Thursday, April 16, 2015

Weight Watchers: A Diet or a Lifestyle?

"Are you sure you can eat that on Weight Watchers?" 

"Do you have enough points to eat that on Weight Watchers?" 

"Can you eat that on your diet?"

We have all had people ask us these questions.

My answer to all of them has always been, "Yes, I can because Weight Watchers is not a diet.  It is a lifestyle that allows me to eat whatever I want in moderation."  Even with that said, people have looked at me with skepticism and with an unsureness that was unsettling.

This is not my first time following Weight Watchers.  However, this time feels very different for me than it ever has before.  In the past I believe I treated it like a diet.  This time, I am using the rules and guidelines to make this my lifestyle and my journey to a healthier me.  I do not think of WW as a diet anymore because this is not a program that I will be using for a short time.  It is a program that I plan on using for the rest of my life.  The tools that are presented by WW would be helpful to the skinniest people in the world.  It is all about enjoying life in moderation.  It allows me to live life to the fullest, to not miss out on fun times (or delicious food) and to make healthy decisions.

Many people I see who are currently doing a "diet" seem MISERABLE.  I am sure they will see immediate results but I highly doubt they will see long-lasting results.  Thanks but NO thanks!!!

I actually feel bad for people who are following fad diets because they are making sacrifices that will not benefit them in the long run.  To say I never make sacrifices while on WW would be a lie.  However, my sacrifices are worth it to me.  When I say sacrifice I mean making better choices.  Several examples are having two cookies instead of four or having one glass of wine instead of half a bottle.  These sacrifices are benefitting me because I am training my body and mind to eat right and to enjoy life... all in moderation.

So the next time someone asks you about Weight Watchers, don't let it stress you out.  Just explain to them that WW is a program that allows you to live your life in a healthy (mentally and physically) way.

Weight Watchers= A healthy, happy lifestyle.
Weight Watchers does not= a diet.

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  1. I HATE it when people ask me if I can have 'X' when I'm on a 'diet!' One of my biggest pet peeves!! I can eat whatever the hell I want!

  2. YES!!! I hate the word diet. And funny that I am reading this today, because I was just talking to a co-worker about it. She asked me what I would do after I lost the weight I wanted, and I told her the same thing I'm doing now. WW is a lifestyle for me. It's something I plan to do my entire life.

    1. It's something that is SO hard for people to understand if they aren't in it!