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 a goal, stayed close to the goal, and then life happened. WW, aka Weight Watchers, switched to Weight Watchers Points in November 2022.
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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 many health tools.
WHAT IS Weight Watchers?
When starting any new weight loss program or diet changes be sure to consult with a doctor or physician about any personal health concerns. It is a good idea to have blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and hormones checked at a physical before and during being on the WW program.
New to Weight Watchers?? Also known as WW, a weight loss program uses points assigned to food to track and lose weight. When you sign up, you take an assessment that will assign you a point value to eat daily and a weekly allowance. You can carry over 4 points from the day into your weekly allowance, which is handy when you need more points.
I have been on Weight Watchers since 2011. They have had Points Plus Value, WW Smartpoints, blue plan, green plan, purple plan, WW Personal Points, and now Weight Watchers Points. The new Weight Watchers Simplified plan is the new program launched in November 2022 is similar to previous plans like WW Smartpoints, with some color plans.
No matter the WW plan, they work to help you learn healthy eating habits. I have hit lifetime goal weight a couple of times but stopped operating the plan and tracking, so the weight does creep back on. You do stay on as a lifetime member, just working towards goal. Head on over ->here to get a month for free.
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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 and extra points to use throughout the week for treats or extra splurges. Points depend on your height, weight, sex, and age. The point system is set up to fuel your body while also cutting calories. You can easily fuel your body without overeating if you choose the right foods.
Meal plan With Weight Watchers
Even though you can use any food in your Weight Watchers diet, it is so much easier to use Weight Watchers friendly recipes. Mix and match your favorite family recipes with great meals you find online or even some great frozen meal options the Weight Watchers brand sells. Using a book, whiteboard, or app will help with meal planning and sticking to it.
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Connect With A Local Support Group
There are many local Weight Watchers groups to join for weekly support meetings. You go to a meeting, weigh in, talk about struggles, and talk about ways the plan can help you succeed. You can also look online at the Weight Watchers support groups or similar online weight loss groups. These give you great advice, tips for meals, and accountability.
These tips for getting started with Weight Watchers are that simple. It just takes some preparation and dedication to make it successful. Weight Watchers is an excellent 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? Do you have any tips for starting?
Great post! Thanks for sharing.
I have a question, when you start loosing weight to you go down in points or keep the same points you started with, I never understood that part?
You get less points as your weight goes down.
Love Weight Watchers! I’ve lost 25 lbs sense Feb. taking it off slow but feeling better and walking 5Ks which I haven’t done before. Feeling good??
Congrats Diana!! Slow and steady wins the race with Weight Watchers!! I love doing 5ks!!
What do you do when you eat all your points don’t go over. And you start gaining. Since jan down 17 and now I’ve gain 1-2 lbs these last few weeks . And tips orideas?
I would do a jump back to basics. Where you go back to hardcore measuring your serving sizes, I get lazy and nibble more t should. Even thought fruits and veggies are zero points I would look at how much fruit you are consuming, graps are my down fall in the summer. Have your leader go over your food tracker as well and see if they can narrow down a possible culprite. Also may not hurt to have some blood work done in case your thyroid changed or you have another vitamin deficinecy as well, I know my iron gets out of whack and my vitamin d. Good luck!
I’ve been doing WW for a very long time and have NEVER had a problem!
Your points do NOT go down as you lose weight. They stay the same until you reach your goal weight.
Your points do go down as they are figured on your age and weight.
I did ww a few years back on the points plus program and I lost 20 lbs . Then you did not lose points as you lost weight . I thought it was a great plan . My problem is that I don’t stay on the program for a life time reward. Stupid me, oh well I will try again on my own on this plan as I still have my tools and books. The new plan is too complicated.
I struggled a long time on the new plan. I know to go to the meetings and the support groups really made a difference in how I was able to be successful. If you get with in ten lbs I think it is and rejoin once you lose that last 10lbs to their lifetime goal you will earn lifetime status. Good luck on your journey!