I was talking with a woman in my meeting who was almost to Lifetime. She just has to maintain for one more week to make her goal weight. "I'm doing really well," she said, "but I've lost a lot of hair." She said her daughter had lost hair too.
I said, "I remember I heard that's why they added the healthy oils guideline, because people were losing hair."
She said, "Really? That's the one I never get."
So seriously, Weight Watchers, cutting back on fat is a great way to cut calories, but keep it within reason. If you seriously can't stand to spend two points a day on oil, make the first two teaspoons of healthy oil a free food. I doubt you will see much of a dent in your weight loss by adding two points a day. Or at least make sure you're eating some foods with healthy fats, like peanut butter (not PB2, which has no fat), fish, avocados, or nuts. Your body needs fat to make hair, not to mention brain cells. I have had good weight loss on weeks that I followed all the GHGs to the letter even when I went a few points a day over. I think this was partly because I was skimping on real foods to make room for things like fat-free popcorn and treats like dark chocolate and wine. When I eat real food, I'm more satisfied and less likely to go grazing through the pantry.
Being at a healthy weight is important for health, but so is giving your body the building blocks it needs to grow and repair itself. It's easy to lose sight of the real goal: Feeling good and being fit to live an active, happy life. Take care out there.