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by Emily on November 29, 2010 · 17 comments

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Today Weight Watchers Biaxin xl 500 mg, , one of the best known weight/health management systems in the world, announced that calories don't mean anything. Really.

The program, which for decades has educated men and women how to manage their food and exercise habits by counting points (a proprietary calculation based on calories, Biaxin xl 500 mg, fat and fiber), literally took calories out of the equation.

I've been following the new program, called Points Plus, for the past 2 months as part of a pilot program here in New York City, biaxin for strep throat. I constantly get asked how I manage being a food and beverage writer and avid home cook without gaining weight. The new program been a success for me (as has the previous program), so I wanted to share more about it here, biaxin xl 500 mg. UPDATE: Check out my video blog about the new program at the end of this post.

[caption id="attachment_471" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="How Many Points is a Munchkin?"]Texts From Last Munch[/caption]

The points concept is still the driving tactic behind the new program, Order biaxin, but point values are now weighted based on protein, fat, carbohydrates and fiber. More than that, Points Plus encourages members even more strongly to eat more fresh, biaxin for ear infections, whole fruits and vegetables by making them "free," i.e. zero points (with a few exclusions such as starchy/sweet vegetables and avocados). Biaxin xl 500 mg, It assigns lower points values than you're probably used to seeing to foods higher in protein, and higher point values to foods high in carbohydrates. Biaxin for ear infection, This came about after years of studies showing that our bodies truly do process different types of food at different speeds. This new system acknowledges that our bodies don't treat a calorie of avocado the same as a calorie of bread, and it provides tools for eating a more balanced diet.

All that said, what I find most exciting about the program has nothing to do with the fact that calories don't count, prescriptions for bladder infections. What I like most is the importance placed on whole, unprocessed foods. I've been a Weight Watchers member (Lifetime status) since 2004, and that's when we first started to see the plan emphasize whole foods via what was then called the Core Plan, biaxin xl 500 mg.

The new Points Plus program is the best of both worlds in that it makes you want to eat fruits and veggies (and other healthy foods) while also giving you helpful guidelines for when you want to eat out or eat more indulgent foods. Biaxin for sale, To answer the questions I often receive, I'll be videoblogging later today and will share more details on how I feel about the new program.

As I mentioned, I've been doing the new program for 2 months now, but I've been going to weekly meetings with a group of friends since April, biaxin xl 500. I returned to the program this year after successfully using it to lose 40 lbs in 6 months back in 2004. Biaxin xl 500 mg, Since recommitting to the program this year, I've lost 10 lbs. Ten lbs in 8 months is obviously a much slower rate of loss than the last time I did the program, but I'm doing it this way on purpose. Biaxin xl pak directions, The first time I did the program, I made a very fast transition to eating and cooking with low-fat and fat-free foods (which were almost always processed). I chose those foods for a time because it was the easiest way I could follow the points plan and still feel like I was eating the types of food I love. In the long run, I found that what was more important to me was being able to eat really delicious food and as many unprocessed/minimally processed foods as possible, biaxin xl pak.

Also, the program worked much faster in 2004 than I thought it would, biaxin xl 500 mg. I hadn't expected to lose all the weight in 6 months. After eating and cooking a certain way for several years, 6 months wasn't really long enough for my new lifestyle to "stick" (especially since I didn't fully embrace things like fat free cheese). Biaxin for strep, When I started going to meetings again this year, I promised myself that I would continue to eat and drink the types of food I truly enjoy and lose slowly so that I would really learn what it means for ME to have a healthy lifestyle given the personal life I have chosen and my career as a food and beverage writer.

It took a few months, but I now feel like I have made enough small changes and adjustments that it is now becoming a lifestyle. Biaxin xl 500 mg, My updated, more healthy lifestyle is not just about counting points (sometimes, I don't). It's also about getting off the train a few stops early and walking 15 blocks if I know I don't have time for a workout that day, biaxin xl 500mg. It's about eating lighter or less when I know I'm in for a stressful week and won't have time to work out at all for the next few days.

Below is an excerpt from an email I sent in October to the group of friends with whom I'm doing the program.

"I made a lot of little sacrifices, Buy biaxin online, but also had a lot of indulgences. It was a good, mindful balance that gives me confidence I can do this for life now without feeling sad or deprived, biaxin xl 500 mg. I had two fancy dinners back to back last week, Thai food on Friday when working from home, a brunch Sunday, a client meeting Monday, prescription for ear infection, and an accidentally fried Chinese dinner last night.

And I still lost. I lost because even though I had a lot of fancy, high point food and drink, Biaxin for ear infection, I said no to office pizza and goldfish crackers, no to the 4th cocktail and I actually worked out five days. I can do this."

To anyone on Weight Watchers, or who is thinking about trying Weight Watchers, I'd recommend jumping in now. There's never a better time to get healthy and feel like your best self than right now.

If you're still curious about the new program, definitely check out my video blog below.

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  • Sassykeewee

    I attended my first meeting introducing the PointsPlus program. Everyone was soooo bent out of shape about it. I was the only person who actually started using it this week. People just couldn’t wrap their heads around free fruits and veggies. I know people do not like change but theses people were down right horrified. Maybe because I’m only 8 weeks in, or because of you being a tester I knew it was coming so I wasn’t attached to the old program. It was interesting. I am looking forward to seeing how people feel after their first week on the program.

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Yep, people get freaked out about change! But change is good and keeps things interesting. I love the program because it encourages more healthy habits and helps people weed out processed food.

  • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

    You’re welcome! I’m obviously a fan and think this is an easy program to live with once you get the basics (and the iPhone app, so you don’t have to figure out points yourself). :)

  • http://twitter.com/anneszeker Anne Szeker

    encouragement i needed to click the sign up button. (well that and a pair of pants that denied my waist this morning. :P) thanks for sharing your perspective!

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      You’re welcome! I’m obviously a fan and think this is an easy program to live with once you get the basics (and the iPhone app, so you don’t have to figure out points yourself). :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535701011 Janelle Lannan

    At first the text made me laugh out loud because I read it as tho a Munchkin were a character on a video game and that’s the point value you won for eating it. Then as I continued to read, I understood that you meant Weight Watchers points. I still like thinking it was a video game. (I’m still giggling.)

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      It was funny on several levels that day :)

  • Sassykeewee

    I joined Weight Watchers October 4 and I have lost 6.2 lbs. I ate and drank like a Champ on Thanksgiving without over doing it. But earlier in the week I eased up on the carbs and sugars so I could enjoy the holiday.

    Since I am new to the program this “change” in not having an affect on me so far. I knew what I wanted to eat yesterday (there was some pumpkin roll from a co-worker and I had some mac and cheese to finish up at home- Both high point items) and figured I would use up my daily points and a few of my remaining Weekly allowance and I was right on target even with the new program.

    I haven’t been to my weekly meeting yet so I don’t know the intimate details but I like what I am seeing on etools so far.

    I love to eat and finding a way to make lifestyle changes that are both healthy and reasonable works well for me.

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Congrats on your nice loss! It’s all about moderation in every way. I think it’s 50% education around what we already eat and 50% education around healthier things we could be eating and doing.

  • Anonymous

    Love that you used our text message accountability strategy. I still haven’t ever had a munchkin ;)

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Well, they’re not the world’s healthiest food, but they can be yummy. And better than an entire donut. :)

  • Tracey

    Thank you for writing this. I have always been intimidated by the “counting points” part of Weight Watchers, but you make both the counting and the new program sound a lot less scary. I’m going to look into joining.

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Let me know if you do!

  • Theambershow

    Your ten pounds in 8 months is encouraging, because I’ve only lost 13 in that time and I was starting to feel like a loser. It helps to hear you say that was your case, too. I hadn’t realized.

    I’m so excited for this new plan! I had a great big problem with the fact that carbs weren’t counted differently, but not keeping track of calories is shocking! I guess it all evens out.

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      I really believe that the longer you work at it, the better it is in the long run. Revising something as ingrained as eating habits should take time. I’m glad that you’re excited about it!

  • http://twitter.com/debbieharry debbie koenig

    Well said! I’ve been a lifetime member since the mid-90s (lost 100 lbs on Fat & Fiber) and back on program since May to lose baby weight (from a baby who’s now 4). I’ve lost 28 pounds–and since I’m also a food writer, I did it while writing a cookbook. I’m a little confused by the new program, but for me it’s only been one day. It all makes sense nutritionally, so I think it’s just a matter of adjusting/applying what I already know.

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      As far as the mechanics, it’s exactly the same. You don’t have to *do* anything other than what you’ve been doing (though you’ll probably want to eat more produce and protein). As Lifetimers, I think you and I are also well aware that the program will change every once in awhile. Sometimes we need to shake things up to keep them interesting. :)

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