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Maverick66 Fri 23-Sep-16 09:38:24

Hi everyone,

Been doing Smart Points now for three weeks,
I have 5 stone to loose.
I have stuck religiously to my points allowance and used half my weekly at weekends.
So far I have lost 6.5 lb .

So my question is surely I should be loosing more!
I have reduced my normal calorie intake immensely.
I wonder if I'm eating too much fruit?
I eat 5 pieces of fruit and 3 veg per day.
Smart Points says fruit is 0 points but I'm beginning to wonder? confused

Wolfiefan Fri 23-Sep-16 09:40:40

I haven't done WW. Losing a pound or two a week is sustainable and good. Weigh a pound of sugar. It's actually rather heavy!

Maverick66 Fri 23-Sep-16 10:01:31

Thanks Wolfie

canyou Fri 23-Sep-16 10:04:07

I agree with Wolfie, that is a good loss, I am doing sliming World 1 lb a week 2 max is what we are being told is ideal.
Good luck and enjoy the new youflowers

Wallywobbles Fri 23-Sep-16 10:13:56

I did weight watchers way back and we were told to stay off the fruit. It's better but it's still full of sugar.

Maverick66 Fri 23-Sep-16 11:13:26

Thanks guys flowers
There is so much conflicting advice out there.
If we follow Health Agency guidelines then we should be eating ten portions of fruit n veg a day hmm

BigginsforPope Fri 23-Sep-16 11:26:54

You are right but I thin it is variety not quantity.

You are averaging two pounds a week which is a good amount to lose. Remember slow and steady wins the race!

BigginsforPope Fri 23-Sep-16 11:27:11


Wolfiefan Fri 23-Sep-16 12:00:51

I would up the veg. Lower the fruit. It's high in sugar.

Knittedfrog Fri 23-Sep-16 12:12:06

My ww lady told me fruit in its natural form is natural sugar so is good. Just not too many bananas. Your weight loss sounds like mine, just keep going with it. Those pounds all add up.

Maverick66 Fri 23-Sep-16 12:43:36

My real worry is, if I'm loosing such small amounts now at the beginning of my "journey", what will I be loosing six weeks in?
I always understood first few weeks weight was big because of fluid etc then six weeks in you would start to even out at 0.5 to 1lb per week.
Perhaps I'm overthinking confused

Thanks all for your replies.

ICJump Sat 24-Sep-16 10:18:09

I would swap over the fruit and veg so 5 portions of vegies and 3 of fruit a day. But six pounds is a lot. In how many weeks?

Bagina Sat 24-Sep-16 10:23:34

Keep going! It's a great, sustainable loss, but track your measurements too. I think smart points is a difficult diet, so you've done well.

Maverick66 Sat 24-Sep-16 22:04:54

Ijump 3 weeks. I agree too much fruit sad
Bagina thank you.i think measuring would be a good idea.

ICJump Sun 25-Sep-16 02:45:59

6.5 pounds in 3 weeks is pretty good.
It can be worthwhile to track food which is 0points too. Just so you think about how much you are eating.

YouBoggleMyMind Wed 26-Oct-16 16:57:54

6.5lbs in 3 weeks is really good and healthy! Well done!

What you have to remember is that 5st didn't appear overnight, so losing isn't going to happen over night. Don't be disheartened, you're doing all the right things. Do use your weekly points though, they're there for a reason.

Good luck xxx

Mischa123 Wed 26-Oct-16 17:02:14

I think measuring is so much more important than weighing. I am doing lots of exercise and so I am not loosing as much weight as I would like but I am changing shape. 21 inches+ lost as of last measurements. I also wish I had taken photos weekly. I still struggle to see the difference and think it would have been obvious in photos. That is a great loss in 3 weeks though

ShowMeTheElf Wed 26-Oct-16 17:03:52

That's 3 bags of sugar, or 8 tins of beans.
pick up that weight and carry it around the house for 10 minutes: it will remind you how much less weight you are carrying all the time already. 6.5lb is brilliant OP.
If you want to cut your sugar and eat more veggies then do, but realistically you need to focus on how well you are doing.

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