It’s no secret I’ve been trying to lose some weight which packed on the last year or so …
Hereditary issues, low metabolism and aging combined acted like a molotov cocktail to prevent me from losing weight even though I had a really healthy and organic diet! I also realised I didn’t know much at all about health in general. So, I found myself researching the latest health advice on websites like Rolling Paper, where I now find out more information about healthy eating or any medical concerns I have.
After trying whole 30, which was too strict and prohibitive for me and numerous other things, I succumbed to returning to Weight Watchers, resuming after 10 years.
This is by no means a sponsored post, but I will be sharing my findings and my journey with you, as I attempt to lose 10 pounds and lose 1 dress size. The goal I set, when I joined 3 weeks ago!
What I’ve learned in three weeks that I was doing wrong:
- Even though I was eating super healthy and clean, I had no idea about calorie count, nor how much to eat every day, so the idea of logging everything I eat, gave me some aha moments, like the honey I love is 4 smart points per Tbsp, my cashews consumed all day long, are 2 SP per 10 cashews and the list goes on and on.
- Planning helps me get more organized with purchases and thinking ahead, instead of buying everything I like, wasting food and not really following a plan.
- Fruits and Veggies are 0 points, eating those as much as I can are the main goal for me, now that I know that I can eat as much as I can of what’s good for me.
- I understood that I needed a support system, recipes, idea, people to connect with who have the same goals and don’t judge me. The whole community and website are exactly what I needed!
- My workout schedule, even though it is 5 days per week, is basically the same, no challenges and you know, no pain, no gain. So I have just started working with a new program to challenge my body to get out of the 1 year plateau. More will come soon!
I completed my third week and lost 4.4 pounds! I’m very excited because this is just the beginning – my goals go beyond those 10 pounds. I want to find a way to stop the Yo-yo and dieting and find a way to live a healthy life in a weight that makes me happy!
I bought a new workout outfit to celebrate it!
I will be sharing more findings and new recipes – some are my recipes, some are WW recipes I’ve modified!
Today I am going to share my new favorite side dish, 6 chips less than 4 Smart Points, since I changed the cheese to fat free cheese! I’ve also add fine herbs for more flavor! So easy and delicious you won’t believe it!
1 medium zucchini
2 Tbsp of shredded fat free cheese
1/4 panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of fine herbs
1/4 tsp of paprika
Preheat oven to 400 F. Coat a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or aluminum foil.
Slice zucchini into -inch thick rounds. In a small bowl whisk the egg. In a separate shallow dish combine the shredded fat free cheese with the panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, fine herbs and paprika.
- Dip each zucchini into the egg
- Then into the cheese – panko mixture, pressing to coat evenly on both sides
- Place them on baking sheet
Bake the zucchini chips until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove with a spatula. Serve immediately.
You can modify my recipe and use vegan cheese, for a vegan version. I will be sharing my favorite recipes once a week and would love to hear yours!
I’ve created a group for support on Facebook, if you would like to join us, click here.
You can connect with me on Weight Watchers by looking for Trendy Latina.
Can’t wait to hear what you think, as usual, give us a Trendy Shout!
Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe. Good luck with your journey.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
Congratulations on your weight loss. Keep it up!
Congrats on reaching the milestones – what a great achievement! Hope there are many more to come! Will try your recipe soon too! Thank you!
That zucchini chips recipe sounds amazing!! And great that it’s so healthy too! Good luck on your new health kick xx
You are looking great. Keep it up!
Good luck with your diet journey. I love your new workout outfit. I think it is important to eat healthily and a good balanced diet.
You are doing great. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am into healthy eating myself.
Keeping up with the fitness routine and sticking to a healthy diet is very hard. I personally need constant reminders! Good luck to you! X
Way to go. you are doing great. Logging calories is so much more important when trying to shed off a few pounds.
Our Family World
I agree with you on the aging and hereditary factors. I inherited my body structure from my father’s side of the family. Anyway, I wish you well on your journey and thanks for sharing your yummy zucchini recipe.
Good luck with your weight loss journey girl! That’s awesome that you’re looking for a change. 🙂
All the best to you on the journey to a healthier you 🙂 I’m also on it and pay more attention to what I eat (cut the fast food, focus on the healthy stuff). And working out.. yes, that’s also big on my list!
Congrats on the 4.4 lbs lost. It is awesome that you know what you were doing wrong and made important changes. This recipe for the zucchini chips sounds delicious and I will have to try making them. Thanks for sharing your updates on your journey for a healthy you.
Good luck. I hope you achieve your goal. As of now diet is not in my lists, but I love reading stories of success about being fit and healthy.
Eating well is 70% of the battle. Workouts make up the other 30%. Looks like you’re on a good path to meet your goals.
Those food options do look great at the end. I can understand being frustrated with all of the things you love appearing on calorie counts. Good luck on the weight loss. I am sure you will accomplish your goals this year.
Great job! I love how youv learned and made adjustments. And those zucchini chips look yummy!
You are doing great, keep it up! I am excited to read all about your journey. Thank you for the healthy recipe.
I did Weight Watchers a few years back and it was working for me. It really helped me to change my eating habits. Good for you and keep up the good work.
I like that zucchini recipe. The chips look so delicious! I will have to try making these healthy, tasty things!
Oh good to know that! Being healthy is such an important thing..Would try your healthy recipe,and good luck in your journey!
This is so interesting to me. I am planning to do the whole 30 cleanse, for health reasons and seeing if any of them are food allergy related. I am nervous about the restrictions also but hope I can stick to it. Once I am done with that and have added foods back in appropriately I may try something like weight watchers to keep moving forward. I have also decided to go for a healthier me!
I LOVE zucchini chips and zucchini pickles! Sounds like you are on the right path to success, not every diet plan works for each individual!
Jenn @ EngineerMommy
Congratulations on making the change to a healthier lifestyle. It can take some time and it’s not always easy, but it is definitely worthwhile!
Good for you! Love that recipe, too! I think a lot of us have forgotten how awesome veggies can taste!
It definitely helps to have a support system, and REALLY helps to look into WHAT you’re actually eating, even if you think it’s healthy! That’d be my biggest tip too!
Michael @ Super Millennial
Good luck on your journey to better health! Health = wealth….You’ve got the right idea with your recipes — gotta make it taste good!
You look great! I try to lose weight as well – it’s difficult to eat healthy and not see results. Definitely going to try out this recipe!
Looking great! I share your struggle. I’m really challenged by how busy I am right now. Food prep works really well for me when I make the time for it. Good luck!
Ms. Finks | http;//intimateexplorations.com
I am baking on the journey to a healthier me too. I did Whole 30 in the past and was successful, but this time I just can’t do it and am finding it to restrictive. I lost over 65lbs twice on weight watchers!
I love how positive you are. Congratulations on this milestones. I am also inspired by your recipes. Thanks for being so kind to share it to your readers as well.
Toni | Boulder Locavore
I am so like you, whenever I accomplished something I treat myself a new outfit or a new bag or something. I also like your zucchini, looks delicious.
To me, you look really fit. Hope you achieve your goals! The recipe looks really amazing!! ?
Best of luck on your journey, you are doing great!! I am also learning and working on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, thank you for sharing your tips and pointers with us and the zucchini chips recipe, i cant wait to try it out ^^
Zucchini chips are awesome. My kids love them
Awesome! You’re doing really well and it’s cool that you’ve been able to learn so much so quickly. The zucchini chips sound amazing.
I am always looking for a new way to enjoy zucchini. I’m drowning in it right now – my husband always grows way too much. This looks really good
I’m trying to find ways to incorporate more veggies in my diet. This recipe would be perfect for that – especially since I love zucchini!
I am so happy for you on your 4.4# lost, you will have lost the whole 10 before you know it! I also believe with your healthy choices you will find yourself keeping it off. Losing weight and being healthy can be tough so I am so excited for you and your journey!
I’m starting this week with a new me plan to!! and I’m so excited to read about your.
Good for you! You look amazing. And omg I’m so making these tomorrow! Yum!
Weight Watchers is a great program. I did well when I stuck to it.
Good luck with your weight loss journey. I know a lot of people who have had success with weight watchers.
Eating healthier is definitely something everyone can do. It’s simply a matter of watching what you put in your body. These look delicious!
At least you only need to lose 10lbs! I need to lose 10 x 10! I have packed it on real good the last 6 years!
Every little bit helps. I know some people who did very well with Weight Watchers. Good luck to you. Your fitness level does need to be challenging. I do a variety of classes, cardio and weight training.
Those zucchini chips look delicious! It is good to check out other eating plans because it’s amazing the new perspective you can sometimes get from them.
Michelle Gwynn Jones
This is so weird. I was in my kitchen tonight holding a zucchini trying to decide what to do with it. And this is exactly what I did. Imagine how surprised I was to turn on my computer and see this posting. What are the odds?
You should also try it with crushed cornflakes instead of beadcrumbs, gives it a bit of sweetness.
I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try. I have a lot of Zucchini from my garden this year. I will have to give this recipe a try.
Wow you are doing so well. I have a few friends that have been able to loose weight using Weight Watchers. These Zucchini Chips look so good. I am excited to give them a try. I really like your new workout clothes. I just picked up a new set for myself.
I love everything about this post! I also joined WW for the first time and love it! I can’t wait to try these zucchini chips! They look amazing!
You look great! I just added an app to count calories and I found it to be very helpful. And those zucchini chips look super yum!
Those look delicious and healthy! I usually fry zucchini, but I love this option so much more!
Those last 10 pounds are the worst. I need to try this recipe as my neighbor gave me lots of zucchini.
I need to find a way for me to lose a couple of inches. I don’t necessarily need to lose that much weight but I really would like to lose inches. I am totally going to follow what you doing to see if it helps me.
Thanks for this blog post it’s super helpful fabulous to hear about your journey so far keep up the inspiring work.
It is really exciting to read about your weight loss journey. You really have learned a lot and lost a lot so far! I agree that Weight Watchers is a great program.
Meal planning is really important for us. Tons of fruits and vegetables cut up and ready anytime of the day. Also why we raise most of our food and cook from scratch.
So dipping the zucchini in eggs is the secret to crispy zucchini chips? I have tried so many times to make my own zucchini crisps but never never got crunchy.
I am in the exact same boat as you! I’ve been trying to lose weight and eat more healthy, too, but age, metabolism and heredity issues have made it very challenging! Also, finding healthy foods that taste good can be quite the challenge too, especially if you’re a picky eater like myself! Thanks for this yummy recipe, and best of luck on your journey!
That’s amazing! And that recipe sounds AMAZING! I’m allergic to wheat, but if I don’t use the Panko I can definitely eat it, I’m excited 🙂
OHHH YES – the dreaded NUT calories. Sure, they’re super healthy but……… MAN ARE THEY CALORIC! I am glad you got a hold of that! 😉
Congrats on losing weight and good luck with this. I’ll have to try those zucchini chips. They look fabulous!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
Good luck on your journey to better health! You’ve got the right idea with this recipe. Its easier to eat healthier when it’s tasty!
I wish you the best of luck on your journey! I need to follow in your footsteps. Sadly, I have gained some weight this year since I lost my mom and I want to take it back off.