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Doing South Beach and Weight Watchers Together?

does anyone have any experience with doing this in the past?




Mon. Jan 5, 9:40am

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Not Weight Watchers, but I do count calories (which appears to be equivalent to tracking points) and do South Beach. I find doing so really helps me monitor my progress and ensures that I am spreading my calories across all the food groups I eat.

In Phase 1 I started doing this to ensure I ate enough calories and it was a really useful and eye-opening exercise to realize what a huge amount of calories are in refined carbs and the impact that cutting them out has on your diet - you can eat a LOT of food if you stick to veggies, lean protein, nuts and LF dairy. Then I did it to keep an eye on things when I started adding grains and fruit back in. That got a little trickier, but I wanted to make sure I didn't pack the weight back on by keeping my portions of those higher calorie foods under control.

Overall I like South Beach - it's been a really healthy change for me and I feel a ton better. However, counting calories is what has helped me transition from the stricter phases into maintenance without putting a few pounds back on. IMO it seems that the WW points system, weight tracking and group support would help accomplish this as well.

Monday, January 05, 2009, 11:06 AM

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The first time I was on WW, I was just concerned with points and not nutrition. Although a lot of people knock SBD as unhealthy, it actually helped me to eat more veggies and whole grains. SBD doesn't place a limit on how much you can eat, but I've combined it with WW and limited myself to 18 pts a day. It has helped me to lose weight, as long as I stick to the program and not go off on a binge.

Monday, January 05, 2009, 12:46 PM

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southbeach/weight watchers

I have done both diets. the first two weeks of south beach I lost close to 8 pounds. It slows down right away. With weight watchers I lose slowly. However, i did find that my metabolism slowed down due to smaller portions and one week I gained 6 tenths of a pounds. I thought about combining the two a long time ago. Glad to know others feel the same. Good healthy foods and smaller portions. Leans meats, low fat incorporating olive oil instead of butter. For women, milk is important for bone health. Skim milk is good once you get accustomed. I discovered that taste buds adjust. I will keep you posted on my weight loss with this combo. Don't forget water. I also discovered that most of the time I wasn't hungry, but that I was actually thirsty.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 7:56 AM

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Core 4

I have not tried them because they are too expensive. I am on Core 4 and it is less than $5 per day. It's a supplemental program made with all natural ingredients. Save and FAST and easy! You can lose 5 - 8 pounds in a week! Email me for more info at

Friday, December 11, 2009, 3:26 PM

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pp what's expensive SBD you already have the foods and my understanding for WW is it is like $5 for the weigh in/meeting which is weekly..again the food you already have in your home.
I wish ya luck original poster..I personally did SB a few years back it was wonderful and great results . I am still maintaining

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 5:55 PM

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