Weight Watchers plan with the launch of their new program, Points Plus which has changed the way points are calculated based on calculating protein, fat, fiber and carbohydrates rather than calories, fat and fiber. If you aren't aware of the changes you can read more about it on the Weight Watchers website, Taking Weight Watchers To The Next Level.
You all know I'm a huge advocate of Weight Watchers, and I don't think they would completely change their system unless they really believed in it, so I'm excited to see how this all pans out. Some people are welcoming the new program with open arms and are excited about all the new changes with hopes that trying something new will motivate them, while others are anxious about having to relearn the program and recalculate all their recipes.
In my case, recalculating all my recipes is a huge task, which I'm slowly working my way through. It's a little disappointing to see a lot of my recipes increase by one or two points. Others seem to be remaining the same. I'm noticing that increased fiber isn't playing as much of a role in the final numbers, while fat and carbs are making the numbers go up. Are you finding the same thing?
I'm still trying to adjust to all the changes. While I'm enjoying my free bananas and 0 point fruit, I am noticing a lot of my favorite meals have increased in points. At the same time, I have an additional 10 points per day, so I guess it all balances out in the end. I think the hardest part for me is relearning all the points I had memorized on basic ingredients like eggs, butter, milk, etc.
What are your thoughts on Points Plus? Are you losing? Are you hungry or eating more than you normally do? Are you excited about all the free fruit you can now enjoy?