Where Did My Points Go?
Don’t panic! The world is not coming to an end.
Weight Watchers sets your points according to your weight, height, and age. The formula is designed to help you lose weight at a regular pace; not too fast, not too slow. Their target is about 1-2lbs a week on average. Someone who is 300lb will get more points than someone at 200lb.
Because not everyone is the same weight, height or age, it stands to reason that different people will have different points AND as you lose weight you will naturally need fewer points to maintain a steady weight loss.
Don’t be surprised if one morning you wake up and your daily and weekly points have adjusted downward. It’s a bit of a shock at first but it means you are being successful. Celebrate it!
When (not if) your points adjust, you may need to change a couple of things in your day, especially if you are comfortable with your routine and eating all of your points.
Losing points didn’t bother me too much as I don’t usually eat all of my weeklies but I did need to make some adjustment. Let’s face it, losing 1 or 2 points a day can be a big deal for some people, but don’t panic; take a good look at your daily planning and/or meal preparation and find some things you can substitute for zero or lower points. In my case when I first started I had 37 points (before Freestyle) so when I lost 2 points, that was 14 points per week. Simple fix; I started using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray instead of the ICBINB spread and swapped a chicken meal instead of ground beef. Later I started adding Fit Points to make up the difference.
It just takes a bit of planning, adjustment, a little bit of experimenting and a willingness to try something different. Don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone and try new things.