I still have a lot of congestion from the flu and am totally drained because of it. It makes me not want to do anything.
I was looking at blogs and websites and came across this post:
The Number One Reason You're Not Losing Weight on WW Freestyle
It was a VERY good read and of course, her first piece of advice is the advice I always give:
Zero Point Foods DO NOT Equal Zero Calories
You would think that would be obvious, but you'd be surprised the people that just don't get it...AND WW really doesn't address this.
Along with that advice, she mentioned that people are learning how to take those zero point foods and make high calorie foods that are low in points. Is that even possible? Yes it is! Her example is this cheesecake recipe:
The main ingredients in this cheesecake is Eggs & Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt - two things that are zero points on Freestyle. This recipe serves 4 at 1 pt per serving....really need the treat? You can eat the ENTIRE thing for 4 pts! Wow! And yep, it's a favorite recipe out there.
Want to know the problem? If you eat the entire thing for those 4 pts - you just consumed EIGHT HUNDRED (800) CALORIES! Even just a 1 pt slice comes out to 200 calories.
How is that even possible? Because you don't have to count the points for the eggs and yogurt in the recipe...perfect example that zero point foods does not equal zero calories.
Eye opening isn't it? Even though I know this...it was still a big revelation to me! Please read the above post, there's other helpful tips in it.
Her other post is:
This one may not work for everyone because everyone is different; she added real butter, coconut oil, avocados and grass fed beef back into her diet and does not count points for it. Why? She explains that in the post....WW does not take into account Healthy Fats. Want to know why Keto is so popular right now? Because people are learning that you can have fat and lose weight!
I really don't know why this person wasn't having beef and counting it - I do; but I know that butter, avocados and oils can eat up points pretty fast. I don't think anyone needs told that the fake butters out there, though low in points, aren't very healthy. Why are healthy things being penalized in WW?
I'm not dishing on WW....but I am starting to take a long hard look at my future with them.