When I read somewhere on here, that eating your 29pp is like eating 16 (or something) on the old system I was skeptical
I am eating pretty much the same amount of food as before (sometimes a little more) and used to be on 19/20 points so wondering how someone could have worked out that people on 29pp per day are eating the equivalent to what someone on a fast start used to eat, or less...
as our friend before me told you, it depends on what you eat. The example menu I've put on the introductory post here showed a menu that was 14.5 points with the discover plan. FOURTEEN, not 16 or 18. And it came out as 29 with the new plan. If you ate more carbs and less proteins, the value of what you had is higher in the new plan. There are things that are even more than double the amount of points of the old plan. I made the example of the plantain, which was 1.5 points for the discover plan and is 6 propoints with the propoints plan.
You shouldn't compare the two plans. I really don't understand why people *STILL* complain about things. One week has gone, a lot of people have lost weight, even more weight than what they used to lose with the old plan. Some have stayed the same, but that COULD have happened even in the old plan. How many times did I force myself starving on 14 points per day (to recover from a dinner out at the beginning of the week) and I stayed the same with the old plan, or even put on weight? LOADS.
So can we please stop crying our eyes out for silly reasons, realise that we have to move on, that Weight Watchers has done a lot of research on the new plan and if they have discovered different ways to make us lose weight, if they have discovered that it's useless to starve yourself and it's better to have some fruit to fill yourself up, then we should just be grateful that they have updated the plan, follow it, trust them to make choices that are going to make us lose weight and be healthier and keep on going.
I'm very grateful to Weight Watchers. I have dieted my whole life, with the help of dietologists, endocrynologists, nutritionists and so on. Weight Watchers has been the first diet that has allowed me to get to goal, and in fact, to also get PAST goal, get to the lower end of my BMI scale with weights I hadn't seen since I was 10 or 11 years of age! If Weight Watchers makes changes that can help me feel fuller for longer, not feel ravenous at the end of the day but still lose weight and then maintain my weight loss by eating like a normal person... then it's very welcome to do it.