WW is just another Yo-Yo - Matol rescued me!
(Emmet ID & Brandon FL)
I went to Weight Watchers with my mother when it first was introduced in Idaho. Many moons ago! I lost a little and gained it back. A few months later, I saw the lecturer in town. When he was teaching the class he was slender. Now he'd gained it all back and of course was no longer employed by Weight Watchers.
A few years later and many failed diets later, I heard that the program had changed. I went back, paid the entry fee and was given a bunch of stuff to track what I ate and try to figure out what I was supposed to eat. Constant craving and hunger soon got the better of me and I gained back all I'd lost. At that time, we were not supposed to mention food at the meetings. The very mention of food was assumed to be a trigger for our rapacious appetites.
Fast forward (where do the years go?) a couple of decades. A couple of friends in Brandon, Florida, wanted to join the "even newer" Weight Watchers. They begged me to join even after I told them my previous experiences. So we paid the sign up fee, went to the meetings and paid a weekly fee. The meetings were now filled with discussions of food, recipes exchanged and lecturer posting even more recipes on a chalk board. So I guess their philosophy on food discussions has changed.
After several weeks of following the diet, feeling hungry, craving food, I decided to drop out. One by one all the other women who'd joined with me gained all their weight back.
I'm sure some of you have lost weight and are irate over my statements. The problem is each of these experiences happened.
Note from Suzette:
Readers, you should know that Marie's story continues, but it's not a Weight Watchers story. Marie went on to try something called The Matol Diet
. The result?
Well, she reports having lost 50 pounds in 5 months, without hunger and craving. She reports that her friends who have tried it have also been successful.
How excited is Marie about this? Well, she went on to become a Matol Certified Diet Coach, and she's launched her own website, Best Weight Loss Advice
. If you want to know more, that's the place to go!