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As for cottonseed oil Kobi, it is the most horrible oil for sure. I have hypothyroid disease and generally avoid soy because of the disease. I take soy lecithin daily. Would liver also help this? Similar reactions to other cassienates found in these shakes. And who modified it? Enjoy a dine-out experience at home with our favorite Italian pasta dish, complete with succulent shrimp and spinach tossed in a zesty lemon-garlic sauce.

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I could be wrong, but I think the chicken in the rice was more of a teriyaki chicken. What adds points to a fried rice is the oil and rice. I already had the rice figured out so I wondered if I could make it without oil and the answer was yes! I used olive oil cooking spray! I usually bring it home and remove the skin and bones immediately. Then I can use the portions as I need it.

For this recipe, I got one baggie out of the freezer the night before, which was about 2 cups of chicken. I added 2 tbsps of teriyaki sauce to the baggie as it was thawing in the refrigerator.

That was the first step in this easy and quick recipe. This is what I use to make my chicken fried rice. I have a confession…I hate cooked carrots. It looked odd without the carrots but I loved it.

I think cooked onions would be really good in this. Another thing you can add is a little soy sauce. None of these changes add points to the recipe.

Let me know how you like it. Or my 1 point Chicken and Corn Chowder. Add 2 tbsp of teriyaki sauce and stir, cooking for about 10 minutes or until the rice is warmed through. Add diced roasted chicken marinated in teriyaki sauce and cook for another minutes over medium heat. The rest of the ingredients are low as well. I made this last night and it was really good!

I missed lunch so actually had 3 helpings and it was still only 1 SP!!! Does the chicken need to be cooked before you add it to the skillet? And how long do you marinade it? I like to use rotisserie chicken but sometimes that adds ww points.

Hi Jen… When I run the ingredients through multiple nutrition apps I always get different answers! Thank you Vani for all of your help. Vani did not say Weight Watchers was evil and trying to kill everyone. She invites consumers to read the ingredient label and investigate.

I agree not everyone wants to substitute cheesey comfort food for quinoa salad. But Vani is a health food advocate and these WW ingredients are simply not Healthy. If you go to the market and look for canned pineapple or applesause you will find just the fruit and real sugar but not the processed bad preservatives. Plenty of receipes on line for kosher cooking. I am most curious though as to why start with Weight Watchers?

I totally agree their prepackaged and frozen food is chemical laden. Weight Watchers needs to address that and improve their ingredients. But maybe frozen and packaged foods is the only hope someone has to lose the weight and learn fresh cooking in the meantime. The program DOES promote healthy eating and cooking fresh and local. They also have a vegetarian program. The Leaders are totally motivational and leave you with a feeling that you can lose the weight for good and maintain it for the rest of your life.

The leaflets they pass out at each meeting are full of healthy recipes, and fitness tips for getting you through the week until the next meeting. Weighing in at each meeting is so powerful and gets you through the week to the next meeting. Please address these facts in an apology to the program. I know this is way off topic, but I had a question. I am considering trying out homemade deodorant and saw that most of the recipes I could find had cornstarch or arrowroot.

Then I saw online that arrowroot is supposedly bad, especially for pregnant women. Do you know if arrowroot really is bad? Also, is cornstarch bad? Weight Watchers did NOT cause you to have your gallbladder removed, that is absolutely insane.

I had my gallbladder removed as well, I know the pain you speak of. Yeah I know its simply not fashionable to actually eat less and buy less of your sponsors food products but if you actually went on a crusade to teach to eat healthier and eat right sized meals you would stand a chance of actually making a difference in peoples lives.

Teach that person what an actual portion size LOOKS like for all the things they EAT, tech them that they should not diet but rather change their overeating lifestyle to eat right sized meal and it far less than they think. Teach people to teach themselves to learn about food… Its not so sexy and does not get you sponsor kickbacks quite the same, but if you found 20 or people to take a 12 month learn and reduce challenge you would see amazing differences.

Shut the front door! I have done weight watchers for years and lost lbs! All of my weight loss has been a LIE. Chemicals are minimal compared to the health issues your extra weight would have caused……blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, joint issues to name but a few…good job! The Benbrook link is not a strong argument because they did not take into account yield. There are other arguments out there, but this one should not be used. I was just perusing your entries and noticed that you teach readers to distrust a lot of specific brands and restaurants.

I want to be sceptical when choosing my diet. What kind of experience and qualifications do you have? It was a wonderful program that taught me about a balanced diet and portion control, and to this day I still have the guide and points calculator!

For the past 5 years I have been living in Chile, a country with a great selection of vitamin rich fruits and veggies the food here is actually more nutritious than other parts of the world because of the amazing nutrient rich soils and very little processed food. What does that mean? It means that correlation was demonstrated when they gave a survey to some people cohort. Anything that comes prepackaged and in the freezer section contains a lot of sodium. I always remember what I learned in school about people at sea for long periods of time, they canned their food but were getting sick because the food would spoil.

Look at a box of Lean Pockets, everything on the label is low…except sodium. Without a preservative food spoils quicker.

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We swapped veggies for red meat but kept all the cheeses you love for a healthy meal idea. Make healthy veggies delicious with the addition of butter, herbs, and cheese. There's also lean chicken and heart-healthy walnuts for a hearty and healthy budget meal.

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