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Weight Watchers members...?? for you

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by Beach bum, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Beach bum

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    OK, time to get back on the wagon:eek:

    How different is the old "points" program compared to the new?
     
  2. Mish

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    points plus is much more low carb. I didn't really like it, and I always felt hungry. I never felt hungry on the old system, and I lost a lot of weight using it. So I cancelled my membership.
     
  3. Daniel's Mom 1993

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    The Points Plus 2012 is the same as the original Points Plus except for they lowered the daily points somewhat - but it is very different from the points program of several years ago, they calculate using carbs(turned me off at first:) but really no big deal) fat, fiber and protien so the old calculater and slides will not work - you get more points but things cost more too. Most fruits and veggies are 0 points plus so that is really nice. I have been on it since last April and have lost 24 lbs:D could have been more but I kind of dropped out for about 4 or 5 months last summer/fall but started back faithfully on Dec 1 and lost 15 lbs since then....it is a great program and I really think the meetings are important in my success. I am a lifetime member since 2006 - I kept it off until about 2008 but I think that D helped me keep it off at first then after the "new normal" kicked in I forgot to pay attention to me so I gained it all back and had to start over but I have every intention of reacing my goal - I have a new determination! Good Luck
     
  4. selketine

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    I don't notice that it is low carb - though you put in carbs rather than calories. Like noted they upped the point limit and items count more points. It seems like a wash to me otherwise - mostly.

    Fruit is zero points - which can be dangerous if you like bananas, grapes, pineapple, etc. and eat a lot of fruit!

    On the other hand it is psychologically better to know if you're starving you can eat some fruit and not get dinged horribly with the points. I am WAY more likely to eat fruit than anything else. There are lots of debate on the WW boards about how much fruit is ok - some people are very conservative and others seem to eat tons of it. I think it can definitely add 200-400 calories a day to what you're eating so ....depending on your body, your exercise, whether you use your exercise points and weekly points - this can slow your weight loss.

    It is very tweakable though.
     
  5. pianoplayer4

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    I'm on it, but I really hate it (being a diabetic I hate counting points and carbs) I tend to do it for a day or two, then stop for the week=O as a result I haven't lost any weight=(
     
  6. Beach bum

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    This is what can get me in trouble if I'm not careful!

    How about veggies? Are they "free?"
     
  7. Colleen

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    I love it. Joined over a year ago. I have met my goal weight and am now a Lifetime member. I have no weekly fees. Cannot say enough good things about the system.
     
  8. andeefig

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    Most veggies (almost all) all free but things like corn or sweet potatoes that have a bit more sugar are low points. Strange to me that bananas are free, but whatever. Lol.
     
  9. Beach bum

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    Glad that hasn't changed:) Find it odd bananas are free, because if you ate two every few days, while healthy, can add up weight wise...
     
  10. obtainedmist

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    I think it encourages members to eat healthier! For me it was a most welcome change. I used to get irritated at meetings where members would talk about the junkiest "low point" food to eat. I always wanted to scream about the pitfalls of high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oil...but I thought I'd get lynched by the mob!! :eek:
     
  11. MamaBear

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    This is why the whole points system never made sense to me. Watching friends save points for pringles and happy hour. :rolleyes: I still think the programs from the 1970s and 80s were the healthiest way to lose weight. Glad to read though that they seem to be headed back in a direction toward a healthy approach.
     
  12. Beach bum

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    It always amazed me how people manipulated things to such extremes. Like I eat half a peanut butter cup every day to satisfy my sweet tooth. Um hello, have a rice cake with a bit of pb and sprinkle a few chocolate chips on it and you have a more filling, healthy result.
     

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