Substitution Helps!

When the family is eating Papa John’s pizza during the football games…. it’s hard not to get frustrated.  Especially when I’m trying to stay on track with my eating. Sure, there are times when it’s perfectly okay to indulge…. but I’ve been doing way too much of that lately.  Learning how to “maintain” my weight loss is a whole new ballgame….. sometimes I think I have it figured out, and other times I don’t.

One thing that I have to remind myself of is that it’s okay to substitute!  There are so many healthier versions of the things we love…  So when they were eating pizza… I made one of my turkey pepperoni tortilla pizzas.  It honestly tastes great and leaves me feeling good.  I just wish I could get them to love my pizza as much as I do!  :)


Here is an article from Weight Watchers that addresses Substitution.  I love this part of the article…  ”What would life be without all of the foods we love? Most of us have tried to deny ourselves favorite foods in order to lose weight. But denial can lead to weight-loss destruction, say the most successful losers among us. They’ve found long-term success by finding smart, satisfying stand-ins for high PointsPlus™ value foods.”

The Hungry Girl ideas are awesome!  She has great single serve dessert ideas!  Here are two I have tried before and LOVED both!!!

Mississippi Mug Pie Recipe


Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug Recipe


Instead of getting annoyed and frustrated by all of the unhealthy options out there…..  substituting could be the answer.  It takes a little more effort, but it’s all worth it in the end.

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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

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