weight watchers

By tommyj7 Latest Reply 2014-12-29 18:24:33 -0600
Started 2014-12-28 10:09:45 -0600

is weight watchers diabetic friendly, I see commericals for other programs that are

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-28 18:57:52 -0600 Report

For those who don't know, Weight Watchers does have a Points Plus program for Diabetics. It isn't advertised so you have to ask for it. My friend who is my dietitian looked it over an together we modified it to work for me. I have food allergies.

The key is to no buy their frozen meals. Make the foods yourself. I did that with the point system with the calculator and lost 25 lbs. As with any diet regardless of who came up with it, you still have to exercise.

The very best thing to do is to sit down with a certified dietitian who can help you come up with a meal plan. Any meal plan that requires them to send you prepared foods or you go to the store and buy the prepare foods is a big NO in my book. It is either low in calories, high in sodium or high in carbs. The best diet is one where you control what goes into the food you prepare.

Glucerna 2014-12-29 17:16:49 -0600 Report

Great ideas Joyce! Using the support and points program through Weight Watchers while preparing fresh foods yourself is a win-win. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-12-28 11:04:17 -0600 Report

Many of the WW options have too many carbs for me. IMO, a diet program that limits your carbs is the most effective in getting better BG control as well as for weight loss.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-28 10:34:28 -0600 Report

I was on weight watches once…didn't lose an ounce..lmao…but not every diet is good for every person and I have since found out I am very carb sensitive…and weight watches has this "you can eat anything in moderation attitude" that just doesn't work for me…many of their convenience foods are made with white flour and have sugar, white potatoes and rice…none of which I eat anymore…you can however adapt weight watches to your own needs…you don't have to purchase their convenience foods…I did not like the meeting though ..they were constantly trying to sell their products and their was always a giant display of them when I walked into a meeting…I always suggest seeing a licensed nutritionist through your doctor to work out a diet plan…you can sit with him or her one on one…tell them your own personal food issues and have them come up with something personalized for you…I have an appointment myself next week because I am in a bit of a food rut…and my doctor said the nutritionist can come up with a menu to make sure I am completely balanced while avoiding foods I don't like or cant eat…OMG I just keep going..I will shut up now!!! Have a great day..

GabbyPA 2014-12-28 10:17:01 -0600 Report

It is not geared for diabetics, but eating healthy and watching portions is always a good idea and if the group of it helps, then go for it. I have not looked into it for many many years. But I know it's come a long ways and if you want help tracking what is going into your body, it's a good place to start.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-29 18:24:33 -0600 Report

They have a program for diabetics. You have to read the material or ask because it is not widely advertised. You can pick and choose from it. I used it but didn't buy their products. I made my own meals using their point system for each meal. Worked for me.