(Closed) Sparkpeople vs Weight Watchers

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

bumping this up since i’d like to hear what people have to say

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, you know, if you’re working out, your losing fat but gaining lean muscle (more than likely). I’m a member of WW and love it.  I’ve only lost 7 lbs since the 2nd week of January and I’m okay with that. Personally, I feel if I lose quicker, it’s not as healthy for me because I see WW as more of a lifestyle change then a diet.

I’m not familiar with Sparkpeople. 

What are you snacking on?  I always, ALWAYS have a ton of fruit around.  I go through grapes like they are candy.  Love them!  You just need to find what you like and go from there. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmmm im not sure about spark people but i do weight watchers…. i started in may 2010 and i have lost 45 lbs so far… i also work out about 4-5 days a week…. mostly zumba… some jillian 30 day shred, and i want to start couch25k once the weather breaks here.  1-2 lbs a week is normal weightloss…. so 5 lbs in a month is good. 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have had success with both. It really depends on how stric you are with yourself. They both are doing the same thing, counting calories. Are you planning on using Sparkpeople’s meal plans? I prefer Sparkpeople over WW because with sparkpeople you can fluctuate your calories which helps with weight loss. I dont have to eat the same amount of calories every day. I can go between 1200-1500 etc. With WW its points so its hard to do that. Both are good though. I have been doing Sparkpeople for the past month (but ive been a member 4 years) and using my own meals, only tracking on there, and I have lost 12 lbs.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I personally prefer WW to SparkPeople, just because I tend to eat a lot of the same things so it’s easy for me to just plug the name of item & points into my iTouch app (iWatchr) and be able to go back & log them every time I eat them.  I also think it’s easier to keep track of how much else I can eat for the day to stay in my range with points vs calories, even though WW also counts the nutritional info, obviously.. IDK, I just think WW is easier to follow.  I didn’t have much success with SparkPeople, but I do love a lot of their recipes!  For me, it’s harder to stick to it when I’m solely tracking calories vs plugging in 4 things into a calculator and plugging those points into my daily allotment.  Just the way my brain works, though.

I’m about to finish week 5 of WW and I’m down 8 pounds.  I love it! I guess I viewed SparkPeople as more of a “diet” and WW as more of just a general lifestyle change.. I think of things in “points” now.. haha, and it helps me eat healthier overall. 

If you’re concerned about the price of WW.. I kinda cheated.  I signed up for the 1 week free trial, plugged in my info to get my points allotment, and then cancelled it & plugged that into my free iWatchr app for the iTouch!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve done WW for years over and over again 🙂 I was most successful with WW when I did it with a friend AND I attended the meetings on a regular basis. These days my life doesn’t allow much time for that and I personally have gotten bored with the program. A friend just turned me on to SP, she’s been doing it since January and has lost 42 lbs!!

I just started SP today and so far I like it but I think it’s because it’s something new and different from WW. I’m sure either one will work just fine as long as you are commited. Either one takes work, planning, etc..

Good luck to you!

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