Originally Posted by jhinako
So now I'm trying to think of ways to add in some calories during the day in a healthy way. I'm honestly quite satiated right now and the thought of eating 300 more calories tonight is daunting. I'm worried that I haven't been eating enough for the past 4 months(though I was never really hungry or deprived) and now maybe I've stalled out since I've stopped losing weight. Should I continue to track both? And which should take priority? Advice?
*Has been a WW member for many years*
First of all, I'm very happy to hear about your progress! It's truly amazing
Getting in your 29 points is a definite "must", so it's good that you've been doing that. Gonna ask a couple questions... Are you getting in the Good Health Guidelines? Fruit/Veg? Oil? Water? Using Power Foods when you can?
Some of those Good Health Guidelines will help boost your points (especially the oil).
The Weekly Points... use them. They're your points. You can use them as you see fit. If you only get in a couple a day, fine. If you use them all, fine, too. You're going to have to experiment (as with any plan) to see how many you can use comfortably.
If you feel too stuffed to eat much more, but want to get in a few extra calories, don't forget that there are types of foods that are calorie dense. Nuts, dried fruit, oil, full fat dairy products, avocado, peanut butter and nut butters, whole grain bread. Healthy ways of eating a few more points, but without adding too much "weight" to the food.
As for tracking both: Go ahead if you'd like =) There's nothing in the rule book that says you shouldn't. And it's your plan, so you customize it how it best fits your life.
Weight Watchers has done extensive research on their plan. I trust it. It's like calorie counting to me. I know that some days my Points might calculate into slightly more calories, some days less, but it will even out and they certainly wouldn't have so many people join and lose on the program if it didn't work the way they laid it out.
That being said it's like any plan. We have to tweak it a bit to fit our lives.
So which should take priority? That's up to you. Either by mentally getting to your daily points total and then eating a few more calories, or moving past that guilt and eating a few weekly points. Don't let guilt accompany eating. It's just food.
And best of luck I hope you quickly find what works for you!