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Old 03-19-2002, 10:32 PM   #1
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Weight Watchers - any tips?

The hubby is going on the new "points" program, via Internet. Any WeightWatchers out there with tips ??

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Old 03-20-2002, 01:09 AM   #2
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WW Tip(s)

Norma:
Started on the Points system a few weeks ago and the results have been encouraging.
Because I Cook in an Institutional Setting with a four (4) Week Rotation, I went for only 4 weeks to start. I might go to a fifth week, but haven't yet.
Suggestions:
Search Weight Watchers and "harvest" recipes that you feel would be appropriate to your household.
Collect the recipes in batches or groups from which you can pull weekly menues. (Chicken - Beef - Pork - Veg - Etc,)
Create Weekly menues (I did 4 weeks to start) WITH the Recipes, including the points values in the titles
Create a pantry List; I did mine in the general layout of the Grocery Stores which I frequent most - Vegetables - Deli - Meat - Canned & Dry Goods - Dairy - Frozen Foods
Prepar a Week's Grocery List - items not on the pantry list - for each of the weeks of Recipes you have assembled.
Shop to the two (2) lists
Rotate through your weeks of Menues
Substitute or repalce recipes which are to cumbersome (there's that word...) or 'out of sync' with your household.
Maintain a rotation of ONLY 4 OR 5 WEEKS OF MENUES
You will likely get through 2 or 3 rotations and have a substantial beginning on the goal(s) set
I will send a few samples, with attachments if I can get them attached, so you will have a comparitive basis for discussions with Hubby.
Finally,
David
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:40 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, David!
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Old 04-18-2002, 11:23 PM   #4
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The Point System for Weight Watchers

It works if you keep the journal and watch those points. I bought the calulator that allows you to keep the points and journal. It was worth it. Beats writing.
It's the best system I've been on. Never give up your favorite food. That makes a difference. One word of advise, make sure your points reach at least the minimum. If not, you will gain weight.
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Old 04-19-2002, 08:08 AM   #5
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Weight Watchers

Hubby's lost 6 1/2 lbs in 3 weeks. His doctor is very happy! The new system is so much easier than the old "legal/illegal" system my Mom was on years ago! He has a calculator and journal....ME!!

Before I start dinner, I find out what he had for lunch.....and go from there! Breakfast is easy....he's big on cereal. I can still cook his favorite foods, without all the fat of course, and since he's using the on line program, I have even calculated points for my own recipes.
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Old 04-19-2002, 02:19 PM   #6
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yea for hubby Norma. That's wonderful!!! Internet is a great tool!!!
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Old 04-28-2002, 01:14 PM   #7
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weight watchers

What do you do if you don't have access to Weight Watchers? Is this a programme one can follow successfully through the 'net? And how does one contact them?

I am aware of the rules of calorie intake and output, but really need discipline - someone to watch over my shoulder and rap me on the knickles when necessary. And of course I love a challenge.

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Old 04-28-2002, 04:16 PM   #8
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My DH is doing the WeightWatcher's thing on line...just go to www.weightwatchers.com

What I like best about the on line version is, there is a recipe box feature to type in your own recipes, and get point counts . You can also look up point counts for just about any food, including fast and prepacked foods. Makes it so much easier!
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Old 05-21-2002, 02:50 PM   #9
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Watching Weight - Again

Had to come back and refresh this thread.
I hit a lull in the WW Points program after about week 4 or 5. About the same time my daughter brought in a program that a friend at work had leant her . . .
Please don't go balistic on me here. . .
Michael Thurmond's 6 Week Body Makeover, Yep. the one from the Infomercial in the middle of the night.
Well, local reports were strong, and I had SOOOO MUCH to lose.
Been on it for fourf weeks and the weight is dripping of. Averagingg about 3 - 3 1/2 lbs per week, after dumping off about 15 the first couple of weeks.
Manager (Wife) and Daughter are both off a few sizes, and my Son and his intended are following it too.
I ran the intake through the USDA Nutrition Programme, came out at 1475 cal AND over 120% of the daily recommendations for everything except Calcium and Fat I take 1500 mg Calcium daily, so am not concerned there.
I appreciate that the "recommended" intake for Fat is a suggested maximum intake level
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Old 06-16-2002, 08:45 PM   #10
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Check out this link for Barbo's Diet Kitchen

http://www.laguna2001.com/barbo/index.pl

They cover Weight Watchers and several other kinds of diets.

They are great on support and have lots of recipes in their archives.

Try them. ..... You'll like them.
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