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How to do weight watcher's diet?

By October 15, 2009 - 6:46am
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I got a little information on how to do weight watcher's but the diet is'nt working for me.I know i need to go to the meeting's but don'nt have time to go. Can anyone tell me the correct way to the diet?

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Sure, I would love to help! I recently lost 20 pounds (in 5 months) by using the Weight Watchers diet and exercising 5 days per week. I used the online version of weight watchers, which I found very useful (it is time-consuming at first...I had to set aside one hour per evening, then it only took 15-20 minutes per evening after a month of use). I also have to say..I was a skeptic about this, because we all know how to eat healthy...I just didn't want to! This plan helps keep you accountable to what you are eating; it does not contain a big secret that you have to pay for in order to reap the benefits. The "secret": low calorie, high fiber foods are good for you, and include primarily vegetables, fruits, lean cuts of meat and whole grains. :-)

What specifically do you need to know, as I am not sure what information you have? Did you sign up with Weight Watchers (WW), have their materials, and just have some questions? Or, are you wanting to use some of the WW techniques without paying for their plan?

Either way, here are a few pointers to get you started:
1. Weight Watchers works on a POINT system, based on calories, fat and fiber content of that item. Foods with low point values include vegetables and fruits. A carbohydrate that contains more whole grains and fiber will have lower points than a carb that has low fiber (aim for at least 5 grams of fiber per serving; 3 grams is good). Cereals that contain 8 grams of fiber or more had points around the "2" area, whereas cereals that contain 0 grams of fiber and more calories were much, much higher points.
2. The average number of POINTS you need daily varies, but is around 18-22. Again, this varies GREATLY on your age, height, weight, but for the average woman who needs to lose 15-20 pounds, this may be a good target for you.
3. The online version has a list of "zero point" foods, and I believe there are cookbooks, too, that you can buy that will give you an idea of how the points add up. Most zero point foods are vegetables, broth soups. Low-point snacks include air-popped popcorn, slice of high fiber toast, all-fruit Popsicle, etc.

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October 15, 2009 - 2:29pm
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