I'm actually kind of amazed. Today was Day 5 of the Simply Filling Technique experiment, and I am pleasantly surprised at how well I've done (Lord, don't let me jinx it by saying that....). No, I've stuck mainly to lean meats, fruits and veggies. Haven't even done brown rice or whole wheat pasta (though I did cook up some rice last night for Maddox's upset tummy). Having only 35 points for the whole week's made me pretty stingy about using them! So far, I have used just 13 -- and it's been on things like salad dressing or bread.
The one thing that has been difficult is making recipes unless they're specifically from WW cookbooks and marked as either "Simply Filling" or "Core" (from the old books). I would love to be able to use the Recipe Builder and have it tell me "Yes, this is SF-friendly" or "Mm, sorry, that's X points." I guess it's when the majority of ingredients are SF, then it counts, but really, I don't have time (right now) to get out my very favorites, compare them to a list, etc.
But, on a high note, if you do SF and are looking for an easy, YUMMY recipe: get the "Healthy Cooking Basics" from your meeting room, and go for the Grilled Chicken and Tomato-Zucchini Salad. Oh. It is SOOOO good ..... even the other members of my family loved it. It's simple but very tasty! (Matter of fact, I'm signing off now to go make more of the TZS).
I can say this so far: don't know if I could do this all the time, but I can definitely see myself incorporating more of it into my routine! And a big thanks to my leader Tisha for suggesting that I do this!