- Diet & Weight Loss
Weight Watchers Points Plus
Making PointsPlus® Work for You
The key to success on Weight Watchers' Points Plus® Program is to make it a part of you. If you learn the points system for the foods that you eat most often, and make a commitment that you will keep your portions "real", you will lose weight.
And now it's been proven that Weight Watchers really is the most effective weight loss plan. In a study, dieters on Weight Watchers lost more than twice as many pounds as those under a doctor's care for weight loss.
Get Your Points Plus Tools for Success
Do This First!
Discover your new daily Points Plus® 2012 goal. In many cases it will be 26 points per day, but check to be sure. How do you find out? Attend a Weight Watchers meeting or sign up for Weight Watchers Online.
Get a Points Tracker based on the Points Plus® system. If you join the meetings, you will be able to buy it for a much-discounted price. There is also free access to the points calculator on the official Weight Watchers website but it helps to have a portable version, too.
The Weight Watchers Application is available as an IPhone app as well as for many other devices. For access to it you must be a Weight Watchers Online member or have purchased “E-tools” privileges.
Points Plus® Trackers can also be obtained through Amazon; the product is displayed for you on this Hub. (If a friend offers you theirs, be sure that it is the NEW Points Plus Tracker. Old trackers are not formatted for this progam.)
You have to know your starting point in order to track your achievement. Weigh in at a meeting or use your own scale at home. Weigh the same time of day, once a week, and record the results. Don’t let small fluctuations bother you. If you are faithfully following the plan, you will lose weight.
Weight Watchers sells stylish, accurate scales for home. They are available through their meetings, at various retail stores and through Amazon. You can buy one here, right now.
Set a Goal
The leaders at your first meeting will help you to set your goal weight. Online tools also provide the help you need in deciding what weight you would like to strive for. Be realistic. You may want to set smaller goals at first and re-set after you have reached the first one. If you need to lose 100 pounds, the first 25 is a great goal to shoot for! When you have a arrived, go for the next 25!
Fruits are ZERO Points!
Weight Watchers Power Foods List
Weight Watchers® encourages its members to stick to the healthiest and most satisfying foods as the bulk of their daily intake. These foods satisfy the appetite longer and, per point, are the most nutritious selections.
Let power foods dominate your daily menu.
- Fruits & berries -- fresh, frozen & canned without sugar
- Vegetables – fresh, frozen, canned without oils or sugar
- Lean Protein –NOT breaded, fried, processed or canned; watch your portions!
- Dairy--low fat
- Bread—whole grain where possible.
Don't Give Up!
Now that you know your daily points allotment, have set your weight loss goal, and are learning the plan, do it! Take it one day at a time, be diligent with tracking and recording your daily and weekly points, and watch the pounds melt away.
Remember, this is not a diet. It is a lifestyle. Enjoy the journey!
Weight Watchers knows that a big ingredient to the success of the program is praise, encouragement and support. You'll get lots of that if you attend their meetings but they've also built it right into their online program and in their magazine, as well!
Here are just a few great success stories to build your faith that YOU can do it too! (You can!)
- Andrea started at 208.5 lb.s and now she weighs 128! Over 80 pounds LOST!
- Jennifer Hudson isn't the only one losing weight--look at her FAMILY! Wow!