Tag Archives: Weight Watchers

You can do more for your overweight teen by closing your mouth than trying to control what they put into theirs

It’s heartbreaking to have an overweight teen. It doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or boy, you know that weight is a major reason why your child is unhappy. Let’s not pretend that an overweight teen doesn’t make the parents unhappy too. As a parent you’re concerned about how your teen’s weight affects friendships and […]

How to lose weight for the last time

If you’re like me and a lot of other people, you’re no stranger to losing weight. You have done it before, maybe many times, and now you want to do it again. Wouldn’t it be great if this time is the last time you’ll ever need to lose weight again? How cool would it be […]

What is holistic weight loss and what makes it so effective

Holistic weight loss is a confusing concept to many. To clear things up, it’s not holy weight loss. It’s not a Christian, or any other denominational, way to lose weight. There’s no praying to make me thinner or deliver me from the sinful temptations of bad food. It’s no guilt weight loss.   In fact, it’s […]

3 fun ways to lose weight

If losing weight were fun more people would be successful. Part of the problem with weight loss is people treat it like a punishment for the crime of letting myself go. I want to emphasize no crime was committed and therefore there is no punishment necessary. Now that we have the idea that obesity is a punishable […]

Why you need to stop gaming your weight loss system

Some call it cheating, some call it something else, and some see it as a sign of weakness and inability to stick to a weight loss plan. I prefer to call it gaming the system. Sometimes gaming the system works well, very well indeed, in your favor. Look at the fabulous success extreme couponing fanatics […]

I hate counting Weight Watchers SmartPoints

Weight Watchers introduced a new program, Beyond the Scale, featuring a food plan, SmartPoints, a year ago. The scientific and medical communities love it. It’s even been approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a way to manage pre diabetes. It steers users towards food choices that are better for them and evidence-proven […]

Weight Watchers and other fad diets

A fad by definition is “an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze.” When Weight Watchers founder, Jean Nidetch opened her first Weight Watchers meeting in the loft over a pizza shop in Queens, NY, it looked like a fad for […]