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JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 00:23:17

Just joined WW last night so today was my first proper day at it. I am massive and so am allowed 47 points a day plus 42 weekly.

Today I have eaten

Light & Free Yoghurt = 2
2 Asda Gammon Rounds = 4
2 McCain Micro Jackets = 12
1tbsp oil = 1
Packet Spiras = 3
Slimfast Bar = 5
2 Coffee Sachet = 4
Plus 3, apples, 3 pears, 2 bananas, 3 strawberries and 10 grapes.
Two litres of water
1 can diet coke

I physically can not eat anymore food and am worried in case I have messed up the points. I have eaten 32 today so should I try and stuff the other 15 in before bed

hollinhurst84 Fri 24-Feb-17 00:40:05

My initial question would be where is your veg? If you actually break it down it's not a huge amount of food but seems more snack type rather than breakfast/lunch/tea
Might be worth breaking down your points into X amount for each meal then snacks

JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 00:45:54

Oh I had a full bag of cabbage and leek with my dinner.

Breakfast was yoghurt, 2 apples and 2 pears, coffee (4)
Lunch was on the go as have an adorable son with special needs that needs lots of attention. It was the crisps and slimfast bar with banana and diet coke (8)
Dinner was gammon, 1 tbsp oil, jackets and the cabbage and leek (17)
Then rest fo fruit tonight with coffee (2)

Burntbum Fri 24-Feb-17 01:02:59

No, don't eat your points just for the sake of eating them! It doesn't look like you've got much substantial food there. How about some porridge in the morning? It will release energy slowly and keep you going through the morning. You could have full fat yoghurt rather than low fat. If you're struggling to fit in your points why not try no count?

JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 01:06:06

I did go food shopping tonight and picked up some Shredded Wheat which I shall have for breakfast (not overly keen on porridge unless it is drowned in milk and loaded with

Don't want to swap to no count yet as I need to control portion control a bit and think I would struggle with it.

ladybunnikins Fri 24-Feb-17 08:50:05

I know fruit is zero points but I've just put all that fruit into the WW app and it adds up to 700 kcal so I can see why you don't want to eat any more food! Maybe something to bear in mind.

OonaLoona2 Fri 24-Feb-17 14:31:53

just I joined this week too (Tuesday) and I'm allowed the same amount of points as you.
It seems like a lot of food to me and I haven't eaten my full quota of points on any day yet. The most I've eaten was 40 and that was because I had some cake at toddler group!
I haven't felt hungry at all and I'm just worried I'm doing it wrong and I'll go to weigh in and will have gained weight blush
I am using the app to work out points and log food so I must be doing it right but it's so much food I can't be doing it right confused

WaitrosePigeon Fri 24-Feb-17 14:33:11

3 pears and 2 bananas are too much. I know fruit is unlimited but the calories soon add up!

DameXanaduBramble Fri 24-Feb-17 14:35:05

Loads of sugar in those bananas and pears.

JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 14:41:18

Thanks everyone.

I am really trying to up my fruit and veg as I tended not to eat much of it before. Not keen on beg unless cooked with a meal so can't eat it as snacks.

What fruit do you all suggest I eat then ??

WaitrosePigeon Fri 24-Feb-17 14:50:21

You can still eat bananas and pears but I would do something like this

Breakfast: whatever
Snack: banana
Lunch: whatever
Snack: pear

Does that make sense?

WaitrosePigeon Fri 24-Feb-17 14:50:35

Then dinner of course grin

Oblomov17 Fri 24-Feb-17 14:53:17

Good grief. That is a lot of food. The fruit amount is crazy. Your portion control must be off kilter. This seems like a lot of food and the wrong kind, to me.

blueskyinmarch Fri 24-Feb-17 15:00:09

That food just looks all wrong to me. If it were me I would focus on eating proper versions of things not the diet ones. Nice yogurt or greek yogurt with berries. Avocado, eggs, lean meats/fish, veg/salad, plain new potatoes, cheese, nuts etc. Get yourself used to eating properly meals with unprocessed healthy foods. Obviously you can build in the odd treat if you want to but it sounds like you need to be re-educated in what a normal healthy meal looks like?

JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 15:07:50

Thank you Waitrose. I will need to take a few minutes to sit down and try and work it out. I have been so used to eating nothing all day, having dinner around 7pm and then just snacking all night.

JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 15:09:18

Oblomov17, sorry to sound dense but I thought that the recommended amount had changed from 5 to 10 so was trying to get enough fruit in to cover that. Although I suppose that should cover veg as well

WaitrosePigeon Fri 24-Feb-17 15:10:19

I know, it's very very hard to sort out long term eating habits. I'm doing Slimming World now but I lost 4st with WeightWatchers using the points system. Best of luck to you x

JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 15:11:26

blueskyinmarch: I actually normally eat quite healthy meals. I don't eat any red meat, chips, fried food. Love pasta, rice, salady type foods. Just also enjoy a 6 pack of crisps and family size bar of chocolate afterwards. However, I do know that my portions are too big. Any tips on reducing them without being hungry afterwards

fueledbybacon Fri 24-Feb-17 15:12:48

So much sugar sad

I hate weight watchers.

DameXanaduBramble Fri 24-Feb-17 15:13:59

That 10 pieces of fruit a day thing is an entirely made up number, don't fall for it, it means nothing.

sleepwhenidie Fri 24-Feb-17 15:14:32

Umm - apart from the fruit where is the real food? Something that isn't processed and doesn't come in a packet confused?

blueskyinmarch Fri 24-Feb-17 15:16:45

After many moons of dieting i have found that i don’t get so hungry just eating normal food but making sure i have more protein and less carbs. So breakfast is now one slice of toast with avocado and a poached egg which keep me going longer, and less inclined to snack, than cereal or two toast with jam. Lunch i have sad and something protein. Snack i have reduced fat hummus and veg sticks. Then i have a normal dinner but with less rice/pasta than before. My weight is dropping nicely now and i don’t get nearly so hungry.

hollinhurst84 Fri 24-Feb-17 15:17:31

Here's what I would do but I don't do WW so might not be helpful!

Breakfast - fruit with FF yog, or eggs with tomatoes/mushrooms etc. Or toast with eggs or beans

Lunch - salad type or cous cous thing with some meat or fish or feta as protein and salad veg - tomatoes, cucumber, spring onion etc. Dressing if you have the points or something like hot sauce
Piece of fruit

Tea - meat/fish and loads of veg, maybe some rice or a couple of new potatoes or a jacket
Choc bar

Loads of water

JustTrying15 Fri 24-Feb-17 21:10:24

Ended up on 32 points today again.

I had a sandwich thin (3) spread with princes paste (1)


Coffee sachet (2)
Strawberry yoghurt (2)
Slimfast Bar (5)


Jacket spuds (12)
Tuna (1)
Massive bag lettuce with dressing (1)
Onions, peppers with cream (2)

Packet Spiras (3)

Plus 2 lt water and can diet coke.

BrownieQueen75 Mon 27-Feb-17 18:28:58

You need to eat more protein and less processed stuff.

I'm on 31 points and today I have had..

B - Porridge with semi-skimmed milk, chopped banana
L - Big 0 point salad (mixed leaves, red pepper, cucumber, tomatoes), tandoori-style king prawns, small portion of feta cheese, light dressing
D - Homemade egg fried rice (brown rice, chopped up omelette, leftover roast beef, peas, spring onions, garlic, mushrooms and Chinese seasoning)

I'm bad at protein for breakfast, but pretty much make sure every other meal has a decent amount of protein (lean meat, fish, cheese) and that my diet isn't too carb heavy. And I'm making the majority of what I eat isn't over-processed. The points for sugary stuff are really high - 16 points for a average sized slice of cheesecake the other day - so I'm eating very little refined sugar as it's just not worth the points.

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