INTRO NUMBER ONE: The Dr Phil Effect.
For me, going truly low carb makes a difference. In fact, Weight Watchers itself—even in this day and age where everything is online—recommends the plan you go with is the one with meetings: No doubt about it. Many people find the Jenny Craig diet too restrictive, according to "Nutrition: Please Select A lot A little Almost none. I joined about a month ago. I had a beautiful garden this year and ate very little of it because I was so out of control with yucky food that nothing healthy sounds remotely appetizing.
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Mila Kunis — 20 Lbs. She said she began smoking cigarettes and went on a 1, calories a day diet to lose the weight. She also gained 25 pounds back after filming had wrapped. Dre — 50 Lbs. Loss Rising to fame with the group N. Dre has become one of the most influential people in the music industry. In the early s, he weighed pounds. He lost his weight the natural way, changing his diet and exercising more.
He lost a total of 50 pounds! He has also inspired his brother, and fellow rapper, Warren G to begin maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Tom Arnold — Lbs. He now feels he has the energy to run around and play with his son. Arnold went from to pounds, losing a total of pounds! However, he dropped down to for the film. He says he lost the weight by going on a liquid diet and spending multiple hours a day on the treadmill for nine weeks.
He has since gained the weight back. Gabourey Sidibe — Lbs. Despite cruel comments from the public and the industry, Sidibe has tried to retain a positive image of her body.
However, recently, for her own personal reasons, she decided to begin her weight loss journey. Although she has not openly said a number, reports claim she has lost close to pounds!
What made Dog unique was his career as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman. However, watching him catch the criminals was almost just as exciting as watching his entertaining family, including his wife, Beth. However, she has also lost weight since the show wrapped, and looks better than ever! Wendy Williams — 50 Lbs. Loss Although she admittedly had tried many diets throughout her life, Wendy Williams believes her weight loss success came from learning self-control. She lost 50 pounds over the course of three years.
She stopped eating meat, started doing cardio and pilates, as well as followed portion control. Christian Bale — 63 Lbs. To lose the weight, he only ate a can of tuna and apple every day. Jennifer Hudson — 80 Lbs. Loss The Oscar-winning singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson lost 80 pounds from to The Weight Watchers spokeswoman also believes it is all about portion control.
She went from a size 16 to a size 6, and she is very happy with her new figure. Kirstie Alley — 50 Lbs. Loss Kirstie Alley originally lost weight back in , when she began to represent the Jenny Craig program as a spokesperson. However, after a 7-year hiatus and a pound weight gain, Alley returned to the program in April Since rejoining the program, Alley has lost pounds. This time she is confident she will keep the weight off by changing her mindset to maintain her weight and not just reach a goal weight.
However, her weight loss was due to a series of unfortunate events. Secondly, while filming a special in Australia, Miller had to refill her Type 2 Diabetes medication. However, the pill in Australia had side effects and made her sick. Janet Jackson — 60 Lbs.
In December , she became a spokeswoman for Nutrisystem — claiming she is still able to eat her favorite foods. She feels dieting is all about moderation and exercise.
When getting ready for a tour, she works out six times a week and likes to switch it up with activities such as running or biking. She lost a total of 60 pounds! Matt Damon — 30 Lbs.
After filming ended, he turned to boxing to help take off the pounds he had gained. Chaz Bono — 85 Lbs. He has revealed that he was able to lose weight because he now has a positive body image thanks to his gender transitioning.
He also exercises and cut out almost all grains from his diet. Drew Carey — Lbs. Loss Drew Carey decided to change his eating habits so he could be there to see his son grow up.
He decided to cut down carbs, read lots of motivational books and ate everything in moderation. He hit the gym six times a week with days per week doing intense cardio. Roseanne Barr — Lbs. She decided to have gastric bypass surgery when she had reached over pounds. Along with the surgery, she said she is moving more and eating less. She tries to walk 6, steps every day. Ruben Studdard — Lbs. He lost pounds in However, after his split with his wife, he gained it all back.
Graham Elliot — Lbs. He gave up some of his favorite dishes like pastas, carbs, and sweets. If he is ever craving something sweet, he eats fruit. After losing more than pounds, Elliot ran his first-ever marathon in Chicago in November John Goodman — Lbs. He would constantly lose an upwards of 60 pounds but then gain it all back.
Goodman says he used to over eat and he chose to stop eating all the time. He cut out drinking, in , and hired health coach Mackie Shilstone. He also stopped eating sugar and works out six days a week.
However, the frontwoman of the band Rufus also struggled with her weight. She went on a strict unconditional fast for a few months and became vegan — no dairy or meat. Now healthy and looking better than ever she is concentrating on her family and music.
Aretha Franklin — 85 Lbs. This surgery made her decide to change her lifestyle. Although there were rumors she had gastric bypass surgery, she denies those rumors. She attributes the weight loss to a change in diet and exercising multiple times a week. The Queen of Soul lost a total of 85 pounds.
In , she had gastric band surgery. However, she received a lot of criticism from the public, over her decision, as she was preaching healthy eating and staying fit. But, she feels as though she did not lie to the public, just no one ever asked her how she lost her weight. She decided to get the surgery, for her own personal health reasons. Al Roker — Lbs. Loss In the early 90s, Al Roker had gastric bypass surgery. He went from weighing his peak of down to pounds. However, when his mother died in , he gained back 40 pounds.
Since then, he has altered his diet permanently only eating whole, unprocessed foods and sticking to an extreme workout routine. Oprah- Over 30 Lbs. Loss At her heaviest, media mogul, Oprah, weighed pounds. However, in August of , she began using Weight Watchers. Two months prior, she announced she became a stockholder and spokesperson for the company. She also works out regularly.
Although she is keeping it secret about how much total weight she has lost, she has revealed she has lost over 30 pounds. Adam Richman — 70 Lbs. With the help of a doctor, nutritionist, and some good old-fashioned soccer, Richman was able to lose 70 pounds in 10 months. He even posed naked on the cover of British Cosmopolitan showing off his proud new body. Sharon Osbourne — Lbs.
She lost pounds due to the surgery. However, she would constantly get sick after the procedure was completed, so she had the band removed in After the removal, she gained 45 pounds. She now sticks to the Atkins diet and exercises regularly. She likes the diet because she feels as though she can still eat many foods she enjoys. Raven Symone — 70 Lbs. Loss Former child star, Raven Symone lost 70 pounds, in Her wardrobe had to be padded after she lost so much weight.
In order to shed the pounds, Raven learned how to cook and switched to six meals a day. She also exercised at least four times a week. Mariah Carey — 45 Lbs. Loss Mariah Carey has certainly brought in the new year with a bang. As she was caught lip-syncing right before the ball dropped, on live TV. No matter what the situation, she still looked amazing during her performance. After giving birth to twins in , Carey was able to work hard and eat right to regain her amazing figure. Jerry Ferrara — 40 Lbs.
To lose the weight, he committed himself to a healthy lifestyle by quitting smoking, working out regularly and committing to an annual physical. Ferrera last 40 pounds over ten months. Monica Michael — 70 Lbs. The year-old singer decided it was time to lose weight after she had gone on an date tour and could feel how groggy and unfit she was.
Therefore, she decided to have gastric band surgery in April She has also completely cut out carbs from her diet. She now looks amazing after she lost a 70 pounds in 18 months! Carrie Fisher — 50 Lbs. Hit a Plateau on Weight Watchers? Jump start your weight loss by eating specially-chosen frozen meals from popular brands in your supermarket.
After reaching your goal weight, you can go back to WW for maintenance. This article will explain: If I want to swap points, how exactly do I do this in my Weight Watchers account?
How many FitPoints do different activities earn? FitPoints is Weight Watchers' rating system for physical activity. The more you move, the more FitPoints you earn, which allows you to eat a little more. Think of FitPoints as activity points , which is what WW used to call them.
You earn FitPoints with exercise. It's called "eating your FitPoints" because swapping your FitPoints for SmartPoints increases the amount of food you can eat each day on Weight Watchers. The choice comes down to this: If you swap your FitPoints for extra SmartPoints, you'll make the WW program easier to live with, as your increased SmartPoints allotment will allow you to eat more.
You will have to decide which tactic feels right for you. You'll have to adjust your Weight Watchers account default settings in order to make this happen. Don't worry -- we'll show you exactly how to do this in a moment. Shake things up with this dietitian-designed plan which requires almost no cooking to jump-start your weight loss. When you've reached your goal weight, then return to Weight Watchers for maintenance. Works best for singles and empty-nesters who don't have to do a lot of family cooking.
You can exchange your daily FitPoints for SmartPoints on a one-for-one basis, which means you can eat a bit more each day if you're active. To swap your FitPoints for increased SmartPoints, you must change the default settings in your Weight Watchers account.
See image below for details. Each member is assigned a numerical FitPoints Goal for the week. Since you earn FitPoints with physical activity of any kind, the concept is that Weight Watchers is trying to encourage you to be more active.
Weight Watchers hopes that you will strive to meet this goal. After you meet it consistently, they will raise the goal, a little at a time. When you first sign up, you'll be asked a number of questions. The good folks at Weight Watchers decide your initial weekly FitPoints Goal number, based on your age, gender, weight, and activity level. You could be doing aerobics, or you could just be walking to work, waging war against bathroom soap scum, or dancing your heart out at a party.
You just have to keep track of the amount of time you engaged in the activity, and the intensity level low, moderate, or high of the activity. You're not sweating from the activity, or breathing more rapidly than normal. You're breathing more rapidly than normal, but not out of breath not winded. You are able to converse but not able to sing while performing the activity. You can't converse normally while performing this activity, but can only utter short phrases.
Weight Watchers Research Dept. You can either enter it manually in the activity section of your account, or you can use a tracking device or app, such as Fitbit, which connects directly to your Weight Watchers account. The revamp took effect in December , when Weight Watchers introduced their holistic Beyond the Scale approach sounds like a sci-fi sequel: Star Wars Episode 14, Beyond the Scale. For one, Weight Watchers says that your weekly FitPoints goal is fully personalized for you by WW, taking into account your age, gender, height, weight, and current activity level.
Previously, with Activity Points, you would just calculate the points to earn using a more generalized, clumsier online tool. The actual FitPoints you earn that are exchangeable for SmartPoints doesn't really vary much based on your weight and gender. The number of points you earn is overwhelmingly based on the time and intensity of the activity.
FitPoints are easier to earn as well. Plain and simple, you get points as soon as you start moving. With the old Activity Points, you had to reach a baseline before you could score — for example, you might have had to walk 3, steps to get points.
Now, you could walk just a third of that and already earn as many as 2 FitPoints. What is FitBreak from Weight Watchers? FitBreak is an app that shows you very brief videos a few seconds long , and encourages you to then mimic that activity for exactly one minute.