WW Food and Point Issues - Am I doing my points right?

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08-17-2012, 02:43 PM
I have been a WW online member for months but I have just very recently became serious about it.
I am not sure if I am doing my points right.
For example, for lunch today I had a taco.
I went to the recipe builder and put in all the ingredients.
4 oz ground beef
Taco Seasoning
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream

It all came out to 15 PointsPlus points, does that sound about right?

And my salad for dinner came out to 7 points.

I just want to make sure I am adding these right.


08-17-2012, 03:53 PM
15 points sounds high for the taco. Were you using full fat cheese and sour cream? That sounds about right for a salad. Good luck on the "getting serious" aspect. I went through that too when I first joined. :carrot:

Thank you.. I was thinking the same thing about it being high because a fast food taco is only 3 points according to WW online. I did use full fat cheese and sour cream, they were 5 points together.

08-18-2012, 03:16 PM
I wouldn't put any of the 0 point items in the recipe builder. It uses all the nutritional info and assigns points to things that WW has said are 0 so you're getting "charged" for more than the points would be if you tracked them individually. Personally, I don't put anything in the recipe builder that isn't items getting transformed into something else - meatloaf or a cake or something like that. I'd track items that go into a taco or a salad or a sandwich individually in the tracker.