Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Weight Watchers New System: Bonnie's Take

In its attempt to reflect the changes of nutrition research over the last 15, Weight Watchers has updated its points system. They also admitted that many members were skipping their fruits and vegetables so as to not waste their points. Here are the highlights:
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are considered free. However, fruit juice, dried fruit, and starchy vegetables are not free.
  • The importance of protein and fiber for fullness and warding off hunger.
  • The body has to work harder to metabolize protein and healthy fat, thus revving up metabolism.
Bonnie - it is nice to see that Weight Watchers has finally come around to making these changes. Now if they could just do a complete overhaul of their meals!

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