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Old 06-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
Less of a Better Me
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I do exactly what you do. That is, I count calories using MyFitnessPal and sync that to my Fitbit and I also count WW points. Basically - for me - the most important part of it is the calories and Fitbit. That is - my goal on Fitbit is to have a 750 calorie a day deficit between calories burned and those eaten which would be a loss of 1 1/2 pounds a week. Notes that I want to average a 750 calorie a day deficit. If it is a 500 calorie deficit one day and 1000 the next that is fine.

I have found that if I achieve that then if I also record my WW points I am within my WW points overall (on some days I use some weekly points). Basically if I do the above I usually end the week having used about 20 of my weekly points.

I do find it helps to record the WW points since the WW points due to weekly points are more focused on the overall week. So if it is 2 days into the week and I've used up say 25 of my weekly points then I know to eat more on the light end (daily points met of course) for the rest of the week.

Remember that fruit while zero points isn't zero calories. So, yes, I do consider fruit calories which looking at my Fitbit and my calories eaten. I mean, let's say I want to meet my 750 calorie deficit each day (on average). If am have that deficit and then eat 100 calories of fruit then I have a 650 calorie deficit so I need to get more activity or I will have to eat less the next day to make up for it.

I don't think there is really a big issue if you eat a lot of fruit one day and say are a point or two shy of your daily points on WW if that is an occasional thing. If you are constantly below your daily points on WW due to eating a lot of fruit, then you need to be thinking about what you are overall eating and whether you are eating too much fruit and aren't eating enough protein or enough fat. Look at the good health guidelines and be sure to meet those.
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