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The New Weight Watchers 360

Weight Watchers came out with a new version of their program called Weight Watchers 360 degrees. It’s designed to create a greater atmosphere of success around you.

Weigh In Day

Before I get to that, just my Saturday reporting for my weigh in first. I’m down 1 more pound, which puts me at 255. Slow and steady.

I’m continuing to run. In fact, I logged 50.4 miles for the month of November. Not too bad. I want to keep that trend up for December. I am going to run a 5K race with my son on December 19th. That will be fun. After that, it’s going to be time to do some serious training to get ready for the Spring.

Weight Watchers 360 Degrees Review

The new system that is being promoted is designed to create an environment of success… thus the name… 360 degrees means you are surrounded by success. There are 3 main parts:

1) Tracking. The core of it all is the Points Plus system. It gives food certain point values based upon an algorithm of fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein numbers. All fruit and veggies are zero points.

The primary focus is to teach you portion control by giving you a daily allotment of points. You also get weekly points as well. You also learn what better foods to eat that fill you and keep you full for longer periods of time. No foods are off limits, but you just need to learn to control your portions.

This part is not new. Nothing has changed. In the tracking section is also tracking your weight, measurements, and activity.

2) Spaces. This is your world. Your home, workplace, eating out, grocery shopping, special occasions, etc. If you’re going to be successful, then you need to set yourself up for success. Period.

Spaces is full of tips, advice, and practical advice on what you need to do to make your home more conducive for success. Each category is full of dozens of things you need to do. For example, how to setup your pantry, how to setup your living space, how to eat out, how to grocery shop, how to get through any holiday.

This part is new. The premise is that you have lived one way for so many years and it hasn’t worked. You got fat. Now, let’s change that and do things that lead toward success.

3) Routines. This part is pretty cool. It is about making small changes to your routine that you can follow in order to be successful in your weight loss and better health.

You will choose 3 routines that you can follow. These are designed to replace negative routines with positive ones, such as getting 7-8 hours of sleep, pausing for a bit before diving in for seconds, having healthier snack options, exercise, etc.

This part is new too. The premise is that the routines you have had for the last few years (or decades) have not worked well for you. Let’s begin by replacing some of those with a few positive ones. Keep it simple.  Make small changes toward success.

You can see what the inside panel looks like below. It’s new, and I like it. Most of the stuff is pretty intuitive. Stuff that we probably already know, but our bad habits and routines have worked against us for too long.

If you’ve been out of Weight Watchers for a while like I was, give it a try. I’m sure you will be seeing the commercials as the New Year approaches.

 


One Response to “The New Weight Watchers 360”

  1. Kate says:

    Hi, glad to find you. I’m a Weight Watcher, too, down from 330 to 223.8 now (106.2) and training for Ironman Arizona on November 17, 2013. Looking to get to 165 for the race, with 165 pounds lost. And you’re doing great! Let’s stay in touch. WW rocks!

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