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 06-07-2010, 09:25 PM #1 almost halfway to goal!     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Edmonton, Alberta Posts: 46 S/C/G: 150/139/120 Height: 5'4" Not sure how to calculate this... So, Im in the midst of grilling some chicken to make a wonderful sandwich when I realize something. There's more than one way to calculate points. Looking in my ww book, it tells me that a grilled chicken sandwich is 7 pts, but if i break it down, (chicken 3, 2 slice bread 4, light mozza cheese 2, veggies 0),then it's 9 points, not even including if i were to put sauce on it. Im feeling a little lost here! Same thing happens to me when I go out to eat, and the calorie and fat count on what I eat is one thing, but I often eat salads w/o dressing or no condiments such as mayo on sandwiches. What would anyone suggest for that?
 06-07-2010, 11:15 PM #2 Senior Member     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Illinois Posts: 105 S/C/G: 254/239/~110 - 120 Height: 5'0" My 3FC Diet Blog I think you go with your 9 points. The book may not have the cheese on it. It is probably just a plain grilled chicken breast on bread, with lettuce and tomato. Now I don't have the book mind you, thats just what I would guess. __________________ Short Term Goal _______________________________________ Ultimate Goal One for every 5 pounds Lost!
 06-13-2010, 07:19 PM #3 Senior Member     Join Date: Aug 2008 Posts: 543 S/C/G: 325/298/250 Height: 5'4 I would go with the 9 pts - since you have measured and weighed everything out, vs a generic average of chicken sandwiches, your own calculations are more accurate. As for the eating out, I would go with the higher point value, unless all you are eating is sald with no sides. The point values for restaurants are there, but may also not always be accurate - you never know if you have a heavy handed chef who added a bit of extra oil, or didn't measure an ingredient just right. I always go higher on restaurant numbers so it doesn't come back to haunt me. __________________ GOAL - Lose 10 pounds 7 times! Two down, 5 to go!
 07-12-2010, 03:32 PM #4 Member     Join Date: Jul 2010 Posts: 34 S/C/G: 260/seeticker/200 Height: 5'8" I was told that you should only use the books if you don't have the nutritional content available. If you have the nutritional content, that supersedes the books.
07-14-2010, 03:57 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by wwmandy327 I was told that you should only use the books if you don't have the nutritional content available. If you have the nutritional content, that supersedes the books.
Exactly how I do it, so I'd go with your 9 point calculation.
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 07-18-2010, 01:49 AM #6 Senior Member   Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: Missouri Posts: 200 S/C/G: 196/181/145 Height: 5'3" I agree with what the last poster put. They might be using different brands that has different nutritional information

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