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Slimming World or Weight Watchers? Can anyone recommend?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Right so I want to lose some weight but need a bit of a push (alright, bulldoze!) in the right direction so thought I would give a group a try.

No lectures, please - I know how to eat healthy but sadly I am a VERY fussy eater (thanks Mum!)

Anyways, I have both groups nearby me and both have meetings tomorrow at 9.30 so wanna start one, just don't know which? I have read up on them both on the net but still undecided.

Can anyone recommend, please? Along with reasons

Thanks loads in advance
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I dont like them, if your dedicated enough you can lose weight/gain without having to pay and waste time going to there classes.

theres bagfuls of information on the internet on how to diet,eat, train/run whatever.

Weight watchers have there own food brand, ill assume they will tell you to eat there stuff as much as you can, not a bag fan of these sort of places, although it can be good to meet new people and some moral support.

But were here for moral Support:thumbsup:
#2
I do Slimming World, love it, its fab, can eat anything you want, not a thing you cant eat on it, even down to choccy bars as long as you sin them!
#3
I would advise looking at the meal plans and seeing which suits you best

The classes aspect of it will depend on your area, each area will have differences as they are run by different people.

Sorry I cant be of more help, but do think it depends on what fits your diet best as that is what you will be more likely to stick to
#4
weight watchers dont try to force you to eat their brands as far as i know, its been a while since i was a member, yes they have products but the plan is each food product has a point value, and each individual person has their daily point allowance according to their height,gender and weight, you simply each your daily allowance each day
#5
Like I say, I do need a kick up the bum as I am always on the net and doing the same old routine - need to break out of my habits a bit if you get what I mean.

I certainly will not be eating no WW ready meals! I have a family to feed so would much rather be eating my own home cooked food, maybe just be more aware.

I am already swaying more toward SW, to be honest - just want some 'real people' opinions, before I set my mind on it!
#6
amcol
I do Slimming World, love it, its fab, can eat anything you want, not a thing you cant eat on it, even down to choccy bars as long as you sin them!


I'm now into my second week at Slimming World for the second time around. Lost loads of weight last time but then stopped going 'cos I thought I was clever enough to keep it off BUT now I have gained it all plus some more. So it's back to Slimming World for me. I've tried Weightwatchers before but it didn't suit me as much - but my friend really prefers weightwatchers. It does depend on how you relate to your consultant too!
Good luck whatever you decide!:)
#7
kensington143
I'm now into my second week at Slimming World for the second time around. Lost loads of weight last time but then stopped going 'cos I thought I was clever enough to keep it off BUT now I have gained it all plus some more. So it's back to Slimming World for me. I've tried Weightwatchers before but it didn't suit me as much - but my friend really prefers weightwatchers. It does depend on how you relate to your consultant too!
Good luck whatever you decide!:)


My consultant is ace, she has a whip to whip us into shape, and its hilarious lol.......also the good thing you can carry on with SW even after you reach your target weight to keep it off and at target weight its free either 3lbs up or 3lbs down.
#8
kensington143
I'm now into my second week at Slimming World for the second time around. Lost loads of weight last time but then stopped going 'cos I thought I was clever enough to keep it off BUT now I have gained it all plus some more.


the first 1/2 weeks of many diets, alot of weight is lost due to the loss of water/glycogens(sugar) and less food being physically in your body.

when I go dieting, the first week drop seems to be like 1/2kg but I don't take too much notice of it as its mostly because of the reason above.

don't quote me on everything I just like nutrition and think I know a bit about it.:p
#9
weight watchers...u can eat ANYTHING..... but the naughtier the less obviously

found SW too restrictive
#10
I cant do it on my own, the weekly weigh in is the kick up the ass i need. I find weight watchers easy, ive lost a stone in 4 weeks, they dont tell you to buy their products at all, and the best thing is Tesco's healthy living brand have the weight watchers points already worked out for you. :D
#11
amcol
My consultant is ace, she has a whip to whip us into shape, and its hilarious lol.......also the good thing you can carry on with SW even after you reach your target weight to keep it off and at target weight its free either 3lbs up or 3lbs down.

Weight watchers is + or - 5lbs
banned#12
stop eating so much.. simple.
#13
imranmaz
stop eating so much.. simple.

Do you really think that comment was sensible?
#14
black gerbil1
the first 1/2 weeks of many diets, alot of weight is lost due to the loss of water/glycogens(sugar) and less food being physically in your body.

when I go dieting, the first week drop seems to be like 1/2kg but I don't take too much notice of it as its mostly because of the reason above.

don't quote me on everything I just like nutrition and think I know a bit about it.:p


Actually meant that I lost a lot of weight first time around with Slimming World - about 10 years ago! Now I'm back with them, and not before time!
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imranmaz
stop eating so much.. simple.


I have been expecting you (well not you in particular but the group you represent!) :giggle:

YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE
http://media.urbandictionary.com/image/large/gtfo-56265.jpg
OMG How appropriate ROFLMAO!
#16
imranmaz
stop eating so much.. simple.


Guess you don't have a weight problem then!
#17
imranmaz
stop eating so much.. simple.


you think


:roll:
#18
I can relate to you as I am a fussy eater and I found both hard to do, the one diet that I loved and which worked for me was the atkins diet, I know not the best way to lose weight but it worked for me.

The other one that we have locally, (if my memory served me correctly) is a rosemary connoly one. I don't know any more about it, maybe some one else can give you the low down on it?

Anyway you are half way there as you have made up your mind to attend a class.........
#19
I did try Rosemary Connelly when I was about 18 and it is good because they incorporate an exercise class into the weekly meeting - none near me where I live now though unfortunately.

If I can get started on the eating better, then I should be ok incorporating the exercise myself anyway.

Thanks everyone, I really do appreciate your input (well most of you :giggle:) so far :thumbsup:
#20
I dont do any exercise, well i do do baby lifting, like weight lifting but with a child lol
#21
i'm with slimming world, i don't have the time to weigh and measure all my food.
it works but as with all diets a bit of will power and exercise are needed.
if you do join a club its better to attend their meeting, the support and the fear of being weighed each week help you stick to the diet.
#22
funnily enough I heard a story at work about two ladies who have been banned from the local Weight Watchers for stealing food.... I really don't understand how that works at all!

btw good luck, im one of those lucky people who stays thin no matter what I eat or do... sorry!
#23
billyX
funnily enough I heard a story at work about two ladies who have been banned from the local Weight Watchers for stealing food.... I really don't understand how that works at all!

btw good luck, im one of those lucky people who stays thin no matter what I eat or do... sorry!

My partner always stays thin - he eats loads (he would agree) and has never been one of life's energetic people. I, meanwhile, am one of the fat ones. My partner maintains that he could not survive on what I eat - he'd be feeling faint. I buy loads of chocolate - I always think people will look at me and think it's no wonder I'm fat with all that chocolate, but, actually, I rarely eat it. My partner, meanwhile, snacks constantly. Strangely though I am rarely if ever ill (at 51) while he (at 39) constantly has aches and pains and has been for lots of medical treatment for various ailments recently (including a hospital stay). Not as simple as some people think this weight thing! I'm not bothering about mine as it doesn't seem to affect me in any way at all. I'm healthy, have low blood pressure, am veggie and can walk for miles. All of my family are fatties - none of them are ever ill. My daughter only began to feel ill when she lost lots of weight.
Good luck with the diet though - I know how difficult it is too lose weight when your body just wants to get bigger!
#24
Hiya,
I've joined Slimming world twice, in my first week I lost 9lbs- I ended up making myself ill eating too much fruit!!! Nearly ended up in hospital from chronic stomach pain (I've had a baby with no pain relief and was in labour for 23 hours so believe me I wasn't whimping out!!)

Anyway, I haven't been to weight watchers but I think that slimming world is less restrictive. But having said that, I can't really compare but am going on what my friend said. Apparently aswell on the website it says that if you have more weight to lose- you can have a bit over the 5-15 syns a day recommended. (So if you have about 10 stone to lose like me then you can have a bit more). Lets put it this way, monday and tuesday I had a BBQ, and friday I had a pizza (regular cheese one all to myself) and I still managed to lose 2 1/2 pounds. I hardly go out as I suffer panic attacks and don't really exercise (I suffer depression too so usually feel lethargic from my tablets) but I still managed to lose the weight.

Anyway good luck to you, it will be difficult but imagine how good you'll feel and look once losing it all. Also the £4.50 weekly amount will be less money to spend on chocolate!!! And they do a chocolate and orange bar which is so high in fibre it can be classed as a B option (You get 2 B options a day= if you have loads of lean meat,then you can have 198g of boiled potatoes with it, or something along those lines as a B option, and if you have loads of carbs then you can have a B option as 85g ham, it's more than you think!!)

Hope this has kinda helped,
Love,
Sam xxxOOO <--- big fatty hugs :thumbsup:
#25
billyX
funnily enough I heard a story at work about two ladies who have been banned from the local Weight Watchers for stealing food.... I really don't understand how that works at all!


Well, desperate times... :thumbsup:
#26
imranmaz
stop eating so much.. simple.


Right Girls.. (And guys-only if you're a porker) everyone line up and we'll sit on him!! (Bagsy getting the head after I've been doing the house work- Phew the sweat at the tops of my legs!!! :thumbsup:)
#27
Well went along this morning and thought it was fantastic and the leader seems great.

Gonna give it a go, so thanks everyone! :thumbsup:

ROFL @ midjet!

And thanks whoever gave me rep for the photo :giggle:

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