(Closed) Weight Watchers experts? I have a question…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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!

Post # 10
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Honey bee

@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

1 banana

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@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 # 14
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Honey bee

@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 :/

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