Chicago-based Weight Watchers chef Ryan Hutmacher recognizes that there's "no silver bullet" to the weight-management process, but he does believe that Weight Watchers offers the "accountability and support" people need to maintain long-term goals. As the program's first chef, Ryan takes a healthy approach we can get behind: "It's not about deprivation. It's about opportunity."
Eat with your eyes: Through his six weeks of competition to take home the title of The Weight Watchers Chef on ABC's The Chew, Ryan made sure that his recipes did more than taste delicious - they had to look pretty on the plate. Ryan suggests "picking out a variety of ingredients that are going to be colorful and exciting to even explore cooking with." Before the cooking begins and up until the plating process, "we eat with our eyes, and we have to be drawn in and almost mesmerized." When cooking feels like an artistic,Read More »from The New Weight Watchers Chef on Why Healthy Eating Isn't About Deprivation