Help! How many points to MAINTAIN?!

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  1. Beejoux87

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    hey guys, hope your diets are all going well.

    ive been doing WW a while now, didnt go to meetings just had help off a friend but did buy a calculator and WW foods so dont feel too bad about asking, but, how many points do you aim for when your just maintaining your weight?

    I started off as 10.7 stone and im nearing my 9st target weight. I have been doing 15pts a day with one ''treat day''. any help please? thanks.xx
     
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    My understanding is that you're supposed to add 2 points, weigh in and if you lose weight add another point and if you gain drop a point and carry on like that until your weight stays pretty much the same.
     
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    Hi there

    you should ALWAYS have a minimum of 16 points a day.

    To maintain you add 6 points on to your normal allowance
     
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    thanks for the replies! :)

    i did google it while waiting and found the 6 pts answer...but the other idea also seems sensible. i didnt realise it was 16 pt minimum, I was told differently, but it doesnt seem to have done any harm, i often slightly go over anyway as I had heard if you dont eat all your points your body can store fat more readily.

    thanks again guys.x
     
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    Hi what have your losses been like between 15- 16 points then ?
     
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    yes its another 6pts to maintain, i got to goal with ww a few years ago & was told this, try 24pts to maintain & see how you go, the more pts you have to maintain the easier it will be to stay at your goal x
     
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    I thought it was 14 points!! So if I am on 18 points a day, does this mean I can only save 2 points a day. Or do you mean an average of 16 points a day?
     
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    It means you should save no more than 2 points a day

    you shouldn't go below 16 on any day
     
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    um in not 100 percent sure...didnt have a set time to do it in, roughly i think this is what i lost:

    did it for a few weeks and went down from 10.7 to 9.10...had one dodgy week and went back up to 9.13....dropped down to 9.7 over a few weeks...then got ill so went back up to 9.10...now iv been doing it for a few weeks and down to 9.5. so id say u lose quite a bit quite quick. iv found these last few weeks really easy. its just getting used to it. iv actually struggled to finish my points which is why when i was ill i gained weight even when i stuck to diet, my body must have absorbed the fat since i wasnt eating enough.x
     
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    You are getting on really well, well done you. are you doing any exercise too? ! x
     
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    haha me and exercise dont mix!

    i do work in a shop though so pretty much on my feet all day.x
     
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    ahhh, well in the new weight watchers stuff i have it says that people should aim for no less than 16 a day, but, for a healthy diet you should not go below 14 on days you're saving points from.... so it's a little confusing! lol
     
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