special chow main surely this is to low in points

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  1. tamla

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    ive heared that a special chow main from the chip shop is only 8 ur 9 pp surely this carnt be right for such a large portion,i was goin thru a weight watchers book and it showed a recipie for chicken chow main it was quite a small portion and it was 11 pp so how can this be right mmmmmconfused.com
     
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    Yeah there's been a couple of people saying that a special chow mein from the the chinese is 9pp which I simply find hard to believe. It's listed in the eat out guide as 9pp apparantly but I think this is half the portion you'd get in a takeout if I'm being honest. The noodles alone must be 9pp...
     
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    i no,i bought one for tea tonight and i couldent eat it all if i wanted to, its huge and to be honest it weighed really heavy on the plate so ill be very suprised if it was that low x
     
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    Last year when I was steadily losing I had a massive king prawn chow mein every week and still kept losing. Double checked with my leader at the time (was 5.5 pts on discovery) and she said yep it was right for a takeout portion. Just after eating another one so hope she's right lol!!
     
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    Yeah I was the same on the old plan. Always had one chow mein a week and lost.
     
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    I just had a chicken chow mein.... I was AMAZING! it's great to be able to have something from the Chinese which friends with feeling like you are depriving yourself!!
     
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    No its a full portion. Chinese food is great points wise and chow mein is the lowest in points so enjoy your WHOLE portion :)
     
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    I had a king prawn chow mein with portion of beansprouts last night with one glass of wine, felt wicked but wasn't lol! :)
     
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    I think my local must be pretty bad then because they fry stuff in quite a lot of oil - far more than I'd suggest on the plan. Which is why I generally avoid.

    I'm not saying it's wrong. All I'm saying is I've weighed the noodles in a special chow mein and they generally come out at 7-8pp alone. Maybe my local just does it differently then.
     
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    Chow Mein is my staple treat on ww with a portion of mixed veg. It's never affected my weightloss
     
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    It is yummy :) I pointed loads of the sauces/flavourings, the stir fry stuff like soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce etc, and they all come out at 0 points, the veg in a chow mein will all be 0 points unless your place does a weird potato-ey chow mein :S so it is just the meat and noodles that'd count towards the total. Scoff away!!! :D
     
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    I was sceptical with this too and still am having cooked noodles at home and putting them into a silver container.....I now added a few more points to be on the safe side :)
     
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    I think you must be getting mixed up with Discovery points( the old plan) and pro points.... Long tray of chicken chow mein is 7 1/2 points on Discovery, best to double check with your leader :)
     
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    oh no dont say that tracer ive had 2 this wk,but come to think of it i think you might be right as when i was on the discovery i pointed it the same eeeks
     
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    It will be few more in pro points I would imagine but then you get more pro points to allow for it so it should just balance out. But you'll need to know the proper pro points so you can keep track. I do discover and have at least one chow at the weekend....num num. If you like spicy try it Singapore style, it's lovely.
     
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    You'd think you'd be right, but according to the ww eat out guide (definitely Pro Points not discover!!) a special chow mein is indeed 9PP. There are so many discrepancies I hesitate to believe it, especially as you say it's not really an increase from discover when everything else has increased... just have to decide whether to trust WW or not I guess!!
     
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    I had a chicken chow mein yesterday so I hope it isn't too far off 9 points!! They need to point up some more values and be more specific with portion sizes otherwise we are always eating in fear lol
     
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    Its virtually impossible though with something as generic as chow mein since everywhere makes it differently.

    I just can't believe there's 9pp in a tray of chow mein from the Chinese. Don't get me wrong, I wish it were but can't see how the noodles, sauce and mixed meat can be only 9pp.
     
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    yeah i feel the same, but at least if they said a rough value for so many grams of it it would be easier to estimate the points. That way i'd weigh it out and have some idea hehe
     
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    A full long tray of chicken chow is definitely 7 1/2 on the old plan which I thought was amazing when I first started. But have eaten them every week and had successful losses from the start.
     
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