We encourage people to track, because it makes you more aware of what you’re eating, and helps you maintain control when you’re aiming to lose weight. Still, tracking isn’t for everyone — and for those who want to try a different method, we offer the Simply Filling technique.
Following the Simply Filling technique means you eat exclusively from the Power Foods list without counting the PointsPlus values of those foods. Eat portions that feel right for you. Not so much that you feel too full, and not too little that you still feel hungry.
If you decide to try the Simply Filling technique, the Plan Manager makes it easy. Go to “Settings” and select “Tracking Preference.” Follow it for a day, a week or more; whatever works for you. You might find it’s a good idea if you’re on vacation or have a special event. You can always switch back if you decide Simply Filling isn’t for you.
You’ll still enjoy a weekly PointsPlus Allowance with the Simply Filling technique, and have room to treat yourself with food that is not on the Power Foods list. Just remember to track those items, and stay within your weekly allowance. You can also continue to earn, and swap, activity PointsPlus values.To be sure a food is included, look for the green triangle on the food lists.
- All fresh, frozen, or canned without added sugar
- Fruit canned in its own juice (drained)
- Fruit salad — mixed fruits with no added sugar
- Most fresh, frozen or canned without added sugar or oil
- Potatoes — white, red, sweet
Avocados are not a Power Food.
- Brown and wild rice
- Hot cereals, cooked — without added sugar, dried fruits, or nuts
- 100% bran
- Cream of rice
- Cream of wheat
- Pasta, whole-wheat or other whole-grain varieties
- Popcorn, air-popped, or 94% fat-free microwave-popped
- Whole-grain, ready-to-eat cereals without added sugar, dried fruits or nuts, and with 4g of fiber or more per serving
- Whole-grains such as:
- Cornmeal (polenta)
- Whole-wheat couscous