(Closed) Is Weight Watchers worth it?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I find http://www.sparkpeople.com and their app for my phone really helpful – and it’s FREE! I think it has a lot of things that WW offers, in terms of recipes, communities, message boatds, etc. Check it out!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I find WW teaches you how to eat properly…i found once i kinda got the hang of that i didn’t really use it anymore.  I however, only did it online, i never went to meetings or anything…

If you wanna save some money, i’d suggest myfitnesspal.com.  There are a bunch of bees on there.  It’s more of a calorie counter, and allows you to input your exercise.  Each day you log out, it lets you know, if you keep eating like today, you could weigh XXX in XX weeks, it’s a GREAT motivator. 

I’ve had 10-20lbs to lose as well, and so far i’ve lost 10lbs using it. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

My mom did WW and she lost 40 lbs and looked fabulous! She liked going to the meetings because she found it helpful and very  supportive. She always liked how you can eat anything you want as long as you eat in moderation.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used WW to lose 15 pds of baby weight that just wouldn’t budge, i lost 18! it definitely works but i liked going to the meetings more for the accountability. If you are vegan i think they have the information pamphlets on how to use the program in conjunction with your diet.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I like meetings.  I find the shame factor of weighing in front of someone to be very motivating!  lol

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs. Gremmlin: I will say, if you stick to WW, it does work. FI’s mom has been doing it for years. They have books listing all the different meals at chain restaurants you can eat, and how many points they are. Basically, it’s all about portions, from what I hear.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I second myfitnesspal, its an awesome tool!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

WW.com recently turned me away as a paying customer because I had too little to lose adn I was already within a healthy weight range. So I turned to sparkpeople.com which is free and just as good from everything I hear. I only had 3 lbs to lose, but sometimes that is the hardest since it isn’t a lot – it’s hard to motivate yourself. I needed to be held accountable for measuring my portions and excersize. I also wanted to stop the weight gain before it ballooned out of control, no pun intended.

But back in the day I also had no luck with WW’s. When I was legitimately over weight and had to lose 30 lbs, I tried WW’s for about a month but only continued to gain. I needed more structure and discipline and WW’s is better for people who have more self control with counting points, etc. Jenny Craig was a much better fit for me with the preselected meals – I put the whole process of eating on auto pilot and lost all the weight.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love it. Best money I’ve ever spent. I never feel deprived, and I’m losing weight steadily.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think weight watchers is good for accountability if you’re going to meetings in person and being weighed in.  If you’re looking for something strictly online I would stick wtih the free stuff b/c it is just as good (spark people / fit day / myfitnesspal etc). 

 

No need to pay monthly fees when it is available for free.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

YES WW is definitly worth it I lost 95 lbs following WW. Also the group atmosphere is great and everyone there is after the same goal you are

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