Everyone needs new and fresh ideas to make sure eating healthy and following Weight Watchers or any other diet plan is fun and stays interesting. More importantly - every needs real mail in their lives. I love getting real mail and have a slight magazine addiction that may or may not cause my mailbox to overflow a couple of times a month. I am constantly signing up for and finding new magazines. Here are some of my current favorites. What are yours?
Also my other trick for magazine recipes. As soon as I see something I want to make I immediately calculate the points value and write it in sharpie next to the recipe. This way I am never running to calculate something when it is time to cook or looking at multiple recipes for one that fits my points plan for the day.
1. Weight Watchers Magazine
So the reason I love Weight Watchers magazine is simple. Every month when it arrives, I find myself getting re-inspired and excited about the diet. Usually before it comes I sometimes start to get a little bored with WW. But then the magazine shows up and I read the tips, tricks, recipes, and success stories and always finished excited to try something new. I recommend for this reason along and because the content is great.
2. Living Without
If you have any type of special diet due to food allergies, this is the magazine for you. Living Without features tons of delicious recipes that speak to all types of food allergies including gluten allergies, lactose allergies, and more. I have recently started trying out a lot of their gluten free recipes as it has become a more popular request on the blog. Moreover they provide lots of substitution ideas for people with food allergies both in their recipes and in the magazine. These are great for learning to cope with a food allergy and find replacements when cooking.
3. Eating Well
I love Eating Well mostly because I find their recipes are always quick and easy to prepare. They hardly ever involves crazy ingredients that cost a fortune and hardly ever take more than 45 minutes to prepare. For me this is the perfect magazine for finding easy weeknight meals. Having the calorie count for every recipe helps because I can easily calculate the points for the recipes.
4. Sunset Magazine
Sunset is more of a lifestyle magazine than strictly a cooking recipe but it is always full of delicious recipes and mouthwatering recipes. Their spin is usually a healthy one and this is the type of magazine that will make you want to start cooking right away. It also makes me dream of houses that look nothing like my apartment and vacations I can't afford to take, but we'll save that for another day.
Finally in terms of overall health magazines, Health is my favorite. I have tried Self and Shape but find I like Health more. It covers all the basics - food, fitness, beauty, lifestyle, medical, and more - but does so in a way that I really enjoy and usually feel like I can actually try. If you are looking for a health magazine, this is a great one. And it's cheap - at $9 for an annual subscription.
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