If you're not familiar with the Weight Watchers program, it's basically this:
- eat sensibly
- be a little more active
- be patient
In order to achieve the first goal of eating sensibly, you have to keep a diary of your food. Rather than total up calories and fat grams and other dietary information, they just boil it down to "points." The points formula is easy:
Okay, maybe not that easy, but once you use their tools (or create one of your own) it's pretty easy.
As you probably already know, when Lydia puts her mind to something, she does it 110%. As a result, our house is a low-point zone. Almost everything that we have laying around to eat is extremely low in "points." At the end of the day yesterday, despite trying desperately to add points to my dinner, I was left with six points. If you dip below your recommended points per day, you aren't getting the caloric content you need to sustain your metabolism (translation: it's not healthy.)
Six points just happens to be the number of points that is in a cup-and-a-half of ice cream with a tablespoon-and-a-half of chocolate syrup on it. I'm not talking about ice milk or vanilla sorbet... the real stuff. It was incredible, and it was "on my diet." And, the best part about it, at my last weigh-in, I was down 4.2 lbs. At this rate, I'll be at 0 by the end of the year!!
Aha, WW. Good diet, if you stick to it. Judging by the heft of my backend, I don't stick to it.
Anyway, the points formula is:
[(Calories/50)+(Fat Grams/12)]-[Fibre Grams/5, capped at 2]
I have designed many an intensive spreadsheet with this formula.
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