29 points is too much for my body to lose. I have tracked for a week now on both plans, the old FlexPoints and PointsPlus, and when I reach my 20 allotted points at the old plan, I am between 23.5 and 27 points on PointsPlus. That means, when I am already done for the day on FlexPoints, I keep on eating (and gaining) on PointsPlus. Let me give you an example:
Almost every morning I eat non-fat yogurt [(150 gr) I count in gr since I am from Germany ;)] which is 1 pt, together with a banana and an apple or some other 0 points fruit and two tablespoons of lot fat granola cereal for 2 points. That makes 3 points on the new plan, 4 on the old, since the banana counted a point on the old one.
At noon I might for example have 60 gr rice, 1 tablespoon of oil and 6 tablespoons of apple sauce with cinnamon for something sweet. On the old plan, 3 points + 3 points + 1 point on Flex points = 7 points. On the new one, 6 + 3 + 2 = 11 points. So, adding breakfast and lunch, I have 11 points on the old plan (more than half of my allotted points) and 14 on PointsPlus, which is less than half of my allotted points.
Dinner could be a "Bauernsalat" - my favorite meal EVER. I put tomato, yellow bell pepper, cucumber and feta cheese together, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper. I eat a toast together with it, so I can dip it in the oil at the end. lol
On FlexPoints 3 points (oil) and 4 points (cheese) and 1 point (toast) I would have used 8 points, together with milk for 1 point I would stop eating: I reached my 20 points. On PointsPlus 3 + 3.5 + 2 + 1.5 leads me to 10 points. Together with the 14 points from earlier on I land at 24 points. DONE.
Obviously my days vary, but in average I must eat 25-26 points in order to lose weight. I ate that amount during the past days and lost 3 pounds, after gaining weight for almost two weeks eating and tracking exactly on PP. I am happy to have found out what my problem was and make this plan work for me too. :)
Has anybody else to adjust? Or can you all eat your DP's and WP's??
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