Hey guys Im starting on Thursday morning, was just wondering if I will be able to buy a points calculator from the class then or do I have to order online? If I can does anybody know how much they cost? Thanks x
Not sure how much they cost but youll usually find your class leader has some. Id definitely recommend one. Id also be interested if you get it, or if anyone else has one, does it have lists stored. Im back to using an ancient purple coloured one. I had a blue one from several years ago which had basic food items, and take away things already programmed in.
The new points calculators are just that, calculators. The old ones with the food lists on were databases and calculators, I'm not sure if they still do them anymore.
I have both, but to be honest I haven't used to database for well over a year...I prefer to use the calculator to work out the points in my food, just to be sure...I don't always trust the basic foods list.
I think the calculators are worth the money. I'm not a big fan of the databases because food is aways changing, therefore calories and sat fat in them are as well. I prefer to keep working it out myself - or using the most recent shopping guide.
The shopping guide is a lot cheaper to replace then a database calculator.
I'd definately recommend investing in a calculator.
Id definitely invest in a calculator. I keep mine in my bag all the time, its handy for instance I was at my parents for dinner so had my dad shout out the kcals and SF in the salmon fillet and the croquettes so I can work them out there and then.
Its great when you go shopping too, if youre not sure about something it takes the guesswork out of it.
Oh and I keep all my points noted in a wee A6 size notebook, I write down what Ive eaten, the points and how many Ive left for the day. I keep it in my bag too, so if Im out I can jot things down, might sound sad lol but I know from experience how good I am at forgetting things Ive eaten when Im out
I would definitely invest in a calculator, it's the best thing I even bought!
I got mine on Ebay last year (along with the up to date - at the time - shopping guide), there are usually loads on there, they're not very expensive and easily small enough to carry around in your handbag (which I also do).
If you do get one then I think you'll be really glad you did.