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Set Points


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Introducing the setPoints technique
Eating away from home means you can't always know the points values in the meal you are being served. Chances are you'll be served bigger portions than you'd serve yourself. Rather than worry about working out points values, or even worse, ignoring them, we've devised the Set Points technique especially for situations like these.

With the Set Points technique you can eat as much lean protein or starchy vegetables and grains until you feel satisfied for a set number of points value or Set Points.

Using the Set Points technique you need to observe a few simple rules and continue to track and stay within your personal daily points allowance as normal.

Set Points food categories

Lean Proteins = 4 points
  • Eggs
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Lean Poultry (skin removed)
  • Lean Red Meats

Grains & Starchy Veg = 5 points
  • Potatoes (cooked without fat)
  • Pasta
  • Peas & Sweetcorn
  • Brown Rice & Couscous

All foods that fall outside of Set Points must be counted as normal.

Points values are based on portion sizes but with certain foods we've established a Set Points value that doesn't change according to portion size. The Set Points value is usually higher than the points value for a standard portion, because in most cases, the higher Set Points value will accommodate restaurant size portions. You stop eating when you judge you are satisfied.

Set Points are only assigned to certain Filling Foods.

Set Points Rules

1) Assign the Set Points value to only one food within a category. For instance if you're eating a mixed grill with steak and gammon you'd need to count the Set Points value of lean proteins twice.

2) Use Set Points values one meal at a time. You can't extend them into other meals. If you were to have lean steak at lunchtime and lean fish at dinner (and you choose to use this technique at both meals) you'd have to count Set Point values both times.

3) Consciously assess your hunger signals as you eat. Eat what feels like a satisfying portion to you and avoid eating until you feel stuffed.

4) All foods that fall outside of a Set Points category must be counted as normal.
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