by Jessica Serdikoff from Floptimism
Promises are made, testimonials are broadcasted, and many among us eat it right up. It’s hard not to, with how tempting they always sound. Who wants to hear the true secret behind safe, effective, and long-term weight-loss – that you have to work hard, sweat, and finally hold yourself accountable for everything you eat and the decisions that you make?
Yet that’s exactly what the folks over at Weight Watchers are promoting with their new 360 plan.
Weight Watchers has always been more of a proponent of health behavior change and sustainable habits rather than fast and easy, “too-good-to-be-true” ploys and gimmicks, so it isn’t much of a surprise that their new 360 plan has adopted even more of a lifestyle focus than ever before. Much of the program is the same, with points tracking and meetings; what’s new is an attempt to take all of the subconscious eating decisions we make on a daily basis (over 150 on average) and guide them to be automatically healthier.
Don’t get too excited – you still have to work hard. At the end of the day, it’s still up to you to change.
Weight Watchers, though, will facilitate your journey. More specifics of the plan can be found in this review article, but some general additions include physical activity monitoring, more interactive and hands-on meetings, and a greater emphasis on teaching and guiding members toward establishing solid healthy routines and habits.
Weight loss is not about food. It’s complicated, convulted, and downright confusing sometimes. Contributory factors fly in from every direction. With its new 360 plan, it sounds like Weight Watchers is stepping up to the plate and acknowledging that.
What do you think? Is Weight Watchers and its new 360 plan about sustainable change? Is there something you’ve tried that works even better? There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss and establishing a healthy lifestyle – it’s always about finding a safe and healthy method that works for you – but to me, it seems like Weight Watchers is giving this country one more viable option to try, and that’s certainly not a bad thing.
Jessica Serdikoff is the chief blogger behind Floptimism, a blog where Jessica shares deliciously inspiring recipes and tales of life as a nutrition student. Follow Floptimism on Facebook and Twitter.