I used weight watchers in the old days, it was much easier then, than now.. We have weight watchers in Denmark, but I like the Danish Weight Consultants better as the calories both on the core plan and maintaince are counted for you. I know what I have to eat and from what catagories and on maintaince don't have to weigh my food or write it up as the system is so simple. It also falls within the calorie ranges at sparks and very rarely does huge differences in the recommended values for cals, protein fat etc... You have so much milk, protein, bread products, fat and oil rations, vegetables and fruits. All divided up in meal suggestions and can be swapped around to include seasonal eating situations. I have lost weight the past two christmas and do not feel deprived of anything. Just have to put the exercise in if I want my extras. Great weeks can see me eating over and about the recommended amounts and now I have taken up running I am 17 pounds under my goal weight without undereating...I eat 2,200 + plus calories, so am thrilled with the results. Alot of success I put down to keeping going to the meetings for the pep talks, I have got alot of feed back for others that they get alot of idea's how I deal with stuff. One of my new friends eats alot and can't cope with 3 meals a day, so I suggested she divide her days ration up into 5 small portions, and her smile last week described a success at weigh in. She lost 2˝lb in one week.. Another lady said if we had not talked on the street a single time she would have got discouraged and stopped. I like helping people get the same success as I have, it makes stick to it so much easier...
Edited by: RENA1965 at: 4/25/2008 (15:12)
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Fitness Minutes: (88,898) Posts: 11,649 4/25/08 1:55 P
I did exchanges also. I kind of liked it. It pretty much did the work for you with each exchange worth a certain amount of calories. Had to really watch the portions. Cindi
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Fitness Minutes: (68,604) Posts: 3,020 4/21/08 10:29 P
Kinda like counting points in that you'd just count how many of whatever WW recommended for your weight. Got X dairy to eat a day, so I'd make sure I'd get them in (I think it was 3? Maybe 5? since I was a teen). Same with breads and lean proteins. Instead of counting calories, I'd just make sure I ate the right breakdown of food groups.
Fitness Minutes: (10,573) Posts: 609 4/21/08 3:18 P
I did! I was 16 at the time and it worked really well for me. I never was successful at points and I'm not sure why. I guess there are as many ways to lose weight as there are people, losing weight! :)
Fitness Minutes: (10,573) Posts: 609 4/21/08 3:08 P
I picked up two old WW cookbooks at the library today. They are so old that the recipes don't have points, the have exchanges. I'm so glad I didn't need WW when they were doing that mess. It looks way more confusing. Did anyone belong when it was like that?
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