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Top 15 Tips & Tricks To Help You Along The Way!

Here is my top 15 tips & tricks for success!

1. Keep A Journal - This is a definite must! There is no way to keep track of everything without one. You must update your journal with all the foods/drinks you consume on a daily basis. Most of the time we tend to forget those few snacks that we had throughout the day. By always having your journal handy, write it down immediately whether it be just a few cookies or just a glass of wine.

2. Liquids - It's a great idea to always have a bottle of water with you all the time. This way you can just sip on water all day. And before you know it, you'll eventually have the 6 glasses of water that you should intake in 1 day. Sometimes when you feel hunger, it's not actually that you need food. You may just need some water. So this is a great tip if you just ate a snack, but it didn't quite fill your hunger. Being hydrated helps! And if water doesn't quite do it for you, have a diet soda, which it a little more sweet and may be more fulfilling than a plain old glass of water.

3. Food/Snacks - Find those low point snacks and stick to them! They will help throughout the day when you feel your belly asking you for some food. I personally like to have apples and carrots at work and home. Of course you don't need to only eat these. But that's just what I like for a low or zero point snack. It's ok to indulge in some sweets now and then, but make sure you know how many Points™ that chocolate bar is.

4. Grocery Shopping - MAKE A LIST! And before you go grocery shopping, make sure you know the Points™ values of the foods you buy before going to the supermarket. It's a good idea to write down the Points™ values of the items you're going to by next to each item on your list. If something isn't on your list that you found in the supermarket, be sure to read those labels and serving sizes. Calculate those Points™!

5. Cooking - I like to stick to the healthier choices when cooking. For example, use I Can't Believe it's not butter instead of regular butter. Use fat free items such as fat free chicken broth. If you're having salad, there many fat free dressings available in all types of varieties. Just be smart!

6. Weighing/Measuring Foods - Buy a scale! I recommend the Weight Watchers® scale. It weighs in grams and in ounces. Of course you can use other scales, I just prefer to use the Weight Watchers® scale. It's actually quite shocking to see a 4 oz. piece of steak on your plate and see how small it actually is.

7. Eating Out - Make healthy choices. If you do indulge yourself in your favorite dish that's 20+ Points™, a good thing to do is ask for a container as soon as you get your food. Put half into the container and save it for lunch tomorrow. And if you must have that piece of cheesecake for dessert, why not share with your friend instead of eating the entire slice yourself! And remember to follow my restaurant guide while eating out. http://www.justdietnow.com/restaurants/

8. Friends & Family - Make sure to find a companion along the way to help you with your weight loss journey, even if this friend isn't on Weight Watchers®. It makes it so much easier to stay on track if you have someone by your side rather than on your own. Tell your family you're on a diet so they don't force the extra helping of mashed potatoes on you! (My mom is notorious for doing things like this!)

9. Use The Calculator - Make some informed decisions and use the Points™ calculator to figure out exactly how many Points™ something is and don't just guess. Knowing how many Points™ something is will help you make that decision if you think you are still hungry and want something more.

10. Exercise - This is one of the most important things to do if you want to shed those pounds even quicker. I know it's hard to go out and actually do it. But if you have your mind set and want to lose weight, this is the best thing for your body and health! It helps you not only lose weight but it with burn fat, build some muscle and even eat a little something extra with since you get a few additional Points™ if you exercise. These are called Activity Points™ and these can be added to your daily intake. So the more you exercise, the more Points™ you can get and the more you can eat! Of course, just be smart and don't think after an hour of exercising you should go home and eat whatever you want. All that exercising you just did, was worthless if you do this. It may help to eat a small protein within a half hour after exercising. This will help your body's metabolism work better.

11. Meetings/Support Groups - These will definitely help you along your journey. You can share your stories with other members and see how they're doing compared to you. It's not a contest, so don't get down on yourself if others are shedding pounds quicker than you. At these meetings be sure to talk to everyone and you'll get some great ideas for everything from low point snacks, to great restaurants to eat at. If you're doing this on your own and at home, join some forums and share your stories. http://forums.justdietnow.com

12. Weigh Ins - The dreaded weekly weigh-ins. I know it's hard to see that you only lost 1 pound or even gained 1 pound after eating healthy the entire week and exercising. Don't get discouraged and stick to it. Maybe you can try to change a few things that you've been eating. Or if you haven't been exercising, start!. But, once you get in the groove, you'll be eating better, and feeling healthier and those pounds will start falling off! Trust me!

13. Diet? - Don't think of yourself as always being on a diet. This is a lifestyle change! This is actually how you should be eating. Once you learn that, you'll feel as if you're not even dieting. If you feel like you're on a diet, you're already setting yourself up for failure. And once you know the Points™ values right off the top of your head, it doesn't even feel like it's a diet. It become routine.

14. Just Live Your Life - Again, if you feel your dieting, it's not going to work. I know when you first start "dieting" you seem to be hungry ALL THE TIME. This will change once you get used to your new lifestyle. It's all about choices. Make the right choices for the foods you eat and when you go out to a restaurant. It's in your own hands.

15. The New You - You've stuck with it and it's working! That's great! Now keep it up and stay on track!

Good luck to everyone!

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#13 John 2013-02-26 13:27
Hi Robin,

Don't get discouraged!!! Keep with it and stick to a routine. Exercise regularly and you will be fine! Just make sure to keep a journal and keep track of your points! Have a great day!! :lol:
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#12 Robin 2013-02-26 12:43
Started weight watchers 2 weeks ago today. I lost 4.5 last week, but gained 2 of it back this week. Stuck to my points, but maybe because we had a late dinner last night??? Trying not to get discouraged! :sigh:
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#11 John 2013-02-13 11:43
Hi Dianna,
It's tough when you first start out with a diet. But like in most diets, the first week is the toughest. Once you get past that, it should be a lot easier! :lol:
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#10 Dianna 2012-10-22 15:36
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#9 Dianna Spilde 2012-10-15 18:56
I just joined weight watchers again after 20 years so reading the comments gives me encouragement not to see it as a diet i think after a weak ill feel better!
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#8 John 2012-07-28 10:32
Hi Ashley,

Anything that I can help you with?
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#7 ashley 2012-07-21 08:35
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#6 John 2012-07-18 06:18
Hi Regnig,

I agree and disagree at the same time. If you are weighing yourself at the same time each day with no clothes on then I do agree. I'm not a nutritionist or a doctor, but I believe its a fact that if you weigh yourself at different times of the day, this has a impact on what you will see on the scale. Weighing yourself in the morning, you are usually a few pounds less as opposed to weighing yourself at night. So just make sure to weigh yourself at the same time every day to have a more of an accurate weight. Good luck with your Weight Watchers! :lol:
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#5 Regnig 2012-07-14 14:39
Even though Weight Watchers discourages weighing more than once a week, I find it is most valuable to weight myself daily. That way I can make a course correction right away if I've gotten off track. Daily weighings are more gratifying since you can notice more incremental changes. Weighing weekly might just have you noticing an "off day" when in reality other days areole indicative of progress
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#4 John 2012-03-06 13:06
Hey Dan,

I think that Weight Watchers is different for everybody. But for me, I have always lost weight using their system. My wife has also. If you still can't lose weight sticking to your daily points, then you may be doing something wrong. I tend to have extra points at the end of the day and never over indulge. I think it will help if you also get some exercise in your routine. Every diet plan out there will only work if you do have some kind of exercise regimen. You can't expect to lose weight by just sitting around and always thinking about your points and food because that's when your mind takes over and you may think you are hungrier than you actually are. Drink plenty of water as well. Sometimes you may think you are hungry or feel hungry, but just need water. (Just going by what some experts have told me and it does work)

But don't take everything I say to heart, as it is different for everyone. You just have to find out what it is that is going to work for you. Maybe it's not Weight Watchers. Try another weight loss plan out there. There are many! But I will always use Weight Watchers as it has always worked for me. I have lost 25 lbs in 3 months on Weight Watchers and I have already reached my goal weight of 180. But now I would like to lose another 10 since I know it works for me.

Anyway, stick with what you are doing and if it's working, Great!

Good luck and enjoy our site :lol:
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#3 Dan 2012-03-06 12:08
I found I was gaining weight, too, on Weight Watchers the last few times i joined, but this time I'm losing weight. Why? I was really underestimating the points I was consuming before. Now, if I can't weigh it or have the points pre-calculated I tend to over estimate the point value. Makes a big difference. ;-)
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#2 John 2011-12-28 13:31
Hello Liz,

While the Points Plus system is a little harder to get used to, it does work and has worked for many people including myself. What I do is really stick to the number of daily points given to me per day and that's it. None of those extra freebie points or extra points for exercising. And try to find as many 0 to 1 points snacks that you can! I love having a bag of the tiny carrots at work and home and munch on them if I feel hungry at all. Pickles are also 0 points. Of course don't go crazy and eat 5 whole pickles. But if you just stick to the points you are given in one day and even if your under, great. I think that's even better. If you have friends that are using Weight Watchers as well, be sure to share your recipes and how their progress is. Having a support person/group definitely helps! And get to the gym!!! Even if it's just walking 1-2 miles a day it's still exercise and helps burn those calories. Start out slow with a slow walk for about 2 weeks. Then start picking up the pace of your walk every week thereafter. Eventually you could start jogging and that would help tremendously. That's how I did it and it has been working for me. Although I haven't been to good over the holidays and have not been at the gym in over a month. But after the new year, it's back to weight watchers and walking again. Just have faith that you CAN do it!!! :lol:

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#1 liz 2011-12-28 13:06
I have joined WW 3 times and each time i gained weight sticking to the point system. I was hungry all the time. Was i doing something wrong.
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