WW (weight watchers) Basics:
1. First of all, WW is based on a points system. You get a certain amount points per day based on your weight and activity level. You can actually earn points through exercise, but it takes 10 minutes of vigorous (you can barely breathe) exercise to earn 1 point. So you would have to run for 30 minutes to earn 3 points.
Points Target Weight
2. The amount of points that a food is worth is dependent upon the calories, fat, and fiber in that food. This is great, because if a food is low in calories and high in fiber it will account for fewer points than an item with no fiber. I recommend keeping a spread sheet of what you eat every day. This will hold you accountable and easily add your points. My spreadsheet contains what I eat, the amount of points, and I also list what exercise I get in for the day. Once per week I also put in my weight.
3. How do you know what foods are worth? Email me at kaseyhollington@Hotmail.com and I will send you an Excel file that calculates points for you. You can also use http://quiddity.cc/rachel/diet/wwfoods.htm and http://www.dwlz.com/restaurants.html to look up foods.
I have a WW points slider to help me calculate foods when I’m away from my computer or you can purchase a calculator type device (found on Ebay). There are also apps for your phone for around $3.