A friend of mine recommended I join Weight Watchers, though I am currently in Spain so it's not so easy as there isn't an English speaking group near where I am.
I did WW several years ago and have some cook books, as well as a wheel thing to calculate points but my friend told me it's all changed now and Pro Points is the new system. I therefore have 2 questions as I'm doing it on my own:
My friend has bought me the books I need including Eating Out guide etc. which I can try and apply to the places I am able to eat out here and the supermarkets here as they're different to the UK. I know I could join the Spanish website but I don't normally eat Spanish food and my Spanish isn't that great so would prefer to use the books I'm about to receive from her.
I remember it being quite easy to calculate points for foods I ate and meals I made, though I'm not sure with the new system. Can someone recommend an easy way to work out meals etc. or do I have to calculate meals based on all the ingredients? I've also noticed that fibre is used to calculate the points, how do I work out the points value if fibre isn't listed (ie. on my Activia 0% yogurt)?
Lastly is there a formula/way I can work out the points a meal has using the old system (ie. from one of my old WW books) and convert it to the new points system?
Based on my weight 145lbs, height 5 foot 4 and age 39 I seem to have 23 points as a total Pro Points to start with but I read somewhere that you should start with 29 as a minimum although this seems a little much to me as I've often found I put on weight eating the same amount others are given to eat when trying to lose weight as I already normally only eat around 1000-1200 calories per day and have gradually been putting on weight (have had thyroid checked and all ok).