This website has become a place for people to discuss Weight Watchers and whether it works for them – especially Smart Points.
My post Weight Watchers 2017 has over 200 comments and growing because people want to share their experiences with the program and each other.
I have read all of them and there are reports of a loss of privacy at meetings.
Do you have to weigh yourself in front of everyone at meetings? A few commenters mentioned this and I can’t believe that WW would make that obligatory. Many of us, especially ones of us who are self conscious about how much we weigh, have trouble getting on a scale at the doctors office – forget a room full of people that we may or may not know. Is that true?
The Weight Watchers meeting near me closed – so I can’t test it for myself without driving for 45 minutes.
Another theme in the comments is that members feel that Weight Watchers went too far with Smart Points and cutting sugar. Many feel that the new plan is not doable because sugar is such a “no-no”. On the other hand, Weight Watchers is probably following the latest research that indicates that SUGAR IS THE PROBLEM.
No, I don’t like it but I do think that we eat way too much sugar and almost all of us could benefit from cutting down on how much we eat. The issue with a diet plan like WW is that most people would have a tough time going from the amount of sugar they are currently eating to the recommended amount (almost none) in one leap.
It might be best if there was a ramp on to the program to help with the low sugar transition.
Finally, I wonder if the emphasis on saturated fat is a good one. Obviously, we can’t eat bacon every day but it seems that the cut in sugar and saturated fat makes it really hard to have a treat on the diet.
What do you think? Please share how it is going and whether you are able to stay on plan?