So I was hesitant to blog about this, but I figured if I'm really serious about this I should be able to share and talk about it. It kind of holds me accountable and I thought maybe I could ask if anyone else has been on this plan. Now, I'm not enrolled in Weight Watchers, but I'm using their points system. All the info is available online with a few simple Google searches. It's just been 5 days but so far so good. I'm finding it pretty simple to follow.
The idea is you get an allotted number of "points" each day, for me it's 30. Every food or drink has a certain number of points. You can eat whatever you choose as long as you stay under your daily points. You also get an extra 35 points a week to splurge or for leeway. You're just not supposed to spread them out evenly throughout the week. I haven't used mine yet, I can't decide what I should use them on. A burger? Ice cream? Pasta? The choices are limitless. You can eat these things any time but the thing is they're a high # of points so the plan encourages you to eat a lot of low point items like vegetables (most are 0 points) and fruits. As you lose weight your daily points go down. Most of the time I find that the points are plenty especially when I eat healthier foods.
I'm also trying to drink a lot of water and I'm walking 40 minutes 5 times a week. I feel good. I just hope I can stay motivated long enough to see some real results. Anyone ever do the points system?