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    A slightly unusual problem

    I am planning my menu for my first Pro Points and I am struggling but I am struggling to plan enough points...
    I am meant to have 29 PP a day but I've only managed to plan 15 on the highest (excluding 1 day where I eat out I expect to use all my weekly there too)

    I am a big under eater but also some foods i cant help but binge so cutting biscuits and chocolate (other then ww choc mint bars as I don't crave a second with those)

    I know I need to get my PP up or I will struggle to loose when my weight drops

    I drink Unsweetened almond milk which is 1pp for 390ml
    I have gluten free oats with yogurt with mixed fruit 4pp or a slice of gluten free toast with marmalade 4pp

    Then zero point soup for lunch, im not a big lunch person so soup is easy to eat

    Dinners I've got Chicken with carrot and swede mash with mix veg 4pp, Smoked haddock Chowder - 6pp, cottage pie (with swede and carrot mash) -4, Sausage and home made chips - 8, Curry with cauliflower rice, 6pp, smoked haddock on bed of spinich and kale with mixed veg - 4pp

    Snacks are fruit and in the evening im having a ww mint bar

    I could maybe add in an extra pp by putting lurpak lightest on the toast
    Could add in a piece of bread and butter with my lunch adds another 4

    but it still is nowhere near 29

    I don't want to eat for the sake of eating so i dont know what else to do

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    When I first started I often found I was under my PP or otherwise sorely tempted to go right over and it took a while for the rhythms to settle in. If not another piece of bread with your soup maybe a crispbread/toast with avocado or cream cheese (to be a bit different). First make sure you track everything 100%, your calculations seem reasonable to me but double check, I once thought I'd had roughly 20 using the online guidelines but putting in the actually recipes/NV came out to nearly 30 and this wasn't junk food.

    Maybe add a teaspoon or two of olive oil to veg heavy meals or the soup because that does help with the digestion of veg or avocado or a handful of healthy nuts or cheese will do the same thing. Adding a couple more portions of fruit won't officially up the PP but it does add a healthier dose of potentially calorie dense food to the equation. Or use the full fat versions of a handful of products. I do that with yoghurt as the low fat yoghurt I used to eat has crazy amounts of sugar and additives and if you're struggling to make your points its a good way of making up the points rather than eating for the sake of it and easier to swap back to low fat if necessary.

    Does your breakfast and evening meal (and snacks) definitely keep you full or could you have slightly bigger portion size and increase PP by a couple each time?

    If you look at your menus for the week is there any food group that is obviously lacking? PP don't separately track macros or "Healthy Extras" so it can be less easy to consider them than on other plans/tracking but think if there are some days you want to include extra protein or fibre etc.

    It's not officially recommended but I've saved a few points from other days here and there to go over by 49 at the weekends. IF you think it likely that might be the case then don't stress to much. Try not to stress at all, don't force yourself to eat anything you don't want to.

    Have you considered doing F&H and tracking weeklies for a while if you don't have a big appetite? At least a few days a week, leaving a couple of days for strict pointing so you can have weeklies + dailies available for going out.
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    Could you add in a portion of wholewheat rice or pasta or couscous to your main meal? Or a baked potato maybe. I find a lot of my pro points are used with a portion of carbohydrate and you can increase or decrease it dependant on your remaining daily points.

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