I just wanted to chime in. *shrugs* lol
I didn’t like weight watchers because it was hard to keep track of the points. Also, their app was useless as far as their catalogue/database of foods. I don’t quite remember it specifically… but this is what I do remember, and things may have changed since then, so keep that in mind 🙂
Let me explain:
On the MyFitnessPal (MFP) app, I can scan my granola bar, and if no one else who uses MFP, has ever scanned that specific granola bar before, the information will be added to the server/list of foods/database and made available to everyone who uses MFP from thereon out.
On Weight Watchers, (i don’t remember if they had a scan function available for phones?) if I typed in the granola bar, and inputted the informtaion, it wont be made available to the public. (So let’s say my sister goes and eats that same granola bar, she’ll have to manually add it to her little catalogue of foods, because WEIGHT WATCHERS has not put that specific granola bar in their system/list/catalogue/database.)
Also, on MFP, I have a set amount of calories: 1360. If I’m hungry in the middle of the day, and let’s say I only have 500 calories left, whatever I grab to eat, I can read the calories of, and know whether or not I can eat it.
With WW, I would be hungry, and have 10 points left for the day, so I would have to search through their system to see how many “points” something was… this became really annoying if I was stuck at school, with only vending machines to deal with. SO I’d have to search every single granola bar/mixed nuts pack… and then again, if WW didn’t have that specific bar or baggie of snacks in their database, it was useless because I didn’t know how many “points” it was.
I get that the “points system” is easier for some to deal with. For me, amounts of calories are easier. 🙂