Points vs. Calories

previous topic · next topic
harpangel

Joined: Jun 11
Posts: 16

      quote  
Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 04:58
I am trying to figure out how to meet my daily RDI of calories while staying within my points on Weight Watchers. I am not sure if I am getting enough protein and my carbs far outweigh my protein for the day. I cannot eat dairy/cheese products so how can I add more protein to my diet? Can someone take a look at my food and give me some suggestions?

Thanks.Confused
Have a happy day!
missy360

Joined: May 11
Posts: 7

      quote  
Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 10:31
Romaine lettuce actually has a lot of protein!!! Check out the book "Eat to Live" by Joel Furhman. It gives a breakdown of the nutrition content of vegetables. Eating greens built the cow, not cows eating cows!
kendall23

Joined: May 09
Posts: 6

      quote  
Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 10:27
Yes, i've just started up again and noticed how anything with carbs is really high in points, so I'm trying to eat more protein. It looks like the majority of your carbs are from fruits and vegetables, so that's good. I noticed your rice dream in very high in carbs. Perhaps use unsweetened almond milk instead? And maybe instead of a carb for breakfast have protien. This morning i had scrambled egg whites with some spinach and grape tomatoes tossed in. Or if you're in a rush, just have some hardboiled eggs.
philafood

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 56

      quote  
Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 10:59
romaine lettuce high in protein? where do people come up with this crap, come on...
Krissy27

Joined: Jun 10
Posts: 16

      quote  
Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 11:56
Ummm right, romaine lettuce has zero protein in it, but could be used as a base for a great salad that you could add protein too, add grilled chicken breast, beans, nuts, hard boiled eggs etc.
Also, be careful of what you are adding to your food log, I noticed the cod you added has carbs and sodium in it. While cod on it's own does not (or very little) unless you add breading and salt to it.
Houndgal

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 15

      quote  
Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 19:41
Avoid or limit refined carbs like white flour, sugars. Choose complex carbs with fiber. And select low glycemic carby foods over the high glycemic ones.

For protein foods consult the ghg guidelines. You don't need to go over board on protein. Most americans eat a great deal of protein, in addition to eating too many refined carbs and fats.
Started ww sept 25, 2011. 260 (x), 250 (x), 240 (x), 230 (x), 220 (x), 210 (x), 200 (x)...

Next goal is onederland.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

dining out
Soup and salad. All Italian restaurants have it!
by Sherillynn on 18 Jan 17 07:04 AM
Turkey Meat
how many slices are in package. ? how many total oz in package?
by Marymaryquitecon on 17 Jan 17 08:47 PM
Propel Zero Water
ONCE AGAIN: PROPEL ZERO DOES *NOT* HAVE ASPARTAME IN IT. IT HAS SUCRALOSE. DIFFERENT SWEETENER. however, someone likened it to Splenda above, which is wrong too. Splenda DOES have aspartame in it. Also ...
by coriwood1 on 17 Jan 17 08:27 PM
Hello to all from a newbie
Hi Deebles - welcome to the site! I have been using it since January 2013, mostly for calorie tracking. I did, however, link my Fitbit to the site to show calorie burn. Interestingly, I have gained ...
by jwill77nc2 on 17 Jan 17 11:06 AM
Weight
Thank you it scared me half to death
by Sesbws on 17 Jan 17 09:14 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member ChuckyD
eat advocoto toaste it seen to work well
27 Nov 16 for diet Weight Watchers