Are you getting results with Weight Watchers Freestyle?
At the beginning of every year, people decide to join Weight Watchers (now WW) to finally drop the weight. Here it is, February, and I am wondering if members are finding that it is working for them.
Last year, when I posted Not Losing Weight on WW Freestyle members shared stories of success and failure as it pertains to losing pounds.
But, you might define your results differently. For example, have you stopped eating fast food for lunch? or can you finally touch your toes? WW has been trying to get members to look at success from many different angles (other than weight loss). Why?
I think it is because the scientific community hasn’t come to an agreement about the best way to lose weight (and keep it off). It is very difficult and expensive to run long term weight loss studies. WW has shown that over 2 years people can lose between 5-10% of their weight and keep it off with one independent study - but the results of the people in the study ranged quite a bit.
One thing that we do know is that people vary a lot in how they respond to dieting see What We know about Diet and Weight Loss.
For example one WW member says this:
I love the WW FS program but you do have to follow the program. I have lost 13 pounds since the middle of December and have 6 more to go to get back to my goal weight. Like any other weight loss program, you have to work at it.
And another one says this about her experience:
I gave Freestyle the college try - I've been doing it for about 6 months. I lost on the first week, then gained 5 pounds the next two weeks. I haven't lost a pound since. I tried mixing things up.
The person who can’t lose is frustrated (of course) and feels like the plan isn’t for her. It makes sense to me that WW is not “one size fits all”.
WW is a great starting point for many who have never tried to change their diet (or evaluated it) as a way to lose weight. It is a healthy approach as it emphasizes fruits and vegetables but that doesn’t mean it is going to work for YOU.
Obviously, you have to pay attention and learn what works for you from any plan.
The plan that works for me is cutting out added sugar. I wrote about it here: No Sugar Challenge. Every single time I start paying attention and stick to foods without added sugar - my waist shrinks. Do I keep it off? I would say that when my jeans get tighter, I go back to no added sugar. It is a dance.
What are your results on Weight Watchers (WW) Freestyle? Is it working for you?
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