Post # 1
Can any of you ladies give me an idea of what is different about the new weight watcher’s points plus program??
I started WW about 2 years ago and lost 35 pounds… I love their program, and I have managed to only gain about 12 pounds of that weight back. I’m currently sticking to the program very strictly to get that 12 pounds back off again. BUT, since Fiance and I are paying for most of our wedding I don’t want to pay the $$ to go back to meetings and buy the new literature.
Any help? Please??
Post # 3
There is more consideration taken for eating ‘whole food’.
You get more points allotted but the food is worth more.
If WW worked for you on the old plan, it iwll work for you again. I wouldn’t pay for new. Good luck trying to lose that 12 lbs! Very doable! (I want to lose like 80. yikes!)
Post # 4
One of the big things that sticks out is that most fruits are free. I think my meeting leader said that the only way they aren’t is if they are packaged in a sugary syrup.
They take into account fiber, protein, carbs, and sugars in order to create the points. I agree with the PP–if the old plan worked for you, go for it!
Post # 5
It might be worth going for a month or so to get in the swing of things and get all the literature on new points values, then do it yourself or only online….
I never did the old program so I can’t compare…but down 11lbs in 6 weigh ins..
Post # 6
You can get all the information on line….for like $17/month (vs. the $40 or whatever it is for the meetings) but I agree…If the old program worked for you then just try that again! Good Luck!!
Post # 7
Ive been doing WW since about 2007, and I am the same way-I didn’t want to pay for it again when I knew the old plan so well.
so I decided to do the online plan instead. Like the PP said, it’s around $17 a month and its been very helpful to get me started. The changes are the point values are now calculated on carbs, protein, fat, and fiber. The minimum amount of daily points allowed are 29 and you get 45 flex points. At first this freaked me out, because it was so much more than I’m used to. But the point values of a lot of foods went up…so it all evens out.
A lot of people say it almost forces you to eat healthier/more whole foods (ie-fruit is 0 points), but I always ate pretty healthy on WW so I don’t notice a huge difference with that.