Originally Posted by JRCATON
I LOVE the set points thing. I always felt like I was spending too much time weighing stuff out. Now I can just eat as much fruit as I want in one sitting & count it as 2 & not stress about it. I mean, let's face it I didn't get to this weight by binge eating fruit
Actually this is how a couple leaders are explaining SetPoints and it's really intended for everyday use.
"Kelly, here's what we have in our information:
"SetPOINTS values allow members some flexibility in eating situations while still maintaining control. Members will be able to put into practice the skill of listening to their body signals combined with the structure of the POINTS Weight-Loss System. Research with this new feature indicated that members found it most useful in eating situations where they didn’t want to feel like they were on a diet, such as eating out in a restaurant with friends. Or, being able to eat as many strawberries as they like until satisfied, as a snack."
I interpret that to mean that while "stressful" situations usually occur outside the home, they can occur at the home too if you are entertaining, for example, and don't want to be seen weighing and measuring."
"There is going to be some 'different' points of view on SetPoints....this is from the leaders manual and doesn't help 'solve' it:
Are you able to use the SetPOINTS value feature for grains, starchy vegetables, protein and fruit in one day?
You can use the feature as much or as little as you want to as long as you stick to your daily POINTS Target (including your weekly POINTS Allowance if you desire to use it) for the day. For example, you could use the feature for fruit at breakfast, some pasta for lunch, and some grilled chicken for dinner. Keep in mind however, that you always have the choice to count the regular POINTS values for a food instead of counting the SetPOINTS value."
Additionally online and in the books it is all explained under DINING OUT or AWAY FROM HOME sections....but that doesn't mean you can't. My leader is stressing it for situations for dining away from home or when you have people over and you don't want to weight and measure like at a dinner party.