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lighthouse17 Wed 29-Mar-17 14:02:11

hi I have just joined WW today as even though I am eating very healthy I am not able to lose weight on my own , also I have a wedding to go to in September that is 6 months away so I am hoping to lose at least 1 stone till than. I am slightly overweight looking at my BMI so I don't think I will lose very fast. I have so many questions to ask you;
1- Fruit allowance, I understand fruits are free in moderation I assume. What is your fruit allowance look like in a day?
2- i entered my points and I have already eaten too many now, for example I have porridge with seeds which keeps me full til lunch time but seeds seem to be very high in points (my breakfast comes to 9 points) and to reduce my points I could eat only fruit with oats but I would be starving in a couple of hours as its just carbs and I am sensitive to carbs. What do you eat for breakfast to keep you full for a long time? any ideas?
3- do you eat your weekly allowance and still lose weight?

Sorry for lots of questions. I hope you can help

dorothymichaels Wed 29-Mar-17 14:09:05

Hi lighthouse
I've not been doing it for very long so can't comment on the weight loss - lost a pound in the first week. My previous ww experience was on the old system where you had to count fruit and sugary treats were less points.

Fruit - usually some berries with breakfast, an apple and some satsumas. Often a few more berries. Sometimes a banana.

I eat porridge for breakfast with fruit but would probably snack on a banana or some sugar snap peas mid morning. Eggs are more filling so I might have one or two scrambled on a sandwich thin or a crumpet.

I ate all my weekly allowance. About three extra points per day and saved the rest for the weekend.

MrsDustyBusty Thu 30-Mar-17 19:22:46

I joined up today as well. I'm wondering about fruit too in the light of the new health guidelines. I mean, 10 a day would be hard to achieve without lots of fruit but the sugar can't help? I assume those guidelines would have been arrived at in the 5 a day era?

I'm just reading my book and pondering...

AmpersandRea Thu 30-Mar-17 19:30:29

I've been doing WW for a few weeks. I've lost a stone so far but have fallen off the waggon a little bit as it was my birthday!

I eat way more fruit than veg. Probably 5 or 6 servings a day.

Breakfast I usually have 2 weetabix with a teeny spoon of sugar. Mid morning I have a banana. I find it keeps me going until lunchtime.
Lunch is normally egg based - poached egg on toast.
Dinner is more often than not a chicken dish. One of the children asked over dinner tonight why we're eating so much chicken!

I find I've cut down quite a lot on carbs. We used to eat a lot of pasta.

angelicjen Thu 30-Mar-17 19:40:07

I've been doing it for 3 weeks (although it's the 4th time in my life) and I've lost 3 kilos already. And I've blown all my weeklies on wine every weekend!
If you need to use 9 points on breakfast then do it - it will stop you from getting hungry and wasting points later in the day. It's easy to keep meals lower points by piling on the veg and decreasing the carb.
Not sure about fruit allowance but common sense says don't go overboard. I have 2 portions but lots of veg.
For me it's made me realise there wasn't much wrong with what o was eating but my portion sizes were way off. I was hungry for a few days while I adjusted but now I feel great and have remembered how to spend the points wisely.
It's a good system and it does work. Lots of luck getting where you want for the wedding.

DTmum23 Fri 31-Mar-17 10:59:00

I joined ww yesterday l am breast feeding. My leader portal was not working so I've enter my details online which worked out my allowances it's seems very high to mr. But she did say a few extrapoints is required when breath feeding. Are there any mums still breastfeeding? How is your weight loss progressing? star

twinmummy25 Wed 05-Apr-17 20:40:12

Hi DTmum23 breastfeeding does give you lots of extra points but you'll need them - I was so hungry when I BF my eldest but just ate all the wrong things so certainly didn't manage to lose any weight in the early days! Good luck though, once you've got your head around the points you'll figure out what's worth the amount of points and what isn't. How about overnight oats that's a good portion of oats and fruit and yoghurt for normally 6/7sp x

bunnylove99 Wed 05-Apr-17 20:56:20

Hi other new WWs. Good luck on the diet. I've lost 7lb so far with another 10lb to go. OP if you don't have much to lose then I would go easy on thr fruit. I rarely have more than 3 portions a day, typically a slice of melon with a few grapes at breakfast, a small banana mid morning and an orange or apple 4pm. Berries are better as low in cals. They might help bulk up your breakfast. You will know now that seeds are high in fat so you don't get many for your points. If you have time a protein breakfast bulked up with veg is good eg. Eggs/ham with mushroom and tomatoes. Homemade soup for lunch is also good - you can make soups v low in points.

MrsDustyBusty Wed 05-Apr-17 21:42:01

I have my first weigh in tomorrow at lunchtime. I think I've lost - certainly my clothes appear to me to feel loser, although I don't know to what extent that's wishful thinking! Quite nervous!

pigsDOfly Thu 06-Apr-17 17:46:49

I always have porridge for breakfast with some of my daily milk allowance and I find that keeps me going until lunch time.

Fill yourself up with lots of vegetables. The 10 portions a day is a combinations of fruit and vegetables not just fruit: the sugar content of 10 portions of fruit would be horrendous.

My life saver has been no point vegetable soup. I make a huge saucepan full at a time with lots of different vegetables. Warming and comforting and really good when you're late home and need something quick to stave off the hunger pangs.

It's a good system, but it does take a bit of getting used to.

Good luck.

MrsDustyBusty Thu 06-Apr-17 21:47:19

Well, I'm down 5lbs this week. It works if you stick to it properly, it appears.

twinmummy25 Wed 12-Apr-17 23:22:35

MrsDustyBusty well done that's a great start, how have you been getting on this week? x

MrsDustyBusty Thu 13-Apr-17 06:00:39

Weigh in today! I think I've done OK but it's really hard to tell whether you're losing, isn't it?

twinmummy25 Mon 24-Apr-17 23:46:51

I think so, but it does also help to measure yourself so you can track your progress in inches as well as lbs x
How are you getting on?

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