Weight Watchers, your opinions?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have had (and am having) success with WW and am currently still following their program.

Unfortunately, there is no magic to it. It works if you work it (as tacky as that sounds). If you need help with figuring out the right things to eat and motivation to keep that going than WW is a great option! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I lost thirty pounds in three months on ww . It works, but you have to do it and follow everything to a T . Oh and go to the meetings!! Knowing I had to step on a scale in front of someone and hearing people’s success stories and tips was amazing and motivating . 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Oh- and the weight stayed off. You learn how to eat cleaner and portion. It’s so worth every dime!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve had a lot of success on WW in the past (almost) year that I’ve been on it. I would suggest it, esp if your insurance covers it 100%. Whats to lose besides the weight?

 

PS I haven’t followed it “to a T” as chealseakayd has (great job, btw!), but they do recommend 1-2 lbs a week being healthy. If you do decide to go for it, don’t be discouraged by the small gains that might happen! =)

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve done it and been really sucessful! I also gained the weight back slowly over time ( all my fault though, I was really terrible in college). And then I tried it again and it didn’t work as much, because I really didn’t put my work in. But it definietly works, if you have the dedication to keep up with all the steps! I wish you well!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I second the “go to meetings” comment! I have tried to do it online and didn’t have the same kind of success that I am having with meetings.

Also, it is very important to keep in mind that while 30 pounds in 3 months is admirable, its not typical because it is true that they recommend 1-2 pound losses each week to maintain healthy weightloss.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Araya:  I started WW back in February and lost 20 lbs in 3 months.  I got lazy around my brithday and stopped exercising as much and didn’t follow the plan religioulsy and have gained about 10 lbs back (oops!).  I got engaged about a month ago so I will be starting to follow the plan hardcore again.  It definitely works and I honestly did not feel deprived.  You just need to commit to weighing, measuring, and tracking everything you put into your mouth.  Also, the weight loss is not rapid, it is a slow, steady, & healthy.  I do it online, but my brother is also following the program, so it helps to have a buddy.  Although, men get to eat a whole lot more than women…jerks!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Araya:  I don’t have personal experience, but I have family members (including my Mom) who have used it and have been very sucessful. Only thing I would take note of, that the program seems to gloss over, is sodium amounts. A lot of low-fat/sugar/calorie meals make up for flavor in the sodium. So I’d add that to your point tracking (just looking at the labels and making sure you’re staying within the daily sodium values) Also from everything I’ve heard, the meetings help A LOT!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i works if you’re dedicated to it. i lost 40 pounds on it (and gained it all back when i stopped going). it becomes second nature, in my opinion. if you do what you’re supposed to do, and you follow the program, and you go to meetings, it will work.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Weight watchers is an amazing program.you must follow it, EXACTLY though… The weight loss is slow and steady, it is NOT a quick fix, but it work, 100%. I am 63 pounds to date, since January. FI is down, 84.

@Araya:  

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did it and lost about 25 lbs just by changing the way I eat. I lost another once I threw in work outs. I’ve also kept that weight off  for over a year because WW is something that I think is easy to maintain!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

My sister and mother had great success on it but I found it very difficult. I’m a vegetarian and I was coming under my points every day. Since they tell you to make sure you eat all your points I was having toast and chips before bed. Needless to say I didn’t have any success. But if you follow it, you should do great!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve been doing Weight Watchers since March. It works great when you are consistent. Adhering it to it probably 70% of the time has helped me to lose and keep off 8-10 pounds. I’m hoping to really buckle down and get back into the groove before my fittings start in the spring. It’s definitely a great approach in my opinion- a lot of other diets will encourage you to just count calories. WW’s approach is more about balancing carbs, fat, fiber, and protein in your diet. This works better for my body chemistry. I’d suggest giving it a try for at least a few months! 

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