WW Food and Point Issues - Confused about points for fruit
06-20-2012, 01:26 PM
So this morning I had cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, and blackberries. I thought they were all 0 points but I did the recipe builder because I ate them all together and even though each food is worth 0 points, the total came out to 14 according to the etools. Is this right? So if I eat them together at the same time, it is 14 points but if I eat them throughout the day, not at the same time the they are worth 0 points?
06-20-2012, 01:29 PM
Fruit is 0 points. If you out them into the Recipe Builder it only uses the Nutritional information of the items. So it gives it points.
Is that where you were entering it?
I only put items that have a points value to begin with into the recipe builder. Never fruit or 0 point veggies.
06-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Fruit is zero but remember that 1/2 cup is a serving of fruit. You can have too much fruit and like anything else it has calories.
06-20-2012, 02:00 PM
Yes, it was in the recipe builder.
I had a variety of fruit but not a lot of it. It was in one of those fruit bowls from the grocery store.
06-20-2012, 02:22 PM
If it would point out to 14 points and you ate it all in one day then it really was a lot of fruit since that works out probably to somewhere around 500 calories.
WW assumes that people are going to eat about 5 servings a day total of fruits and vegetables. If eaten all in fruit, if fruit was counted that would be 5 points worth of fruit.
06-20-2012, 02:38 PM
No it wasn't a lot of fruit, it was like 4 grapes, 1 or 2 strawberries, etc.
I just went back to calculate it again and it was much much less than earlier. I had to have put in like 1 pound of something. LOL.
Thanks again for the answers.
06-21-2012, 12:26 PM
If it came out to 14 points, you had way too much fruit. As stated earlier, a serving is 1/2 cup. The WW program is actually based on 5 servings (combined) of fruits and vegetables. Eating more than that can affect your weight loss. It may not have points, but your body counts every calorie.
06-26-2012, 10:58 AM
Like I said earlier, I messed up somewhere calculating it on their website.
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