Saturday, May 5, 2012

Avocado no-no!

Yesterday I had been doing really well counting all the calories and points in everything I ate. I decided to let myself have a treat.

I love avocado's. I could eat them by the sleeve! But I remembered from the last time I did Weight Watchers that Avocado's, like most fruits and veggies, were not 0 point foods. So I thought the most a vegetable could be is 4 points, right?

So I mashed up a full avocado, counted out 12 chips (4 points for the chips) and had a little snack. 
Then, I started to type in how many points I had used. I typed in "avocado" and my mouth dropped! TEN POINTS! Yes, ten. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!!!! That is 3 more points then I used for breakfast! (Smart Ones French Toast and Sausage)

Oh, I was so mad! Livid. I had just used 14 points for a snack that didn't even fill me up! So, I had to dip into my weekly 49 extra points Weight Watchers gives you every week for a special occasion to make it the rest of the day.

Never again will I eat a full avocado. Totally not worth it!!!!

UGH!! I'm still so mad!!!


  1. This was such a hard realization for me. When I started WW, I thought "Oh, avocados are good for you!" And although it is good fat, I was stunned at the amount of fat it had! I had to slowly go away from it. I just treat myself to avocado every once in awhile :)

  2. Just using a portion is a great idea cause then you still get some. Way to go to sticking to your points. I am struggling with mine so much lately. I need your motivation.

  3. Don't tell me this... I LOVE MY AVOCADOS!

  4. LOL-- because I had the same exp today. I got this recipe off pinterest for PB cookies that were only 36 cals. It seemed too good to be true, but hey! WHo am I? So I made them, even drizzled choc. on top since they were so "light". Stuffed two in my mouth then after put it into my recipe counter (I use and they were a whopping 136 cals each! So ticked. I deleted it from my pinterest and put a comment below so people would know they are NOT 36 cals. Now I am going to go do some ZUMBA so I can earn my dinner :)