When it comes to joining the grand daddy of weight loss programs, people often ask: "How fast will I lose weight on Weight Watchers?" and "how much will I lose on Weight Watchers".
How Quickly Do You Lose Weight on Weight Watchers?
Weight Watchers says that if you follow their program you can expect to drop around 1-2lb each week. Of course there are people who have lost weight faster than that.
- Rhonda lost 64 pounds in 2 years. The last 10 pounds took her more time to lose than the first 54, as it usually happens. Read her story below
- Mike lost 168 lbs in 3.5 years. Read his story below
People who lose weight relatively slowly (1-2 pounds) and steadily are more likely to succeed at losing weight and keeping it off, according to the CDC. In agreement with that, the NIH's recommendation for healthy weight loss is 1-2 lbs/week. Losing weight at this rate not only is safe, it also gives you the necessary time to make lasting changes in your lifestyle.
How Much Weight Can You Lose with Weight Watchers?
If you join Weight Watchers you can expect to lose as much weight as you need to. Whether it is 15 or 150 lbs that you want to lose, Weight Watchers has a proven system in place that will help you achieve your goal.
People who join Weight Watchers started out just like you. Some were in their 20s while others were in their 50s. Some weighed 200lbs while others weighed 300+ lbs.
Read the following stories of people who lost weight with Weight Watchers. Not only will you get inspired by their accomplishment, you will feel certain that you can succeed at losing weight, too!
Feeling Fabulous at 52!
Are you in your 50s and you think that the days of looking good are over? Rhonda, 52, challenges you to quit this idea. She lost 64 lbs within 2 years after her 50th birthday. And she looks and feels wonderful. Before that, she was overweight and sluggish. With a family history of cancer and heart disease, she realized if she didn't do something to improve her health, she was going to meet her mother in heaven too soon. So she joined Weight Watchers.
Thankfully, Rhonda is very determined when she sets goals. She followed Weight Watchers Online and counted the PointsPlus values of her food conscientiously. Being an African-American, her pre-Weight Watchers diet consisted of fatty comfort foods, like fried chicken, and cheese and sour cream laden recipes. But on Weight Watchers she learned how to cook healthy alternatives, and make better choices when having lunch at work or in a restaurant.
Rhonda is 52 and feels better than ever before. She assures all women who have reached menopause that if they walk half an hour a day they will lose weight and, like her, they can look and feel better than they did when they were younger.
Mike Lost 168 and Feels Mentally Sharp
Mike's weight gain started in his teenage years. At high school and during college he gained 200 lbs as a result of overeating. Sitting on a desk all day as an electrical engineer, and playing computer games or driving race cars for a hobby, exacerbated this health to the point that he had to deal with pain, lack of energy, and physical discomfort every day.
Mike joined a weight loss program one time, and while he did lose weight, when he stopped the program he gained the weight back. This is because that program focused on calorie restriction and what he can't eat, and therefore it wasn't something we could follow for the rest of his life.
With the support of this wife Rose, Mike joined Weight Watchers and they lost 300 lbs together. The reason they succeeded is because they learned to enjoy healthier foods. Before Weight Watchers Mike would eat a lot of bread, pasta, fatty meats, pizza, and burgers. Today, while he occasionally eats that type of food, he discovered and enjoys a variety of other foods like sushi, quinoa, and even vegetarian meals.
For Mike, losing weight changed his life to the better. He has so much fun playing with his 2-year old son. Mentally is at a peak state and his senses have dramatically improved. He is a much better driver and he is winning races in autocross. Mike advises all men who want to lose weight to develop new eating habits which they can keep for life. Weight Watchers can help them do exactly that.