Lori Pratt with Weight Watchers came into our studios to talk about weight loss post-pregnancy.
Here are some tips:
Find the healthy, filling food choices that work for you (not just anything that can be thrown together while the baby is napping) and work in little indulgences every day so you don't feel deprived.
· Make Ahead: One strategy is to make meals ahead of time so that you aren't waiting until you're starving then grabbing whatever you can find. I'm a big fan of slow-cooker meals or a big pot of soup—the prep is minimal and you can even freeze the rest for another day.
· Keep It Simple: Look for healthy, filling options that can be prepared in 5 minutes or less. Weight Watchers has some great recipes – I'm a huge fan of the chutney chicken sandwich or Greek-style baked potatoes. All recipes can be found on weightwatchers.com
· Make Room for Indulgences: Cookies aren't just for kids and just because you're losing weight doesn't mean you can't have them, too. In fact, no foods are off limits on Weight Watchers. Jessica Simpson is actually a huge fan of the Weight Watchers oatmeal raisin-bites. They are loaded with fiber and pack a big granola taste.
We also showed you delicious oatmeal raisin cookies.
The recipe is below:
Preheat oven to 350ºF
In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars until incorporated. Add egg and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Add oat mixture and mix until just combined; fold in raisins.