Can you do both plans at the same time?
and how does it work?
Thank you twstychick for the web site
Flex: Pick your start day and weight yourself. Based on that and your goal weight you will be allowed a certain number of points per day to use how ever you want. The points are for that day only and can not be carried over to the next day. You can also "earn" extra points for activities/exercise. This could be anything from cleaning your house to running a marathon. I personally choose to ignore activity points and any exercise I get will just burn that many more calories. You are also allowed 35 weekly points to be used as needed through out the week. At the start of a new week you get a new 35 weekly points, like daily points any left from the previous week are dropped and you start over with 35. You'll also weigh in again at the start of each new week. Now, if you use WW as you lose weight your daily points will go down. I'm choosing to stay with my allowed 24 points until I reach my goal weight or hit a plateau. If it's the latter I'll reduce my daily points by 2 (apx. 100 calories) and continue to my goal weight.
Core: With this plan you do NOT get daily points but you DO week the 35 weekly points. The core program focuses of portion control and knowing when you full but not stuffed. There is a list of core foods (whole grains, fresh fruit/veg, lean white meats etc.) that you can eat all you want of. The key is to only eat when your hungry and to stop when your full. Tip: Stop eating before you feel full and wait 5-10 minutes before eating more. Since it take about that long for the food to hit your digestive system we're usually full before we stop eating which results in us feeling stuffed/bloated after meals. Then, if you have a craving for a non-core food you can use your weekly points for it. Like flex you'll weigh in weekly and your 35 points will reset weekly as well.