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Is Weight Watchers the BEST Way to Lose Weight?

Weight Watchers is the BEST Way to Lose Weight

…at least according to a recent study in the journal Lancet.

Basically the study separated subjects into two groups — one group who followed the Weight Watchers plan with weekly meetings or the other group who met once monthly with their primary care MD. 

What they found after 12 months was that the group following the Weight Watchers plan lost 11.1 lbs compared to the 5 who met with their MD’s. 

Few things here.

  1. Regardless of which "plan" was best, 11.1 lbs in 1 year isn’t impressive.  That’s less than 1 lb per month.  We’ve had people in Mohr Results Boot Camp lose this in just 1 boot camp session and continue on to lose 60 lbs in a year working with us.  More importantly, they’ve maintained it.
  2. Accountability works.  One of the reasons Mohr Results Boot Camp is successful is accountability.  It’s the same reason Weight Watchers is successful.  The more accountable someone is, the better they’re going to do.  So meeting weekly in the study mentioned earlier … to meeting one time per month with a physician is like comparing apples to oranges.
  3. Most physicians aren’t trained in nutrition/exercise.  In the physician’s defense, Weight Watchers staff aren’t either … but being surrounded by other people in the Weight Watchers group also incorporates the much needed social support to successfully lose weight.

We’ve also done our fair share of "diet coverage" and offered the most effective weight loss tips.

But you know what, forget the study in the Lancet or the countless other research studies out there.  Do you want to know the absolute BEST Diet in the world?  Hands down, no questions asked?

How can we be so confident?

Because we’ve seen it work.  Over.  And over.  And over again!

It’s the way people looking to lose weight in Mohr Results Boot Camp are so successful.

The Best, Absolutely MOST Effective Diet in the world …

is….

The One You Stick With!

Sure, we can discuss the various intricacies of The Dukan Diet vs. Weight Watchers vs. Zone vs. visiting monthly with your doctor ’till we’re all blue in the head.

And, to be honest, they all "work" if your sole goal is to lose weight.

But they work the best when you stick with them.

Any diet will work when you stick with it.  ANY. 

But that’s the challenge.  Sticking. 

So rather than splitting hairs about every little detail within a particular diet, let’s look big picture because that’s where you need to focus your efforts.

Take it one step at a time. 

Decide what YOU can do each day to make a difference.  Replacing a junky 100 calorie snack pack with a piece of fruit.  Perfect.

Swap out nuts for potato chips or pretzels.  Voila.

Trade in your doughy refined bagel for 2 eggs with a bit of veggies. 

Baby steps, like those, are what will work LONG term.

Diets won’t.  They’re short term, immediate gratification approaches to something that requires permanent change.

You can lose 5 lbs overnight if you eliminate carbs. Heck, you can probably lose more.  But is that really a long term success strategy? 

There are a few nuggets of weight loss "goodness" above — be accountable to someone and make sure you have positive social support (this could be online, in person, etc) to be able to lose weight and keep it off!

So, at the end of the day, the BEST Diet in the World is the ONE YOU WILL STICK WITH!

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3 Responses to Is Weight Watchers the BEST Way to Lose Weight?

  1. Manny Davila September 10, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    My father’s doctor once told him to eat whatever he wants because he could give him a pill to fix the condition. Are you serious?!

  2. Barb September 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Wow – once again you have put it so clearly! Thanks for talking the straight talk and keeping us all moving forward!!

    • Chris and Kara Mohr September 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

      Thank you for the feedback and kind words!

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