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  • Weight Watchers FAIL: all fruit is now zero points?!

    Haha, this one is going to backfire when people start eating 8 banana's and half a watermelon a day on top of their regular meals:

    http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/foo...ers29_ST_N.htm

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    Oh, lovely. *sigh*
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    • #3
      Well, at least they say that an apple is better than a 100 calorie snack pack. I do not think this is a good decision, as most people want to stick to their nutrional garbage.

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      • #4
        That is so wrong that they should be held fiscally accountable for the new spike in diabetes we're going to see as a result of this. Idiots!
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        • #5
          Problem is most people tend to opt for the high-sugar fruits (pineapples, bananas, melons, etc) if given the option.
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          • #6
            Fresh fruits and most vegetables are free
            I don't understand what vegetables warrant being less "free" than fruit. Avocado, because of the fat? Except it's actually a fruit. . .

            At the end of the day, calories are king. There is no doubt about that.
            Sigh. Calories may count, but they are definitely not king.

            The new system helps dieters realize that a snack of a 100-calorie apple is a much better choice than a 100-calorie bag of chips.
            Honestly, I do think it is a small step mostly in the right direction.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lcme View Post
              I don't understand what vegetables warrant being less "free" than fruit. Avocado, because of the fat? Except it's actually a fruit. . .


              Sigh. Calories may count, but they are definitely not king.


              Honestly, I do think it is a small step mostly in the right direction.
              They are probably talking about potatoes vegetable wise.

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              • #8
                Weight watchers is a monster.

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                • #9
                  Fruit juice, dried fruit and starchy vegetables are not included in the freebies.
                  well, at least this is something. at the end of the day, i'd rather have people eat fruits & veggies than those scary frankenfood microwave meals. perhaps they'll use the leftover points to eat some bacon!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by aboutsaffron View Post
                    perhaps they'll use the leftover points to eat some bacon!
                    Keep dreaming. Turkey bacon is the closest most of them will come to that part of the pig.
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                    • #11
                      Whole foods is a more important principle than carb levels. This just puts them right in line with Mark Sisson.
                      Just actually read the article: This is totally all good. They are lettting people eat more food that is whole, and tweaking the system to encourage more protein consumption.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                        Whole foods is a more important principle than carb levels. This just puts them right in line with Mark Sisson.
                        Just actually read the article: This is totally all good. They are lettting people eat more food that is whole, and tweaking the system to encourage more protein consumption.
                        It doesn't sound like it's necessarily encouraging whole foods. This quote may not reflect the entire new system, but it sounds like frozen dinners are still "ok":

                        "The company also has created "power food" choices so people can select the healthiest foods within food categories, such as soups or frozen dinners."

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                        • #13
                          Their "cutting edge" science apparently hasn't reached the point where they realize that fructose is the main problem.

                          Cutting out fruit juices and dried fruit is good as far as it goes, but assigning zero points to apples and pears (high fructose fruits) is an obvious sign of ignorance about the causes of metabolic syndrome.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                            Whole foods is a more important principle than carb levels. This just puts them right in line with Mark Sisson.
                            Just actually read the article: This is totally all good. They are lettting people eat more food that is whole, and tweaking the system to encourage more protein consumption.
                            I agree...this feels like a step in the right direction to me.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                              Whole foods is a more important principle than carb levels. This just puts them right in line with Mark Sisson.
                              Just actually read the article: This is totally all good. They are lettting people eat more food that is whole, and tweaking the system to encourage more protein consumption.
                              +1

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