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    Hi there

    I was hoping someone could tell me the points for a nursing mother on the old weight watchers system. I'm exclusively breastfeeding too.

    I have the pro points system, but I can't get the hang of it. I still have all my old stuff like the pocket guide, eating out guide etc and the points slider thingo but I can't find my stuff on points allocation.

    I know my base points are 18 based on my height and weight etc.

    It's edition 8 that I have if that helps

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    I have my old stuff somewhere. Will have a look when I get a minute and see if I have the info.

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    Thanks heaps. I like the idea of the pro points but I can't get the old system out of my head so I'm probably better off sticking to that lol

    Thanks again

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    Mine is Pure Points, not Pro. Think it was from 2004.

    But it doesn't say points for BFing, just that you should have:
    2 serves Protein
    2-3 serves of dairy
    5 serves of fruit
    7-8 serves of veg
    6 serves carbs

    I also have the Point/Core books and that has a questionnaire for your points rather than basing it on weight if that would help???

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    Yeah that might help. Thanks.

    I'm not sure what year my book is from. I have no idea where all my other stuff went. You think it would have been with my other books haha

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    I've been doing WW on and off for ten years and still have everything!
    I never really grasped the Pro Points... Too much faffing around for me! I looked in the books and can find examples but no scale how to work out pro points.
    The Turnaround books have a quiz to calculate and that refers to breast feeding mothers, adding an extra 7 points on... It says if less than 18, then make it 18. If your total is more than 33 for women or 40 for men or breast feeding women, adjust your score so your daily points total is 33 or 40 respectively. Capping these points will ensure good weight loss
    I also have the one before that that caps your total at 26, but this has no mention of bf mums.
    I would suggest an extra 7 on top of your 18...As this sound most familiar to me...
    I can take a pic and post if it helps?M

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    Whoops! Double posted!
    Last edited by Pickledpink; 30-10-2012 at 12:49.

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    Default Weight watchers (old system) question

    Yeah I thought it was about 7. The pro points is 14 so that probably makes sense.
    Yeah I just can't do the pro points. I don't know why. I mean fruit and most veg are free so that's handy, but I'm still so used to the old one.

    The last time I did ww I was on 18 points. And seeing as I'm the same starting weight I assume it would be the same. So I just add 7 points then. I'll give that a go and see how it works.

    Thanks heaps ladies

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    Doh! A friend of mine said her book says

    Female 64kg or under - 18 points

    But then it says breastfeeding

    0-6 months - 32 points

    Aghhh! Why are they all different?

    Should I do 32 points or 25 (my 18 +7)???

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    Frustrating hey! Depends on which recipes or plan are you following? Your recipe books should say which plan they follow... So go with the points that match them.
    Your other choice could be to just cook out of your WW books and watch your portion size. You can't really go wrong if you stick to portion sizes, that's always my downfall.
    Start out with 27? And if you're starving increase it!


 

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