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gaining weight with pasta even though it's within ww points for the day

I wound up gaining slightly when I ate pasta for a couple days, even though it was within the points allotted for the day. It seems like if I eat chicken with rice and beans, I wind up losing weight. Strange. Any similar experiences ?

Sat. Jan 20, 8:11am

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sorry I have never gained weight if I ate pasta and kept it within my pionts or it was Whole Wheat Pasta on the core. If I don't eat the requiered protien it will slow my loss. They have a new way of calculating pionts now. They take into effect your activty level as well as your weight. i think you have to be a member to go on the web site to calculate your piont level now. Good Luck!

Saturday, January 20, 2007, 2:40 PM

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I have never gained weight with pasta either, nor has havingit in my diet (and I eat it almost daily) hindered my weight loss in any way. Do you measure your portions? I ask because a portion is really not very much and any extra adds up quick! When I first began measuring portions and ingredients it quickly becamse obvious that I needed to drastically cut the amount of pasta in just about any recipe that called for it and I replace that pasta with veggies which has worked really well.

Saturday, January 20, 2007, 6:49 PM

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how important is it? ( spelling)

Saturday, January 20, 2007, 9:45 PM

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You might have a sensitivity or allergy to wheat, which would cause your digestive system to bloat and go a bit haywire. I don't know how you officially determine this...I think a lot of people who suspect such a problem just cut out all wheat products and see how their bodies handle it. A dietitian could help you with that.

Sunday, January 21, 2007, 12:22 AM

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I was happy to see this thread. I have not lost weight on WW. I was finally diagnosed with TYPE 2 diabetes and realize NOW that it is carbohydrates, not necessarily calories, that influence my weight gain and loss. I have found South Beach to be much more effective for me. Even with healthy carbs (brown rice, sweet potatoes, grains) I have to watch the intake or I will gain weight and have problems with my blood sugar.

This may not be the same for you but I think it highlights how different we all are and weight loss and management is not a One Size Fits All. Good luck

Sunday, January 21, 2007, 8:51 AM

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