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Old 12-04-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
Katherine Derbyshire
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Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

Well, okay, not quite paleo, but:

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The new plan, company officials say, is based on scientific findings about how the body processes different foods. The biggest change: All fruits and most vegetables are point-free (or free of PointsPlus, as the new program is called). Processed foods, meanwhile, generally have higher point values, which roughly translates to: should be eaten less.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/ny...pagewanted=all (WFS)

WW members are apparently livid: *what* they eat now matters.

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Old 12-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

I'm gonna have to tell my Mom about this one. She's gonna flip... no more candy for her...
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

Well that's a step in the right direction. All though I generally don't care for any "diet company" it's all better than the lap band (in my opinion)
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:14 PM   #4
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

"“I don’t want to be forced to choose veggies. I do NOT like veggies or fruit,” one member wrote in an online discussion on the Weight Watchers Web site. “I feel like I am being forced to ‘diet,’ and that is what I DO NOT WANT.” "

Ugh. I agree with this switch but my god, this article makes these people sound like immature idiots. What are they, 6 years old?
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

If she does not want to diet why is she in weight watchers?
The sad part is that as much work and effort as they put in to meeting their points, most people I know on weight watchers are still overweight.

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Old 12-05-2010, 05:29 AM   #6
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

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Ugh. I agree with this switch but my god, this article makes these people sound like immature idiots. What are they, 6 years old?
Well they do need to pay someone money on a continuous basis to tell them how to eat.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:57 AM   #7
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

I know, right? Wouldn't you feel annoyed that you are paying for these weekly meetings, paying for this food, paying for this and that and you still need it 5 or 6 years later because you're still fat? I mean (and of course this doesn't go for *every* person on WW, because there are lots of people who have been successful with it and don't suck at life) but it seems to me like none of them want to think. Any more than 2 seconds of actual rational thought about what goes in their mouths, and they balk. So whatever. No change will happen that way.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

My wife works for Weight Watchers and my comment to her when I saw the new Points Plus booklet was "Oh my god, Weight Watchers is going Paleo". I look at it like this, Weight Watchers is not for everyone and Crossfit/Paleo is not for everyone. When I tell people what I eat and how hard I workout the usual response is "Your'e crazy". Most of us Crossfitters could not survive on 25 points or 1500 calories a day. Let's consider ourselves blessed that we have discoverd Crossfit and adopted the Paleo or Zone lifestyle, I know I do.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:07 PM   #9
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

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I know, right? Wouldn't you feel annoyed that you are paying for these weekly meetings, paying for this food, paying for this and that and you still need it 5 or 6 years later because you're still fat?
Not if you own Weight Watchers...
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:56 AM   #10
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Re: Weight Watchers goes Paleo?!

I am so glad to see this! I did WW after having my kids to drop weight quickly (me pre Crossfit/Paleo days) and survived on fat free pringles, hot dogs and all kinds of fat free "food" It was such crap, but hey it kept me thin! I think it is wonderful they are adopting a program that focuses on food quality and nutrient density rather than straight cals/fat/fiber!!
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