Weight Watchers has been a huge part of our North American culture within the last century. Commercials were everywhere, with celebrities endorsing the program each year. When the celebrity became Oprah, the biggest celebrity overall during the late 1980’s, the program soared. The Weight Watchers program was endorsed because these celebrities had some success with the program.
No one asked why did these celebrities get to this point of obesity and the need for the Weight Watchers program, when in fact they had everything going for them and everyone wanted to be them.
Weight Watchers advertised little point counters in everyone’s purses, and counting calories was the answer to anyone’s weight issues, including those that are famous. But now it seems that perhaps people are asking why? Why is it that those that we look up to, that appear to have it all, end up on Weight Watchers?
There was little competition in regards to weight loss over all those years and now there is not only competition, but questions asked as to what is it that leads people who have everything, to loose their ability to maintain their low weight?
Apparently, the representatives of Weight Watchers are publicly announcing that “they will outlast the Keto craze.” This is interesting because looking at those that have been the spokes people for Weight Watchers that over the years, after their weight loss through the Weight Watchers participation, many have reverted back to their original weight or worse, like Oprah, and Valerie Bertinelli, etc.
The big draw to Weight Watchers was that you can “eat whatever you want”. I suppose the point system was and is currently in reference to calories, which doesn’t make any sense to me because their philosophy was all about points, and if you have to count points why can’t you just count calories?
The Weight Watchers formula is an old one, based on assuming that all nutrients are created equal. The thing is though, they aren’t.
I have discovered through personal experience, that carbohydrates and sugars are the prime directive in regards to weight loss and not calories (although calories are important overall after carbs counted).
I do think that it is important to have a good look at the spokespeople of Weight Watchers over the years to see how effective that the Weight Watchers program is. Looking at this program this way, based on calorie intake alone, it appears that it is not effective for those that need more than just counting calories and nothing else.
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