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Is weight watchers worth it?


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:14 PM

Or is it just like my fitnesspal

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 01:13 PM

There are some aspects of the WW plan that I really liked, but it's really easy to do on your own without paying for WW, IMO.  I am absolutely terrible about eating fruits and vegetables (don't like them) and when I was on mfp, I would be more likely to not eat them because I'd rather spend calories on food I liked.  The "free" fruits and veggies on WW was good for me.  I also liked the "weekly" points so that I felt like I had a small amount of wiggle room rather than saying, "Oh I messed up, might as well binge."  I tried MFP numerous times and could never lose more than 10 pounds.  I don't know what the difference was with WW for me but something just clicked.  I lost my first 30 pounds using the WW plan.  However, what I realized was that even though WW claims this isn't true, 99% of the time 40 calories= 1 point.  So it's not really a "special formula" that they're using to help you eat more nutritious foods.   After being on the plan for 6 months, the only time I found the 40 calories thing to not be true was with alcohol.   So basically, if you know how the point system works it's no better than MFP and not worth paying anything.  I just did a round of the HSGD and found it to be very similar to WW (low calories, free fruits and veggies, can earn more calories through exercise) and I did that for free!  I lose 10 pounds on that after slacking on WW for awhile.  I actually found I liked HSGD a little more because I could use exercise for flexibility rather than "weekly" points.    WW only lets you "earn" 40 calories per every 100 calories burned, meaning someone that works out a lot could actually be eating too little.  I liked the fact that with HSGD I could "earn back" all the calories I burned if I felt I needed them.  I really struggled with binging so this was helpful to me- knowing that I could have a dessert or whatever and "earn" it rather than having to "cheat" and ending up eating 8 desserts, lol. 

 

I do think it might be different if you're actually going to WW meetings and having someone weigh you.  That accountability would be helpful.  However, I'm way too self conscious for that and I was doing the online plan. 


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#3 lemming99

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:51 PM

you can get the information in the first few sessions and do it at home


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 08:00 PM

i've gone to ww in the past and i really liked the accountability of having a day to work towards.  it made me stick to the plan more because i knew my weekly weigh in was only 2 or 3 days away.  i also liked seeing other people lose weight and having silent competitions in my head to lose quicker than them.  it was nice to get the little prizes when you hit milestones too.  but i'm actually not sure if i want to go back right now because they might try to get me to eat more if i keep losing at my current rate.  they generally like you to only lose around 2 lbs max per week.  also, i find MFP tracking more detailed, and i like being able to see the nutritional content, and not just my "points".


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 08:58 PM

This website has all the information for free and calculators on their site. That's what I use
http://www.exercise4...t-watchers.html


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:54 AM

I don't think its worth it I actually tried it and couldn't really make it work for me. I read this review about the Venus Factor Program at awesomedietreviews.com and i really like it so far they have an online community and weekly calls to talk and ask about problems we are facing.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:21 AM

It's working for me, I've lost 5.5 lb in two weeks. I was on MFP before, but I find that WW, especially with their free fruits and veggies, suits me better. It's something about counting calories (vs points) that stresses me out.

 

You don't have to be a member though, there are points calculators on the internet.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:24 PM

I've tried both and, honestly, I kinda liked WW but I think it also liked it because I was trying to do it with my mom.  After a while my mom stopped being... enthusiastic about it so it made it harder for me to continue until I just stopped going altogether.  With WW is how I actually got down to my lowest weight (I have yet to reach that with MFP) but MFP is all I'm really starting to use again.  Personally, I think I prefer WW.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:26 PM

Don't mean to double post but I forgot to add this.

You don't have to be a member though, there are points calculators on the internet.

 

Where do you find those calculators that are good?


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:29 PM

Only if your recovered and like food. It's very slow.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:55 AM

Don't mean to double post but I forgot to add this.

 

Where do you find those calculators that are good?

 

SInce they recently changed plans I haven't seen any new calculators, sorry :(



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 11:04 AM

I bought a points plus kit with pedometer and calculator and all the booklets. Starter kit maybe for $12 on eBay


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:28 AM

The weight watchers plan has changed , last year Operah bought the company after being on the plan and she see how good it worked for her....I joined WW back on Dec 15/15 , I'm down -40.4 lbs. It is all about choices and what we eat. Eat this not that. Eat smaller meals and snack throughout the day.

I did see Operah on tv a week or so ago. Her ass was about the size of a smart car...so I'm thinking she need to move a little more and leave the wine alone. BUT the program itself works.  



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Posted 09 June 2016 - 01:10 PM

im not convinced



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 06:47 PM

There are some aspects of the WW plan that I really liked, but it's really easy to do on your own without paying for WW, IMO.  I am absolutely terrible about eating fruits and vegetables (don't like them) and when I was on mfp, I would be more likely to not eat them because I'd rather spend calories on food I liked.  The "free" fruits and veggies on WW was good for me.  I also liked the "weekly" points so that I felt like I had a small amount of wiggle room rather than saying, "Oh I messed up, might as well binge."  I tried MFP numerous times and could never lose more than 10 pounds.  I don't know what the difference was with WW for me but something just clicked.  I lost my first 30 pounds using the WW plan.  However, what I realized was that even though WW claims this isn't true, 99% of the time 40 calories= 1 point.  So it's not really a "special formula" that they're using to help you eat more nutritious foods.   After being on the plan for 6 months, the only time I found the 40 calories thing to not be true was with alcohol.   So basically, if you know how the point system works it's no better than MFP and not worth paying anything.  I just did a round of the HSGD and found it to be very similar to WW (low calories, free fruits and veggies, can earn more calories through exercise) and I did that for free!  I lose 10 pounds on that after slacking on WW for awhile.  I actually found I liked HSGD a little more because I could use exercise for flexibility rather than "weekly" points.    WW only lets you "earn" 40 calories per every 100 calories burned, meaning someone that works out a lot could actually be eating too little.  I liked the fact that with HSGD I could "earn back" all the calories I burned if I felt I needed them.  I really struggled with binging so this was helpful to me- knowing that I could have a dessert or whatever and "earn" it rather than having to "cheat" and ending up eating 8 desserts, lol. 

 

I do think it might be different if you're actually going to WW meetings and having someone weigh you.  That accountability would be helpful.  However, I'm way too self conscious for that and I was doing the online plan. 

How long did it take you to lose 30 lbs? 


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:34 PM

i'd say yes



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

The new ww plan sucks big time.... like mangos are zero points.... that's absurd. I absolutely do not follow their diet. I go for the weekly silent competition in my head, weekly weigh in and my food addiction.
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