Post # 1
So I have been doing weight watchers on and off since 2007 and when I really stick with it, I have great success. I lost 40lbs the first time around and have gone up and down over the years (I know thats bad). So I am back again and trying to wrap my head around the new program. I know I am not supposed to compare the two, but its hard not to when I followed it for sooo long. It seems like I have so many more points now and I am actually afraid of eating them because I can’t possibly understand how I wont gain weight. For example, I have breakfast, lunch and snacks planned out for today which will leave me with 19 points for dinner!! Thats so many!
Anyone else following the new plan? Thoughts?
Post # 3
Yes, and it’s more food for me too. I’ve really only been paying attention for about a week (went on a long vacation before plan switched over) and lost 2 pounds…so it appears to work.
There are some members who report that they can’t eat all their discretionary points and that they also have to watch “fruit overdose” (because those are free now too). But I think that you should work on it for a few weeks at least to figure out if you need any tweaks.
But, if there’s one word of wisdom with WW, it’s follow the program. It ain’t gonna do you wrong.
Post # 4
I know exactly what you mean: I accept that my Leader knows her stuff, but it just seems ridiculous to have so many points if you count in the weeklies. Mad. I lost a half pound this week after just the one week on the new program, first week back since May, so had expected a bit more than that. Will stick to it, and hopefully the result will show up next week. Keep the faith!
Post # 5
I never really did the old plan…I intentionally joined with the new one. I LOVE it.
The recipes are wonderful and I definitely feel full at the end of the day. I’m sure when I keep losing daily points as I lose, it will become harder, but follow it and listen to your body. Be honest with yourself and what you’re eating/how much you’re moving.
Post # 6
I have been wondering about this a lot. I fell off the wagon due to the change–I had been having stress at work, and the plan changing pushed me over the edge. I have been thinking about trying it, but it seems like everything I ate before (Fiber One bars, bread, etc.) has DOUBLED in points! I’m also a little worried about restaurants–you can usually find calories and fat (and sometimes fiber), but it seems like it might be hard to find the carb, protein, etc.
Can anyone offer any encouragement/insight/personal experience? I really don’t want to waste the 40 dollars trying it if I’m just going to hate it and go back to the old plan anyways–but I’m hoping it’s not as bad as I’m afraid it’s going to be.
Post # 7
great to know. I’ve been debating whether to go back as well.
Post # 8
From what I can tell, the new plan is designed to sort of “reward” those foods that are good for you with lower point values and “tax” processed foods, snacks and booze which provide more empty calories.
My group leader put it pretty well as “Look, none of us got here from eating too many apples or carrot sticks. So even with an unlimited amount of either, how many are you REALLY going to eat?” Another person explained how they never ate bananas because they were 2 points and would instead eat a cookie, but she found when she ate the banana and the cookie she was not feeling the need to eat more cookies later.
Post # 8
I use the app iTrackBites, it has the old WW on it, love it and it works!