How to Grow (Yes, Grow!) Your PersonalPoints Budget

Weekly Technique
Published October 14, 2021

You can increase your PersonalPoints™ in not one, not two, but three ways. Just by doubling down on what you’re probably already doing.

By eating non-starchy veggies (✓), drinking water (✓), and moving your body (✓), you’ll pile up the PersonalPoints—and create healthy habits. Focusing on day-to-day behaviors that improve wellness (like these three things do) will make them start to feel like something you want to do, instead of just something you have to do.

Don’t know where to start? Keep this close for easy reference.

Chart with three columns. 1. Do This - Drink Water: At least 60 ounces of water, to be exact. Add That: 1 PersonalPoint to your daily Budget. Try Now: Create a routine by drinking a glass of water every time you finish a meeting or a TV episode. 2. Do This - Eat Non-Starchy Veggies: Keep a one-cup measurement (about a fistful) handy at first to train your eye. You’ll get a Point for every cup you eat. Earn That: Unlimited PersonalPoints to your daily Budget. Try Now: Toss a cup of greens into your pasta sauce. 3. Do This - Move More: How many Points® you earn will depend on the activity plus your age, height, weight, and sex. Earn This: Unlimited PersonalPoints to your weekly Budget. Try Now: Add a few extra blocks to your daily walk every week, or amp up your cleaning with some core movements.

MYTH: More PersonalPoints = eating more food = gaining more weight

TRUTH: Your Budget is designed so that you can add and spend additional Points and still lose weight. (Promise!) We spent months testing our new program to make sure you’ll be able to hit your weight-loss goals while adding Points. When you add PersonalPoints it acts as a positive reinforcement for fitting extra movement into your day, swapping sugary drinks out for water, and reaching for filling fiber-rich veggies. So those PersonalPoints you get aren’t working against you, but strengthening a response to choices that leave you feeling good. You simply can’t max out on investing in your health.

Ready to actually grow your Budget? Make a plan for when you’ll add a Point this week.

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