Weight Watchers Review

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One of the more commonly heard about weight loss programs is Weight Watchers. This system has been around for more than 40 years now, and the official website boasts how they’ve already helped millions of people lose weight. It’s important to understand this program does not involve appetite suppression supplements or fat burning pills. Weight Watchers has more to do with watching what you eat on a daily basis. Although individuals that choose this weight reduction plan can continue to eat the foods they love, there is a point system to follow, which keeps track of your daily caloric intake.

At this point Weight Watchers offers several online tools such as recipe guides that provide over 1500 different meal plans, workout regimens, and interactive tools to assist users with dropping excess body fat. One of the major aspects of Weight Watchers is the point system. Users can attain a book that reveals how many points are in certain food or beverage items. Once you figure out how many points you’re allowed to have each day, then you can eat according, but without exceeding the calories you need. In conjunction with regular exercise and healthy amounts of water, users will ideally shed excess body fat.

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There are Weight Watchers plans for women and men to take advantage of. It is important to remember that this program is not merely about taking supplements and going about your daily eating routines. With Weight Watchers you will need to change your lifestyle accordingly. Fortunately there is online assistance involved with this program. Recipes and workout routines are all included, along with a way to keep track of your daily points. A membership costs $46.90 for the first month, but then $16.95 for each month after that. There are also Weight Watchers meetings, which are held in local locations. You can use the official website to learn more and see if one is near you.

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Advantages

  • Weight Watchers is a weight loss program that’s been around for over 40 years.
  • There are no potentially harmful drugs involved with this plan.
  • Users are still able to consume the foods they need.

Disadvantages

  • Weight Watchers requires a more drastic lifestyle change than many other diet supplements available these days, which may deter some dieters.
  • There are no convenient fat burner pills or appetite suppressants involved with Weight Watchers.
  • There doesn’t appear to be a refund guarantee offered with this weight loss program.
  • Weight Watchers restricts the amount of food you can consume each day, and may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Individuals experienced mixed success. (See reader comments.)

Conclusion

Without a doubt, Weight Watchers is one of those weight reduction programs that has been around for quite some time. This may in fact encourage some men and women to try it. On the up side, there are no supplements and pills to worry about with Weight Watchers. However, users do have to pay an initial fee of $46.90, and then proceed with a monthly membership fee from then on. You might find it helpful to really scrutinize the official Weight Watchers website before actually signing up.

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105 User Reviews about Weight Watchers

  • 1
    local lighthouse Reviews

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    Vaughan

    I have been on WW since May, 2012 – I started out at 175 pounds and size 14 dresses were a bit snug on my 5’3″ frame. Today I weigh 115 pounds and wear a size 4! WW is NOT a diet – it is a way of life. WW taught me portion control and to make wise choices about what and how much I eat. But every meal, every day is MY choice. WW is not a quick fix or a pill or some pre-packaged food. They teach you how to live your life in the real world and still lose/maintain! The motivation for staying on maintenance? The mirror! And the fact that I got rid of all of the clothes I shrunk out of!!

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    Sherry

    I’m wondering about the price? I was charged the same amount EVERY month. About 29.99 as I remember. Was I being overcharged?

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    Anonymous

    I pay 58.18 monthly. I have access to the e-tools and I go to one meeting per week.

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    anon

    Hey, I’m a 14 year old, can I join weight watchers? I’m about 5ft7 and weigh 10 stone something.

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    cole

    I am also 14, I am 5ft 8 1/2in and am 18 stone I have the same question

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    random person

    Yes you can

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    Pat

    I am so angry I am shaking. I just realized that Weight Watchers has been using my charge card to take monthly payments. I paid $60 last May for a 60 day membership. When that ended I did not go back to the site- nor did I receice any emails from WW saying that they were still going to charge me for 5 more months. I am furious that what I thought was a respectable company would do business this way.

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    Anonymous

    You’re an idiot for not paying closer attention to your finances for 5 months….I could understand 1 month, but 5????!!! Clearly you didn’t read the terms….you must cancel with them….otherwise they will auto bill you each month.

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    Pat

    Work for Weight Watchers do you? No need to resort to name calling,,,

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    sarah

    can kids join ww

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    ksonna

    I am doing Weight Watchers at Work . I love it. You get whatever you put into it. I lost 14 lbs in 2months but did not follow the plan completely. It is a lifestyle change. Too much or too little of anything is bad. Read the WW info. Do your homework and make a commitment to yourself . People at my job are shrinking!!

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    delia

    I am from the trinidad and tobago an iam interested in your program am 36yrs 200lbs 5 7′ how much your client has loose in the first week on line program how long would i have to do your program to get to my ideal weight thanks!

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    Wendy

    It is nice to see people so motivated! With all the low carb diets out there, it is easy to be fooled….seriously, what is unhealthy about oranges…WW is the best way to change your lifestyle habits!

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    Deborah Mullins

    I am already a member and would like my husband to join. He is diabetic and I don’t know how to implament the calorie difference. Is there a plan for it yet?

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    stacey

    what do you think about the new program? i personnaly don’t like it. how can you loose weight without taking into consideration the calories and how is fruit zero points when it contains lots of natural sugars. i did weight watchers last year and lost 18lbs on the old program. i gained most of it back in the past 6 months so i started the new program jan 1. in 5 weeks i gained 2 lbs. i don’t beleave this new program works. i think it is just a way for weight watchers to make more money by making everyone buy new books and calculators. if something worked so well over the past 40 years why did they change it?

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    Liz

    What I don’t understand and never have about WW’s is if the program is so good, then why every 2 yrs, maybe even every year do they change the program?
    I guess it was last year, the AMA rated WW’s the best and healthiest diet. So, again, why change something that is supposedly the best out there?

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    Sam

    They have to change the plan every so often due to changes in technology, and new research. This time they made veggies and fruit 0 points after studying that it was safe to those all the time. 2 years ago this was not known.

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    Wompa Magnet

    Joined mid-Feb of this year. I have lost 28 pounds sticking to my plan. Noticed that one week I ate an abundant amount of apples and bananas and didnt lose. You have to eat the fruit in moderation as well. Basically I have half a banana for breakfast. Once you get into a routine it wont be a diet and you’ll eat always like you are on WW. The new points for me is excellent.

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    mary

    Joined WW this winter, have 60 lbs. to lose, am Type 2 diabetic. Asked for help figuring out menus 2 times, lecturer didn’t have time…..I left after 4 meetings. Website was no help either. Not everyone can eat all the fruit they want.

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    Anonymous

    I agree with you..weight watchers just take your money and you have to do all the meal planning…ww does not provide sample meal plans…you have to figure out the points…I could pay a chef and let him plan meals and come out far better than ww fees

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    ally

    I have done WW at least 4 times since my son was born; each time losing 25 lbs, but then gaining it back within a year. I find that WW is great with helping you lose weight with maintenance (which is a lot harder than losing); WW does next to nothing. They just say come to meetings where the addictive aspect of it is the ‘losing of wgt’ which keeps people motivated. Once you’ve lost this weight; where’s the motivation? That’s why I’ve always gained back.
    How can i do things different this time????????

    suggestions please!!!!!!!!!

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    Sherry

    I dont like it. Why? read below.

    The app: Not a good app. Its not thorough at all. It only has minimal foods and all kinds of bugs. If you are just starting the program, it doesnt have much help for you at all, especially which foods to eat or good point breakdown ideas for the day. Its a worthless app IMHO.

    The website: A little better than the app, but very confusing. I joined the app to get an idea what it was like. Whew, that end up costing alot… I think it was too expensive for what it was, its a website and the cost (discounted) was $50 for 3 months. After 1 month I decided to cancel the membership because of the lack of support and I received $5 back, as a refund?! but that was my fault for not reading the fine print. Back to the website, its overly packed with information and its hard to find your way around it. There is little direction and needs a serious re-org.

    MY opinion: Weight watchers is a gimmick. All they want is for you to buy and continue to buy their products. They have a name that has been marketed to death and thats what they sell. Its not the best diet plan out there, just one with a LOT of money thrown at marketing. So…. If you are looking for a job in marketing, Weight Watchers might be good… but diet wise, I think theres lots of better and cheaper plans available… A Body for life book goes for $.01 on Amazon these days… :) Good luck

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    Kate

    i weigh 185 and it says to do 24 points but i did weight watchers when i was younger and it worked. it’s my own fault i gained weight back. anyway i’m living down the shore this summer and have about 4 months to get into beach shape. when i did ww before i had to go 18 points, so i know i can manage doing up to that amount. so if i weigh 185 and go up to 18 points everyday would i be down 45 pounds by then? or even before?

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    Jen

    I have been on Weight Watchers for 6 weeks and have lost exactly 10 pounds. I am meticulous about tracking what I eat, and don’t use my flex points. Based on what I’ve read online, I was hoping for a bigger loss, but I realize that the weight didn’t come on overnight; it won’t be lost overnight either. I am continuing on my weight loss journey. There are many victories not reflected on the scale. :)

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    Zara

    Im 18, I weigh 220 and my goal weight is 150. I know this will take time and Im willing to give that time to better my health while I still have the chance. My question is, I am constantly at school or working would weight watchers work for me? Is it easy to follow as far as making the meals? On average how much do you sepnd a month between the program and the food? And lastly does it take long to cook the meals or can I make them in about 30mins? Comments appreciated. Thank you!

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    Kim

    There’s no special food that you eat on Weight Watchers, you get to eat what you want so for someone at school or work (as I am all the time)- it’s all about packing a lunch and being good at it ! I pack hard boiled eggs, fruits, sandwiches, chips, snacks, cheese sticks, etc and never have a problem eating at work or school. And if I am in a time crunch I just grab a frozen entree from ww line, or lean cuisine and that works too ! Even dinners are like 15 mins, grilled chx, bag of steamed veggies- how simple is that ? The only thing I pay for is the weekly meeting fee which is $12 but can be $39 for the month if you pay in advance. Good luck ! I’ve been on the plan for 2 months and lost 19 lbs, you can do it !

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    melissa

    I have a full time job,a 2 year old and also a house wife…I was in ww…lost 8 pounds following my points together with exercise…but I stopped the exercise and had to cancel my membership…I gain back….because started eating like crazy….I just join again because I actually believe in ww….but now my question is does it work without exercise ???…can I manage to loose weight by just following my points????….because it is very hard for me to exercise…specially when I get home and have to take care of my husband and baby.

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    Kim

    You will see better results with exercise of course but you can lose the weight by just following the plan. Everyone has time for exercise, you just have to make time, doesn’t even have to be a lot of time, but heck you can take a nightly walk even with your baby and your husband, even just a half hour every other day helps ! I’m a single mom with kids so I understand it’s hard- but it can be done ! Also you can look into a women’s gym, that offers free daycare w/membership ? Good luck !

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    Heidi

    im thinking of joining WW im 92 kgs and want to be about 75 maybe 70kgs as my goal weight> the problem is as many other woman i have tried all those no carb diets and the minute i eat a slice of bread etc i gain weight??? PLEASE HELP!!! im desperate to make a permenant healthy but effective change to my life. im only 23 for heavens sake!!

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    Danny

    I am 53 years old. I started gaining weight about 6 years ago. When I started I was 210 pounds. Not bad 4 being 6 foot 4 inches tall. December 14th 2010 I weighed 272 pounds. I’ve visited a friend in california who was always huge. I’m talking 360 pounds plus. When I saw him I noticed he had lost over 100 pounds in the last year. I ask him how did he do it. He said he joined weight watchers. He explain to me the formula for calculating daily intake allowance. I figured if you can’t do it I could do it. I downloaded an application to my android phone Called weight watchers diary. I started using it Religiously every day since. 2 day is january 27th 2011 About 45 days since I started and I’ve played in this morning at 254 pounds. I have lost 18 pounds in 45 days. That is an average of 2.8 pounds per week. This is gonna sleep working I can’t believe it. Yes I am doing without some food that I love and eating less of other food but basically just not being a glutton anymore. All it takes is discipline and determination. I still have about 40 pounds to go and by the middle of may I should reach my target weight I love about 210 pounds. I cannot tell you how much better I feel. I cannot tell you how well this formula works. Except that it does. I am down to about 1800 calories per day 4 about 36 weight watcher points per day. I did not join weight watchers because of all the applications for smart phones better out there. This is crazy because it really really does work. I have pounds melting off of me just because I’m watching what I eat. I have not increased exercise at all.

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    Nancy

    How does weight watchers work?
    How many calories am I allowed, what can I eat or not eat, etc… Is there a book I can purchase? Other then the pocket guide? I have it and it doesn’t tell me how much or what to eat in detail.

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    Jim

    Question: how does weight watchers know that you are following their diet program? what if you ate a whole large pizza and only write down 1 slice. How do they really know if you’re following the program or not? Thanks.

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    Laurie

    They wouldn’t know. But you would. It’s about personal responsibility. If you are eating an entire pizza then you can’t blame Weight Watchers if it doesn’t work.

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    Danume

    Jim-YOU are the one who has to be honest….with yourself…..If you write 1 slice instead of the whole pizza, it’ll show up on the scale. All they can do is show you the program….you make the commitment to succeed…or not…YOUR choice! Good luck!

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    Laura O

    They don’t know, but more importantly Jim-you’ll know! Because if you eat more than you should you won’t lose the weight that you so desparetely want to! Good-luck.but basically it’s like cheating yourself!

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    ren214

    you are suppose to be doing it for yourself. so your not cheating ww, your cheating yourself..

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    Liz

    I Have only being in a diet once and it was super hard and finished it but didn’t keep up with it. I’m 5″0 and weight 127. I need to lose like 15 lbs. I’m in school and I work so most of the eating I do is out. Would weight watchers work for me ?

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    Paula

    I put my son who weigh in at 267 pounds 17 year old, who desperately wanted to lose weight. I cooked all of his meals, and he lost in 6 months 67 pounds following the lifestyle change. I know that his metabolism is high, being young and a male but I think that it is a great plan. I love the new plan where you don’t have to track your fruit and vegetables. Awesome!

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    pat

    Hello Paula,
    Had the same storry with my 18 years son. Have you try EASy-2 kit? My son did not change his diet only by wering this kit his appertised decrised ….
    Want to help everybody. i know how important is to feel good in your body. I am trying this SAME kit to myself alredy lost 2 kg in a week !!!

    Good Luck x

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    Not4Me

    I have done WW several different times over the years, with all the different changes that have been made.
    The weight loss was very slow, I lost and gained the same 10 lbs. over and over on the plan. The classes were fun, but didn’t help me. It just doesn’t work for everyone, and 40.00 a month is alot when you only lose 2/10 of a lb. a week. It seems the heavier you are, the faster you lose. I can follow the plan at home if I want, and not feel pressured at that scale. I need to hold my self accountable for myself and not feel like I have failed once again, with a leader weighing me in. When I didn’t lose, I just felt more disappointed. It works great for some, and I am happy for them, just doesn’t work for everyone, myself included.

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    NO Name

    I just joined weight watchers this month, and alreayd I feel great. The plan is really easy to follow. Tracking your points is made easy with an app for different smart phones now too. I would say that anyone who is interested in losing weight should definitly give this a shot. It makes sense, its healthy, and you will learn how to eat. Portions were always a huge issue with me, but being on weight watchers has helped me tremendously with this, it is insane what someone thinks an ounce looks like and what it really looks like. Also with the new program 1 point is = to 35-45 calories, so figuring out points for some of those mystery items is easier.

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    sandra cohen

    i have been on weight watchers since april 17,2010 . i attend the meetings where i am basically mostly quiet, I am encouraged i lost 40 pounds.
    I am hopeing to lose alot more.
    its great but slow you have to stick to it. This teaches you a whole new way of eating.
    The basic key is to be active and stick to your points. The new program is a blessing and very easy to follow.

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    Anonymous

    Well I know about a great program that makes u loose weight. Its called liposuction and stomach stappling. It really works. I have lost over 179 pounds. I am now 90 pounds.!

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    karen

    I have done weight watchers on and off for years, it does not work. This diet promotes healthy whole foods, but also processed foods. The fat free, low fat food is what messes up your hormones and makes you hungry. The perfect 10 diet is the way to go.

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    Joe

    Karen- yes, yes it does work. Its not a diet, its a life style change. You clearly weren’t following it, or fell off the wagon.

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    Chrissy

    I agree with Joe,it does work. You have to commit to the points for your daily intake. The fatty foods will not mess you up if you stay within your points. Say you have 27 points a day, you can spread them among breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner or blow it all on a burger from McDonald’s. Clearly following the plan and using it wisely will help you prosper. It’s all about commitment.

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    Autumn Hayes

    I had the gastric bypass surgery back in 2000 so I was recommended a low carb diet. Has anyone used this diet to lose the weight that you’ve gained back from the surgery? I want to make sure this diet is for me and if I’d be able to lose weight since I already cannot eat a huge amount of food. I obviously will lose a few pounds if I cut out my chocolate and chips.

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    Phil L

    People who have lost the weight they wanted to, quit Weight Watchers and gained back the weight can hardly blame the program for the fact that they couldn’t continue a program they knew worked for them.

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    Natasha Harhold

    Been a WW’s member since March 16, 2010. In 29 weeks, I’ve lost 62 pounds. If you follow the program, you will lose weight. If you add exercise, you’ll lose more.

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    Lois

    I went on WW about 7 years ago, followed it exactly, and lost over 45 pounds in about 1-1/2 years. From a size 20 to a size 10. Fabulous! But I have never exercised and have a very sedentary job. So after I stopped going to meetings and tracking my food intake, I gradually put the lbs. back on. Started back to WW in June and have lost almost 15 lbs already. But I am not following guidelines as closely as I should, or I would be down even more. It is a great program! I can eat whatever I want as long as I keep track of my points and stay within my point limit, which takes into account calories, fat content, and fiber content. If I actually manage to squeeze in some exercise, the lbs. drop off faster. The cost is minimal, compared to plans that require expensive diet supplements or special “food.” I put that in quotes, b/c it hardly qualifies as edible & certainly doesn’t satisfy my Louisiana-trained taste buds. On WW, I can go out to eat and have really great food and wine. As long as I maintain a modicum of discipline and follow the program, I will lose weight. I highly recommend WW.

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    MAB

    HELP !!!!!!!!I have tried WW a few times and each time I quit. Every class that I have attended was just not interested to me, nor do I feel that it helped me gain additional information or support than not attending. I really would like to try again, but there only two locations for me to choose from and neither have provided me the support I thought I would get. Can anyone tell me how I can keep being motivated even without the help of WW meetings.

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    MAB

    I have tried WW a few times and each time I quit. Every class that I have attended was just not interested to me, nor do I feel that it helped me gain additional information or support than not attending. I really would like to try again, but there only two locations for me to choose from and neither have provided me the support I thought I would get. Can anyone tell me how I can keep being motivated even without the help of WW meetings.

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    ally

    Try TOPS; a program that is self-run and cheaper than WW. The members run the program and support each other. There are tons of meetings all over north america.

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    stacie

    I’ve been on weight watchers for over a year. The part I thought I would absolutely hate about WW is the best part of all. I’m not outgoing and really don’t like groups of strangers but after a few different groups and finding a WW leader that I enjoyed listening too and talking with each week, I really enjoy spending 45 minutes each week with my group. I did not expect this. But the group has help encourage me to work towards my goals and I’m excited to hear their stories and share my stories each week. As for the actual plan, it has its short comings. I have low iron levels and not eating a lot of meat is really a problem. Thus, I’ve adjusted my diet as necessary. The other short coming of WW is the lack of physical activity support. Those who lose weight are really physically active. Those who don’t excerise every day really don’t get anywhere. It is a one step at a time but after so many months one should reach their nutitional and fitness goals. I’ve lost 70 lbs. on WW. I really like the meetings. If you don’t like the first group you attend. Try another. Just remember if you get a good WW leader make sure you buy the stuff. They are rated on how much they sell. If they don’t sell they are replaced! Just because they sell a lot doesn’t mean they are any fun to listen to each week.

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    Your Name

    How long didit take you to loose those 70
    Lbs???

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    neener

    I have been on the WW program (this time) for 4 years and have lost 61 lbs. I have about 20 lbs to go before reaching goal but have never felt in a hurry to do so. Yes, I have to pay every week to go to my meeting, but to me, it is worth it. I haven’t gained the weight back and feel that persistence and having the right mind set this time around has made all the difference. I never want to go back to the way I used to be and WW makes it easy for me not to backslide.

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    Yolanda Flowers

    I just started weight watchers early this month and man I’m soooo excited about it… Already I’ve lost 8 pounds. At this point I really don’t care what anyone has to say about the program. I’ve tried everything and for the fist time I finally feel I’ve found something that I can realistically do long term. WW is the way to go, if you’re looking to change your life for the long term.

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    Dina

    Hi i was thinking abotu trying it. How often did you work out to lose the 8 lbs. I’m skeptical to spend money. i need to lose about 10-15 lbs

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    Jenni

    I joined Weight Watchers in early May and to date, have lost 25 lbs. It is not a difficult program at all. You can eat whatever you want, basically. You’ve just to to pay attention to what you eat (for WW, it’s how many points) – which is what we should all be doing anyway.

    At the time I joined, it was a #13.00 registration fee, and each meeting is $13.00 (I’m not sure where they got the high figures in the description of the WW program). Personally, I really enjoy the meetings. My leader is great and I like having the accountability when I weigh in once a week.

    My husband also does Weight Watchers with me. I go to the meetings while he watches our two year old … but he tracks his points, too. He’s slender, and a runner … so he was just doing it to support me. But he’s actually dropped some of his “extra” weight, too.

    What I think is fabulous about this program is that it’s a lifestyle change … not just some “magic pills.” We had no idea how much we were eating each day and were shocked when we started tracking.

    Any program is going to have it’s critics. But if you’re willing to be patient with the weight loss (1-2 lbs a week) and are willing to make a complete lifestyle change, then WW is the way to go!

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    chtoha

    Been on the plan since early Jan. 2010. So far I’m down 43 pounds! It is a lifestyle change but well worth it.

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    barbara

    Joined Jan. 4th
    As of today, I am down 52 pounds. I still can have a little treat now and then , but I am learning to look at food differently and make healthy choices. I walk 4 or 5 times a week and track my food choices. It is really a food plan I can live with long term.

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    Susie

    My husband and I both need to lose weight. Do you have a program for couples?

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    Traci

    Just go to a meeting center or to their website. You can go to meetings together or do the on-line version together.

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    Jenni

    There is nothing customized for couples … because there doesn’t need to be. You can both go to meetings together. For us, I go to the meetings and my husband stays home and watches our son … but we do the actual program together. We both track our points and hold each other accountable.

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    Kim

    I love weight watchers, no other program can you eat whatever you want and still lose weight. Its just about chosing the right things to eat and the right quantities. However you can splurge every now and again and still lose! Best weight loss program EVER!

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    Mary Rodgers

    Dear Sirs,
    Do you have “Gluten Free” Program?

    Thank You
    Mary Rodgersc

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    diane hofer

    does ww sell food for the program?

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    Karen Garner

    I went on ww about 3yrs ago. I lost over 20 pounds and half of that was in the first couple of weeks. It was easy to follow. The hardest thing for me was the water intake. I am not past my goal weight but have gained 7 pounds back and I am in the process of shedding those extra pounds again. I am not currently going to the meetings but did find it easier to follow the program when attending the meetings.

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    Dani

    I am getting back on the ww wagon…i have my old points book and calculator and I’ve had great success with the program in the past. What i’m wondering is what this new “flex points” program is and what the “activity points” thing is. I walk about 15 miles a week…i’m just wondering if these two new adds to the original program could improve me regime?

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    Goldie

    Am a housebound senior citizen; use a power chair and walker to get around. So my exercize is nil w/ the exception of physical therapy. Also a carbo-addict and eat only limited animal products. Protein limited to cheese, some eggs, tofu, nuts, fish, seafood, milk and small amount of ground meat. Is there a diet plan for me?

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    Barbara Joy Muhlstock

    how do I sign up for etools?

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  • 49
    Zippora

    im going to start weight watchers this week and try to stick to it this time, i was worried about the sodium and sticking to my points with whatever i eat would that make a differents or is it just important to stick to your points?

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    evelyn nazario

    what is the mementum plan?

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    nina

    i’ve joined WW several times but NEVER stuck with it. I tried all the other diets only to regain each time. So, there’s no magic bullet. It’s have patience, get honest & take a week at a time. I feel like it’s going to work this time so it probably will. Get the drift.

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    Jean Marshall

    Can the orange stuffed animal for weight watchers be purchased?

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    vlt

    e-bay

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    iguana_lil

    Weight Watchers is very simply a healthy diet. I have managed to reach my goal with an 84.2 pound weight loss in less than a year. I’m now in 6-weeks of maintenance — and will become a lifetime member. I plan to go to weight watcher meetings the rest of my life as I know it’s very easy to put it back on plus 10pounds if I don’t have accountability. The prices listed in the article are way more than we pay here in Kansas.

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    harry porter

    i joined ww nov. 2009 I have discovered that if i do not track I cannot guess correctly my pont values and iam not as successful. when I joined I weighes 258lbs. I now weigh 228lbs. My goal is to be 185lbs

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    Alice

    I received a prescription from my doctor but misplaced it. It entitled me to free membership. Do I have to go back to my doctor and get a replacement prescription?

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    Faye Akers

    I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Does weight watchers offer a weight loss program that would include diabetes? Thank you, Faye Akers

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    simmy

    hi
    with weight watchers you choose what you eat. all you have to look at is the saturated fats and calories in the items you eat. so basically, as youve been diagnosed with diabetes you will be watching what you eat in anyway. i dont think there is anything specific for diabetes with weight watchers but i dont see any reason you couldnt do it. you will just have to be extra careful to monitor exactly what you eat and monitor sugar levels in food aswell as the required sat fats and calories. eg. if a specific food is low in calories -100kcal- and has low sat fat -0.5- it therefore has a points value of 1.5 . weight watchers point counting doesnt include sugar levels the points value of this item wont reflect that. so then you will need look at the sugar content and see if it is suitable. i am sure your doctor will have already given you information on certain foods to avoid. i suggest you should join, and then use the information pack you get to draw up a healthy menu for yourself with low point value foods, filling foods(mainly wholemeal foods, fruit & veg) and healthy foods you enjoy but make sure that you are able to have these foods because of your diabetes. i would then take the meno to your doc and him/her check it over. ive tried so many other diets and have finally realised the only way to lose weight permently is thru a controlled and healthy diet and regular exercise. (NHS suggests atleast 30 mins of physical exercise (must raise heart rate) atleast 5 times a week. I have been with weight watchers for 7 weeks and have lost 14.5 lbs and im the first to admit that i have had the odd ‘cheat’ and havent exactly been exercising that much. id even go as far to say its enjoyable and the meetings are pleasent to. lyk any diet, you get out what you put in. good luck … xx

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    MamaCache

    Weight watchers has a special sheet for those with TypeII diabeties. Just ask them for it when you join.

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    Diane

    Is there a sodium amount that WW wants you stay within? I have started eating many of the prepared frozen entres and notice that the sodium content is fairly high

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    iguana_lil

    while they discourage a lot of salt-intake, it’s up to you.

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    Gloria

    have tried every diet imaginable and ww is only sensible that works. Just have to think myself into portion controla nd i will be okay.

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    aleida

    there is 3 free months what kind of product i qet with this program,do i get food or any product or just only the recipes

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    diana

    Love it Love it Love it this weight loss plan is for life

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    deborah potts

    I am a life time weight watcher. I am formally from Pa; I moved to Jersey 1.5 yrs
    ago and did not where the meetings were. Do I have to start over at this time. Or can I pick up where I left off. I just didcovered where the meetings are in Willingboro & that is not far from me.

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    adrienne

    i became a lifetime member years ago, stopped going to meetings, and just started agin because i did gain some of the weight back. right now there is no registration fee. i am a snow bird from nj, wintering in florida. went to a local meeting, and because i hadn’t been going regularly. i had to pay for the first meeting, but from now on i do not have to pay as long as i remain under my goal weight, or do not exceed my goal weight by more than 2 pounds. you can also attend your first meeting for free. good luck.

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    iguana_lil

    If you’ve stayed within two pounds of your goal weight, you don’t have to “start over” — but if you do start over, you’ll find that the Momentum Program that they are now doing is extremely easy to follow.

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    patricia killsahundred

    I used to go to ww in Sioux Falls, SD loved it!! I then switched jobs and went to the Dell Rapids, SD meeting -Huge difference in meetings..felt if we were always talking about their school and family from our director – Lost interest and have now gained all my weight back – Heard the same reply from other people.

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    iguana_lil

    Check for another meeting within a reasonable distance. I love the one I’m going to in Wichita, but I’ve not heard good things about some of the other meetings.

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    Maryanne

    I have been a WW member since 11/09. I have lost 7.2 pounds to date, hoping for a 20 pound weight loss total. I was disappointed to read recently the average weight loss for WW members was only 6 pounds ove a 2 year period!!

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    PAULA

    hi, where did you hear that? I was on WW 2 years ago and lost 32 lbs in 9 mons. I also walked 3 miles a day five times a week and did Pilates 3 times a week at my home. I am about to join back. I want to lose about 12 lbs…

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    Chris J

    I too read that the average weight loss for WW members was 6 pounds. The source: SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association 2003;289:1792-1798,1833-1836

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    lindsey

    so not true. ignorance is bliss. if you want to lose weight, help yourself. weight watchers is amazing.

    Negative2

    What was the exact date of the JAMA? I would like to check your source. I couldn’t locate it on the JAMA website using the numbers you gave, they actually seem to be of another type of organization. And was it 6 lbs. in 2 weeks, months or years. Please & Thank You.

    Jennifer

    I started WW the week of Thanksgiving. In 4 weeks I am down 12 pounds (I was 185 to start so big but not huge). I even ignored the program for Thanksgiving and a Holiday party I attended during the last month and STILL lost every week!!! So I don’t know where they are getting the 6 pounds in 2 years number but I almost reached that my first week :) I love the program and wouldn’t even call it a diet as some days I have to eat more food than I would normally just to eat all my points that day.

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    angie

    never heard it i have been on WW for about 3 weeks and im already 10 lbs lighter and im only 14

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    garrett

    hi, im 15 and i want to join weight watchers. are there any kids (14-18) at the meeting or are they all adults? please reply.
    -garrett

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    Bella

    I was in WW for a while…wonderful support system and program…as far as I remember YES they do have meetings for the under 18 crowd. I’d recommend going to their website for more info :) Good luck hun

    sarah

    i joined WW when i was 14. it really motivated me. i stopped snacking. only ate meals and lost 15 lbs in 4 months…not a ton of kids in the class, but i was motivated …..

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    julay

    im on weight watchers its the best you eat what ever you want i eat out alot still losing weight

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    liza

    anyone can purchase ww materials and products at weight watchers with out being a member.

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