I know this is an old topic, hoping I can bump it up and get some input.
As I've mentioned, I've been an on again/off again WW-er for many years, and obviously I'm not a success story or I wouldn't be sitting here 40 lbs overweight.
Still, I'm having a tough time giving up the program, afraid that if I stop counting Points, calories, fat, etc that I'm going to continue to gain instead of lose. The "portion control" rant has been drilled into my head, as well as the need for accountability.
Has anyone else been on WW or another similar program who could chime in and offer some support/encouragement?
Thanks in advance!
I'll admit that I wasn't on WW for very long, but I did try it a few years ago. A lot of my coworkers were on it, and we were all obsessed with counting our points. Anyone who lost any weight quickly gained it back, and we were all starving all the time. I remember adding it up at the time, and if I ate perfectly (got the maximum calories per point), the diet only allowed me 1200 calories. No way was that enough, since I was young and active. It led to epic binges on terrible junk, so I abandoned it quickly. Went back to the SAD and didn't gain a pound.
I think the portion control and counting everything aspect of the diet is actually its biggest weakness. You can only starve for so long. IMHO, any diet that leaves you hungry just sets you up for failure. As does anything that feels restrictive.
Throw out those awful books and point counters and have some mashed 'taters!