How do we describe this diet plan to you? It’s a diet that allows you to eat what you want, when you want it. The catch is; you only get so much per day. If you eat three regular sized Snickers bars while on a binge – you have consumed all but 5 of the 26 points you are allowed for the day. If you eat balanced, well thought out meals and snacks, you don’t go hungry.
The Weight Watchers Points Plus plan can be tailored to you. It typically allows you around 26 points worth of food per day. It sound like a nightmare – trying to calculate the point value of each food per day – but it’s fairly easy thanks to the internet. You can Google almost any food (including candy and restaurant dishes) and come up with point values.
Another simple way to get point values is to actually join Weight Watchers. When you join, they give you a cool little book with point values in it so you can get started right away. They will also sell you a point calculator (for $10, I think) that is very easy to use or you can use their free on-line calculator. Weight Watchers is a pretty cool program – it seems to do a lot of things right. They make you attend a weekly meeting – the meetings are educational, motivational, and provide you a chance to make diet buddies – but their offices aren’t open all the time so it can be very inconvenient to actually get to the meetings. They also weigh you each week. This sounds intimidating but it isn’t. They’re very discreet and are nice to you even when you gained weight that week.
**If you're ready to switch things up a bit and jump start your weight loss, check out the Cupcake Time Diet. If you use it first and then move into this diet plan, you'll watch the weight come off even faster!***
Doing it on your own can work. Be sure you have a diet buddy – it really can help.
Here are the general rules for the Points Plus program:
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