I personally just really needed help with losing weight. I tried doing it myself and I tried Lite 'n' Easy but the weight I lost, I put back on. It didn't work for me because I didn't actually learn anything. Whilst I have been doing WW, I have learnt so much about healthy eating/living, my own body and now cook!
$16.95 a week is also really not a great deal. My health is worth it and I received an education along the way. I have saved hundreds more now because I am eating better and less, drinking less and walking everywhere instead.
The meetings can be daggy but I went to the one in Newtown NSW and it was filled with some really cool people who are all in the same boat. Even the leaders have been in our situation. I've made some great friends in the area too from lots of different "scenes" and I wouldn't have met these people otherwise. I feel like I'm part of the community now.
WW does push their own products in the meetings but I'd like to think that I'm an intelligent and conscious consumer that can make up my own mind. I always found an alternative anyway and that was mainly due to price and quality. It's the WW principle I follow.
I understand that it doesn't work for everybody though and I totally respect this. I think any program you can get your head around and it works for you is great but whatever you choose, stick with it.
BTW I don't starve myself before weigh ins and I still eat what I want but in smaller portions. I am honest about it in my tracking and move my butt to compensate.
My three key points for weight loss:
- NO JUNK IN THE HOUSE
- MOVE YOUR BUTT EVERYDAY ON PURPOSE (not just incidental)