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Weight Watcher diet weight loss seems slow.....

I'm wondering if my weight loss of 1 lb in 3 weeks means the WW diet isn't working for me or should I be more patient? [My clothes seem a tad bit looser :), but not much]

Sun. May 13, 10:35am

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Stick with it it will work, remember the longer it takes to loose the weight, it is more likely to stay off!! Keep up the good work and remember 4 sticks of butter is 1 lb. Pick 1 up and you will be suprised how heavy it is. You are that much lighter.

Sunday, May 13, 2007, 11:56 AM

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it depends on a lot of things- how much weight do you need to lose? I also think that certain foods help you lose weight quicker. If you are eating low calorie processed foods, those will not help you lose weight quickly. More of a whole grain, veggie focus will help here. Remember that all fiber is not created equal. Many food makers add "fake" fiber into foods to qualify for a low Point value. Real fiber in veggies and beans goes a lot further here. A good way to gauge is are you hungry? If you are then more real food will help.

Sunday, May 13, 2007, 12:27 PM

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The last comment is on target. I did Weight Watchers in 2000 and lost 35 pounds in eight months but I did it with the frozen dinners, like Lean Cuisines and Smart Ones, and was often hungry. I very seldom lost more than one pound a week, which I would consider slow weight loss. After I stopped going to meetings and journaling, I gained it all back.

Eating veggies and fruits is much more filling and satisfying. (Not saying that a Lean Cuisine is necessarily bad...but have a salad with it or an apple afterward for dessert.)

Have you made the WW veggie soup? Basically, it's fat free chicken or beef broth with any kind of veggies you want to put in it. If you put in green beans, broccoli and such, then it's a free food and you can have a bowl for 0 points. Putting in potato slices (and maybe carrots, too, I think) make a bowl 1 point, which is still not bad. Have that with a piece of baked fish or chicken and you'll be full. Think of protein, veggies and fruit as most of the diet and Weight Watchers will work for you. Good luck!

Sunday, May 13, 2007, 5:25 PM

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Please remember!!!

If you lose just one pound a week, that means by the end of the year, you will have lost 52 pounds!!!!! That's huge! If you have a lot to lose, then 1 pound a week is actually best for you. The faster you lose your weight, the less time your skin has to shrink itself! This means you will have a lot of skin just hanging off of you and you may not be happy with it!
If you lose two pounds a week that's 104 pounds in one year! That's actually a lot of weight!!!! Stick with it! It's worth it.
Also, go get a metabolism test to see how many calories you burn per day. It's not that much money, and it's really worth the time!

Monday, May 14, 2007, 3:26 PM

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I am trying weight watchers again I lost alot of weight after my daughter was born. Only to gain it all back and then some when I found out my son was on the way. So I am trying again. I just can't seem to keep my motivation up

Monday, May 14, 2007, 3:29 PM

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when i first started ww, i lost 5 lbs in a short amount of time with exercise. i lost focus after awhile and gained it all back + more. it really does work and im going back on mine again! dont give up! =]

Monday, May 14, 2007, 3:34 PM

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Remember the pounds didn't all come on quickly. Plus look at your exercise routine - you may be adding lean body mass (muscle) in place of the fat. The scale will move, just be patient. Also, be sure you record EVERYTHING you eat - those little nibbles count too.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 12:43 PM

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If you stick with it and lose weight slowly it will be healthy and stay off! I am a lifetime member of WW and eat sensibly without following any sort of point or diet system, exercise regulary and have kept all my weight off!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 12:46 PM

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Are you using all of your flex points? WW recommends, for faster weight loss, to try not to use your flex points. They're there more in case you slip up, so you don't have to get mad at yourself. But the weight comes off quicker if you don't use them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 1:21 PM

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Per the last post, in my ww it was never suggested to not use your Flex Points and that it was actually worse for you if you didn't...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 2:54 PM

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I agree. It was said to make sure you eat all your points - if you aren't doing the core plan. My weight loss has been really slow, too. I need to be a better planner and stick with the exercise. Now that summer is here, I'm praying for a lot more time to pay attention to exercise and what I'm eating. Just remember to stay positive. Fast weight loss is unhealthy weight loss.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 3:58 PM

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It is unhealthy to lose at a faster pace than 2lbs per week. Slow and steady is a good way to lose weight, b/c you're probably doing something you can maintain forever. However, if 1lb in 3 weeks is too slow for you, then clearly you are eating too many calories for your desired weight loss.

Yes, you are supposed to use all of your daily points. But flex points are for special occasions. If you aren't losing as fast as you want to, cut the points, or at least some of them. Or, work out more. Or both.

WW isn't the end-all, be-all of weight loss. Their calculations of how many points each person needs are a good starting point, but everyone is different. You may have a different body type or slower metabolism than the "standard." So you may need to tweak their recommendations to fit your own personal goals.

But, in the end, if you are happy with the rate of weight loss, stick to what you're doing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 4:32 PM

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One thing I always do with my WW points. If I am within 3 or 4 lbs of needing to drop a point becuase of weight loss and I'm having trouble I drop that point early. Seems to kickstart things for me. And it is really typical for people to plateu after losing a bit of weight. If you go to the meetings talk to your leader. If not, get some one, one of your friends who is losing weight also or a group or team member, to look through your log for a week and see what your trouble spot might be.

Another thing I've heard works but never have tried is switching plans, if you are on points switch to core if you are on core switch to points. Seems to restart things for people.

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 10:21 PM

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