The Maggie Plan seems more practical for me. I have never tried the Wendie Plan (I just started again 5 weeks ago to monitor my food intake using the WW Points system.), but I will definitely try the Maggie Plan, staying within my daily allowance for the first 3-4 days, then eating up my weekly allowance during the rest of the week. In other words, I will do the Maggie Plan in reverse.
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Has anyone tried the CJ Plan? It was like the Wendie Plan but it was geared towards those who were very active and exercised alot. I never tried, but I had bookmarked the website a few years ago, but it's no longer there.
Yes, I believe the Wendy Plan works. I love the exchanged program back in the day where you got the extra optional calories per week. I lost weight faster back then. Of course I'm older, but still and yet I think eating a certain amount of pts one day and then another the next tricks the body. You can find the information on the wendy plan on the website.
I think the wendie plan was how WW used to work. Back in 2000 when the pts plan first came out, it was more flexible and you could bank points. I used to cut a few pts a day when i knew I wanted to splurge and I ended up losing 40 lbs very successfully.fast forward 10 years and being over weight again I am struggling to lose. Now I know have yo yo'd the past 3 years (quitting and restarting smoking 3x didnt help...gained 15 lbs every time i quit...i am officially non smoking now though) . Anyhow, looking back I think I lost weight because of the zig zag/calorie cycling. I think I might start doing this again. Back then I think the range I was in was 18-22 or something...now I am on 24 (lol i weigh more). Think I should try having a range of 21-26 and then have a couple of days under 21...like 18 (then banking the 4/5 pts and using the extra 10 one day a week. It is all so confusing because my trainer also told me that if one doesnt eat enough to fuel workouts etc ( like 24 pts) then i will not lose either...sighhhh...Gee...I am willing to try anything....I am working out 6 days per week and have only lost 7 lbs since Jan 1/10. getting married in 7 weeks....wow i sure did babble there...sorry. ;) Jo
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You know what? That sounds like a really good plan, especially if you are wanting to go on maintenance (I'm a long way from that). It can also work if you are going on vacation, or during the Holidays. I have been subtracting 3-4 points everyday this week so that I can add them to Thursday-- Turkey Day! :) Maria
How I handle the wendie plan points is that I basically eat them as I am hungry.........one day I might eat 18 points, one day 40, depending........and so on and so forth........I get 161 points to spend each week, so I use the wendie plan in accordance to how my body feels/if it is telling me I am hungry or full.........I think our bodies fluctuate so much in "need" that it works out....................the other way that I used to do it is write down all of the days of the week as suggested by the wendie plan.........monday (18) etc....then as my hunger dropped and rose, I substracted from days...........it all added up to 161 points by the end of the week.........I borrowed from certain days if I was hungry and ate less if I was not hungry. Hope this is not confusing.....it sounds confusing to me.......lol
I did my first week on the Wendie Plan and I really had trouble with having to make myself take in more points on those specific higher point dates. I'm concerned that I'm making myself eat more when I don't want to. I lost one pound and if that's all I lose every week I'll be happy, but I thinking I should be eating when I feel hungry and not eating more just because its my high point day. How does everyone handle this?
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On the message boards at WW.com, there is a buzz about a new alternative to Wendie Plan called the Maggie Plan. It goes like this: For the first 3-4 days of your week, eat your target and all of your Flex Points, then eat only your target for the remaining 3-4 days.
Same basic premise as the Wendie Plan but instead of eating a set # for each day, you have 3-4 days to eat all of your Flex Points. You can also only have 1/3 of your AP's. So for example, if you earn 3 points for your workout, you can swap 1 of these points for food.
I haven't tried this plan but I just might try it if I hit a plateau.
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