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

Waffles – Crazy Good

Waffles – Crazy Good

  Waffles - Crazy Good Hard to believe all this goodness is only 2 Weight Watchers Smart Points. And GUILT FREE GOOD FOR YOU. Packed full of protein it’s filling too. I like to use a healthy ready made pancake mix for quick and easy. 30 gms @proteinbreadco low...

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Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

  Chicken Teriyaki Bowl Yesterday I posted the “celebrate health ” marinade and said I was making this bowl, and here it is. So incredibly delicious, the chicken marinaded overnight (personal choice, you don’t have to) and it was grilled to juicy...

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Muffin – Mug – 90 Second

Muffin – Mug – 90 Second

  Muffin - Mug - 90 Second This is my original recipe there are MANY variations of it that has evolved over time ?? My teens son’s best friend requested this for brunch today! Must be good ? Shhhhh don’t tell them it’s healthy! 1/3 cup quick oats1 mashed ripe...

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Bliss Balls – Lamington

Bliss Balls – Lamington

  Bliss Balls - Lamington Got 10 minutes to spare? Because that’s all it takes to whip these up! Get the kids involved, they love rolling 100 g raw roasted almonds or 100gms rolled oats2 Tbls cocoa powder12 medjool Dates (pitted)2 tsp honey2 1/2 Tbls desiccated...

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Anna Van Dyken

WW turned my life around. I lost 70 kilograms – that’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 – the same year my son, Ethan, was born – 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 – and still am – 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 Rodney’s arms one night.

He then said the wise words that completely changed my attitude to my weight-loss journey: ‘You can’t change everything at once, Anna. You need to do things little by little.’

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

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For the people worried about the QR Code scanning of my new book and no SP. Please rest assured it is easy and makes YOUR life so simple.

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