The latest Weight Watcher commercial
outright lies suggests "The more choices and variety you have in your food, the more likely you will stay successful with your weight loss."
It does not say research proves
It does not say studies show
It does not say four out of five doctors agree. . . . .
I think their statement could be the wrong for many people. Too many choices often led me to excess food. (or in the case of the recent buffet experience, excited the allergy of the mind of body through my taste buds), Granted, I want to think I have all the choices in the world but until I was willing to accept my own limitations it meant danger. I would have been plump and prime for that ad. Oooh, choices. Gimme.
I did WW years ago, in the mid 80's. It worked. They didn't have their own products being pushed on you at every turn in those days. Then I stopped going, gained weight and went back a few years later. in the late 80's. They had cakes and dinners and drinks and I bought them and I did not stop at one. I ate more than a serving oft heir German chocolate cake. Then I felt terrible and figured what the hell and ate real cake as soon as I could get some.
I haven't attended a WW meeting in over 20 years. I am only going by what I remember and what I read from people reporting their experiences. I wish it were not run for profit. I think that makes a difference. WW does help people. I think it is rare that they can help people who need to loose over 100 pounds lose the weight and keep it off, but it is not unheard of. Of course, they want you to buy their products. But I think if you go with the plan and their meetings but stay out of their aisle in the market and just concentrate on real foods, I believe you have a better chance of keeping the pounds off.
It helps if you are not concentrating on how to fit a dessert product into every meal plan.