Thursday, April 18, 2013
i know there are going to be hundreds who have been on WW and love it. even been successful - perhaps a lifetime member - and that is fantastic.
i even have family members who have lost weight with this program. HOWEVER-
i have a close relative i am trying to help lose over 200 pounds. He has been on WW and assigned a number of POINTS - according to his present weight.
the trouble i have with this 'point' system is that many fruits and veggies are ZERO POINTS. foods such as bananas.
i hold several degrees in the science of foods and how they work in the body, and stated many times before i do not believe in the 'calorie in/calorie out' theory.
on top of the ZERO points -- if you have activity you are told to ADD more points, and that there are FREE points for the week.
i see this adding up to FAR TOO MUCH FOOD (CALORIES or POINTS call it what you will) on a daily basis for this person who has so much weight to lose.
i feel ATTENTION must be paid to CARB'S = it is not just a point - is it FAT , STARCH, PROTEINS?? this is absolutely crucial to losing safely, being healthy and feeling fit as you lose this weight.
so we are at a cross roads - he is quite entrenched in the Weight Watchers philosophy -
i know just in the past few months he should have lost more weight than he has. i feel he is not training himself for the inevitable portion control which HAS to follow weight loss. this should be gradual - as you lose -
i do not agree with FREE foods - no such thing exists - your body will register everything you eat.
it is causing tension - i want to help this person very much - it is a dilemma.