Yes, you do have to eat all 26 points every day. 26 is the lowest you can go and still get adequate nutrition. If you are eating a lot of "diet" foods or too many fruits and vegetables to be able to get in all your daily points, eat real food or cut back.
HW 356 pounds - CW 131 - GW 137
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