posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 02:43 PM
Just before Thanksgiving (I know, what a time to start, right?) I started Weight Watchers.
Now, you don't lose it fast...but you do lose, and I've lost 15 lbs so far. My wife has lost over 20.
The nice thing about it though, is it teaches you how to eat better. It's not so much about avoiding the things you love, but about how to minimize
their impact, and even make similar things, but in a healthy way.
I strongly urge those trying to lose weight to give it a try.
Here are some examples. You get so many points per day depending on your size/weight.
I love ice cream, and fudgesicles in particular. But, just switching to the Sugar Free ones (losing no taste), I'm eating half the points value, and
about 1/3 of the calories.
A regular sandwich I'd make would normally be about 14 points. Remaking the same sandwich, but with leaner meat, lowfat cheese, and lowfat spreads,
and whole-grain bread, also cuts it down, this time to about 5 points, nearly a 1/3 of what I'd normally do to myself. Again, with all of the same
And, you can still splurge on things, but you simply have to track it all, and try and make up those points elsewhere, whether it's doing better in a
later meal that day, or offsetting it with some exercise.
This is actually a diet I can live with, and one that is working. I'm already down belt sizes, and wearing some clothes that haven't fit me in a
while. Anyhow, just thought I'd share it.
It can be quite eye opening when you first start tracking, and realizing how many calories you'd innocently consume, without really thinking about
it. It isn't about eating twigs and berries. I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so that wouldn't work for me. But, there are ways to incorporate
these things and still reduce calories, and this program does it, and recognizes you're a human...not a rabbit.