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24 Things That Happen When You Join Weight Watchers

Oprah makes it look so easy.

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1. You start weighing everything.

Yourself. Your cereal. Your slice of bread. Anything for those extra points.

2. You realise your portion sizes were waaaaay off before you joined.

The first time you measure out your usual mountain of pasta and find out that it's nearly your entire points allowance in one go is a dark day.


4. You find a whole new world of recipe blogs and Weight Watchers Instagram accounts.

Instagram used to be for photos of boozy nights out; now you can spend a whole evening liking other people's progress pictures and finding recipe ideas.

6. People on Connect know more about you than your friends and family.

It's Weight Watchers' version of Instagram and Twitter all in one, and only people with the app can see it so it's a lot more private. OVERSHARE AWAY!

7. Food shopping takes way longer because you're scanning every barcode with your Weight Watchers app.

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You don't even want to buy half of the stuff, you're just nosy about how many points it has.


8. You grab snacks by the basketful.

You feel like you're being judged for having an entire basket of chocolate biscuits, but they're Weight Watchers biscuits and they wouldn't like you when you're hangry.

11. The rivalry between people who follow the new plan and those who long for the old one is better than any soap opera.


Points Plus, Smart Points, No Count days… some people swear by the old plan and you'll have to take their book from their cold, stubborn hands.


17. You spend ages changing the quantities on the app to make the points better... / Via

"One slice for 3, or two slices for 5?"

19. How you feel about your progress changes on a day-to-day basis.

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One day you feel amazing and like the plan is the best thing ever, the next you wonder why you bother and you feel like everything looks terrible.


21. You'll spend hours trying to create healthier versions of your favourite fast food.

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A Weight Watchers tortilla wrap, chopped tomatoes, reduced-fat cheese… It's just not the same, but it'll have to do.

22. You get unreasonably excited about any new Weight Watchers item.

Some people get excited about new books or a new film. You get excited about new crisps.