Tuesday, November 27, 2007

core vs. flex

Kathy's comment about what she will and won't snack on and Skinny Guy's comment about going to CORE for maintenance got me thinking...

It talks about switching more often that weekly between the two plans when you are on maintenance. Like doing CORE during the week (when life is structured and usually easier) and FLEX for the weekends (for when those splurges are more often). Because with maintenance on CORE you get like 63 WPA or some outrageously crazy number like that. I have always been hesitant to do CORE since I love my baked things and such. FLEX has taught me to enjoy them more judiciously, though.

So maybe I need to look into the CORE thing a little closer. My day so far has definitely NOT been CORE friendly. Bagel and light cream cheese for breakfast, granola for a snack, turkey sandwich and cabbage salad for lunch, apple for snack and some crackery things for snack too.

Very carb heavy day, huh? Not typical for me. But I am fighting a cold and just don't feel good. (That's my version of an excuse!!! LOL)

I have 7 points plus my 2 AP's for dinner. That's really do-able for me. I know some people talk about the night being so hard with food and snacking. That's not typically my issue. I am STARVING in the morning...and my "hard time" is afterschool when everyone is having their snack. But after dinner I'm usually not very interested in munching...I'm usually dozing in front of the TV by 9:15 anyway!

Now I just have to get my week 1 book back from my neighbor so I can see what CORE is really about...back to basics, right Kathy?

5 comments:

Kathy said...

I guess I'm proof that it is definitely worth exploring...for two years, I would have sworn on everything that's holy that I would never do Core...but I love it. It's definitely a very personal choice.

eat like a caveman said...

what is your secret to not being hungry after dinner? my dream is to not nosh in the wee hours and wake up ready and excited to breakfast! it happens, but not everyday. i'd love your advice!

Skinny Guy said...

Yup, 63 points for maintaining - your 35 plus the extra 4 per day that you would get on flex once you hit goal. I've found that I really don't miss the non-core foods as much as I thought, and when I do have them I tend to want the higher quality stuff. For instance, I've developed a fondness for Pepperidge Farms 100% Natural Whole Grain German Dark Wheat Bread rather than the light, low cal bread that I ate on flex.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

BOO CORE! No baked goods allowed? NO thanks!

TB--Milwaukee said...

I'm thinking core will be the way to go with maintenance, but I need the rigidity of flex for now.