Thanks for replying kosha
To answer some of you questions the calculator I use is one I got off ebay a few years ago but I also use one I found on line.
Since this post I have started using myfitnesspal instead of points and found that if I went by the calories (avg 1200) I am eating more than what I thought. I just calculated my calories, fat and fiber totals for each day I am eating an avg of 24 pts instead of 21
I have noticed though this past week I am dropping a few pounds so maybe my questions was a bit premature or my body just hangs on to everything until it can no longer do it?
I don't know.
I think the biggest shocker for me when I started using myfitnesspal was looking at the nutrition of the foods I eat. Especially the fat of some foods WOW.
I think I will always be calculating in my head the points value of the foods I eat but will continue to watch the calories..