There is a rule in Weight Watchers known as “You bite it, you write it.” The rule means if you eat or drink something (anything), you should count it towards your daily point allowance.
I customized the program a bit so it would meet my needs.
Dana’s Unofficial Guide to Weight Watchers
1. If you will eventually pee it out, it doesn’t count. For example, you can drink coffee with cream and sugar, wine, beer, pop or even a margarita! I like to call this rule, “If it comes out in my pee, it doesn’t matter to me.”
2. If you eat it standing up, it doesn’t count. A handful of chips, the crust from your daughter’s PB&J sandwich, a cookie. If you are standing at the kitchen counter as you eat, the calories don’t count. This is otherwise known as, “If my butt’s not in the chair, I really don’t care.”
3. If your friend tells you something is fat-free, you believe her. I am lucky to have my office next to a good friend at work. One time, she convinced me to eat french fries from a local fast-food joint. She said they were fat-free. I believed her. She even gave me the most delicious fat-free cookie one time! Fine, she gave me a bunch of them. This rule is called, “If she says it’s fat-free, it’s good for me.”
4. Any food consumed near a holiday doesn’t count. Food associated with Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day, the summer equinox, Daylight Savings Time, your neighbor’s birthday, a full moon, or any other holiday does not have a point value. This rule is, “It doesn’t matter what I ate when I was trying to celebrate.”
Truth be told, I’ve been questioning the effectiveness of the Weight Watchers program. I haven’t been losing much weight at all. I don’t know why…