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Weight Watchers November - December 2018

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WW magazine is packed with recipes, tips, trends and ideas for living a delicious, healthy life! *Tasty WW friendly recipes *Inspiration and advice from WW members *The latest in wellness news

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Meredith Corporation
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in this issue

3 min.
wellness that works

In 1961, when jean nidetch set out to lose weight, she chose a science-based eating program from the New York City Department of Health. But she knew that a program alone was not enough for her. And thinking it may not be enough for others, she gathered a group of friends to form a community of allies. Together, they didn’t just lose the weight—they transformed their lives in deep and extraordinary ways. More than that, they were inspired to help others do the same. A lot has changed since the 1960s. Thanks to the power of technology, we are arguably more connected now than ever, yet we crave more meaningful connections. We are spoiled for options when it comes to food, but we are overwhelmed by how to make the healthiest…

3 min.
ww reimagined

Introducing WellnessWins Our one-of-a-kind rewards program recognizes and inspires Members as they build healthy habits. Here’s how it works: Members earn “Wins” for everyday steps they take along their wellness journey, like tracking food and activity. Wins automatically pile up and unlock different levels of rewards—from our new limited-edition accessories to luxurious self-care experiences (a closet update, fitness class passes, and more) from some very cool companies. Track, win, repeat. There’s nothing to sign up for, and nothing extra to buy—WellnessWins is free with a WW membership. It’s just one way we’re showing our commitment to helping Members reach their goals. Turn to p. 14 for more details from Gary Foster, our chief science officer. Members can download or update the WW app in order to locate WellnessWins in the “Journey” tab. Delving…

2 min.
amazing grapes

Stir-fried chicken with grapes Prep 30 Min | Cook 4 Min | Serves 4 SmartPoints value: 3, gluten-free, dairy-free 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size ¼-inch slices1 Tbsp minced garlic2 Tbsp dry sherry2 ½ tsp cornstarch¾ tsp salt1 Tbsp + 1 tsp peanut oil or vegetable oil⅓ c chicken broth1 tsp balsamic vinegar1 Tbsp pomegranate molasses1 small red onion, thinly sliced3 thyme sprigs¼ tsp black pepper8 oz large red seedless grapes, halved (about 1 ½ c)2 tsp thyme leaves 1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, garlic, 1 Tbsp sherry, 2 tsp cornstarch, and ½ tsp salt; stir in 1 tsp oil until well combined.2. In a small bowl, combine broth, vinegar, molasses, remaining 1 Tbsp sherry, and remaining ½ tsp cornstarch.3. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottom wok or large skillet over…

2 min.
q & a

I’m worried that with all of the holiday celebrations, I’ll gain back some of the weight I’ve lost. SOS! I hear that often, and here’s my advice: Give yourself permission to dial back the intensity of your weight-loss efforts. This can prevent a slide into an all or nothing mentality that may cause you to give up completely. Instead, pick a goal that’s more realistic for this time of year. If you’ve been dropping, say, one pound a week, aim for a half pound—or simply try to maintain your current weight until January. Also, to stay within your SmartPoints budget at parties, be clever about how you navigate the spreads. I recommend bypassing the food and drinks you can have year-round (think Chardonnay or cheese and crackers) and going for seasonal specialties…

3 min.
sweet potato casserole

Sweet potato casserole with mini-marshmallows and pecans Prep 20 min | Cook 1 hr 45 min | Serves 12 SmartPoints value: 4 Nonstick spray2 ½ lb sweet potatoes, scrubbed (about 5 medium)¾ lb carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced1 ½ Tbsp unsalted butter1 ½ tsp grated peeled fresh ginger½ c low-fat (1%) milk¾ tsp salt¾ c mini-marshmallows, coarsely chopped1 Tbsp finely chopped toasted pecans 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray. With a fork, prick potatoes all over, then arrange on baking sheet. Roast until fork-tender, about 1 hour. Cut potatoes in half; cool 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.2. Meanwhile, place carrots in a large saucepan and add enough salted water to cover them by 2 inches; bring to…

8 min.
all the carbs questions—answered

Nothing divides a dinner table faster than the bread basket. There’s the friend who dives right in, the one who picks out the smallest slice, and the one who wants it taken away, fast. And bread isn’t the only flashpoint. Pasta, fruit, cereal, you name it—everybody’s got a different take, but many of us are fuzzy on the facts. Case in point: When WW asked our Reader Panel if there was anything that they wanted to know about carbs, hundreds of you responded that same day. You’ve got quite a few questions! Read on to clear up the carbs confusion and find out what’s really best for managing both your weight and your health. I know that bread and pasta are carbs—what else is? Carbohydrates come in the form of sugar, starch, or…