First let me scream out my frustration: AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Okay.. now let me first tell you what these people just said. They said .. and I quote... "Jenny Craig's prepackaged, dieting-for-dummies plan as the No. 1 way to drop those pesky pounds."
Wait, there's more: "Weight Watchers is the most flexible, but the weight-loss results are never spectacular," Metcalf said."
Excuse me but umm:
I'd say that's pretty dag on SPECTACULAR!
Or how about my girl Nicole:
Who also lost her weight on Weight Watchers. You can find her on facebook:
So then.. the article goes on to say that they tasted the Jenny Craig food and it doesn't even taste good. So let me understand this...a DIET plan that requires you to buy only their expensive food AND the food doesn't even taste GOOD is the "winning" diet???
Oh.. but if eating nasty, prepackaged food doesn't work for you.. don't worry!! The next leading diet you can just drink watered down shakes all day! YUM!!!
But.. and again, I quote: "the Achilles heel of Slim-Fast is that after six months, people really start to drop out. Maybe they just can't look at another shake."
Man oh Man! This article bothered me to my soul!! After WW (coming in 3rd), came Atkin's and some Zone Diet that I never even heard of.
HOW THE HECK is glorious, wonderful, simple, delicious, satisfying, goal achieving, WEIGHT WATCHERS even included in this horrid list??!
The only logical conclusions that I can come up with to bring myself some peace are:
- People are LAZY. Prepackaged meals is much easier than cooking anything and they are willing to forgo the taste for the simplicity.
- People are stupid and can't figure out a more complex plan. The lady DID say it's "dieting-for-dummies".
- Weight Watchers isn't a diet and shouldn't be in the same study as DIETS! It's a lifestyle change and it's something that is DO-able for LIFE! Even though this stupid Consumer Reports lady says:: "The best diet is the one that you can stay on," Metcalf said, "because if you can't stick with it, then you won't lose weight, nor will you be able to keep off any weight you do manage to lose." And apparently, eating prepackaged foods for the rest of your life is ideal. You know.. as long as SODIUM is part of your diet! Pre-packaged foods are packed with sodium! I.e. Jenny Craig's Chicken Stuffed Sandwich with 590mg of sodium.
Okay that's enough ranting.
For the record I have tried a pre packaged meal plan.. Nutrisystem and as much as it may be EASY.. it sucks! Who wants to eat a frozen meal when others around them are eating pizza? ... On WW.. guess what? I can have a piece of pizza.. or two if I'd like!
Weight Watchers is the best. The truth. Point. Blank. Period. The end. But hey.. if you want to miss out on enjoying the tastes of life.. then go ahead and drink your shakes.. eat your frozen food.. leave the enjoying to the rest of us!!