Saturday, June 5, 2010

Know Your Points Values

Which has more points?

1. A serving of reduced fat tortilla chips or a serving of small pretzel twists?

2. What has fewer points - a slice of white bread or a light, whole-grain English muffin?

3. Can you eat all the zero points values foods you want?

4. Which 1 Tbsp serving has the highest pts: regular cream cheese, whipped cream cheese, or light cream cheese?

There are more, but I think we will start with these for now. For answers see below:

1. The chips have 3 pts and the pretzels have 2 - how'd you do with that one? Sometimes the "reduced fat" label on an item doesn't mean that it has less fat than a regular item - compare the labels.

2. The bread has 2 pts and the muffin has 1. It has fewer calories and more fiber so choose the whole-grain option.

3. No, all foods have calories so you can only eat o pts foods in moderation.

4. They all have a points value of 1. Since WW rounds points values they all come out to be 1 point. regular cream cheese has 50 calories and 5 grams of fat, whipped has 35 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, and light has 30 calories and 2.3 grams of fat.

No comments:

Post a Comment