Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Slimming World vs. Weightwatchers? HELP!!

If youre a regular reader of my blog you will no i am always on some sort of diet!! ha! In fact i am alway trying the latest celebrity craze in dieting and it seems like my weight loss mission is never ending.
 
Without a doubt the two most popular weight loss groups in the UK are Weight Watchers and Slimming World. Generally when you speak to people about losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle these seem to be the programmes that women turn to again and again, with what seems like great success. Both claim to re-educate your knowledge of healthy eating and to enable you to lose weight without ever feeling hungry which has led me to wonder which group has the better approach and which produces the best results both long and short term?
 
 
Weight Watchers is a weight loss programme that focusses on keeping track of what you eat each day/week - similar to the method of calorie counting except every food is given a special Weight Watchers Pro Point numerical value and each dieter would be allowed a certain number of Pro Points per day depending on their weight/height/activity level etc..
You also receive a number of weekly Pro Points which can be used as and when you feel like it. So you could have an extra treat everyday or use all your points in one go on a boozy weekend.
Weightwatchers costs £6.25 per weekly meeting (although this can vary depending on your area) and initial registration is currently free (usually £10.70) or you can follow the online plan for £11.90 a month, again an initial registration fee usually applies.
 
Slimming World works on the idea that food are broken down into three main groups. Free foods - that you can eat unlimited quantities of eg. fruit, most veg, fat free dairy, lean meats. Healthy Extras and Syns which to you or me are treats and you would be allowed so many of these each day. The focus of the entire plan is to eat foods that are lower in calories so Slimming World claim you can eat as much as you want (of the right kind of foods of course) without being hungry and without ever needing to count calories.
 
Both clubs give the option of attending weekly meetings allowing you to meet other slimmers, get valuable support and be weighed - or I believe the plans are available to follow online only.
Weight Watchers costs £6.25 per weekly meeting (although this can vary depending on your area) and initial registration is currently free (usually £10.70) or you can follow the online plan for £11.90 a month, again an initial registration fee usually applies.
Slimming World charges £4.95 per weekly meeting or you can follow the plan online for £20 a month but at the moment you can get your first 3 months for £59.95

If you've ever tried Weight Watchers or Slimming World I would love to hear from you!
How did you get on? Which club would you recommend and why?
Any help or advice would be so so appreciated
XOXO