Hmmmmmmm......

I just joined WW online last weekend, I'm so hoping that I didn't just waste my money.  I don't know why, but I just can't seem to be okay with just 26 pts.  I eat really well and hit about 35-40 a day - and I'm still really hungry.  Fruits and veggies are free...so last night I had a bowl of pineapple..lol I'm still eating 1800 calories a day.  I don't really know what to do...might have to accept being 20 lbs over weight cuz this being hungry to the point of not being able to function is for the birds.
 
I suggested to this person that they really needed to re-read the program materials and build her menus around the Good Health Guidelines.  "I eat really well" - I'm assuming she's meaning she eats really healthy, but if that were the case the daily point value would not be so high.  "Fruits and veggies are free"- Everyone repeat after me:  "WEIGHT WATCHERS DOES NOT SAY THAT ALL FRUITS AND VEGGIES ARE FREE".

For one thing not all veggies are 0 points on Weight Watchers.  Starchy veggies (potatoes, peas, corn for example) have a point value.  Fruits are not free - you are allowed to count them as 0 pts only because WW says you can; they do not give you permission to go into fruit overload.

Good Health Guidelines:   Mulit-vitamin each day; 6 cups of water (liquid) daily; 3-5 serving of fruits/veggies daily; 2 dairy daily; 2 tsp of a healthy oil daily.  Start your menus with these and fill in the extras.  Those little green triangles next to items online or in the books?  Those are your filling foods - those foods will make you feel fuller for a longer period.

The problem with the word "FREE" is that it gives people the impression that they can eat as much of this as they want...look at those guidelines again: 3-5 servings of fruits and/or veggies daily.  If your weight is stalled and/or your gaining...you may want to limit those servings to the requested 3-5; count points for any over that.  What?  You can't find those point values?  Easiest thing to do is count 1 point for veggies and 2 points for the fruits.  But if check some of the free calorie counting sites (sparkpeople, myfitnesspal, etc..) you will find the nutritional info in their database and calculate from that.

And that is my Weight Watcher advice for the day!


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