I know they do ww points but what else? What are the meetings like?
I did WW off and on for years. Typically I would lose 20 or 30 pounds, quit losing for a few weeks and then give up. I did not join this time for the diet but for the support. I have lost a lot of weight with calorie counting but have struggled for several months now and feel that I need a change. They have changed their diet and I like it better than the old one. You do count points for your food. The points values have changed from their old diet. Junkier food is assigned more points to discourage you from eating them. Most vegetables and fruit now have 0 points. I am being very cautious with the fruit because I can consume lots of calories with fruit.
I really joined for the meetings and expect them to really help me. You weigh in when you first get there. The accountability of that helps me. Then at the meeting there is a "ra ra" factor. You get a small reward for losing weight. It is a gold star for every 5 pounds and goes up to a key chain and something else as the loss goes up. Everyone claps and you can get that feel good sensation.
The leader will have a little lesson on weight loss - something like "How exercise helps" or "strategies for eating well at a party".
My favorite part used to be discussion by the group of questions, or foods they found or exercise tips or problems they have encountered. Just whatever, much like the discussions we have here at 3FC. My new meeting has not had that type of discussion yet, but I think it is because they have been overwhelmed with an influx of new members.
I think it will help me but it is too soon to know for sure.