Do I Need To Eat All My Weight Watchers Points?
Will I gain weight if I don't eat all my Weight Watchers Points?
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I was at a Weight Watchers meeting a few weeks ago and the speaker was talking about eating all our points. She said you ABSOLUTELY MUST eat them…every last one. She went on to say that if you don't, there is a very good chance you will actually gain weight. What?? She said she's known many-a-weight watchers person who has tried to not eat all their points, and they end up with the absolutely last thing they want – a gain.
I have to be honest, there has never been a time when I didn't eat all my points. I can't really even wrap my head around it. But I hear people ask that question all the time and I know it's an important one. Many people in my group spoke and said they try all the time to not eat all their points. In fact, they were shocked at the notion that it could be causing weight gain instead of loss.
The bottom line is, you must eat your points. If you are making a plate of scrambled eggs with veggies and fruit on the side, add a little cheese to the eggs to get a few points in there. A really easy way to make sure you are getting your points is to add healthy fats to your meals. Try adding avocado, tofu, olive oil, nuts and/or seeds to your meals. Not only are they delicious, they will give you the points you need to stay on track. They all add flavor and texture and are good for you to boot!!
Now on the opposite of the spectrum there is me. I tend to get to the end of the day with just a few points left. If that is who you are, check out my article on what to do if you go over your points.
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