Weight Watchers is by far one of the most well-known weight loss programs in the world. Part of the success of the program is based on meetings for motivation and to keep members on track with their weight loss goals. The question is, can you do Weight Watchers without meetings? Thanks to today’s innovative technologies the answer is yes. Simply follow the online program or get an app.
Weight Watchers Online
The digital tools Weight Watchers provides today for its members do a great job of keeping them motivated, including instant access to a wealth of useful information and recipes. In addition, the program’s online community is unrivaled when it comes to motivation and inspiration. This year’s changes have made it even easier to achieve healthy weight loss, including SmartPoints which replaced Weight Watcher’s old points plus system a couple years back. The new focus is to make it even easier to get members to eat healthy along with even more filling foods.
SmartPoints are developed utilizing a formula that includes calories, protein, saturated fats, and sugars. The points in the program are calculated with calories, decreasing when you add protein, increasing as you add sugars and saturated fat. Weight Watchers online is the ideal plan for the self-starters out there who require a certain level of flexibility and don’t want to be constrained to certain food lists.
Weight Watchers App
The Weight Watchers app can help you lead a healthier, active life on the go. The program consistently makes updates to the app in an effort to continually provide members with the best possible user experience. App features include a food and activity tracker, 24/7 chat support, an active online community and more. You do need to be a member of Weight Watchers to use the app.
Another popular Weight Watchers focused app is iTrackBites which offers most of the Weight Watchers features except chat functionality. Also, important to note is that the iTrackBites’ online community is far surpassed by Weight Watcher’s app. But, it’s a decent community none-the-less.
You can also buy a kit and DIY. This Weight Watchers 2017 Smart Points welcome kit is really useful for those that are new to the program. There are several booklets bundled in the kit, along with a pocket guide and a Smart Points Calculator.
Whatever You Choose – make sure you have a good support system
While you can do Weight Watchers without meetings, never underestimate the importance of a good support system. You might not realize it, but the world is full of saboteurs, for the most part, well-meaning people that seem to ignore the fact that you’re trying to lose weight and live a healthier life. A friend who brings over a cheesecake when you’re upset. The well-meaning boss who brings doughnuts into the office for staff meetings. The hubby who whips up a huge plate of nachos to munch on during the game. Heck, most of us end up being our own worst self-saboteurs. Either way, finding someone with the same goals, whether they’re local or online, will be a source of support for all involved and is essential to achieve long lasting weight loss success.