Since the changes to the Weight Watchers program for 2018 went live a week ago in the UK, I’ve been looking for feedback on the program both from the UK Weight Watchers site and from members who are posting on various forums and groups. After one week, these are some of the high points:
As is often the case when Weight Watchers makes program changes, members are quite polarized about the changes. I’ve seen this with every program change that has been made while I’ve been active in Weight Watchers. Often members don’t like change, particularly if they have been doing well on a program. And. some changes are ones that some people like a lot while others hate the same changes. Sometimes people are indifferent. I was indifferent about zero point fruit because I don’t eat much fruit as I am more a veggie type person. I am cautiously optimistic about the new changes. I do like most of the new zero point foods (well, I think yogurt is awful) but currently I only average eating about 4 of them each day.
One thing that often happens with program changes is that adjustments have to be made to how you are eating. I eat very differently on SmartPoints than I ate when on the exchange program in the early 1990s. For some people, they love the new zero point foods and are happy with the change. Others don’t like those foods and are not happy. [Read more…]