So I was watching TV when I saw a add for Weight Watchers, where they made the bold statement “Diets don’t work, Weight Watchers does.” Now, I am a big fan of Weight Watchers. I could tell you the points that are in a pencil (1 pencil is 1 point, 2 is 2.5 points). I could rattle off every core food item (Salsa, Chicken w/ skin off, apples, etc.) I could tell you how many points are in a activity (Brushing my teeth is a .5 point activity). But I have to break the news to Weight Watchers:
Diet’s Do Work
It is true. I bet if you are one of the 12 people reading this blog, you have lost over 20 pounds once or twice in you life. Hell, I will get bolder. I bet you have lost over 30 pounds before. And how did you do it? I am going to guess through a diet. Whether it is Atkins or Zone, TrimSpa or South Beach, every overweight person has lost weight through a diet. There are so many diets out there, it is not even funny.
As a matter of fact, I just read a article about a woman who lost 150 pounds on Slimfast. SLIMFAST! In the article, it states that she followed the diet to a T (Everyone knows the Slimfast plan, repeat after me, a Slimfast shake for breakfast and lunch, and a sensible dinner). Now if someone lost 150 pounds on Slimfast, anyone can lose weight!
But anyone can not keep off the weight! That is the key that Weight Watchers forgot to add. Dieting is not fun, but it works. It works real well. Everyone has had success on Atkins, how many people are still on it. How many people live their lives on the Zone diet, or have lost 200 pounds on Nutrisystem. No, the weight is hard to keep off for your life. Everyone struggles with it. That has always been my issue. I have always been a dieting champ, but never a “keep the weight off” kind of guy. That is…until now! I have the secret to keeping weight off. It is one of two things, and they are:
1. Eat Smaller Portions
2. Change the way and types of food you eat
Boy, that does not seem to difficult. Yeah right, it is hard! It is easy to go with a plan for a month or two, but for the rest of your life, it is rough!
I have really changed the way I eat, and I feel this is something I can do for the rest of my life. hell, it has been eight months, and I do not miss the fast food I used to eat. i love the food I eat now, and I change up the fruits and vegetables all the time.
I guess what I am trying to say is this: Weight Watchers, we know diets work. Don’t try to tell us they do not. We have done them before, and gained back more weight. All of us have. But…why don’t you promote maintaining well-being for the rest of our lives. That would be nice!