Well today I joined our local Weight Watchers group in order to try out the new ProPoints plan. The difference to their other plan is it takes into account how protein, carbohydrates, fat and fibre are processed by your body instead of the dreaded calorie counting.
Basically every food and drink is assigned a ProPoints value. It takes into account the way your body processes the nutrients in food, to give you a more accurate measurement of the calories available to your body, after you have eaten it.
There's more room for a real life with the ProPoints as fresh and frozen fruit are free and most vegetables. All the points from the old system are completely different from the new system so even if you bought a Weight Watchers meal you would have to use your calculator to work out the new points until all the products have been redesigned with the new points on them.
It's going to take a few days to get my head round it so I will come back and blog when I understand it completely but there is a lot more freedom with the diet this time, which is a real plus