Update: I’m only 1 lb away from my first goal weight of 127 lbs, and 8 lbs away from my final goal weight of 120. I lost about 25 lbs on the Dukan Diet but after 6 months I decided to switch over to Weight Watchers and I’ve lost another 6 lbs in about 5 weeks. I still wholly recommend the Dukan Diet. The restrictions on things you can and cannot eat is really helpful for jumpstarting your weight loss. I needed the strict discipline to lose the first 25 lbs. I think I could have done it on Weight Watchers; it just would have been slower. I’m the kind of person who needs to see a big difference fast or I give up. When you are overweight and only losing ½ a pound a week you get disheartened. That’s why the 2 lbs a week I averaged on the Dukan Diet was a great motivator to keep going.
So why did I switch over to Weight Watchers after 6 months? Like I said, Dukan is VERY restrictive and after 6 months I found myself cheating a lot (sometimes a girl just needs some bread) and gaining and losing the same 5 lbs. I didn’t want to give up on my weight loss but I needed a diet that would allow me to eat a variety of foods and still lose weight. Weight Watchers is highly rated by members and doctors because it creates healthy eating habits. Also, two co-workers were going to start as well, so I would have support at work. I may be losing weight a little slower on Weight Watchers, but because I can eat basically anything I think it will be easier to maintain.
And on to the recipe:
Flatbread Pizza (6 points)
I didn’t create this recipe completely on my own, I found a recipe for pizza on the website for the flatbread and modified it into my own.
FlatOut Light Original Flatbread (only 90 calories, 100% whole wheat, low-fat and high in fiber- only 3 points and great for sandwiches too!)
½ cup of fat-free shredded cheddar cheese (2 points and tastes better than fat-free cheese has an right to taste)
3 tbsp of Hunt’s tomato sauce (0 points)
1 cup of baby portabella mushrooms (0 points plus 1 serving of veggies)
1 tsp of olive oil (1 points plus counts towards your healthy oils in Good Health Guidelines)
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Coat flatbread with olive oil and place in over for 6 minutes directly on rack. When you take it out of the oven it will be nice and crispy. Coat pizza with the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add mushrooms (or whatever veggies you want) then top with cheese. Add more salt and pepper if you want. Place back in oven directly on rack and cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Then eat (once it’s cooled of course, don’t blame me if you burn your mouth on hot pizza ☺).
Not only is this pizza very yummy but also it allows you to get a serving of veggies, dairy and healthy fats and is only 6 points.