The Weight Watchers Diet plan encourages healthy eating and counting calorie points. Read on the principles of this popular diet!
The Weight Watchers Diet Plan encourages healthy dieting by
eating healthy foods in moderate and diverse portions.
No aliment is forbidden, which gives the ultimate control, instead you are given a certain amount of points according to different criteria.
This is how it works:
Every person can calculate the points that they can accumulate during one day according to their age, height, weight, sex and daily activity.
Here are the points (p):
18 to 20= 5p
21 to 35= 4p
36 to 50= 3p
110 to 130 lbs (50 to 59 kg) = 5p
131 to 152 lbs (60 to 69kg) = 6p
153 to 174 lbs (70 to 79 kg) = 7p
175 to 196 lbs (80 to 89 kg) = 8p
under 5' 3" (160 centimeters) = 1p
over 5' 3" (160 centimeters) = 2p
for daily activity:
if most of the time sitting = 0p
if most of the time standing = 2p
if most of the time moving = 4p
if you lay effort = 6p
For example if you are a 22 year old female, and weight 132 lbs (60 kg) and you're under the height of 5' 3" (160 centimeters) with 0 points of daily activity you will have to eat a total number of (4+7+6+1+0) = 18 points a day.
The points correspond to every food depending on the calories and fats the product has in 100 grams.
The more fat in the product the bigger the number given.
The formula you need to calculate the points for each food is: look at the calories the product has for 100 grams and divide it by 60 adding the fat content of the product in 100 grams divided by 9.
(calories in 100 gr/60) + (fat 100 gr/9)= point of the product.
Physical exercises will help you gain 'bonus' points you can use to
eat something extra but no more than 12 points a week.
All daily points should be consumed but if desired you can save 4 points every day for 5 days and consume them before the week ends.
Like in every diet, it is highly recommended to drink 8 glasses of water a day and eat 300 grams of vegetables and 3 normal size fruits.
The Weight Watchers Diet can help you lose weight and help you develop a healthier life style.