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Hi

 

What are your opinions on Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Rosemary Conley and others?

 

I have tried the first two and only ever seem to lose on the first week or two. I then plateau or go up and down a bit. So I give up.

 

I have only 30 pound to lose which might seem a lot to some but it's not enough to make me lose big, just the usual pound a week type of loss. I'm an impatient person.

 

I was slim all my life until I hit mid 40's then I started gaining. Low carb does ok for a while but I'm vegetarian so it's difficult. And I can't cook very well, eg healthy lentil dishes!

 

I was doing ok on WW a year or so ago but then they changed to their new ProPoints system which gave me too much food and weight loss stopped. Any thoughts?

 

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Eve

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The general medical opinion now is that 'diets' don't work. I think I have tried all of them with varying results. Usually lose a lot in the beginning, but sustaining it is usually impossible unless you want to eat virtually nothing. The problem with dieting is that whilst you may lose weight as soon as you stop the diet, you pile it, and more, back on. I am overweight, not some skinny woman trying to be ultra thin, with various medical problems and I know that losing some more weight would help in the long term with my problems. I am finding that the best plan for me is to eat healthy, smaller portions and try to be more active. This isn't always easy given my medical problems. I am losing between 1-2lbs a week, some weeks more, some less. I don't stress about it. We sometimes forget that it has taken us a while to put the weight on, but we expect to lose it overnight which is unrealistic and puts us under too much pressure. I know it's not easy, but just try to be kind to yourself and go at it more slowly. Good luck.

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Hi

 

What are your opinions on Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Rosemary Conley and others?

 

I have tried the first two and only ever seem to lose on the first week or two. I then plateau or go up and down a bit. So I give up.

 

I have only 30 pound to lose which might seem a lot to some but it's not enough to make me lose big, just the usual pound a week type of loss. I'm an impatient person.

 

I was slim all my life until I hit mid 40's then I started gaining. Low carb does ok for a while but I'm vegetarian so it's difficult. And I can't cook very well, eg healthy lentil dishes!

 

I was doing ok on WW a year or so ago but then they changed to their new ProPoints system which gave me too much food and weight loss stopped. Any thoughts?

 

thanks

Eve

 

Honest opinion - they are a rip-off praying on the vulnerability of (mainly) women who have been told my a million television programmes and films that they must be slim.

 

Oh and while on about it, if anyone is thinking of having their top lip butchered, it looks stupid and disgusting and a real put off. Can Those who have it done honestly think it makes them younger and more attractive, surely they have seen the mess others look.

 

[Just saying]

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Bloody rip off they made a big fuss when my wife lost 6 stone now she has just come out of hospital after an operation and a diagnosis of Crohn's disease.

 

dpick

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Halifax :D

Paid in full £2295

 

MBNA:mad: 20/03/2008 settled in full out of court

 

Capital One:D

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19/01/2008 recovered PPI £2216 + costs

 

Littlewoods :-D

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I agree. I think they are all a rip off. I calculated the calories on the WW old points system and it worked out on average 850 calories a day. Anyone can lose weight on that I reckon (when I say anyone I mean healthy people, not those who might have a medical condition/take meds that affects their weight).

 

I might try a different approach like maybe smaller meals, lighter foods. I feel really bloated after eating some foods and sluggish, which leads to more eating ultimately and no exercise. I'm only short and don't carry the extra weight well - it looks awful and affects my mobility. 5' and 11 stone!!! Need to lose 2 stone ideally but even a stone would be good.

 

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Eve

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  • 3 weeks later...

I am a man and i lost nearly 6 stone, i kept the weight off but i do think they are a rip off because the one thing no dieting organisation will tell you is that for every one pound you lose you have to keep it off for 5 days or you will put it back on, big losses are like a trauma to your body and your body will try anything to get it back like making you feel cold, slowing down your metabolism and other things.

 

The best thing to do is what doctors have been saying for years eat a well balanced diet and take a bit of exercise too much of either will cause problems its all about getting the balance right.

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I have to differ with my opinion,

 

I had tried ww and scottish slimmers and ither ones i cannot even remember the name of and like most after a few weeks hit a wall and then nothing - starved myself, felt awful and did not enjoy it all.

 

I started SW 11 weeks ago and I am finding this really easy to follow, not having to count everything I eat. it has shown me how to make the healthier choices with what i normally eat i.e. meats and bread and stuff.

 

I have lost nearly 2 stone and its been a steady loss each week rather than major drops and my health has already improved due to this.

 

I think it depends on what you expect to take out of it, for me it has learned me to cook, check the difference ni meats etc and make heathier choices rather than limiting what i eat and giving my self a body shock with no sugar.

 

And still have alcohol :-)

 

p.s and the next person to comment when i am eating and saying i thought you were on a diet may end up hurt :madgrin:

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I have been on WW for the last 2 years and have lost 3 stone, I think it is a good way to lose weight for the long run and not put the weight back on. The only problem is my lack of motivation. Also exercise is really important.

 

Hope that helps

 

Lilla x

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I am now 2 stone and 2 lbs lighter with slimming world......even for xmas dinner wont be counting much as most of it is free........so not looking to lose over holidays but if stay the same until new year will be happy and then looking to loose each week again x

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I went to slimming world and lost six stone, i know lots of people who have done it and put the weight back on, as a man i phoned up first and asked if there were any other men there, long term do diets work? Watch this space !!!

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i lost quite a bit with slimming world first time around i recently returned and lost another 2 stone x but due to financial restraints at the moment i cannot keep up with it.. so have enlisted and app on my phone called nutracheck.. so with nutracheck i find myself eating loads like i would on slimming world but also taking light exercise in ways i'd never thought of before.. my wii has a new meaning and now i sympathise with those who 'zumba' but all in good fun.. i pay a fraction of the cost i would pay at SW which works for me it also allows me to eat white bread if i want to without worrying about 'syns' and so far by applying the cooking techniques i'd learned through SW I'm happy to say a constant weight loss of 1-2lbs has ensued.. and so far so good

 

good luck to those still on their mission and well done to those who maintain

 

p.s. i still have my tipple and a choccie bar.. :) no guilt either

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Cut down on sugar thats my main tip if you want to lose wait, although its not the worlds most famous secret it really works. Due to health reasons I went from 10 stone down to 6. I now can only eat a very limited amount of foods cos of bowel restrictions. One thing I can eat are kids sweets and are riddled with sugar. I eat alot of these to keep my wait up and at a healthy level. Although it is the opposite, if I eredicated these from my diet I would be stick thin again. So just cut down on sugary drinks, cohocolate, sugar in tea coffe, cakes, biscuits and im sure you,d drop wait. Dont eat too late either, and if are are going to have something sugary, have it earlier in the day so you burn it off quickly, like the french do for breakfast!

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I personally think that so called "fat clubs" can be a good thing for certain individuals as fighting weight loss with someone else is better than doing it alone as you can set targets which are easier to keep if done together.

 

My only arguement is that Weight Loss is something that needs a strong willpower and something that you really have to put your heart and sole into it. Losing weight can be tough and sometimes you stray onto fatty foods again and with your body craving such foods then your weight will be easily put back on.

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slimming clubs are a waste of money. Just cut out sugar, processed foods and grains. Very simple, and the best thing anyone can do for their health whether fat or thin or anything inbetween.

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office ~ Aesop

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Come on, think deep. It's not about having the motivation, it's about not having the discipline and willpower.

 

To give up smoking, the first thing you need is the real desire to give up not just the 'I'd like to', you really have to want to. It is exactly the same with eating, your really have to want to be slimmer. Find somewhere with size zero girls, that will be motivation enough if you really do want to slim.

 

Paying some club who are really only there to make money and not for your benefit is a fools game.

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I am still going to SW club and have lost just over 2 stone in 12 weeks, Its not just the club I go for its the support from the others in my group we support each other, get ideas to vary your diet and general cheer each other on!

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There's a great Slimming World group on Facebook that's really helpful and supportive and, as it's an unofficial site, you don't have to be a SW member to use it. I've tried many different plans over the years but find Slimming World the best as it's truly a healthy eating plan and no food is banned so you've more chance to retrain your eating habits without feeling as if you're losing out on something.

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EveOwes, do you manage to get much physical activity into your week?

I too have tried a few diets and including weightwatchers (old and new) and the new 5:2 diet. I think you have to recognise what works for you. Do you need to limit the volume of what you eat due to a tendency to eat too much? Or is it more about help with eating a better diet and less junk? Different diet plans are better for different needs.

 

I like the 5:2 because I eat when im not hungry, and this diet teaches me to actually appreciate how much I need to eat. Its hard work though and I find it affects my concentration so not possible on a day when i'm working.

Calorie counting can also work well, although it doesnt necessarily get you eating a balanced diet.

 

The weightwatchers weekly meeting can be great for motivation which is critical in succeeding with weight loss! It is a rip off though!

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