I really wanna start this! But I was just wondering, do y'all count the points? And if you do how many points do you allow yourself?
How many points?
Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:16 PM
Hiya! I eat the meals and stuff but I don't count points, I look up the calories for them. They're pretty good for you, and you can get pretty much all your daily nutrients and whatnot from them
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:04 AM
But to be honest, I think calorie counting is easier
Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:48 PM
Ok! That's what I've always done! But I didn't know if that counted on being on the diet. Thanks!
Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:59 PM
40 calories is equal to one point. They have a calculator that takes into account protein, fat, fiber and carbs, but I've never come across an instance where 40 calories isn't equal to one point, unless it's something really decadent.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:09 PM
The assign you something like 21 minimum. You'd think I'd remember it was only a few months ago. The points are supposed to skew you towards healthier eating by having vegetable and fruits be zero point but the rest you spend how you like and its easy to eat horridly and still be within your point range.
The main problem I had with the weight watchers meetings was there were a lot of people who had been going for years and were still struggling and they talked about cake all the time. Also I felt very young even though I was in my 30's
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:27 PM
The tools themselves are wonderful, and so as the plan. However, the meetings not so much - you are right about many of the members only talking about food and how much they struggle. Honestly it wasn't that hard for me, so I can't really relate. I'm glad to help people out with weight loss if they need advice but with some folks it just goes in one ear and out there other so it ends up being a waste of my time.
Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:01 AM
Weight Watchers when you sign up they give you this book that tells you how to figure out your points. They count height, age, work style, and I think that's it. When I was on the program I felt like I started to see a patteren. Like most 100 cal foods were 1 point and 400 cal foods 4 points. I also felt like all the good foods had such high high points. For example my daily points at the time 26. If I wanted to eat 3 ribs it was 12 points. That is half of my day. It was so annoying.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:34 PM
I am allowed 27^points, but it is too much, so i got down to 20points at max. Plus i count calories to make sure and do not eat fruits as 0 points
Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:28 AM
I limit myself to 20 points, no weeklies or activities points, get all my GHG boxes, no sugar or flour, high protein, low carbs. Using WW keeps my husband off my back. It has incentives to choose healthy foods and not just the lowest-calorie ones (and to eat fruit and veg). And it's surprisingly sustainable -- nine months so far without a slip. Basically it's a 900-calorie CRON (calorie restriction with optimum nutrition) regimen. I'd rather eat 900 calories every day forever, than to eat 500 calories interspersed with bingeing. I love the fact that I no longer get cravings or triggers, or have any inclination whatsoever to go off the plan. I have enough energy to exercise and build/retain muscle, while losing an average of 6 pounds per month. At my age, that's all I can ask for: a hardcore but sustainable diet and moderate weight loss.
Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:54 PM
I'm glad to find this part of the forum!
I'm doing WW for the last 12 days but unlike everyone else posting on this thread, having trouble staying under my Points limit!
To complicate things, I started back to work 2 days after starting the program, after 6 weeks off work for foot surgery. The demanding job & the long commute are still wearing me out so I've been hungry a lot, and have to mind my pesky blood-sugar.
I'll do better when I start meal-planning better.
I'm over 50, so I suppose my body doesn't think I need to lose weight. 5' 3.75", and weighed in this morn at 201.
My weight just bounces up and down!
I'm not going to meetings - my schedule makes it awkward to attend, but I'm doing the online tracking, which is rather fun.
At least it makes me accountable!
I used to do the program when it was all about ounce portions, this many of starch, that many of protein, etc. We checked off little boxes. I did better at it than now, with the occasional candy bar. But I was way younger then, and more active.
I'll up my exercise when my foot is more healed...
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Posted 16 November 2014 - 12:12 AM
I allow myself 20 points
I lowered my points as well and stopped eating from certain allowed food groups. Once I did that - the weight came off. Are you at goal weight yet?
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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:55 PM
I get 36 points. I try to stay under 20. I haven't been doing it for very long. Lets just say I lost my first 5 pounds gained it back now about to hit that same 5 pounds again.
Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:16 PM
So i started about 3 weeks ago because my mum wanted me and her to do it together...
i am allowed 31 points and some days i go up to that sometimes i go much lower. I have started to see changes tho just gotta keep going. I like it tho because it keeps me satisfied but yeah the meetings are kinda poop cos im 19 and everyone else is so much older and it's hard
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