The lack of banned foods is by far my favorite thing about Weight Watchers. I like knowing that I can eat whatever I want, so long as it's in moderation. My pre-WW eating wasn't, per se, unhealthy (as I discovered when I plugged my recipes into Recipe Builder, most are only 4-7 points per serving...the issue was that I was downing four servings at a time), so I haven't really much changed what I eat, just how much. The one exception? Chipotle.
Guys, I love Chipotle. Not-so-secretly, I want a burrito with rice, black beans, carnitas, fresh tomato salsa, cheese, and guacamole every day. That burrito? 28 points. My daily points target? 22 points. Could I eat half the burrito? No. I have no control over Chipotle, and anyways, burritos are subpar as leftovers. What about a burrito bol? Still 21 points. This is possibly doable, since when I have a Chipotle burrito for lunch, I don't need another meal until breakfast the next morning.
I've broken things off with Chipotle for as long as I can possibly stand it, but if an insane craving comes (and I'm sure it will), I'll probably still get a burrito and eat real real light for the rest of the week. Oh, Chipotle. Why must you tempt me so?
Also, if I'm home in Boston, I'll say fuck it to points targets for a super steak burrito from Anna's Taqueria. I once read an Andre Leon Talley piece in Vogue where he quoted Oprah as saying "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels." That's bullshit. An Anna's burrito tastes at least twice as good as being thin feels.