So I have been taking my time writing my ProPoints post because I wanted to get my head around it… I don’t want to give anyone any incorrect information so as a little disclaimer this is my understanding of ProPoints.
I have been allocated 29 Points per day (most ladies in the class were the same) and 49 ProPoints per week.
ProPoints are used for alcohol and treats. They can be spilt evenly over your 7 days or they can be saved for weekends, special occasions etc. You cannot carry over either your daily points or ProPoints. And the best news is that all fruit and most vegetables are zero points, yes that’s nil points!
Points are now calculated based on the amount of Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat & Fibre in foods instead of Calories & Saturated Fats.
You can calculate them using the wheel in the new programme book or you can do what I would advise and invest in a ProPoints calculator €10.95. It might seem steep but you can use it to track your points too, nice and handy for your bag.
I suppose it makes sense really, I always wondered how a banana could be 1 1/2 old WW points which was the same as a WW Rich Toffee Bar! I know which one I’d choose to spend the points on
There are also no more half points, so the Rich Toffee Bar is now 2 points. Coors Light has gone from 1 1/2 points to 4 and I believe a bottle of wine has gone from 8-10 points to 18-20 ProPoints!
Weight Watchers Ireland are running an offer, if you pre pay with Smart Save for 10 weeks, you get 12 weeks plus a ProPoints calculator for free. This is what I did as I hope 12 more weeks could get me close to goal!
So my first few days on the programme were a bit daunting, everything looked so different and complicated but I have to say I think I’m getting there.
I am tracking like crazy, carrying my book & calculator everywhere with me. I am also starting to feel better & more back to myself so I have been out walking too.
My friend Lynda introduced me to these Special K, Mini Breaks, they are a great snack for 3 ProPoints and Tesco currently have them on offer 3 for 2 so I stocked up.
For more information please see the Press Release from Weight Watchers Ireland about the new ProPoints programme and they have also sent me some recipes to share, to download the file please click here.
I hope this has helped and please keep sharing your tips and tricks too. It’s great to have the support.