I have been maintaining lifetime goal for two years, and still attend weekly meetings. However, it's the only paleo Instant Pot cookbook available right now and still has 4. Found your website and loved it! Good job Ashley your doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the main difficulties with weight loss centers is that it is a physical establishment, meaning it can only serve clients that are geographically close to their centers.
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Please enter a valid email address Subscribe We respect your privacy. You can preview a good amount of the book on Amazon, and you'll see that everything is hella detailed and laid out with easy-to-understand comparison charts, and they'll let you know which recipes are vegetarian. This is a book officially endorsed by Instant Pot, so you know you're in good hands. This pot is amazing and I love it. I got it for my wife, but so far I've done all the cooking in it.
My first meal was a Sunday pot roast dinner. I've never attempted to cook a meal like this in my life. My wife has always done this in the oven.
I was stunned to have this pot roast come out about as perfect as you could get it. The inner cooking pot is easy to clean and you'll want to do more and more with it with each success you have. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a new adventure in cooking. Do what the book says and you'll have amazing meals right from the start. You should buy this. As we learned in the reviews, we'll warn you that this is not the recipe book for a family of picky eaters.
Many of the recipes aren't traditional American foods, which isn't likely to go over well with kids who won't eat anything past BBQ ribs or chicken noodle soup. This book does, however, list out specific recipes and pages for holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, and Jewish holidays, which I thought was a nice touch. It also has a 4. It'd be nice if you actually understood all of the things your Instant Pot can do, right?
Though the other cookbooks will obviously explain steps, if you're new to this, somehow being able to make yogurt and roast chicken in the same gadget can easily get a tad overwhelming. How to Instant Pot is your ticket to the ins and outs of this fancy contraption, basically acting as an "Instant Pot for Dummies" manual.
Yes, "Instant Pot" is totally a verb. Each recipe walks you through how to use and set each Pot feature particularly with the Pressure setting , and while this might seem redundant to repeat these things at first glance, it actually reassured me that I was doing it right. Eventually that knowledge will become second nature, but in the meantime I feel confident in just following the clear instructions. The recipes are delicious and varied. I highly recommend this book as a first Instant Pot guide, with the added benefit of outstanding recipes You'll have the option to make a spread of things, from meat and potatoes beef stew, to chorizo, to corn on the cob, to squash soup, as well as a ton of mouth-watering desserts.
That's lava cakes in the picture up there, by the way. Overall, the book has a 4. Not a meat eater? On that old school paleo diet?
Yup, there's a book on that, too. Think keeping up with a vegan diet is hard? As the title suggests, you'll get to choose from 80 vegan recipes that involve sautéing, steaming, pressure cooking, and slow cooking — AKA frozen vegetarian chicken nuggets and bread are no longer your only cheap options.
Whip up things like southern-style pinto beans, creamy mushroom curry, cornbread, and Tres Leches-inspired dessert tamales. Dang, that sounds like a fancy restaurant menu. You'll also learn how to make your own homemade condiments like soy yogurt, marinara sauce, and almond milk. Using ingredients that you can find and understandable steps - makes for a successful recipe every time! Pretty pictures add to each recipe and love the snips and stories!
The book has an impressive 4. At any rate, paying a little extra will be worth it when you can actually prepare your own vegan meals and don't have to eat at Whole Foods all the time. Thanx for sharing that prices will go UP in January. Am a lifetime member, but 10 pounds from my goal weight. Please add me to your group for motivation to get to goal and stay there! What a great explanation of the new program. I am a new WW user and was just getting the hang of it when they changed the guidelines.
I would love to be included in your group. Danica thank you for such a complete run down of the new program! It sounds like some awesome changes were made! Thanks for the info Danica! Your info and excitement about the new program sent me running back to WW to join in!! Please add me to the WW Support Group!!! Any advice or tips for new members would be fabulous!! Add me to the group! I would love to join the support group…one question I have is where did you get that deluxe kit?
On Weight Watchers site it is I am also very interested and want to be included please. Total frustration for me! I want to join in Jan, and want to prepare for success! Any and all help appreciated—I have a large amount to lose and plan on succeeding.
I did it once before and WILL do it again…. I am really excited about the new program. And I love being able to grab an apple or some grapes for a snack. Since I am doing the program on-line I would love to become a part of this support group. I am definitely looking for a positive, upbeat experience and I believe this is the place to find it!
I started Wednesday with the new program — I would love to be included in the support group! Would love to join the group. I have anxiety about switching over! I feel overwhelmed that I need to recalculate everything.
I dont know what to look for while shopping. I was in a rut for a while and i am loving points plus. What is has done is get me re-focused.
I would suggest that everyone get the points calculator. I use e-tools and my i-pod but have found so often this week whenn looking for point values I had to either get my i-pod or go on the computer. Would love to see recipes on the group site especially since I am not a cook,. Thank you for sharing this info! Wow…what an amazing group of people…. I can tell this will be my place to go and learn and shar.
I found this fantastic website off of a Yahoo news story when they quoted Danica. I have been maintaining lifetime goal for two years, and still attend weekly meetings. I do not subscribe to e-tools, use a 3 month written tracker, and have not had to pay since i am staying at goal.
The materials were free and complete. The minimum daily is 29 for everyone — and if you are lifetime and maintaining — add 6 — to a daily target of See if that helps maintain — adjust accordingly. The weekly allowance points are now 49 for everybody.
Free fruit is wonderful! I was resistant to change also — but one can always find fault from a resistant point of view — I decided to accept the change as a booster to the mediocre set in, roll up my sleeves. Fits my lifestyle better than any in the past. If you want to succeed, you have to be willing to ask yourself what you are willing to do — the resistance can become just another excuse to delay that success. I was on maintance for 9 years and lost 65 pnds on the old point plan and kept my weight off till I got layed off over a year ago there went my routiine and then starting putting weight back on.
Love going to the meetings and seeing the other members suggestions. I also would like to be part of the suport group love your site. I just started Weight Watchers yesterday and feel a little overwhelmed. I was browsing for information online and came across your site. It is so wonderful!! If possible, I would like to be part of your WW support site as well. Thank you for your terrific blog!! Is there something we have to do other than comment here, to do so?
I would love to participate. I recently became a life time member, and this would be the spark to keep me going. Add me to your group please. I did ww on line for a year and lost 20lbs. Went off and gained it all back plus, been doing a medically weightloss program for the past 7 weeks and have lost 24 lbs, but it is way expensive, and with the new point system, I am excited, because I have low blood sugar and had problems staying on point before.
I would like to join the support group too! I did WW in the past and loved it. Yikes pregnancy sure does a number on your body! I lost 20 pounds ending 1 year ago on Weight Watchers. Have recently last 5 months put 10 pounds back on. I actually never reached goal the first time, but was reasonably happy where I was.
Would love to have the extra support of your group — I found it so helpful when people in my old WW meeting talked about things that helped them, recipes, snack ideas, etc. I am rejoining this week. Do you know when the app for the droid is coming out that you spoke about. Scan the barcode and get the points value? Also do you know what it is going to be called.
Your website is great, I am going to start weight watchers soon! I have had much success with the Weight Watchers program and hope to lose even a little more with the new plan. I would welcome the chance to be a part of your support group. I hope to hear from you soon!
Calling Weight Watchers today to get their pre-paid pass that way, its way cheaper then getting it at a meeting. My mom joined and she said most people in her class had big weight lose numbers on the new points plus.
I would like to be a part of your new group. I am slightly anxiety-ridden with the new points plus progam and I need support! Look forward to being a part of this new community…. I just joined Weight Watcher for the 4th time this past Friday. The leader was great! For the first time I actually feel like I can do this and I am very excited. I have 80lbs to lose, I am really looking forward to new online support group. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I love your enthusiastic presentation and overview.
I just ordered my kit today and I am so glad I did because there were only two left and they have no idea when a new shipment will arrive.
All the motivation I can get and sharing recipes and ideas is so fun and makes the process so much easier. I started the new program last week and lost 4lbs. Points Plus is exactly the same.
The GI book offers details on how everything is calculated and there are very good tips. I still believe in tracking to stay focused. The new program will definitely work! I look forward to being a member of this support group. After eating points a day, really had trouble even coming close to recommended daily target of 35 and only used 2 of my WAP. Thus, my scale is showing a loss; hope that means as i adjust my eating, more points will mean maintenance.
Find i eat mostly power foods, a lot of fruit — which i guess was using my points up prior. Never in my life did i think i would have to eat more to NOT lose.
It works when you work it! Only took a lifetime of errors to get here — it IS possible, so hang in there! You, too, can do it. It is incredibly simple. It does not use four variables. It does not find plus points. But what it does find is virtually equivalent to plus points. Do you think anyone might be interested? I have lost 60 lbs with the old program and am looking forward to the new program. Our WW at work will resume with the new program the 2nd week in Jan. Please add me to the mailing list.
Would love to join the support group! Thanks for this site. I am diabetic and very concerned about the effect that free fruits will have on my daily glucose levels and my A1C three-month levels. I have been quite effective at managing my daily levels through minimizing sugary fruits such as grapes, melons and pineapples. I checked the site for a discussion of diabetes and the new program to no avail. I am thinking that I can follow this program if I maintain my current consumption rules for fresh fruit.
Common sense tells me that I will need to modify the program to meet my needs; however, will too much modification mean that I am not really following this program?
Can other diabetics tell me their experience? Please add me to your mailing list. I am very interested in the support group. I have been struggling with my weight for the past several years. I lost 35 pounds in but have gained it back. I have been attending a Weight Watchers meeting and leave feeling motivated but by the second day I have lost motivation, with sweets being the main problem.
Very excited about the new program. I am a lifetime member and I just signed up again today for etools. Looking forward to learning about the new program.
Are there WW spies who are watching everything you eat??? I kind of did the old way but did not really stick to it but now i am ready to stick to the new program. I have wanted to eat less carbs but did not want to do Atkins or the other popular low carb or no carb diets. So I hope you will let me join your group i would appreciate it very much..
I had the best luck with Core in the past — but not enough people did it and it was hard to stay motivated. I have so many questions still have not been to a meeting yet about the changes in points. I wonder if there is a site with the new points listed for most foods?
I still love a piece of pizza occasionally and a glass of wine, so now with the extra points I think it will fit in nicely. When I did the old point system I never lost more than 2 pounds in a week, however, when I started doing Core — I lost 4. I hope this will be the same. Good luck to everyone. I reached my weight watcher goal in There have been many changes to the program making it not very restrictive.
The choices allowed were poison to me. Over the years I have gained weight and am now at my highest point. This is the week that I will again join ww and am looking forward to following the comments your readers submit. Boy, you have devoted alot of time to this site. Thanks for the effort. I never saw the estimated points per meal chart. Can someone update me on the pnts per weight? I am about scale needs batteries and i would like to know how many pnts im allowed with this new system.
Nvm I just read where you arent allowed to combine the old and new program. I am not sure about the effectiveness of the new plan. In the first week of the new plan I lost 1 lb. In my case I think the problem is the 0 point fruit without any advice or limitation about the maximum quantity one can eat per day. I ate a lot of fruit. In the past plan it sum up about points e. Now it is all together zero points.
I lost 52 lb. It was an excellent online tool for weight control and loosing it will be a big gap for me to diet. Could I please join your support group? Updates when posted, etc? I also rejoined WW and not sure how long I can keep going to the meetings, for financial reasons, so hoping I can stay accountable this way! Your blog is fantastic and you are inspirational! Include me in the support group too. Looking forward to getting back into the WW groove. I would love to be part of your WW.
Glad I found your website…. Would like to be part of your support group. Seems there is alot of interest in a support group. Your partner in health, Cindy.
I have been trying to lose weight on my own—with no success—I think joining your group is just what I need! Ok I just decided to start the program tomorrow. Its seems to be the most nutritionally sound so I am really looking forward to it. I am going to be doing everything online as there is not a group meeting within 30 minutes of my house so it would just be easier for me.
I will need all the support I can get. Can I please be a part of your support group? I am feeling so sad I quit drinking and smoking many years ago then the weight gain.
Lately I have been experiencing sweats and can get no relief. I need this to work!! Thank you for this information you shared.
I rejoined WW last week and am ready to get back on program this New Year. I lost 40lbs, made lifetime and kept it off for 2 years. I fell off the wagon this last year and have gained 13 lbs.
Thanks for all the info on the new points plus program!! Now How do I order the new deluxe kit? Is this a different app you refer to? I did WW 9 years ago and lost 30 pounds. I stopped doing it because I thought that I could continue to lose on my own.
I need the accountablity. In the pic above from the kit there are also 10 levels of allowed points. I have 1 hubby and 4 kids ages yrs. I do not, but want to help them. Is it feasible for me to attend the meetings since my schedule allows it and I am the cook in the family , and implement this program for my whole family? I like the healthier concept for , and think that learning proper portions is also a plus even for my 8 yr. Do you think it would work? Love seeing Jennifer Hudson in the new commercials.
I always try new weight loss methods…but seem to come back to WW every January. Would love to be part of your support group — looking forward to reading your blog on a daily basis — thanks! I became a lifetime member using the regular points system. I need to rejoing WW, but very nervous about the new program. I lost then gained all in a week! Yes, WW has done a great marketing job once again! I prefer the straight forward approach … Calories are calories..
No rulers, slides, calculators, manuals, or silly gimmicks. Thank you so much for providing this! I saw that you mentioned an app for the droids that can scan the bar code and tell you the points. Is that app out yet?
If so, do you know what it is called so I can find it a download it? Lost 50 pounds eating WW foods 4 years ago and kept it off. Hi, I want weight watchers to work for me this time! Please count me in…I am on disability and am on such a tight budget, I could truly use the free support from people, like me, who want the weight off and for life.
How many points do I have a day? Can I use the points calculator I have now? Is there a free support group online that will not kill my budget, since Weight Watchers values health over money? How do I get the new materials for free? Please answer my questions as urgently as possible, I am 80 pounds overweight and am using a cane because of it!
However, Id like to see a new points plus food list online, somewhere other than the website, which I am not on because of finanical reasons. Does anyone know where I can find a points plus food list? I started with the new power p[onts and lost 8. I am climbing on the wagon…. I am joining on line ….. I did WW online in the past and was trying to figure out why my daily points almost doubled from what it was back then.
Do you know if its available here yet? Is it just a US thing? Anyone got any info on it? I was half way through the joining up until I came upon the address part and saw Canada was not on the list,….
Thank you so much for posting this. I am attending an at work information session this coming Friday. I am really excited that the program has changed and is encouraging whole grain, fruits, veggies, etc. I did so great the first time I did WW which was 10 years ago. Sadly, I have gained it all back plus 10lbs.
I was so discouraged until I read this post. Yeah for 0pt fruits and veggies. I went from being devestated by the scale this morning to being encouraged at a new beginning. This sounds so awesome! I rejoined last Thursday, and was so surprised at so many changes with WW.
I joined with my daughter and we are so pumped! I love my new calculator, and my new companion books. Oh how proud of myself I am! I love pizza, and I did not go out and buy a pizza and eat half of it by myself. Blessings and Stay OP. Thanks for all the great information! Lost 20 Pounds last year and now trying to loose more weight for my wedding next july!
Was wondering if you could post the activity points page from the new booklet! Hubby and I just joined last night. We are SO excited to lose weight and get healthy! I have such a good feeling about the new Points Plus program.
Just started back a week and a half ago with my eighteen years old daughter. We both had a great first week 5lbs ea and hoping to have many more successful weeks. Would love the support and tips from those a few steps ahead of us!. I am a lifetime member and former WW emloyee.
I kept the weight off for about 10 years and then it slowly started to creep back even though I still basically followed the old points program. Recently I heard about points plus and decided to go back to WW and try them.
Well, It is the greatest weight loss program I have ever been on. I never lose fast so this was amazing. Is it too late to join in? I thought I only missed a few weeks. A friend emailed it to me. Twice I have lost about 50 lbs. To much process, the focus could have been healthier. Am rejoining because it sounds so much more healthy and they talk power foods. Please add me to your group. Can always use the support of others who are facing the same challenges as myself.
In total, how expensive is all of this and where do you have a meeting place near me? Also a BIG also , must I get on a scale in front of others to be weighed in like a heifer? I am not all that please with e-tools. I am a lifetime member who lost lbs about 12 years ago. I have now gained back 20 expecially since I retired and now the weather does not permit much activity. I am on the points plus program about 2 weeks now and I have not lost and may have gained a pound.
I am on 29 points and have not used more than 4 or 5 extra points. I am fully satisfied with the food and have no trouble keeping on track except that I am having no results. I do try to walk a lot shopping, etc and do all my own house cleaning. I am wondering if there is just too much food to eat. Maybe a little bit more that on the old points but I am a little careful about it.
I also eat very healthy, whole grains, nothing fried, appropriate portions, not to much ethnic foods or dining out. What else can I do. I was so excited when I read on your website about the new pointsplus calculator so I went out a got me one. What is going wrong. I have read the instructions many times. It is really poor planning. How do I enter foods for which the book gives the point value? I amy not know the fiber, fat and protein content.
I started one week ago and lost 5 pounds so far. I can have 33 points a day and my hubby can have I went through the books and wrote down all the foods and restaurant foods I like with the points.
I have an Instant Breakfast every morning which is 6 points, so I have 27 left for the rest of the day. I like the new plan. I have been on the old points system for many years. However, I do keep the slide counter in my purse for checking foods at the market, etc. So excited about the program — 4 weeks in and i have lost 7. I have followed WW for over 6 years, and lost exactly what I wanted to. I have not gained it back, but need to stay on the program. I am looking forward to using this new program, and thank you for the informative site.
The saying, if its not broken….?? All new, and mo, money. WW has ,s of my dollars, I handed over on programs to fix me, four times in the last 15 years,and I always went back to lbs. I need to be a part of a support group in order to be successful!
Its great to know wo many others are feeling the same! Can anyone tell me what the weight ranges and point allowances per day are with the new Points Plus system? It looks like a great program, the old points system always worked for me. However, I am ready to try something new!! It seems the low carb, not no carb is the way to go.. I came across this information and think it was very well written.
Hi please let me know about your new ww website, I really could use a great forum to exchange recipes and help each other with motivation!! I just started this program and I can honestly say that for the first time in my life I feel like I am actually going to be able to do this!
It has been two weeks and I have effortlessly, it seems lost 8 lbs already. Next weigh in is Monday and I am super excited! I recommend this program to anyone who thinks that loosing weight is hard…because this program makes it so easy. What am I doing wrong? I have gained 5lbs since starting the new program. The old program worked terrific for me and I was doing quite well.
I stopped for a few weeks and then decided to try the new program. I lost 4lbs the first week and then gained 5lbs. I have been gaining about 1lb per week since switiching. I am very upset, but will try sticking with the program.
I would love to be a part of your support group. I am very excited about the new program. Have not been with the new WW and the old program was very restrictive…so this is wonderful news! Funny You mention that you are gaining on the new program. I have just started and I feel I am doing well but other people in the group that have been on the old program have been complaing of the same thing as you Pat.
There must be something to it. Maybe your body has to readjust. But your are not alone…Good LUck. Have you started a WW group yet? If so, please let me know where I can join. I am going to have to go to the actual meeting and sign up in order to buy the kit. They told me that you can not purchase the kits or calculator without being a member.
I just retired and live away from the meetings, but I will find one and pay so I can get this show on the road. Thank you so much!!! You can purchase the kits on weightwatchers. Just go to the search bar and enter weight watchers at home.
In need of motivation! I have always in the past enjoyed the ww new programs, but not so happy about this one. I loved that it was easy to calculate points whenever, whatever I was doing and even got good at doing it without the slider for things under calories. I just started the new WW program 3 weeks ago and lost 7 pounds! It is hard from me cause I eat so much, but still easier than the last program.