• Losing the weight gained from cancer treatment. Anyone a Weight Watchers Online User?

    Asked by nancyjac on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Losing the weight gained from cancer treatment. Anyone a Weight Watchers Online User?

    Between the forced inactivity from cancer treatment and letting my normal eating habits to XXX, I managed to gain 35 pounds last year. I am a nutritionist and use to be a personal trainer, so I have the knowledge and skills to get the job done, but am looking for easy to use tools for tracking food, exercise, recipes, etc. I know I can create my own or find various aps but that is tedious and time consuming so I am looking for an integrated program that has everything I need. Does anybody subscribe to Weight Watchers Online and what do you think of it? Is it worth the $18/month?

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • karen1956's Avatar

      Would love to hear what people have to say....my weight is up....

      over 5 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      I use MyFitnessPal.com I can track food intake, exercise, and calculate my own recipes. It allows me to track particular things such as sodium, calcium, protein, carbs etc....I am very pleased with it, especially when it says "exercise has earned you ____ extra calories.

      over 5 years ago
    • ConnieB's Avatar

      I just started using MyFitnessPal.com also. I enjoy it because it tells me what I will weigh in five weeks if I keep eating healthy like i do. It tells me the carbs, protein and fats.

      over 5 years ago
    • Giraffe's Avatar

      I actually go to the meeting, however I use the online system. Very user friendly, great info and
      Well worth the$18.00. I use an express eating that only lasts 30 minutes. Love it. The leader rocks. Th new
      360 program is good, good luck to you!

      over 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Thanks for your input all. I'll check out MyFitnessPal before I decide but I like the simplicity of the WW system overall and don't really want to tract at the calorie or individual nutrient level or calories burned by exercise. I exercise, but not to burn calories but to rebuild flexibility, strength and aerobic capacity. The calories burned are pretty negligible. I'm also looking for recipes and centralized info about eating out which I understand is available through the WW site.

      over 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I also use myfitnesspal. I was using it before cancer and I lost 35 pounds with proper eating and exercise. Tracking the foods and exercise with the app made it much easier. I gained about 15 pounds back during treatment, finally felt well enough after New Years to go back to the gym and started using the app again. I have lost almost everything I gained during chemo. Now i want to lose 20-30 more but I am in no rush. I do know a lot of people use WW online and they love it.

      over 5 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I am! I did Weight Watchers on-line because of the inactivity; I couldn't exercise like I used to. I lost 37 lbs in 5 months. It is definitly worth the $18 a month!

      over 5 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Not sure about WWs, but I'd recommend as an add on tool the app "my fitness pal", it's free and quite good. It lets you easily record all you eat. From what I've read, the best tool in keeping calories in check is to write down all you eat. And this app lets you do that. There's also a section for exercise. The best part..it's Free

      over 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Well I joined WW online today. It is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Takes a little bit of effort initially but not that time consuming to get everything figured out and set up. I like that all of their tools are integrated and tons of recipes, meal plans, shopping lists, etc. are available. I wasn't impressed with My Fitness Pal at all, even for free.

      over 5 years ago

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