Post # 1
Can someone help me with a weight watchers question?
I just started 3 days ago and I CAN NOT eat this much food. This is part of my problem with my weight, I don’t eat enough so my body stores the fat and my metabolism is all messed up.
So the first question is say it is like 11 pm and I still have like 5 points left. Should I really snack to get them in? And what if I have not had all of my fruits and veggies? Should I make those the priority even if they won’t help me get all my points? I am trying to think of healthy ways to get lots of points in, like celery (0) with 2 tablespoons of low fat pb (5). But what if I am just not hungry?
And when I add “activity” points, do I need to use those too?
Post # 3
you do not HAVE to use the activity points that you earn, as far as I have understood for doing WW online for the last 2 years.
As far as eating the extra points.. i rarely end up with a point defecit, but when I do I do not eat more to fill them up.
Post # 4
I would say no, you don’t have to eat all of your points. And no, you do not have to eat your activity points unless you are hungry. But doesn’t exercising make you hungry? I know it does for me. Do you eat several small meals or snacks spread out of the course of the day? That can help boost your metabolism.
Post # 5
@future mrs j: That’s what I am learning to do. Before starting WW, I would eat breakfast, then maybe a (unhealthy) snack, then dinner. That’s it. Now I am eating almost every 2-3 hours something small, like an applesauce or a string cheese. I am just so not used to this that my stomach feels so full. Exercising doesn’t seem to make me hungrier, but then again, I have just started this week so I can’t really tell yet.
Post # 6
@heathaah: It sounds like you are doing exactly what you should be doing! 🙂 I’m sure you’ll start to notice a change in your appetite and your body soon, just give it time!
PS, I have the opposite problem… I can’t STOP eating (especially things I know aren’t good for me!) and I’m super tired all the time from being sedentary and eating bad stuff. I just started the Couch to 5k program last week though, so hopefully that helps!
Post # 7
I so rarely have extra points. I know the absolute minimum is 29 points, so maybe use that as a minimum. What are you eating that you’re not getting enough points. Are you eating breakfast? As the PP, you don’t need to eat your activity points. I would also say, maybe attend one meeting to get all your questions answers. They can be really helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions and how WW works out for you!
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Post # 9
@AmberAustin: Thank you! I am actually on 29 points right now. I think 25 might be better for me, but I guess I better ask to make sure.
Here is a sample of my diet. This is what I have had today:
coffee with skim and a touch of sugar
weight watchers bagel with 1/2 tbsp promise light
light apple sauce
reduced fat string cheese
WW toast with “simply fruit”
And I only drink water all day after my morning coffee.
It is now almost 6 pm and I have 15 points left. Dinner will be an extra lean turkey burger and broccoli, and maybe some brown rice or something.
What do you think??
Post # 10
@heathaah: Have you tried eating more whole foods, rather than all the WW brand/reduced fat stuff? I would be STARVING if I ate your menu! Its ok to have a few points left over once in a while, but it shouldn’t be everyday.
I get 32 points and this was my day yesterday:
1c. cereal with blueberries
1c. skim milk
La tortilla factory wrap with turkey, mustard, and lots of veggies
20 mini prezels
2 cups grapes
salad with dressing
veggie patti on a light bun
corn on the cob with 1/2 tbls. promise light
small baked potato with 1/2 tbls promise light
1/2 c. frozen yogurt
Post # 11
Hi! I’ve been WWing for over 7 years…here’s what I know.
You should be eating your daily points at minimum every day. If you ware a few points shy once in a while and you are not hungry, don’t snack just to meet those points…BUT, start planning ahead so that you are getting your daily points every day.
WW isn’t just about staying within a certain number of points….it’s about changing the way you eat. You should be making those fruits and veggies a regular part of your diet. If you find you’re having a hard time getting all your points, maybe it’s time to take any “diet” foods out of your menu and start eating the full fat versions. Make sure you’re getting your daily oils…that’s 2 points right there every day. Try eating full fat cheese or yogurt or whatever foods you’re eating.
You do not have to eat any of the “extra” weekly or activity points…those are there if you find you need them. I, personally, need the heck out of them, but I some people who never eat them.
Post # 12
@heathaah:Wait… how are you not starving? *smile* O agree with the previous post. I don’t really consume anything “diet” including soda, light breads, etc. I will do high fiber stuff but that’s about it. That should definitely help, and probably help you feel fuller. Also. maybe include stuff you liek to eat (i.e. light ice cream or something). If you have the points you can treat yourself.
Post # 13
Thank you guys so much!! How do you get your oils in?
Post # 14
@heathaah: You can add olive oil to pretty much anything: salads, roasted veggies, on top of pasta or chicken. Ive heard of people mixing it in with yogurt (ive never tried that). I’m actually a slacker when it comes to oils…I need to get better about it :/
Post # 15
@AmberAustin: haha, I am not starving because that is completely the problem I have with my weight! I just do not eat enough in general, but before this I was eating all the wrong foods. Plus I have PCOS, so my body just isn’t right and my metabolism is messed up. I am 11 lbs over the top of my healthy weight range, and before this week I never ate a thing between breakfast and dinner. But I would have a full fat bagel with butter for bfast, and ravioli for dinner. I got myself into a very bad habit!
So at 11 pm last night I still needed 8 points. So I had some celery with 8 points (thats a lot!!) of peanutbutter. And the celery was my fifth veggie! So, I did it!!!!! But my stomach felt sick-full.
I am kind of afraid to buy the full fat stuff because won’t it fill me up even more? I guess I need to get some stuff. And just keep working on eating during the day until my body adjusts. And excersice more so I am hungrier.
You have all been so helpful! I was embarrassed to ask this at a meeting because I thought people would think I was an idiot. People are sitting there struggling to stay in their points range, and I would be complaining about being full. That looks bad. But we all have different issues, right? And I am struggling with my weight too! 🙂
Post # 16
@Bostongrl25: Oh I could mix a bit into pasta sauce and not even notice!! Thanks for the ideas!!