Make smarter choices with the smart choice plan

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Fiona Pe­di­ani

At Weight Watch­ers we have a fan­tas­tic new plan called ‘smart points’.

I have re­cently lost one stone on smart points and my hus­band Marco has lost 19lbs.

The plan has made me more aware of what I’m eat­ing and it has changed the way that I look at food for the bet­ter. We both eat a lot of food and really enjoy what we are eat­ing.

I’ve never felt health­ier and have so much more en­ergy th­ese days.

Smart Points takes in to ac­count all the lat­est sci­en­tific find­ings that show that the amount of sugar that is added to ev­ery­day foods nowa­days is a real cause for con­cern to our health and well­be­ing.

Most peo­ple are to­tally un­aware of the amount of hid­den sug­ars that they are con­sum­ing, for ex­am­ple some seem­ingly healthy yo­ghurts have up to five tea­spoons of sugar added to them.

There are sweet temp­ta­tions every­where and when they are eaten on top of all the added sugar that we are con­sum­ing, in foods that we wouldn’t even con­sider to be sweet, then the av­er­age per­son is con­sum­ing way over the limit of what is healthy.

The av­er­age in­take of added sugar for Bri­tish adults is 17 per cent of daily calo­ries, which is over three times greater than the rec­om­mended in­take.

Ex­ces­sive sugar consumption is one fac­tor pro­mot­ing over­weight and obe­sity, which is a risk fac­tor for many diseases such as car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease and can­cers.

Smart points nudges our mem­bers to make smarter choices and still al­lows for a sweet treat, a take­away or a night out.

We have a holis­tic ap­proach to los­ing weight and pro­mote the fact that it’s not al­ways about the num­bers on the scales but more about how a per­son is feel­ing, their health and their well­be­ing.

Stay smart Fiona Pe­di­ani

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