all. Under the old WW plan, most veggies were zero points, but fruit was typically 1-2 points a serving. I would eat 4-5 servings of veggies a day, but fruit rarely passed my lips. In my mind, there was no point spending 2 points on a banana when I could have a cookie instead. 🙂
Under the new PointsPlus program, fruit is “free” – so I make myself eat it! For example, I am waiting for a friend to come over for dinner and my tummy is rumbling. I had the Wheat Thins packet in my hand, ready to dish out the recommended serving size of 16 crackers. Then I calculated that it would be 3 points – so back into the cupboard they went! I am eating a cup of grapes instead, and will spend that 3 points on some extra dinner. We are making our own pizzas. I have been caramelizing onions for the past hour so the house smells divine. 🙂