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ww and calorie counting

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hi ladies,

i started ww today and i get 20 points. i've done ww and calorie counting in the past. i ate all my 20 points, but i have only had 984 calories. that is obviously not enough. but i did make some stupid point decisions today. (examples: i had 8 pieces of licorice for 6pts and used olive oil on my salad cause i couldn't find vinegar, which was 7 pts)

what do you think i should do? btw, i just checked some online calculator and it says i should be eating 1700-1800 calories to maintain. (i want to lose though)

any advice would be appreciated.
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In addition to your daily points, you also have 35 WP and any APs. I highly recommend eating those points. It's not so important for people who have a lot of daily points, but with only 20 DP, you'll have a hard time sticking with the plan without them AND you really can lose while eating them.

WW isn't just about staying within a point range, it is also about nutrition. You need to plan your eating around the Good Health Guidelines (GHG) which include a min. of 2 teaspoons of healthy oil each day. If you used 2 teaspoons of oil, then you would have used 2 points. If you put 2 tablespoons of oil, then you really need to learn about portion control.

I personally think that sticking with one diet is plenty, so my advice would be to decide which you want to do, and then just to it. You'll get far more for your points when you choose foods that are high in fiber, so learning to make the plan livable will naturally lead you to making healthier choices. On the other hand, if you want to do calories, then that's another option. Making it complicated by following 2 plans just adds to your diet drama and will continue your cycle of yo yo dieting. Do something simple that you can live with forever.

Rather than trying to figure out how to "fix" today, think about what you can learn from today. Think about what you want to do when you get in the morning, and what you want to be doing next week. Make a plan that will work for you. Re-read your WW materials and think about how to get those GHG in.
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What Linda said. The licorice...for 6 points, you could have had a dinner! So just use some wp today and do better tomorrow!
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