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Does anyone have any good tips for Weight Watcher success?

Mon. Sep 18, 2:55am

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count your points and be totally honest. Every little morsel gets counted. Log every day. Counting the points and writing them down has worked for me. You also need to find a good leader, and don't worry at all about leaving one for another. Good meeting leaders (and good PT group members) make all the difference.

Good luck, and know it works as long as you do it.

Monday, September 18, 2006, 7:35 AM

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I totally agree with the poster before me about counting points. Although, I have never been to a meeting. I used to do weight watchers online and weight myself once a week. Now I do it by myself, and I'm doing fine. But I would say that if you are on the flex point system, remember that you have the extra points to use everyweek, in case you need to splurge. I don't usually use mine, but when someone is having a bday or something, I let myself induldge a little. It's all as easy as making smart decisions really. If you go out to eat, get the steamed or grilled veggies instead of a baked potatoe with butter & sour cream or french fries.

Monday, September 18, 2006, 10:43 AM

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Find the right group for you. While the leader makes a huge difference, unfortunately so can the demographic. I found it hard to sit in a room full of middle-aged suburban know-it-alls who weren't really trying -- all they did was talk really loud to each other about how they'd cheated that week, with all the gory details. I wanted to be around people who really wanted to make changes, so I gave up a lunchtime and joined a group near my office in the city instead...not a real improvement though, because the group size was about 50 on average (well, 50 would stay for the meetings, but at least twice that number actually got on the scales) and I didn't feel like anyone would notice or care if I gained or lost weight, thereby killing the whole accountability aspect. And it didn't help that many people ATE during the meeting because, well, it was lunchtime.

Monday, September 18, 2006, 10:59 AM

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Use Weight Watchers as a framework, not the letter of the law. Pay attention to the fundamentals and the details. Really stick to your points each day, and find healthy vegetables that you can cook in a tasty way. You are not going to have long term success on ww continuing to eat processed food or junk food even if it is low points

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 9:21 AM

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Diet or lifestyle change?

I agree with the 9:21 poster. I've tried Weight Watchers on and off for a few years but it was hard to stick to because I was buying diet foods that were lower in points so I could eat more. But they were just not satisfying and hard to adopt as a lifestyle. If you start off choosing real, healthy, whole foods and work on portion control its a lot easier to stick to and you don't feel like you're "dieting", just eating healthy. Now I find I'm completely satisfied with eating healthy foods and actually sometimes have trouble eating all my points for the day. It's really changed the way I eat for life, not just a quick fix. Make sure you go into it with the right mindset.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 10:30 AM

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10:30 AM Do you know about the new core plan? It is all about eating healthy

Monday, February 19, 2007, 12:49 AM

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question on points

I am new to this site as of today. I am searching around and trying to find the system that will let me know how many weight watchers points starkist tuna is going to be??? Can anyone answer this question? Thanks

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 2:34 PM

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Take your daily points and x by 7 for a weekly total. Now, NEVER have the same amount of points two days in a row, mix it up. For instance, one day go under your daily point, the next go over, the next have your daily point, etc. at the end of the week you shouldn't have gone over your weekly point balance.

By mixing it up, you can't plateau--my doctor gave my mom this secret. Him and his wife (who's a doc) did WW together and when they plateaud, they asked the dietician at Allina clinic who gave them the advice. My mom lost 80 pounds and has kept it off for 3 years now.

I have been doing this for two weeks and have lost 7 pounds!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 2:44 PM

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Just count your points and exercise. I have lost 142 pounds on WW

Friday, June 22, 2007, 4:20 PM

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The key to the whole thing is FIBER and KEEP EVERYTHING MOVING inside and out. BEST ADVICE: Skip the diet food crap. They are lower in fiber, loaded with salt & chemicals, expensive, and hinders development of good habits (incl. food preparation and creative shopping) to eat better continually.

Drink your water (and a bottle if you sweat)
Eat all your fruits and veggies. Mostly veggies.
High Fiber!!! (Fiber comes from fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans)

Do 15 to 30 minutes of some movement every day or every other day.

Use the diet food when you , want a favorite snack food, like ice cream or chocolate bars. The diet food often helps people who keep snacks around for their kids -- this way the whole family eats less calories and still has sweets.

keep things like salsa, granola, cheap MX restaurants, grocery store salad bars as your backup food.

Saturday, June 23, 2007, 12:07 PM

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question on points

According to my WW calculator, StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in water is 3 WW points (the entire can).

Sunday, June 24, 2007, 3:52 AM

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Thank you

Thank you for the plateau tip. I just can't get off the 200lb mark. I've tried everything. I can't wait to start a new week with this important information. Again, thanks!

Sunday, June 24, 2007, 3:55 AM

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I heart Weight Watchers!

I love WW--I have been very loosely following the point system for almost four years now, and have continually losing/maintaining/losing/maintaining. I know that, thanks to WW, this is a program that I will be able to follow for my whole life. Try the WW cookbooks, they are fabulous!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 2:16 PM

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I agree 100%. I lost 11.5 lbs. by mixing up the points.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 6:24 PM

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Weight Watchers Success

I completely agree with what everyone else has said so far... I also would like to suggest that you don't get caught up with eating too much low point food. I know... it sound weird right? But the truth is if you eat a bunch of veggies and essentially 0 point food for your meal and then graze the rest of the night on low point (fat free, artificially sweetend) foods, then your body never really gets the real food and nutrients that it wants and needs. Your body also gets so used to digesting the same foods over and over again that you actually start to gain weight and feel extremely bloated... I speak from experience. Now you might be thinking "But if I don't eat a BUNCH of low point foods then I'll be hungry in like 2 minutes!!!"... that's what I thought too but in fact the opposite is true, your body will stay satisfied and full longer on real foods and good fats than on sugar packed, fat free foods. Also, don't lose sight of portion size... yes maybe a HEAPING plate of veggies is 0 points but with weight watchers 0+0+0+0 doesn't equal 0. So even with 0 point foods you have to keep in mind how large a portion size really is... keep checking those labels!! Anyways, this is just some good advice that I got from a friend and it really works and so does Weight Watchers! Keep up the good work and good luck for those of you out there on the diet... It's the best one I know of! And for those of you looking for a healthy diet... CHOOSE WEIGHT WATCHERS!!!! :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 9:05 PM

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study this list and eat as much food from the left as possible. It is a great tool to use in conjunction with WW:

It's free as well.

Monday, February 28, 2011, 6:53 PM

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best tip for success in Weight Watchers is stop doing weight watchers!!!

They are wedded to the old food supply.

Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:44 AM

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