My sister-in-law and her friends all noticed they lost more when they ate ALL their flex points.
35 is right...it seems like a lot but really it's 5 a day, not too crazy. I always saved them and rarely ate them. However, I also pushed all my points to the limit...I would figure the maximum amount of anything I should have without an additional point...like if 2tbsp was 1 pt but 4 was 2pts, I would check what 3 was and if it was still 1pt, I would always have 3. I justified it by telling myself I wouldn't use my flex.
Once in awhile, maybe once a month, I would end up using my flex for that week.
I was seven the first time someone told me I was fat and I let myself put on weight for almost two more decades. I am determined to make this work.