The Weight Watchers Point System
Most of us have at one point or another in our lives been on Weight Watchers. It is an excellent program and has put millions of lives back on track. In my medical practice I have many patients that have done Weight Watchers and have had different levels of success. It gave them accountability and a structure that they needed. The issues patients bring up to me is that it does not teach them anything about the timing of eating or about the quality of the nutrition. It tells them to do “22 points” for example, but what should the quality of those points be?
If you look at the Weight Watchers equation for calculating what a food has in the point system it uses the following: Total Calories, Total Fat, and Total Fiber. Nothing else is used in the calculation. What happens to the protein and carbohydrates? Can all the points be from carbohydrates? Does the point system tell the person what the timing of the points should be? I have had countless lifetime members of Weight Watchers tell me that they would go all day not eating so they could save up their points for the special event at the end of the day. How much of the total points should be from protein? How much should be from carbohydrates? When the person is put on a point amount and they do lose weight what is the weight that they are losing made of? Is it muscle or fat? That depends on the quality of the nutrition.
It is well known now that if you stress the body by putting someone into a calorie restriction that the protein amount needs to be increased above the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Otherwise the person will not be getting adequate protein and they will waste muscle mass and in the long run be decreasing their metabolic rate.
It has taken us countless hours but we have taken all of our Sneals (all protein supplemented) and have done the Weight Watchers calculation for you. But what is unique about the points in this catalog is that we have done the work to make sure that you are getting the most optimal quality with the right amount of carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber in every Sneal that you eat. You will also see the Weight Watchers points listed on each product on our on-line store at www.Carbessentials.net.
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