January traditionally sees new found dedication to healthy diets and weight control, what better time for Weight Watchers to launch their new book.
The Complete Kitchen features 145 simple-to-follow recipes within nine chapters – ranging from basic stocks & dressings to Sunday roasts, leftovers & sides, to the more budget conscious ‘Everyday Value.’
Recipes include roast fillet of beef with red wine sauce, garlic mushroom and rustic bean bruschetta and chocolate cherry cupcakes. It retails at £16.95 but is so far only available to Weight Watchers’ members through meetings and the Weight Watchers At Home programme.
But I have two copies to give away to Maison Cupcake readers and better still, one of these is available to any winner worldwide.
To give you a flavour of what’s inside why not take a look at this recipe for Sticky Toffee, Date and Banana Pudding. Meanwhile try to win a copy of the book by following the instructions below.
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Marsha @ The Harried Cook says
I think my favorite way of losing weight is cutting back on sugar. That is my vice and when I cut back to one sweet treat a day, I find I lose a lot of weight. And drinking a lot of water during the day – which I always forget to do 🙂
phyllis ellett says
I find eating fruit at least two times a day, keeps me from snacking on ‘rubbish’ and keeps me going while I diet.
Jane Willis says
Drink lots of water -= as well as being good for your body and skin, it takes away hunger pangs and gives you something to do when you drinft into the kitchen in one of thopse “Want something!” moods.
Ashleigh Allan says
mine would be to drink lots of water too – 2 litres every day!
Lorraine Bishop says
Use smaller plates and put a pitcure of yourself that you like when you were thinner alongside your usual “treat/snack”, then everytime you are tempted you will see the thinner you and hopefully decide to pick a different snack (a healthy snack)
Mine’s simple – just try to fit in a little bit of exercise each day, even if it’s just scrubbing the floor instead of mopping it, or doing the garden instead of getting a gardener in. I prefer jumping around on the wii with my daughter though! (much more fun!)
Maggie Woodward says
I have to agree with all the comments saying ‘drink more water’ – best thing you can do for your health in many ways.
I’ve been doing WW, and it really is amazing the difference it makes just reducing the size of your protein & carb portions even a little (say, 2 sausages instead of 3, 40g of pasta instead of just chucking any amount in) and then filling the rest of the plate with veg!
Beth Bowdler says
Drink at least 2 litres of water a day. It sounds a lot but it isn’t really when broken down during the day.
If I want an unhealthy snack, I try and have a glass of water or a piece of fruit instead.
My tip is not to deny yourself something if you really want it – just try to find a healthier way of making it! Like using a lower fat recipe, or having a low calories hot chocolate if you’ve got a chocolate craving – which seems to happen a lot!
I have a real sweet tooth, and crave chococlate – especially at work. So – my trick is, in the morning at work, to put in a little pot my day’s allowance of chocolate – say 5 Minstrels. Then I can have them throughout the day – and can see how much chocolate I have left/have eaten! And it has taught me to savour the sweets when I do have them, rather than gobbling down a whole bag without thinking!
I just eat what I want within reason, but only eating when I am truly hungry and only until I am satisfied. Nothing is forbidden and so I don’t feel deprived. This is what works for me.
I exercise 3 times a week and only have sweet treats twice a week, don’t eat after 8 pm ad go to bed hungry x
helen rhoads says
Start reading labels know what you’re putting in your mouth, check the ingredients list and serving sizes.
Eating porridge for breakfast is the best way to lose weight.
Boo Roo and Tigger Too says
Drink a glass of water, if you are still hungry afterwards then eat. We often confuse hungry and thirst.
Zoe Price says
My favourite weight control tip would be to eat 3 balanced meals everyday that are full of slow-release carbohydrates, and cut out snacks. This has worked for me many times.
Claire Smith says
Make a note of everything you eat – be honest you may be surprised at how much it is when confronted with it in black and white!
Melissa Hall says
drink loads of water!
Kirsty Jane Fox says
Drink lots of water and especially before every meal, it fills you up
Hannah Moody says
One treat a day, keeps the weight away 🙂
Sarah Cooper says
Don’t deny yourself treats now and then and that way you are more likely to stick to a healthy eating plan!
Ness Gorton says
Take a bar of chocolate, break it into pieces & freeze them. Whe you need a chocolate fix take 1 out & suck it. by the time it’s melted you’ll have satisfied your urge!
claire woods says
Drink lots of water.
Gillian Holmes says
Get you groceries delivered and just before you place the order strike out anything naughty that has crept in.
Mary Preston says
I reduce my portions.
Maya Russell says
I struggle with weight but find eating nuts fills me up and although they have lots of fats, they are good fats.
liz denial says
drinklots of cold water
Tracy Nixon says
Don’t cut out the foods you love completely as you will just crave them more! Eat in moderation, snack on veg sticks and walk whenever you can!!!!
Melanie McNair says
Gte as much exercise as you can and avoid food high in calories
REBECCA WELCH says
Watch your portions, especially if you’re a lady – I live with my fiance and it’s easy to slip up and give myself the same size meal as him when I really don’t need to eat that much.
Drink a glass of water before meals and eat off a smaller plate
Denise Whiskin says
If I feel hungry, stop & think about it. am I really hungry or would a hot drink (like a cup of tea or Oxo) make my belly feel warm & satisfied?
sandra henderson says
Homemade vegetable soup tasty,filling and good for you-i always have a mug of soup before my dinner and it fills me up so i eat less and im getting lots of extra veggies.
Hazel Wright says
Don’t fill the cupboards with snacks! Raisins and fruit is all you need. You can retrain yourself to stop snacking in between meals. I’ve lost 2 1/2 stone in the last 2 years and kept it off. My diet is just my own creation and is my healthy eating for life cunning masterplan!
EMMA WALTERS says
when hunger strikes, drink a pint of water, sometimes you think your hungry when actually your thirsty 🙂
laura stewart says
NATALIE GOATLEY says
Dont allow yourself to get hungry or you might choose the wrong food without stopping to think about whats good for you.
Elizabeth P says
drink plenty of water
Be prepared to be very hungry because always am when I’m on a diet!
Count calories, write down everything in a book and make sure to include things like drinks, oil and sauces as a lot of people forget to include these, also don’t guess calories, make sure you weigh things, nothing passes my lips unless I’ve counted the calories for it.
Ruth Tesdale says
Eat lots of home made vegetable soup. I loose lots of weight when I do and it is filling, nutritious and cheap.
Jo Young says
Every time you want to snack get busy, whether that’s going for a walk or tidying out a drawer, anything to take your mind off food will work 🙂
Sarah Spencer says
Saying no to cake and biscuits
Jamielee Norris says
My tip would be never give yourself a target that is out of your reach. Give yourself an easy to reach goal and then if you reach that goal, give yourself another one.
laura banks says
i cut back on bread and have smaller portions
Georgina Ball says
Find an exercise you actually ENJOY doing – I love Zumba
Lesley Taylor says
Weight Watchers … the ONLY diet that substanable that works
Victoria Boland says
If you struggle to cut anything out of your diet, try just reducihng your portion size instead.
Kirsty Frisby says
Fill the cupboards with snacks you CAN healthily snack on such as fruit
mary chez says
Eat less, move more
Charlotte Brown says
Use a smaller plate, it’s very easy for your portion sizes to expand if you use a very large plate.
Emma J says
Monitoring portion size is vital, if necessary use smaller plates/bowls!
JOANNE ROXBURGH says
Do’t eat left overs,put either straight in the bin or freeze it.
Alice Hindley says
Drink a pint of water between meals
Eat less, exercise more
Paul Wilson says
Eat less, exercise more.
Sarah Morris says
Eat smaller portions!
Emma Howard says
Fill up on water, fruit and veg and you’ll have less room for the naughty stuff!
Victoria Langley says
I do not have one other than soup! fill up and snack less 🙂
Jacquie Bennett says
If you wouldn’t let your kids eat it, why do it to yourself?
Alison Scott says
Don’t buy cheese 🙂
Nasira Yusuf says
track everything you eat
Lilinha Angel says
My tip would be to also have fruit and veg and don’t deny yourself.
If you want to have something, it’s better to have it than to keep thinking about it the whole day, eat other things and end up having it in the end! 🙂 x
linda curtis says
take up more exercise for example instead of driving shirt distances walk instead also always have fruit oin the house to snack on when peckish x
Lorraine Cooper (Squeakymom) says
Keep a food diary, and be honest with it. Calories sneak in with things you hardly notice you’re eating.
Ceri Kay says
My favourite weight loss recommendation is to cut out bread and drink lots of water!
Emma J Lowe says
drink loads of water to fill you up.
always check how many calories things have, its very surprising how high some items are. i recently brought some coconut and it was over 300cals.
ive just started dieting and i write everything i eat and drink down.
remember write what you bite
Jennifer Schofield says
eat little and often to keep your metabolism going
Kate B says
Water, water, water.
Carolyn Philip says
Allow yourself anything in moderation.
Sarah B says
Write everything down!
drink more water! often people mistake thirst for hunger
Sheila Reeves says
Keep some good quality, low fat, low calorie tinned soups in the cupboard for those days when you need something quick, then you won’t be tempted by more calorific items
Skinny Doll says
Drink more water.. sometimes you’re not hungry .. you’re thirsty!
DENISE CROSS says
Don’t totally deny yourself anything – just have a little bit rather than loads
Lucy Pasifull says
Always put your knife and fork down between mouthfuls.
Zoe Howarth says
Smaller portion sizes
Cut down on bread sauces and dressings
Deborah Jeavons says
Drinking plenty of water, also a glass before a meal helps. Eating smaller portions and also foods that keep you fuller for longer.
Joanna Micallef says
Combining 30 mins exercise plus healthy eating in moderation will loose pounds for sure…
Andrea Goodheart says
I’m using a 3/4 size plate so it still looks full but hasn’t got quite as much food on it as the rest of the family’s. Daft really ‘cos it’s still me that plates it up!
Diane Carey says
Don’t buy chocolate, crisps, cakes etc and then the temptation isn’t there. Once you feel full don’t eat anymore. Make sure you do some form of exercise
mrs s pearce says
use smaller plates etc and drink plenty of water
helen williams says
Water is the secret to helping lose weight along with a healthy diet and smaller portion sizes. x
Put your meal on a smaller plate… you are “tricked” into thinking you have a larger portion
Lisa Wilkinson says
I always eat before I go to the supermarket otherwise I’m down the cake aisle buying up all the special offers.
Laura Carroll says
Write down everything you eat – it makes it easier to keep track and it discourages you from eating!
Kathy Cakebread says
dont eat burgers or chips
Angela Sandhu says
drink more water
kate lancaster says
lots of carbs – pasta and rice, which will fill you up, but no bread
clare lapsley says
try not to eat after 7:30 pm helped me loads
Danielle Vedmore @tink says
Eat off a smaller plate. You dont realise you are eating less! xoxo
Gabrielle Svensson says
eat little and often, that way you don’t end up starving which usually results in overeating, or reaching for the bad stuff!
have dinner as early as possible in the day, preferably before 6 and sleep early
jo WElsh says
If you dont buy it you cannt eat it.
Charlotte Procter says
Butternut squash is my saviour I use it for everything & best of all it’s low fat & seriously yummy
Ben Audsley says
use a smaller plate – it tricks your mind into thinking you have a full plate of food – but it is smaller!!!
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Eat slowely it makes sure your food has reached your stomach and so you get a realistic idea of how full you are rather than stuffing then later feeling over full
Plenty of exercise deals with any dietry slip-ups.
Robin Brooksbank says
eat as much fruit as you can manage
Greig spencer says
cut down on takeaways lol
Greig spencer says
NO TAKEAWAYS LOL
Barb K. says
Best diet tip plenty of exercise and the right type of food. Two of the best ways to loose weight.
Samantha Wesley says
Everytime you feel hungry, have a glass of chilled water – it really takes the edge off your hunger!
Sarah Evans says
Write down everything, and that’s EVERYTHING, that you eat – it’ll show you where you’re sneaking in those extra calories
Cheryll H says
Walk 10000 steps a day – it sonds alot but really its not. A pedometer really helps 🙂
Dessiree Brown-Llaneza says
Eat Slowly. Your body takes a while to feel ‘full up’ so you can eat and eat and eat but eating slowly and taking sips of water will ensure you only eat what you need. Oh and obviously exercise every day, even if its just running up and down the stairs. Also try to make smaller portions of food, not meals that will have leftovers. If there isn’t any more you can’t have any!! Failing that, go to bed and sleep!!!!
Eat carbs in the morning – the body is primed to handle it then OR eat carbs after exercise. Never at any other time 😉
rachel humphries says
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Alot of time your hungery you are actually thirsty. Plus it’s just good for you anyway.
emma kinsey says
drink plenty of water keeps your tummy full for longer
Dont shop when you are hungry or you will end up with loads of chocolate crisps etc which you will then eat
clear leftovers straight away so you can’t sit and nibble
Dorothee Archambault says
I always add lemon juice and water to the salad dressing!
Cheryl M says
Use a smaller plate – your brain (that is, my brain) thinks it’s getting more than it is. and before you think you’re hungry and must eat, have a glass of water and wait five minutes. Often that stills hunger pangs.
Lyn Bosomworth says
cut down on takeaways lol xx
Emily Fowler says
For those with a sweet tooth make sure you have something naturally sweet, and filling, for breakfast to avoid reaching for the chocolate mid morning! I have frozen mixed berries (defrosted overnight) mixed with muesli and natural yoghurt.
Linda C says
Put your knife and fork down between mouthfalls, chew lots and stop when you have had enough.
Karen Railton says
eating smaller potions
dont starve urself, eat little and often but be sensible! x
Karen Barrett says
I have small disposable vending machine cups that I use as measures. I have drawn a line on them for the correct quantity/weight of individual foods. This saves time measuring foods such as cereal, pasta and rice.
Nina Crozier says
Keep your metabolism working by eating little and often. I’ll chop up a whole melon and take to work and snack on it all day. Counter intuitive but works.
Hazel Rush says
Get your boyfriend to dish up meals, men are greedy so they always give themselves the bigger portion do you get a small portion! : ) I find this really helps control my weight!
ali mckenzie says
have an occassional treat but dont eat the whole cake etc, share it with others, make them happy, stay looking great
Andrew Cakebread says
Try as exercise as much as possible maybe even park away from work and wlak a bit
Paul Witney says
Attend a group – it helps to keep you focussed and gives support when you need it most.
Angie Hoggett says
smaller plates = smaller portions = less calories!
Eat low calorie, low saturated fat foods and plenty of exercise.
Sue lempkowski says
PLAN your meals for the week and don’t buy extras
Christine Clarke says
Eat Slowly and put your knife and fork down between each mouthful
Grace atkinson says
homemade sops and curry are much nicer and healthier than brought ones
Lewis Pearce says
dont eat a smuch
Claire Butler says
EAT LOTS OF HOME MADE SOUPS
Fill you up and you can control whats in them
Emily Hutchinson says
Little changes are easy but add up, swap beef mince for quorn mince, swap to diet soft drinks, make your portions a little smaller.
Sue Hunt says
Use a smaller plate when you ‘dish up’ your meals, it makes less look more.
Charlotte Cottam says
drink lots of water inbetween meals and whenever you feel hungry
Michelle Hollingsbee says
Curly Wurlys are only 2 pro points. Freeze them to make them last longer!
Robyn Clarke says
I always have a small bowl of vegetable soup before my evening meal. I make it myself and don’t add any fats, so its really healthy and filling.
Sheri Darby says
Eat what you like – only smaller helpings
Janine Atkin says
eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full
Jackie Rushton says
Walking to work!
Holly Green says
Make sure you are hydrated throughout the day as the body can mistake thirst for hunger!
Angela Todd says
Don’t have snacks in the house