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Points for anything? Anything at all?

Hi everyone,

Forgive my non-WW knowledge (I have moved over from the dark side today - Slimming world as wasn't doing a damn thing for me)!

Ok, I have worked out how many points I can have and I heard thr' ladies at work you can use your points on WHATEVER you want? Is this true?

I was under the impression this was a super strict diet (if honest the reason I haven't even thought about WW before now) and that all points were to be used on things like fruit, lean meats etc. Choc, crisps are forbidden? I am very confused right now!!!

So I am out on Friday night for a chinese and was going to decline due to being on a diet - can I still go then? PLEASE SAY YES!! If the answer is yes - does anyone have any ideas on what I could eat and points value for this?

Thanks so much everyone for your help with this.

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hi inkin29

im happy to tell you, that you can use your dailey points allowance on absolutley anything. As long as you what you want, lets you be within your points for the day, go ahead and have it!

Thats the beauty with WW nothing is forbidden at all. Fruits, lean meats etc have lower points (so basically you'll get more food for your points), but thats the only thing..

As for the chiense, you can get some really good chinese dishes for low points, so don't decline, go ahead, enjoy yourself!! :)
Yes ...Anything! At first you will prob be including all your favourite treats and thats quite normal to start with but soon you will changes to get the best out of points like swopping from butter to flora light, from white thick bread to half point brown and so on but its worth doing and you will the advice and support so helpful. Plan as much in advance so you wont go off track and dont mentally refer to sw as that just messes with your head. Its a new method to a fab new you and we will help.
Good luck hun ...Maria x
Info on chinese from another post:

Plain Boiled Rice 6.5
Egg Fried Rice 10
Mushroom Rice 4.5
Shrimp Fried Rice 9.5
Special Fried Rice 10
Chicken Fried Rice 9.5
Vegetable Fried Rice 9.5
Rice Noodle ‘Singapore Style’ 5.5

Black Bean Soup 3.5
Hot and Sour Soup 2.5
Chicken Noodle Soup 3
Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup 2.5
Szechuan Soup 4
Seaweed (deep fried) 7.5
Chicken Tikka per piece 1
Chicken Seekh Kebab 4.5
Sweet & Sour Sauce 3
Carton Curry Sauce 2
Prawn Won Ton each 1.5
Spring Rolls each 5
Beef Spring Roll 5
Vegetable Spring Roll 5
Chicken Spring Roll 5
Mini Vegetable Spring Roll 0.5
Aromatic Crspy Duck with Pancakes (per filled Pancake) 7.5
Duck with Chinese Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoots 9
Duck with Pineapple 11
Bamboo Prawns 4.5
BBQ Spare Ribs 10
BBQ Prawns 10
BBQ Pork 8.5
Beef Curry 9.5
Beef Chop Suey 6
Beef Chow Mein 8.5
Beef Noodles 3.5
Beef Satay 6
Beef in Black Bean Sauce 8
Beef with Cashews 8.5
Beef with Celery 6
Beef with Noodles 10.5
Beef with Peppers 5.5
Beef in Oyster Sauce 8
Beef Szechuan 12
Braised Duck 13.5
Braised Prawns with Vegetables 3
Butterfly Prawns 7.5
Char Sui Pork 4
Char Sui Noodles 5
Chicken Curry 9
Chicken Noodles 3.5
Chinese Mixed Pickles 1.5
Chicken with Cashew Nuts 6.5
Chicken Chop Suey 6
Chicken Chow Mein 7.5
Chicken Foo Yung 7.5
Chicken Satay 5.5
Chicken Stick 2.5
Chicken Szechuan 4
Chicken with Asparagus 6
Chicken with Almonds 5.5
Chicken Foo Yung 7.5
Chicken in Blackbean Sauce 8
Chicken with Cashew Nuts and Yellow Bean Sauce 6.5
Chicken with Green Pepper and Black Bean Sauce 5
Chicken in Oyster Sauce 8
Chicken and Cashew Nuts 6.5
Chicken with Lychees 5.5
Chicken with Pineapple 3
Chicken with Mushroom 3
Chicken with Water Chestnut 5
Chinese Vegetables 1
Chilli and Salt Ribs 10
Chow Mein, plain 4
Combination Chop Suey 4.5
Crab in Ginger Sauce 2.5
Crispy Chilli Beef 12
Crispy Fish in Chilli Sauce 6.5
Curried Beef 8
Dim Sim 1
Gow Gee 2.5
Ham & Chicken Roll 5
Ham Ball 0.5
Honey Prawns 9.5
Hors D’oeuvre Roll 2
Pork & Lettuce Roll 2
Sesame Toast Fingers (each) 0.5
Fillet Steak Chinese Style 5
Garlic Pork Rashers 18
Ginger Beef 5.5
Ginger Shallot Chicken 11
Hoi Sin Chicken 12
Honey Chilli Chicken 11.5
Honeyed Chicken and Pineapple 12.5
Kung Po Chicken 7.5
King Prawns with Mushrooms 3
King Prawn Chow Mein 5.5
King Prawns with Ginger and Vegetables 7.5
King Prawn Chop Suey 3
King Prawn Chow Mein 5.5
King Prawn Omelette 7
King Prawns on Toast 2.5
King Prawn Sate 2.5
Lamb with Lemon and Spring Onions 7.5
Lemon and Ginger Chicken 5.5
Lemon chicken 7.5
Mixed Chinese Vegetables in Oyster Sauce 4.5
Mixed Vegetable Chow Mein 4.5
Mushroom Noodles in Oyster Sauce 6.5
Mushroom Chow Mein 4.5
Mushroom Foo Yung 4.5
Noodle Baskets 7
Noodles and Beansprouts 4.5
Plain Chow Mein 4
Prawn Curry 8
Prawn Crackers (the bag full) 5
Prawns with Ginger & Vegetables 7.5
Prawn Chop Suey 3
Prawn Sate 2.5
Prawn Spring rolls 5
Prawn Egg Fu Young 6.5
Pork Chop Suey 6
Pork Chow Mein 8.5
Pork Ribs with Chilli Plum Sauce 13
Pork & chicken with black bean sauce 6
Rice Noodles Singapore Style 5.5
Roast Pork Cantonese Style 4.5
Scallop and Vegetable Combination 4.5
Sesame Chicken Salad 3
Sesame Lemon Chicken 6
Sizzling Steak 7
Sherried Beef with Spinach 6.5
Shredded Chicken with Mushroom 5
Shrimp Foo Yung 6.5
Singapore Chow Mein 7.5
Singapore Noodles 5.5
Special Chop Suey 6
Special Chow Mein 7.5
Special Vermicelli 5.5
Spiced Chicken 15.5
Spiced Pork 18.5
Spicey King Prawns 4
Special Chow Mein 7.5
Squid with Broccoli 5.5
Steamed Pork Bun 3.5
Stir Fried Beef with Spring Onions 5
Stir Fried Vegetable 3.5
Stir Fried Beansprouts with Garlic and Spring Onion 2.5
Stuffed Chicken Wing 1
Sweet and Sour Chicken 8
Sweet and Sour Beancurd 3.5
Sweet and Sour Chicken (balls or Cantonese Style) 10
Sweet and Sour King Prawn Balls 9
Sweet and Sour Pork Balls 10
Sweet and Sour Pork Chop 11
Szechuan Prawns with Vegetables 5
Vegetable Curry 7
Banana Fritters 7.5
Chinese Custard Tart 2
Chocolate Ginger Lychee 1
Honey Walnuts 8.5
Hot Ice Cream Balls 15.5
Melon with Champagne 2.5
Strawberry Sorbet 1.5
Toffee Apple 7.5
Toffee Banana 10
Watermelon in Ginger Wine 1.5
Ice Cream 6
Fortune Cookies 2
Fried wonton 1
Lychees (6) 1.5



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Forget SW, didn't work for me either - extra easy my eye!!!

You may find when you start its a bit tedious weighing your rice and pasta and such and you'll think good god theres not enough there to feed a hamster (after SW a normal sized portion looks miniscule!) BUT over time you will find your choices changing so you get more bang for your buck, or food for your point I should say!

And yes go have your chinese!!! I always have a mushroom chow mein at 4.5 pts.

Thanks for the list, gonna print that out. I have the eatingout guide but there is more choice on your list. Thanks again
i agree with you pinkyfluff - SW was so not easy for me! and my potions were huge and id eat free food for the sake of it - defeating the object of trying to lose weight really :)
Thank you so much everyone for your lovely tips and replies.

I am set and revving to go now!

Here's to a fit and fabulous 2010.

Take care everyone.


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