Originally Posted by cjones101
I'm looking for the late 1980's Weight Watchers plan also. I have the check off sheet but what I need is the allowed foods that are listed in the booklets. Especially the quick start. I've been looking for this for a few years now and I'd really appreciate anything anyone could send to me. Thanks!
If you can't find the food lists, you can use any diabetic food exchange list, such as the Choose Your Food booklet or an exchange resource such as the book Exchanges for All Occasions or the food lists available on diabetes sited or frugalabundance website.
During the first weeks, tho old WW plans would limit your choices, each week allowing you more choices. There's really no need though to do this, as there's no reason to do this for weight loss purposes.
In the past, and until recently, WW often used a graduated approach for two reasons that have nothing to do with weight loss, but more to do with marketing and keeping you coming to meetings (nothing wrong with that, but if you're already familiar with the complete program, even if you have to refresh your memory, and not going to the meetings you don't have to bother with the baby-steps. The reasons: 1. A gradual roll-out meant you had to attend 4 - 8 meetings before you got the complete plan. 2. Starting simply, with fewer choices would not overwhelm newbies who had never dieted before or people who had no experience whatsoever in food grouping.
The limited choices does not improve weight loss, it just makes the job easier for newbies. Since you're not a newbie, you don't need the "dumbed down" baby step version.