rejoined on monday and confused already!


S: 13st6lb G: 10st0lb
hello everyone, i hope i'm not going to sound annoying or like i'm complaining but i was wondering if anyone to clear up a few things for me..

basically, i used to go to weight watchers about 2 years ago so i was pretty sure of how the structure works. however, i went back on monday am have actually ended up more confused than before i went!

i hoped to be able to jump back onto my old routine of the core plan, with the 21 points allowence. but with my newbie leaflets it doesn't make it clear at all what the staple core foods are like my old stuff did. i'm a vegeterian, and quorn used to be-you could only have fillets, mince or pieces but i was reading through the kick start leaflet (which i also didn't understand at all! :( ) and they included the fajhita strips in a core meal. and i couldn't remember what carbs could be eaten either. and if milk and dairy comes out of the points allowence or if it's core?
ahh confusion!!

also, my leader said something about for the first week comibing the programs so i did points but ate core foods or something which kind of through me because i was hoping to literally pick up where i left off.
anyway, so i've found myself yesterday and today very confused with what i can and cannot eat so haven't really stuck to it at all! i'm hoping i could still fix things for the week and have a loss on monday, but i'm still so unclear on the programs.
i don't know wheather just to carry on the week doing points because it may be easier- however, i don't think i have a list of the points in things anymore either!

if anyone could point me in the right direction, or could tell me where i could find a clear list of core foods i would be soo greatful! Thanks alot for reading x
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I am sure someone will be along soon who may be able to help, but in the meantime I hope the following might prove to be useful x


With No Count you get an optional weekly points allowance of 21. These are for use on any foods that are not on this list.

For anyone wanting to follow Core instead of No Count, the changes that happened in January 2007 are listed at the bottom of this list.

Fruit: Canned fruit should be in natural juice, not syrup.
Apple, Apricots, Banana, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Cantaloupe Melon, Carambola (star fruit), Cherries, Clementines, Cranberries, Custard Apple, Damson, Elderberries, Fig (fresh), Fruit Cocktail, Galia Melon, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Grapes, Greengage, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi Fruit, Kumquats, Lemon, Lime, Loganberries, Lychees, Mandarin, Mango, Nashi Pear, Nectarine, Orange, Papaya (paw-paw), Passion Fruit, Peach, Pear, Physalis (cape pear), Pineapple, Plums, Pomegranate, Pomelia, Quince, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Satsumas, Sharon Fruit (persimmon), Strawberries, Tangerines, Watermelon.

Alfalfa seeds (sprouted), Artichokes Hearts, Asparagus Spears, Aubergine, Beansprouts, Beetroot (including pickled), Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chilli (fresh, green or red), Chinese Leaves, Corn on the Cob, Courgette, Cucumber, Fennel, French Beans, Garden Peas (Fresh or frozen), Garlic, Gherkins, Gourd, Green Beans, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Marrow, Mooli, Mushrooms, Mustard and Cress, Okra, Olives in Brine, Onions (including pickled), Parsnip, Peas, Pepper, Potato (not fried or processed), Pumpkin, Quorn, Radish, Rocket, Sauerkraut, Shallots, Spinach, Spring onions, Sugar Snap Peas, Swede, Sweet Potato, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Turnip, Vine Leaves, Water Chestnuts, Yam.

Aduki bean, Baked beans (in tomato sauce), Black beans, Black eyed beans, Borlotti beans, Broad beans, Butter beans, Cannellini beans, Chick peas, Flageolet beans, Haricot beans, Kidney beans, Lentils (red, green or brown), Lentils (sprouted), Mixed pulses, Mung beans, Pearl Barley, Pinto beans, Soya beans, Soya beans (sprouted), Tofu, Yellow split peas.

Breakfast cereals must be eaten with skimmed milk – not as dried cereal

Breakfast Cereal:
All-Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Porridge, Puffed Wheat, Rice Krispies, Shredded Wheat, Shreddies, Special K, Weetabix.
Buckwheat, Bulghar Wheat, Couscous, Crispbread*, Noodles, Pasta*, Polenta, Popcorn (air popped), Quinoa, Rice (any type), Rice Cakes, Rice Noodles, Semolina, Spaghetti (canned, in tomato sauce),
*Not filled

Meat, Fish, Poultry & Eggs:
Choose lean meet, trim any fat, and discard fat that results from cooking.
Bacon (lean back), Beef, Gammon, Ham, Lamb, Pork, Rabbit, Venison.
Canned fish should be in water, brine or tomato sauce – not in oil.
Bream, Caviar, Clams, Cockles, Cod, Cod Roe, Coley, Crabsticks, Eel, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Herring Roe, Hoki, Jellied Eels, John Dory, Lobster, Mackerel, Marlin, Monkfish, Mussels, Oysters, Pilchards, Pike, Plaice, Prawns, Red Mullet, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardines, Scallops, Sea Bass, Shark, Shrimps, Skate, Sole, Sprats, Squid, Swordfish, Trout, Tuna, Turbot, Whelk, Whiting, Winkles.
Choose lean poultry, remove the skin and discard fat that results from cooking.
Chicken, Duck, Turkey.
We suggest that you limit eggs to a maximum of 8 per week.
Eggs, any type.

Cottage cheese (any type), Fromage Frais (low fat), Low fat soft cheese, Quark, Skimmed milk, Soya milk, Soya yoghurt, Yoghurt (low fat or very low fat, any flavour).

Coffee, Diet drinks (any under 1 cal per 100mls), Fruit Squash (low sugar), Soda Water, Tea, Tomato juice, Water.

Containing only No Count ingredients.
Canned, Dried, Homemade with any ingredients on this list, Restaurant.

Condiments, Sauces & Dressings:
Apple sauce, Artificial sweetener, Baking Powder, Beef extract, Bicarbonate of soda, Capers, Cream of Tartar, Curry powder, Fat or oil free salad dressing, Gelatine, Gravy granules, Herbs fresh or dried, Lemon juice, Lime juice, Marmite, Mint sauce, Mustard, Passata, Pepper, Salsa, Salt, Soy Sauce, Spices fresh or dried, Stock cubes any type, Sugar free jelly, Tabasco pepper sauce, Teriyaki sauce, Thai fish sauce, Tomato puree, Vanilla essence, Vinegar, Wasabi paste, Worcestershire sauce.

Weight Watchers Fruities

Core Changes

2 tsp healthy oil daily
Avocado added to the fruit list

White Rice (brown rice only)
Rice Cakes including Snack-a-jacks
Ryvita with seeds - original, rye and multigrain only



S: 13st6lb G: 10st0lb
thankyou so much, can see i've gone quite wrong already! ahh this may not be as easy as i once thought! :( x