If you're following my Weight Watchers journey, you know how strongly I feel about the…
I was at a Weight Watchers meeting a few weeks ago and the speaker was talking about eating all our points. Someone asked her, “Do I need to eat all my Weight Watchers points.” The speaker told us 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 on the Weight Watchers program.
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. I eat my daily points, my weekly points and then I am usually looking for Zero Point Foods to get me through my evening.
But, I hear people ask that question all the time in my Facebook group 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. Although, 1/4 of a medium sized avocado is now zero points, but it will still add healthy fats to your diet and besides that, they are yummy.
By adding these items you will not only get the additional points you need, but also great flavor and texture – which undoubtedly will keep things tasty and keep you on track.
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.
Live near an El Pollo Loco? Here is one of my favorite zero or no point dinners when I've eaten all my points during the day. Their food is salty, and I wish it wasn't. However, in a pinch, I have been known to have a nice, zero or low point meal there.
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This is my ZERO Point food list. Book mark the page and refer back often. Loading your fridge and pantry with these ZERO point foods is tip #1 for weight loss success.
Meal plans help me stay on track. Here are some of my favorites!
You simply MUST try my ZERO points Cheesecake Recipe
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