Without following a hard and fast diet or holding a membership in its popular weight loss program, I wondered whether I’d find anything I could identify with in Weight Watchers magazine. But as I flipped through the pages of its July/August 2010 issue, I found its content to be very similar to any healthy cooking or lifestyle magazine, with plenty of articles applicable to me and other non-dieters.
Here are just a few of the gems listed by title and description that I found in Weight Watchers’ latest issue:
- “Fresh Start!” This quick list of tips in the magazine’s monthly “Lose It Now” section offers suggestions on picking the best in-season produce.
- “Stand When You Can” Another quality tidbit in the “Lose It Now” section recommends standing instead of sitting to burn more calories, or taking a quick walk around the office to boost creativity.
- “Yes, You Can Cook!” These simple motivational steps for the culinarily challenged are good advice even for those who know their way around the kitchen.
- “Think Before You Drink” This eye-opening feature encourages getting those liquid calories under control–even if your addiction (like mine) is of the diet variety–and even offers a step-by-step plan to do it.
- “At Goal for Good!” Inspirational “how-to” weight loss stories like this one may just give you the spark to chase whatever goal is ahead of you that requires a little discipline and will power, like paying off a credit card or scaling back an Imelda Marcos-like shoe collection–which I know firsthand (on both accounts) is difficult!
- “Faux Glow” For me, getting that healthy, sun-kissed look can sometimes be a painful, freckled ordeal unless I put my fair complexion in the hands of a self-tanner. Following the advice outlined here will help ensure it’s not an orange mess.
- “Oh, Honey!” Satisfy your sweet tooth naturally with recipes like Honey-Plum Muffins or a Summer Trifle that feature reduced sugar content complemented by honey.
- “Take Back Your Summer!” Make a little time for yourself with 20 strategies to get relaxed and get healthy, such as scheduling “do-nothing” time, watching the sun set or downsizing your cleaning routine.