Hungry already :(

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  1. Bobbina

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    Hiya everyone,

    I decided because my weight is coming off so slow that I'd start the weight watchers diet today with no books or anything, just relying on internet articles etc.

    So I worked out that I should be 30 points according to my weight. I've eaten today some porridge, a tin of tomato soup with Ryvita and a couple of those WW chocolate and raspberry biscuits. This all totals up to 15 points apparantly using an online calculator I found.

    Anyway, I'm starving already! For tea I'm going to have sausage, a few potatoes and some beans and it says this adds up to 13 points! Beans are like 5, BEANS! :confused: I know it adds up in points but surely it's not enough calories to keep going? Eek.

    I hope I don't have to dip into my 49 points too soon lol.
     
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    I have found with ww that if you try and limit your carb intake and up your proteins you will not only use less points (meaning effectively you can eat more) but also feel fuller for longer. For example, porridge is a great breakfast but will fill you up even more if you have some fruit with it. Tinned soups can be high in points for small portions, so maybe try making some of your own 0pp soups? You will find recipes on here if you search... Fill up on fruit and veg as much as possible - these are "free" (except for potatos parsnips and peas). Have a look through the boards - there are threads for snack ideas, dinners and lunches all with helpful tips on how to make your points stretch further.

    I can honestly say in the 10 weeks I've been doing weight watchers I haven't been hungry once. I've really cut down on the carbs as I find that although they fill you up to begin with, they dont leave you full for long. Protein is definately the way forward for filling you up!
     
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    Also, 15pp seems a lot for what you've eaten - which soup did you have and what portion size for porridge?? I'll see if I can work it out for you just to double check you are pointing properly xx
     
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    I agree, 30g of oats made with water is only 3pp, and I add fruit to it and a little sweetener. I normally have 2 slices of nimble after with sliced tomatoes and a laughing cow light triangle for a further 3pp.

    I agree about protein - I find an omelette really filling. I use one whole egg plus 2 whites which is 3pp for medium sized eggs. I add mushrooms and onion, and a sliced babybel light mini - only 1pp. Sp thats 4pp for a very filling brekkie.

    I also make my own soups as these are free, and have plenty of salads with tuna etc on. Rice cakes are great for dipping into soup!

    I have only been doing pro points a week tomo, and am gradually growing to love it! I admit I have been hungry but only because I haven't planned ahead enough due to a busy week.

    I did discover for 2 years and lost a total of 9 stone 4lbs (1.5 stone has gradually went back on over the last 18 months) and I can honestly say hand on heart I was never ever hungry, so it can be done hon!
     
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    I would also check that the calculator you have found is accurate. I am also doing it from home using the internet etc. I am doing the discovery plan and the calculator I found on the internet was asking me to input fibre - someone on here mentioned that you don't enter fibre for Discovery - just Cals & Sat fat. I then searched on here and found the correct calculator. The previous one I was using was giving me a higher reading in points!! Check carefully and make sure the internet resources you are using are reliable.
     
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    Thanks guys for the advice,

    I had some instant oats porridge with 180ml skimmed milk as it stated. Porridge is 3.69 pro, 19.2 carb, 2.7 fibre and 1.86 fat. The milk is 6.12 pro, 9 carb, 0.18 fat and 0 fibre. The soup was cream of tomato soup an ASDA brand: 4.8 pro, 25.2 carb, 13.6 fat and 0 fibre.

    I love bananas, apples and grapes to snack on are they free on the plan? I feel really stuffed after my tea bleugh. I really need to cut down on carbs and then I can eat more and feel less bloated! I will check out the recipes more, I've seen a few tasty ones especially for cookies and cakes lol.

    Ooooh I love rice cakes too, I've been eating snack a jacks a lot before I started this diet, I guess these are low in points too?

    Again thanks for all your advice!
     
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    A quick way to check the points value is to divide the calories by 40 and it will give you pro points value give or take 1 pp .
     
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    OK, so depending on what sized portion of the oats you had depends on the points. 30g of oats is 3pp. 180 ml of skim milk is 2pp.

    Not sure of the values you've given as need to know the nvs for 100g and then what the portion size is, but ASDA cream of tomato soup is 7pp. Ryvita = 1pp. WW choc biscuits = 2pp.

    All fruit is 0pp.

    xx
     
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    Thanks Tonic, that's the figures I got from the online calculator :) so must be doing it right, yay.

    Even bananas are 0! Might just have like 10 bananas for breakfast or something haha.
     
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    LOL - very tempting to eat a lot of bananas to fill up but please be careful as they are very high in potassium! xx
     
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    Lol, I know I won't but it's good to know I can have an apple or a banana when I'm peckish! :D
     
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    Hi It takes time to get your head around the pointing etc, why not start a food diary? it will help you to track and others can help you point etc.. also take a look at others diaries for inspriation.

    xxx
     
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    I found when I first started WW I felt hungry for the first week or so.... it was just from such a radical change! Your body soon adapts, you get full easier and you find smarter ways to be full too :)

    The one piece of advice I would give you on what you ate is to stay away from "cream of" soups, they are always radically higher in fat.
    Also, try the WW beans, 4pp for the small tin and you only need about half that with your dinner.

    Best of luck! :D
     
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    Thanks BM, I was really hungry for the first week or two when I first started calorie counting and lost a bit of weight so I guess you're right my body needs to adjust! I'm doing a bit better today not feeling as hungry, still hungry though haha. I've only had 12 points though so far, nice big tea soon mmm. Awwww but cream of soup is tasty than non cream pfffff, I'll stick to veg in future then it does fill me more anyway :D I'd buy WW stuff but it's a pain to find, ASDA have some stuff but I looked on the website and there's some tasty looking stuff on there but ASDA don't have any of it grrr!

    Lou, yeah I kinda do a diary I'm always perusing the site for recipes but I'm no cook :D
     
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    Honestly, you dont need to be a good cook to make it work for you - and you dont havve to rely on the ww products either - for example, schwartz casserole mixes are great - 4pp for a whole sachet of the sausage casserole mix or the chilli mix (so if you are dividing it between 2 of you only 2pp). And if you want tinned soups etc, then either the ww ones or the asda or tesco healthy options soups are a lot better for you... 9 times out of 10, the supermarket own brand (but healthy choice, i.e. be good to yourself range etc) are the same in points as the ww stuff...
     
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    Thanks Tonic, I have noticed when I bought good for you salad cream earlier that it seems just as good! I'm gonna go to ASDA later so I might have a look for those casserole mixes they sound interesting :) xx
     
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    hi well done for starting ww i have also rejoined and am lovin it even thought i have been only a it a day lol just wanted to say a tin of beans are 8pp ,
     
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    Hiya, glad you're enjoying it :) I've nearly finished my second day woo. I only had a half a tin, still can't believe how high they are lol.
     
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