Monday, April 08, 2013
So, after watching endless commercials I started weight watchers. I’ve come to the conclusion that counting calories just isn’t a good fit for me… something I’ve known for forever but I always find myself trying. I joined Friday but am starting my first “real” week as of today. I read a lot of reviews…. Some great, others not so great.
A common thing I saw about weight watchers was it doesn’t count calories. As I use their calculator to figure points, I was surprised it never asked for calories on labels. Weird….
Another problem I read about weight watchers is fruit is counted as 0 and it seems that some people just stuffed their faces with it and then didn’t loose weight.
Another problem was it didn’t necessarily promote health food, just food that fit within points. I found this when I put in info on some cookies and found that 3 of them only cost me 4 points.
However, I think you need to use some common sense. Try to aim for healthier food choices, as you would with calorie counting. I ate 1 piece of cantelope this morning with some v8 (v8 had points, cantelope did not). I feel that moderation with fruits (especially fruit since they have more sugar in them than veggies) is important.
For now, I’m curious how many calories I’m eating when following the WW point system so I’m logging everything there as well as on My Fitness pal. So far, my day is going as it pretty well would usually. For breakfast I had cantelope, V8 fusion… snack I had coffee with sugar free creamer and mixed tropical nuts. I get 28 points a day with WW and have used 7 with 21 remaining. According to My Fitness Pal I’ve eaten 290 calories. I have used ¼ of my WW points and have consumed ¼ of calories that I would on a 1200 calorie diet… seems to be lining up so far.