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Need Diet program suggestions

I am wanting to start on a diet program and could use some input on peoples personal success on the different diet programs, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc.

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Tue. Jun 7, 8:35pm

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I do kinda my own modified weight watchers. I use it to realize what foods are good and what aren't, but I don't count points or anything. I have a lot of friends on Weight Watchers though who have had lots of success with it. You can do it online or join a group in your area.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 8:46 PM

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The best thing i have had work for me is Body For Life by Bill Phillps. He is really motivating and makes you BELIEVE that you have the power to change anything you want to! He has a video, book and audio tapes :) Hope this helps!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 9:02 PM

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If you love to eat, take a look at Suzanne Somers books. You can probably check them out at your library. (I did) The two that I have read are "Eat Great, Lose Weight" and "Get Skinny On Fabulous Food". They are really sensible it's about proper food combinations for optimal metabolism. There is no portion control, counting points and all the other stuff. Just sensible eating with lots of great recipes and sample menus in the books.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 11:33 PM

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Weight Watchers is great. i lost 10 pounds by sticking to it and i am starting it again because really it is the only thing i found that really works for me

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 7:32 AM

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I started weight watchers about 10 weeks ago and have learned so much from the program. I feel better about myself and I am healthier. I learned how to watch what I eat during the day and how to maintain the lose of weight. Although you still need to count points, you are more careful about the choices you make and when you make them. I paln on continuing until I reach my goal! Hope this helps.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 8:18 AM

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points plus peertrainer

this combo works for me. I use points for portion control, and then my peertrainer group really helps me stick with it. I find myself thinking twice when I break down because I know I have to write it down.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 8:37 AM

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I did weightwatchers to learn about portion size, calories, and lost about 10 pounds. I got a little fed up with the meetings, and I am suspicious of a company who has a financial stake in whether or not you lose weight -- I didn't like the product pushing, and the food suggestions weren't helpful for me because they weren't healthy enough. Too much processed food.

But it taught me how to be aware of what I'm eating and about portion control, so it was helpful for that.

And for a while on PeerTrainer I was counting my own calories just to get a sense of what was going on. Now I feel like I have a good sense of how I need to feel throughout the day to be losing weight. (ie I'm going to be hungry at some points and I need to get used to that.)

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 11:18 AM

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Another vote for Weight Watchers

I've been using the program off and on for 2 years and have lost - *gasp* - 90 pounds.

Counting points can be a pain but it forces you to really pay attention to what you're putting in your mouth - how much and what quality. It and also gives you incentive (more points) for exercise, so it's good if you need motivation to exercise more. Most importantly, by counting points it gives you the chance to eat pizza or have a beer or indulge in dessert if you want, you just have to budget for it. A good lesson in moderation.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 11:21 AM

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Former Jenny Craig client

I started Jenny Craig in December of 2000 at 210 lbs. I got to my goal weight of 160 by August of 2001. I spent alot of money on their products. It's about $100 a week at the center and that doesn't account for all the other food you have to supplement their prepackaged/processed stuff with. Their food is good and it taught me portion control. I needed the preplanned menu and it helped me stay on track. I loved the one on one support with my counselor too. Going through the entire process was very beneficial but maintenance was a whole other story. I didn't feel that I got the best support with the transition from their food to doing my own meal planning. That is not their fault because I let it go and didn't persue it. I also didn't comply with the monthly weight in's and I reverted back to my old eating habits.

I'm not using JC now because I cannot afford it. I am using the materials I got to help me eat the proper foods. Exercise was really key for me with JC and I know that and have resumed the activity level that got me to my goal in the first place.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 2:26 PM

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heard nothing but positives about Weight Watchers

At my work we get reimbursed for any weight loss program that we want to join. I've watched many co-workers go on and off different programs. The ones that have the most success of losing (not loosing) weight and keeping it off have been the ones on WW.

Best of luck with whatever you choose.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 4:24 PM

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