Someone in our community recently asked about Weight Watchers.
“I would love to hear your thoughts about doing WW alongside Weighless, or does that miss the point entirely? What about portion control help?”
We have a lot of WW alumni in the Weighless program and some of them continue to count points for a while but most find that the approach that we practice eventually makes this unnecessary.
In the Weighless program, you learn how to eat the right foods, in the right amounts, and for the right reasons. It seems to me that Weight Watchers teaches you to eat the “right” foods, in the right amounts, but for all the wrong reasons: The best food choice is the one that’s lowest in points. And the right amount is determined not by your hunger or level of satisfaction, but by how many points you have left for the day.
As I said in a recent podcast, being aware of the calorie density of foods and what appropriate portions look like is certainly useful. But if that were all it took, well, WW wouldn’t have so much repeat business!