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Old 03-03-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Question about adding up points??

Last night I cooked two small Gorton's grilled filets for a total of 5 points. Because I was planning on desert, I loaded the rest of my meal with veggies (asperagus, green beans & mushrooms with onions) and had a salad with 0 point salad dressing spray.

Because the veggies were listed as 0 points I put the whole meal down as 5 points. My husband thinks that because I had so many "0 point foods", it probably added at least 2 points to the meal.

So now I am confused . Did my meal come in at 5 points or higher? All the veggies were measured and came in at 0 points and I didn't add anything to them EXCEPT 5 sprays of ICBINB spray which is 0 points.

HELP! I thought I was adding right but now I am wondering.


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Old 03-03-2010, 07:02 PM   #2
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Whenever someone in my meeting asks at what point 0 point veggies become 1 point, my leader always responds, "None of us got here by eating too many veggies!" Now other 0 point items I'd keep an eye on (like how much of the salad dressing you can have before it's 1 point), but I wouldn't worry about the veggies. If you really want to figure it out though, I'd look up the calories for all your veggies and add it up to calculate your points.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:20 PM   #3
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If they're zero point veggies, I just count them as zero points, regardless. This is working for me -- I have consistent losses. It's possible that when I get closer to my goal weight I'll have to count them as something.

I think there's a lot of us on here who stretch our meals this way, and for a lot of us, it works.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
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You did it right. Measure out the veggies by each kind and figure the points out that way. Same as if you had a few chunks of beef, shrimp, and pork. You don't just add the measurements up and call it mystery meat, so why do that with veggies .
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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Thank you all -

I feel much better. I have been very conscious about using filling foods like TONS of veggies to make up the majority of my meals with a "side" of meat (vs the other way round..which is the old me way, lol).


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Old 03-07-2010, 02:46 PM   #6
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I count them as zero. However, if you aren't losing like you want to, the plan is based on 9 0-point veggie servings a day according to WW Patent. Everything has calories at even eating veggies, we affect our calorie deficit and make it smaller. I don't count any but the starchy vegetables. Other 0-point foods, I count 1 point for every 5 servings. Works for me.

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Old 03-12-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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I count them as zero. I really think being that they are vegetables there is so much good in them that they can't hurt you.
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