Are fruits and vegetables really only ZERO PointsPlus?
Yes – fruits and vegetables are technically 0 PointsPlus, however as a Vegan Weight Watcher we have to be aware of how many of those illustrious 0 PointsPlus fruits and vegetables we consume. Weight Watchers recommends at least 5 servings per day (up to 9) of a mixture of fruits and vegetables, but did you know that a serving is considered 1/2 cup? In fact, a large banana is really considered 2 servings!
If you are not seeing the scale move in the direction you prefer (down ) try keeping close attention to your tracker for a few days to see how many servings of fruit and vegetables you are consuming. If you are finding that it is way more than 5 servings per day, try limiting your fruit intake to only 3-5 servings per day and swap out some of your fruit snacks for veggies. Making small changes here and there to your fruit consumption can really make a difference in the way the scale moves!
Just like using those extra weeklies I believe the amount of fruit and vegetable servings each person can consume to continue losing weight varies from person to person. For me — I try to limit my fruit intake to 3-5 servings per day and allow myself as many veggies as I would like. However, I know that if I am in a rush and have to choose between an apple and a pre-packaged snack the apple is probably the better choice.
Do you limit your fruit / vegetable intake?
Be kind, feel good.