A Core Question...

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  1. Starlight

    Starlight Gold Member

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    Noooo not for me, its for my mum whos decided to do Core :)

    We're having a Chinese take away tomorrow night for my brothers birthday, what would you recommend for being best on Core?

    Also how many activity points can you work up/use on Core??
     
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  3. Karenlou

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    I'm not sure about activity points but thought it was 12 a week same as on points. Lydia's your expert on that one.

    Chinese-wise, I'd always go for a chow mein. I'd have a mushroom one but I'm veggie anyway. Chicken or prawns are core foods though and so are noodles so she'd probably only need to count a couple of points for the oil.
     
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    I second that Karen - Just pointing the ingredients that aren't core.
     
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    Technically if you are eating more than 2 non core ingredients in a meal then you are supposed to point the whole meal, but in reality very few people do that and the majority only point the non core items ie oil - which seems sensible to me. Hope you mum enjoyed the chinese.

    As for activity points WW changed the rules on this about a year ago and you can now eat as many of your activity points as you want (or as few).
     
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    Hi Lydia

    What about Beef in gravey, as both these are core, but its a ready made thing. How does that work?

    Thanks
     
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    I'm a vegetarian but if I have veggie gravy when I was on Core I always pointed it as its a processed food so I would point it at 1/2 point per 75g serving. Although if you make your own gravy from scratch then I can't see why that can't be Core and just point the thickening agents if you use any.
     
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    Oh, I only asked about that food, because both the gravey and the beef slices are core. But this is a pack from Tesco with both foods in, so wondered if its a bend of the core rules?
     
  10. Karenlou

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    The gravy may not be made from core ingredients though. Do you have the shopping guide? It may be in there.
     
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    Bet it has flour or cornflour in which isn't Core ingredients. I would look at the ingredients and point the non core items.
     
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    If all the ingredients in it are Core and WW are happy that's the case, it will be marked as Core in the shopping guide.
     
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