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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby lizvic22 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:42 pm

does anyone have weight watchers books or know where i can buy?

or what points i should be on
175cm and im 22 and im currently 92??
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby electrongirl » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:06 pm

lizvic22 wrote:does anyone have weight watchers books or know where i can buy?

or what points i should be on
175cm and im 22 and im currently 92??


I've got a bunch of WW books if you want them. Or you can get stuff from their website http://www.weightwatchers.com.au

here is the quiz to work out your points:

1. censored:
Female: 7
Male: 14
Female Breastfeeding - 14

2. Age:
18-20: 5
21-35: 4
36-50: 3
51-65: 2
65+: 1

3. Weight
2 digit weights: use the first 1 digit of your weight (eg: 84 = 8, 75 = 7)
3 digit weight: use the first 2 digits of your weight (eg: 112 = 11, 137 = 13)

4. Height:
Under 160cm: 1
Over 160cm: 2

5. Activity at work:
Sitting most of the time: 0
Sometimes sitting, mostly standing: 2
Sometimes standing, mostly walking: 4
Physically hard work most of the time: 6


FEMALES:
If your total is less than 18, round up to 18
If your total is more than 33 round down to 33 (40 for breasfeeding mums)
MALES:
If your total is less than 20, round up to 20
If your total is more than 40 round down to 40
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby Pandora » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:47 pm

i'm curious about WW, my mum is a gold/lifetime member (forget the term) but doesn't practice anymore.

i follow a vegan diet and eat mainly unpackaged foods (largely out of necessity!) apart from occasional sub foods, can you work out points for meal made from scratch on the program? or is it mainly a list with typical products/meals and their average assumed points?

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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby electrongirl » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:59 pm

the points guide I have has over 15 000 foods listed!!

Also the online recipe builder on their website allows you to build recipes and it gives the points.
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby Pandora » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:31 am

wow, 15,000! thanks EG, is that points formula for weightloss or maintenance?

and do they have different formulas depending on how much you want to lose per week or just the one? what is the expected loss per week?

a few q's :D pandora
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby Kimmie » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:47 am

I follow the WW points, because I find it easier than counting cals, and also because it takes fat into consideration. I still largely avoid junk, even when it's within my points. I think the thing I like the most about the points system is that the majority of vegetables are point free. I don't think people should resrict their veggie intake -- particularly greens! The service they do to your body is just too good to replace the cals from them with other inferior foods.

I agree with electrongirl about there being better alternatives to the WW foods on offer. I think the mayo is an example -- just compare the cals/100g and fat/100g. I think even the coles brand low fat mayo is lower cals and fat than the WW mayo, and it's about half the price. I think cheese is a similar story. The WW biscuits are about the same as the paradise lites, the latter being cheaper. I can't think of any other examples off the top of my head! :P

The formula, which you can use in a spreadsheet (yes, I know it off the top of my head, I'm tragic :P):

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points = (cal / 50) + (fat / 12) - (min(4, fibre) / 5)
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:54 am

WW is definitely vegan friendly, Pandora. And it's not hard to figure out the points of meals made from scratch. Even better is the No Count plan, which seems tailor made to vegans because most veggies are unrestricted at mealtimes (as long as you remember your portion sizes and listen to your hunger signals).

I did WW a couple of years ago and found it fit in with my vegan diet perfectly. If I could afford the meetings I'd still be doing it!
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby electrongirl » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:40 pm

Pandora wrote:wow, 15,000! thanks EG, is that points formula for weightloss or maintenance?

and do they have different formulas depending on how much you want to lose per week or just the one? what is the expected loss per week?

a few q's :D pandora


thats the points formula for weightloss. they only have the one for weightloss. People are all very different and lose weight differently so there is no expected weightloss. WW do say the best is slow and steady of 0.5kg - 1kg a week. Most people have a bigger loss in their first week because they make a drastic change to their diet etc. Then it slows down from their.

I have been doing it for a looong time and when I follow the plan 100% I tend to lose around 1kg in a week.
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby Moomoo » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:00 pm

The first part of your points calculation is not right

1. censored:
Female: 7
Male: 14
Female Breastfeeding - 14
The rest is all good though..

IT IS ACTUALLY:
Are you Male or Female?
Male =9
Female =7 7

I had to check mine yesterday.
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby shelbel » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:41 pm

Oooh i have a question!! How many points for maintence?? Does it depend on height and that? When i got my at home pack it didnt say anything about it!!
Highest Weight - 93kgs
Current Weight - 68.3kgs
Goal Weight - 65kgs

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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby Kimmie » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:47 pm

shelbel wrote:Oooh i have a question!! How many points for maintence?? Does it depend on height and that? When i got my at home pack it didnt say anything about it!!


I *think* it's +2 points... But this is delving into deep dark memories that may have been voided in the last... 7 years or whatever it's been.
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby shelbel » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:03 pm

Oh man, 2 pts wont even cover me going from skim to full cream milk!! I dream of the day, i drool for the day i can have full cream milk on my weekbix LOL
Highest Weight - 93kgs
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby Kimmie » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:15 pm

lol! I know what you mean! Full cream milk tastes like CREAM after drinking skim for so long. I usually find just low fat milk (like Light White) makes a big difference. It's not quite so watery as skim, which is great for almost everything except cereal. :lol:
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby electrongirl » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:43 pm

Moomoo wrote:The first part of your points calculation is not right

1. censored:
Female: 7
Male: 14
Female Breastfeeding - 14
The rest is all good though..

IT IS ACTUALLY:
Are you Male or Female?
Male =9
Female =7 7

I had to check mine yesterday.


must have been an error on the original poster - I nicked it off the WW forums!! hahaha
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Re: Who's doing weight watchers

Postby electrongirl » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:44 pm

ohhh man! I love full cream milk! Sometimes I have to use it if I have run out of skim (hubby doesn't like skim) and its true its like cream!!
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