Does Weight Watchers work? It's a question I hear a lot.
Of course Weight Watchers works for the celebrities who endorse it like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson. (Getting paid millions of dollars to lose weight is an extremely powerful incentive!!)
But does Weight Watchers work for everyone? For regular folks? For diabetics? In the long run? For small weight loss? For large weight loss? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Like any weight loss plan, it's only going to work if you follow it and stick with it. I'm living proof. I lost weight on WW for the first time back in my late 20s.
Then, I reverted to old unhealthy habits and gained some of it back.
When I finally committed to living happier and healthier and only changing behaviors I could stick with forever, Weight Watchers worked and continues to work.
Why Does Weight Watchers Work?
Weight Watchers works for me because it's about moderation, not deprivation. I can have anything I want as long as I plan for it. This is a huge factor for me. As soon as I'm told I can't have something it's all I can think about!
What I like most about the Weight Watcher program is that it teaches you a healthy balanced approach to eating and living. But learning a new skill takes work! Changing your behaviors and thoughts takes time and practice and patience.
In the beginning it's important to keep a log and write down everything you eat, weigh/measure your food until you know what proper portions look like, drink your water, and follow the good health guidelines.
With time and practice, it gets easier and easier.
Does Weight Watchers Work For You?
One of the things I love most about Weight Watchers is its flexibility. As I was explaining to a friend over lunch recently, If you talked to 100 different successful Weight Watchers you would hear 100 different approaches to their success.
Some successful Weight Watchers exercise a lot, some a little.
Some successful Weight Watchers cook a lot, some hardly at all.
Some successful Weight Watchers eat a big breakfast, some grab something light on the run.
Some successful Weight Watchers eat meat, some are vegetarian.
Some successful Weight Watchers eat three times a day, some five or six.
There really are as many approaches as their are successful Weight Watchers!
What's your secret to weight loss success? I'd love to hear from you! Please leave a comment sharing your experiences with Weight Watchers (good or bad) or your weight loss story!!! I want to hear them. It inspires me and would be helpful to those who are considering joining as well as those who are struggling at the moment!! Thanks!!!
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