Can Weight Watchers Really Help You Lose Weight?by Henry Hound on January 28, 2011
Weight Watchers has certainly stood the test of time. Founded back in the late 1960′s, thousands of people have lost weight using this popular weight loss plan.
So, great, right? Go sign up? Not so fast… Weight Watchers may be the oldest, but it’s not the best program for everyone.
Weight Watchers & Its Weaknesses…
|Clever points-based program takes the thinking out of calorie counting.||What else do the points measure? There’s more to weight loss than calories!! (Explanation in a sec…)|
|Classes for group support.||You are the one who gained weight. Shouldn’t YOU rely on YOU to lose the weight? (Maybe, maybe not… keep reading)|
|Thousands have reported success with the program.||The program is lacking in long-term studies to see if participants kept the weight off for good.|
Lose Weight but Stay Unhealthy? (And maybe gain it back?)
I have mixed feelings about weight watchers because for some, Weight Watcher’s has been a saving grace. It does help people get a grip on portions and understanding the caloric cost of one type of food versus the next.
What it lacks, however, is more information and help in choosing very healthy foods (loaded with phytochemicals, antioxidants and fiber) versus foods that may be low in calories (or points), but also lacking in nutritional value.
Remember, even thin people can be unhealthy if they eat poorly.
And what about the group thing? I’m not gonna’ pick on this too much because I know support is a good thing when a person’s trying to lose weight.
BUT, some folks theorize that part of the lack of long-term results with weight loss may be due to this group effort. Once the group is done (and you probably won’t continue for life), will you have what it takes to stay strong and keep the weight off?
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