Newbie and very nervous
Hi everyone started weightwatchers today and feel like my head is going to explode! I've done slimming world before but didn't really lose any weight following their plans, if anybody has any useful tips for a newbie I'd be very grateful I have 7stone to lose
I'm new to it too. I have asked a couple of friends about it though, and the best advice they gave me was to use the points on real food rather than pre-packaged stuff because it's better for you, even if it it's higher in points.
Good luck with your weight loss journeys. I've lost just under 4 stone with ww and I reached goal in nov and it was the best feeling of my life. These are my tips and what I found personally helped me out along the way
-Drink water & LOTS of it. Whenever I find I have a craving for something I drink a glass of water first and 9 out of 10 times I don't crave whatever it is anymore
-fill up on fresh fruit and veg. If I am craving something sweet (usually in the evenings) I have a big bowl of fruit and a yogurt for 1 or 2 points and I find it hits the spot and fills me up. My other saviour is no point vegetable soup. A fav of mine is butternut squash and carrot.
- BUTTERNUT SQUASH. If u haven't yet become acquainted with one then get to know this vegetable. They are absolutely gorgeous. Butternut squash chips, butternut squash soup, roasted butternut squash. They're so versatile. Yummy!
-Exercise... For me I had the biggest losses on the weeks that I exercised most... When I shifted about 21lbs I got brave & decided to join Bootcamp. Best decision ever. I got 3 times a wk and have been for a yr. I'd be lost without it..
-set yourself mini goals like your half stone etc. Aim to high and you're setting yourself up for failure..
-Don't let one bad food choice turn into a bad day of food choices. Damage limitation. Don't think oh I've been bad now I might aswell continue and start afresh tomorrow. STOP right now before any more damage is done
-TRACK... Write everything down. Every single morsel of food. If u nibble it scribble it, if u bite it write it, if u snack it track it... U get the jist, lol. I find tracking fantastic & even though I'm a Gold member now I still track
So there u go. I have a million more but these are my top tips that helped me. Best of luck again with the weight losses?
That wasn't meant to be a question mark after my last sentence lol
Welcome and good luck
WW really works but like everything it takes work.
My top tips are
Plan - if you are able to plan your meals, you will find pointing easier. I don't necessarily mean you work out all the points for the whole day, but if you have a guide to what you're eating then you're less likely to go off plan
Eat your weeklies - I always say eat all your weeklies, and see how your weight loss goes. My personal view is its best to use your weeklies and if you ever have a plateau, you can reduce your weeklies to kick start your weight loss. I have done pro points twice and always lost using the weeklies
Track - another must is write everything down. It's very easy to forget what you've eaten, so if you can, write everything as you go along the day.
Make your meals first choice - with WW its very easy to use your points on unhealthy foods, so I always try to use my points on the meals first before looking at snacks.
There are loads of tips, just one more thing from me. I always think don't bother cheating yourself with your points (massaging the figures lo) your body is a true tracker and knows the truth which will be reflected on the scales. So I always say be honest with yourself, cos you'll get found out ha ha ha
Good luck x
Thanks everyone you've been very helpful! Today is day 1 and have pointed up my breakfast and dinner just need to find something for lunch now
Regarding exercise I suffer from a condition called fibromyalgia which affects my muscles/joints and I have tendonitis in my right shoulder so walking is my only option at the moment doctor suggested swimming but I'm terrified after being chucked in the deep end when I was 7!
Hi Hon, I whole heartedly agree with all that Cheeky has posted. My DD has same condition and it is such a debilitating condition. Re. the exercise is there the chance to book some lessons in the pool, even if you can swim it might boost your confidence. My DD walks miles and finds it really hits the spot. Good luck hon, we are all here to cheer you on.
Thanks sue fibro can be really horrible at times I don't feel to bad today so might go out for a walk if it doesn't rain!
I'm also going to go through the cupboards and fridge/freezer and point everything, write it down and stick the list to the fridge my OH took all the leftover biscuits/sweets/chocolate into work today so I'm not tempted ?
When I do my big shop I try to point new things before they get put away so I have some idea whats what. We all get into using little tricks that we discover along the way , as well as some knicked of here of course.
Good luck with it, i always point my food before i put it away after shopping and write in on the boxes so handy when you are hungry and looking for something quick the points are there so stop me reaching for something just for hte sake of it.
Well my first day went really well used all my daily points ( I'm on 37) and I didn't feel hungry just wish the weather would cheer up so I can go out for a walk! :)
the weather is so miserable here top, dull n rainy!
its not exactly cold though, i been for a walk around tesco hehe x
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