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7/15/10 12:36 P

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What's the difference between flex points and bonus points? I'm a former member of WW but doing it at home now, and I don't remember what that differnce is.



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7/10/10 9:19 A

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Make sure you bring your papers if you cross the border! (Just kidding) What do you bring with you? And can you take fruits and veggies back? I guess so. Never thought about it before. Thanks for all the 0 points advice. I need them today for sure. Used up all my flex points.

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7/9/10 6:40 P

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Where in Wegmans are these located? I live in Canada, but this seems like as good as an excuse as any to go cross border shopping (like I need an excuse, haha!)

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7/1/10 11:13 A

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Not sure about Activia, I don't know the stats on that one...

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7/1/10 9:00 A

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I'm new to this and fiber-one yogurt will be on my shopping list for sure. What about Activia? And I love those 0 point foods.

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6/24/10 6:55 A

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I like these huge flat rice cakes I get at Wegman's, I think they're called CocoPops. A coworker and I have one in the afternoon and just make these loud popping noices each time we bite a piece off. It's more like breaking a piece off. I think it eases the oral need and also the childish need to make some noise. Love em and they are 0 points

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6/18/10 5:39 A

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I never worry about counting veggies, they are not what cause me to gain weight. It's more of the processed junk/snacks that cause gain. We were told that you can have 5 0-point foods a day, but that veggies do not go into that category. One of my new favorite 0-pt foods is Fiber One Yogurt. 50 cal/0 fat/ 5 g. fiber= 0 pts. Just eat one or you'd get a belly ache, and the pts would go up!

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6/6/10 9:34 A

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Thanks for the answer, now I shall do a better job counting. We take items for granted until someone sets us straight.

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6/5/10 2:17 P

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A lot of people have huge weight losses the first couple of weeks because they are not used to eating healthy. Almost everyone slows down after that. Also, the more overweight you are, the more you are going to lose in the beginning (it is a percentage thing), but if you are still losing 1.2 pounds in a week, that is really good. I am only about 15 pounds from goal, have been a ww for over a year and now only average .5 a week. There are so many variables, and if you are losing and not gaining, you are probably doing it right.

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5/23/10 9:32 P

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I am so glad I saw this thread as this is a real issue for me as a vegan.

I eat massive amounts of veggies and wondered about my weight loss stalling or stopping as a result.
eg : I eat half a head of cauliflower for dinner with maybe an onion as well tossed into the steamer, the amount is clearly a lot lot more than a cupful.

I called customer service about eating less points to compensate as veggies are a very integral part of a vegan's diet.
She asked me how many I had for the day. I told her 21, she said to go ahead and have 18 or 19 daily points if I am really eating over 200 calories worth of free veggies.

My weight loss the first two weeks was incredible. 8 pounds, but yesterday was week four and I was down to only losing 1.2, so veggies or no veggies my weight loss is definately slower now. emoticon

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5/17/10 10:25 A

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I'm glad you wrote that ... that's what I thought I remembered reading.

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5/17/10 10:17 A

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Somewhere it says to limit 0 point foods to five a day if your weight loss stalls.

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5/17/10 12:49 A

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What about multiple 0 point foods? Is there supposed to be a limit to how many 0 point foods you have in a day?

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5/16/10 7:06 P

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The reason it is that way is that you can only count 4 grams of fiber to mitigate the calories of something. So a food with 25-30 calories per serving can be 0 points, if there are 4 grams of fiber and no fat. However, when you double that in a single serving, only 4 grams count toward lowering the points of that food.

It is why 5 cups of 94% fatfree popcorn is 1 point, but 10 cups is 3 points and most full-sized bags are 3.5-4 points! LOL

And 1/2 a cup of lima beans (my fave) is 1 point...3/4 to 1 cup is 2.5 points and 1.5 cups is 6!!!!

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5/16/10 6:19 P

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I'm not a WW Leader, Donna, but I've looked it up on my e-tools and in my Book 1 Food Plan Basics book. That's not a correct assumption.

For example, Asparagus is a Filling food. 1 Cup is 0 points. Get to 1 2/3 cups and it now counts 1/2 a point. Broccoli is 0 points for 1 cup but 0.5 points for 2 cups.

When I talked about this with my leader on Saturday, she suggested that I didn't become overweight eating Filling vegetables though. :) But, my point for counting them to this close degree for me right now is because I was beginning to let one other thing slip too. I wondered if I'd let two things slip, would I soon let three. So, for me, I'm counting everything to the letter.

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5/16/10 6:03 P

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It is considered a filling food and veggies you can eat and not count. If you are a WW leader and I am incorrect in my assumption please correct me. I thought you could eat as much as you need of filling foods and not count them.

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5/16/10 2:54 P

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I love my scale too. And as much, I love e-tools on the WW site! They keep me honest about my food points.

Kudos to you for questioning and checking this out!

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5/16/10 2:17 P

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Sorry to say but NO...
You are doubling all of the nutritional info, including sugars/carbs, etc.
You have to look up the nutr. info or use your WW scale...The BEST tool out there...
Hope this helps.

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5/16/10 2:14 P

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My question is if a food (ex. broccoli) is 0 points for one serving then does it remain 0 points if you eat two servings?

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