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Weight Watchers Vs. Counting Calories.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Anyone have a preference? Ive been doing weight watchers for a while, but as I look closer and closer at it, I think I am over what should be my calorie range, and Im thinking I might be taking in too much fat. What are your feelings?

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MCKM57 2/6/2010 6:05PM

  i also switched to this from ww needed a change...and also with the fiber thing at ww can eat too many cal...though i really do think ww is good program..needed a change

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NICHOLESRAVEN 2/6/2010 11:02AM

    OK! Thank you guys for helping me! I thought inorder to use the spark nutrition thing you had to use the meal plans they had! I also didnt realize you could move meals like you said! AND I didnt realize it would make a grocery list for you of what you ate! I thought the grocery list was only for their meal plans! How cool! I think I might be getting a hold of this AND I already see my thoughts were right and WW was giving me too many calories! Im going to play with this this weekend and see how I can make some changes and use spark for now because I was definately getting stuck with WW. Thank you!

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BRIDGET150 2/6/2010 10:32AM

    I agree with JLK logging the food is not hard and I have done as she says too, clicking the button to the side of your food entry to add it to another day. Consistancy is key though (something you'll see I have been bad with if you look at my food tracker) but once you are actually on the site it takes just a minute to track everything.

One thing I have started doing to make it easier on me is rotating breakfasts. I have 3 that I like and think are good nutrition wise and so those are my go-to's. For me the less I have to think about meal planning the better, LOL! I haven't tried using the meals they plan for you, I have found that usually with those type of things there are a few items that I don't like and so I end up just about changing the whole meal anyway.

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    hey JLK, do you use the meal planner?

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JLK7TIGER 2/5/2010 10:42PM

    It's not hard and it doesn't take that long to log your food and cardio into SP, especially if you like eat the same breakfast you just copy it from the day before.

I used to do WW a long time ago and found that it wasn't realistic. I love Sparks as Bridget says it teaches you about what to eat and how much we should eat. It a good thing to change our lifestyles.

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    I noticed that too Bridget with the free foods, you're right, it does add up. I want to do the spark program but doesnt it take a lot of time to log it all on the computer? i just dont have the patience, Id say the time but that would be a lie lol

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BRIDGET150 2/5/2010 7:10PM

    I did WW online for a whule a few years ago. Initially I did lose weight pretty easily, 25 lbs in just 3 months but after that my loss tapered out and I never got to the 50lb loss that I was aiming for. I considered going back to WW before joining Spark but decided against it because I think the Saprk program is more realistic as a lifestyle change. I don't want to have to carry around a points calculator for the rest of my life. Learning about calories, fat, carbs, etc is something that I can use for the rest of my life in any situation. Also on WW there are "free" foods but really everything contains calories (even a stick of sugar free gum is 5 cal) so I was worried that is what prevented me from getting to my goal the first time. The transition can be a little hard at first (I have a friend who is going through it right now) but definately worth it in the end.

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