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Please Note: Unless otherwise stated – all recipes are on Blue Plan

Summer Rice Salad

Summer Rice Salad

Summer Rice Salad My favourite summer salad Goes lovely with grilled chicken which is now 0 Smart Points! 2 cups boiled basmati rice (cooked & cooled)1 Small red onion (diced)1/2 Lebanese cucumber (diced)1/2 red capsicum (diced)1/2 yellow capsicum (diced)1-2...

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Caramelised Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Caramelised Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  Caramelised Pineapple Upside Down Cake As everyone knows, my husband LOVES pineapple, so I have adapted this recipe to suit my love โ™ฅ 1 tin crushed pineapple (in juice drained)2 tsp Cinnamon2 Tbls brown sugar1/3 cup caster sugar1 cup self raising flour...

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Maple Mustard Pork & Apple Tray Bake.

Maple Mustard Pork & Apple Tray Bake.

Maple Mustard Pork & Apple Tray Bake This one is ALL about that marinade over the pork! Of course you can use any meat with this one, chicken especially. I love tray bakes because they are quick to make, and cook together at once, especially when your time poor or...

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Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Chicken

Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Chicken

Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Chicken As everyone now knows, my husband LOVES Pineapple - so I aim to please ๐Ÿ™‚ 500 gms Chicken Breast diced1 Whole Pineapple cut in half (flesh scooped out and diced)1 Red Onion (Dices)1 clove Garlic (Grated)1 pkt Celebrate Health...

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Anna Van Dyken

WW turned my life around. I lost 70 kilograms โ€“ thatโ€™s an entire person, and half my body weight. I used to be the size of two people, and now I am just one . . .

When I walked into my local WW meeting one Saturday morning in 2012, I weighed almost 143 kilograms. For years I had been eating for emotional comfort, rather than nourishment.

After my beloved sister, Christina, died from a rare type of bone cancer โ€“ the same year my son, Ethan, was born โ€“ I had turned to food, no longer caring about myself or my health. This is when my weight got completely out of control. I knew I had to change the unhealthy habits that had become part of my daily life, and I left that first WW meeting armed with the knowledge and tools I needed to bring about change, including cookbooks, measuring spoons and kitchen scales.

I already knew how to cook: a happy childhood spent kneading pasta and baking delicious cakes alongside my beautiful Nonna had blessed me with a love of good ingredients and sharing meals. I just needed to learn a different way of cooking; to make it healthy and nourishing, as well as delicious.

 

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I was โ€“ and still am โ€“ so lucky to have the unwavering support of Rodney, my husband, and Ethan (the light of my life). Initially overwhelmed by the task that lay ahead, I sobbed in Rodneyโ€™s arms one night.

He then said the wise words that completely changed my attitude to my weight-loss journey: โ€˜You canโ€™t change everything at once, Anna. You need to do things little by little.โ€™

I decided to change one habit at a time and aim for achievable 5 kilogram goals. And it worked.

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If you want, write in pencil the SP in your book โ€“ but please remember โ€“ PENCIL โ€“ WW is forever changing โ€“ updating โ€“ keeping abreast of everything new and innovative. This book moves with the times!