Can you believe that it is almost the start of another year?? I am sure many people just like me are refocusing on their health. Now I have been with Weight Watchers since 2011, I have hit goal, stayed close to goal, and then had life happen and then I hit goal again this month. Currently, WW aka Weight Watchers is the Weight Watchers Freestyle Smartpoints plan. (I have included links to some great products that I have bought on my own to make my journey easier. You can buy them too through my online sales links.)
Now it can be overwhelming starting up with a new program like Weight Watchers but as with, any weight loss program be sure you stay in contact with your doctor for your goals and nutritional needs. WW is a great program and lifestyle to lose weight and offers a lot of health tools. While you have restrictions of how much you eat each day, there are no foods that are forbidden. For someone who struggles with cravings or needing an indulgence from time to time, this is important to me. These tips are sure to keep you motivated and headed in the right direction with your diet in no time.
Tips For Getting Started With Weight Watchers:
Figure out how many points you can use each day. The Weight Watchers Smart Points system gives you a set number of points each day along with extra points to use throughout the week for treats or extra splurges. Points are figured depending on your height, weight, sex, and age. The point system is set up to fuel your body while also cutting calories. You will be able to easily fuel your body without eating too much if you choose the right foods. You can find your daily points allotment easily using the official Weight Watchers calculator and your e-tools as well. I love to have the calculator in my purse, there are times in the grocery store I can’t get the best service so being able to pull this out is a great way to figure out points on the go.
Menu plan with Weight Watchers friendly recipes. Even though you can use any foods in your Weight Watchers diet, it is so much easier to simply use Weight Watchers friendly recipes. You can search online for tons of great recipes on the Weight Watchers website, blogs, and other recipe sites. Mix and match your own favorite family recipes with great meals you find online or even some great frozen meal options the Weight Watchers brand sells. I love the Skinny Taste planner it allows me to lay out my food through the week, it makes it so much easier to stay on track with the plan and a good meal plan when I can plan ahead.
Get connected with a support group. There are many local Weight Watchers groups to join for weekly support meetings. You go to a meeting, weigh in and talk about struggles as well as talk about ways the plan can help you be successful. You can also look online at the Weight Watchers support groups, Sparkpeople or similar online weight loss groups. These give you great advice, tips for meals and accountability.
These tips for getting started with Weight Watchers really are that simple. It just takes a bit of preparation and some dedication to make it successful. Weight Watchers is a great flexible method of losing weight and getting healthy. It focuses on portion control, feeding your body nutrient dense healthy foods and changing the way you feel about how you fuel your body.
Have you done Weight Watchers? What tips do you have for anyone starting out?