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Weight Watchers Points Plus Program

looks like Weight Watchers is making some changes in their points system. No longer will a calorie be a calorie. Some calories will be more equal than others!

Will be interesting to see what the real effect of this will be...

Thu. Nov 18, 5:21pm

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seems like ww is making a big deal about something that most of us already know- a serving of spinach is a much better choice than a slice of low carb bread. how is this new or different from what we all know?

Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:20 PM

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I went to Weight Watchers meetings for over a year and people did not seem to know this! I'm really glad to hear that they are making these changes because I just couldn't keep going to the meetings as they talked about getting in your servings of dairy and olive oil, let alone the processed garbage they are selling to people as food.

Thursday, November 25, 2010, 3:33 PM

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 8:08 AM

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VERY disappointing to learn the details of the new Weight Watchers Points Plus. They summarize the program by saying increase protein and decrease carbs and fat. This is Atkins lite. We know that Atkins works in the short term but is terrible for your health in the long term.

What they SHOULD have done is had a big arrow that pointed people to greens. This is an obvious $$ move because people like to do things like Atkins (lose weight by eating steak!!) and have a harder time eating greens. So this will definitely help them sell more programs.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 11:55 AM

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A calorie isn't a calorie as your body metabolises macros, not calories, and the macros determine the hormonal response for either fat, carb or protein, as they are all different.

It's a far cry from Atkins light.I find most people who throw out the word Atkins as if it's a bad thing usually haven't actually read the book at all.

The fact is that it's those carbs that require the most insulin and keep your blood sugar high, leading to diabetes. Atkins done properly doesn't damage your health- quite the contrary. Pretending to do Atkins only on weekdays, or failing to appreciate the carbs in food is what damages your health- high fat, high protein, high carb- that's the standard American diet and that's what's causing obesity. I know people on Atkins who eat more veggies than vegetarians.

If anything, it's probably closer to south beach. Classic diet advice is 60% of your calories from carbs, and South beach advocates 40%- which to many doesn't make it so much 'low carb' as moderate carb.

I find it odd though that veggies and fruits are unlimited regardless of either their GI or carb count... It's about time though that someone is suggesting that 100 cals of potato chips shouldn't be chosen over 100 cals of a whole food.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 2:51 PM

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