Recently, a reader wrote and asked how she could find long-term success with the Weight Watchers program. While I have had great success with the Weight Watchers points system, each person is unique. Rather than give just my answers, I turned to fellow Weight Watchers members who shared their tips and advice, too. Here are 43 tips from Weight Watchers Members for weight loss success.
A reader wrote to me and asked,
I’ve been using Weight Watchers off and on for years. I’ll stick with the program for awhile and lose weight, but then I drift off and end up gaining it all back. What is the key to long-term weight loss success?
This reader poses an excellent question and she is certainly not alone in her struggles. While I can give suggestions based on what worked for me to lose 100 pounds, I know each of us is different. So, I decided to turn to members of our WW/Weight Watchers Facebook group. Below is a compilation of their responses.
My Weight Watchers Success
I’ve been following Weight Watchers for many years and in fact lost most of my 100 lb weight loss following the program. Read more about my weight loss story here:
If I had to choose one tip that has most lead to my 100 pound weight loss success, it would be this:
- Don’t quit.
Many times along the way to my weight loss success, I got far – oh so far – off track. I binged or overate. I didn’t track points like I should have. But, I simply got back on track again as soon as possible.
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43 Smart Ideas from WW/Weight Watchers Members
Here is what successful Weight Watchers members had to say was the number one key to Weight Watchers long term success. Take their advice and use what works for you.
- Track! (Most popular answer by a landslide)
- Plan – both snacks and meals. (Next most popular answer)
- Buy healthy groceries.
- Use the Weight Watchers app.
- Find an accountability partner.
- Go to meetings or visit online groups for support.
- Count every single point.
- Fill up on fruits and vegetables.
- Eat fruit. No one got fat from eating bananas.
- Don’t keep sugary foods in the house.
- Eat zero point foods, including soup.
- Know your “why” for losing.
- Weigh in each week.
- Eat zero point foods during the day and save your points for dinner.
- Keep trigger foods out of the house.
- At the end of each meal or snack, know how many points you have left for the day.
- When you are out of points, STOP eating.
- Realize this is forever – there is no starting and stopping the program.
- Learn how to cook.
- Eat foods you love, in healthier serving sizes.
- Pick one treat every day.
- If you crave something, have it. Track the points and move on.
- Resist cravings. You will get emotionally stronger from this.
- Eat only when hungry, not based on a schedule.
- Don’t get too hungry.
- Bring healthy food options with you wherever you go.
- Scan foods for points at the grocery store before you buy it.
- Weigh and measure foods so portions are realistic.
- Visualize how you want to look. Put a picture of yourself on the fridge.
- Keep low points snacks in the house at all times.
- Recognize you are worth it.
- Drink lots of water.
- Don’t use excuses to get off program.
- Eat plenty of protein.
- Be honest with yourself about what you are eating.
- Create a motivation board.
- Walk often.
- Face the scale – even if you know you will see a gain.
- Fear of scary health issues. I want to be around for my family.
- Adjust your favorite family meals so they are lower in points.
- Take the blue dot challenge.
- Allow yourself any food in moderation.
If you are a Weight Watchers member, what is your number one tip for weight loss success? Share in the comments below.
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Post updated October, 2019.