Friday, January 13, 2012

Tweaks to the ProPoints Plan

I was reading the February edition of the WW magazine from the UK last night and it had an interesting article in it regarding the tweaks to the ProPoints plan.

Ok, so firstly they have been researching for the last year and have discovered that it is nutritionally and healthy to drop to 26 daily ProPoints and 49 Weekly ProPoints. The first week back we were given a menu plan for the the week, kind of like the kickstart week on the old points plan. It's all laid out for you and pointed up. My leader reckons that this is a good way to kickstart the weight loss and is also a good way for people close to their goal weight or who have reached a plateau to drop the pounds.

Now, according to the magazine article I was reading (which I don't have to hand but will get a copy of), with the tweaks that have been made to the plan, it is possible to have a "count free day" in that if there is something going on, such as a wedding or a day out, it is possible not to count your points and just eat until you are satisfied. BUT you must only choose filling and healthy foods. If you choose foods that are not these i.e. Green shaded in the book, then you must point them and these are taken out of your weekly 49 ProPoints. They reckon it is a good idea to do this because it helps prepare you for maintenance.

According to the article, you can eat as much as you like, as long as you stop when you are satisfied and you can do this as many days as you like. Interesting no?

I am going to do the kickstart week next week, just to see how well it goes.

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