Hate Weight Watchers

Why I Hate Weight Watchers, And You Should Too!

posted on: August 22, 2014. posted in: Weight loss

My name is Liam Sartorius and I'm a freelance personal trainer and weight loss coach specialising in obesity. When I first started out in personal training i created a simple and effective consultation form that i still use today. My clients know it and remember it well...

Where have you been? Where are you now? And where do you want to go?.. in terms of your health, weight, fitness and bodyshape?

I go through a list of simple, yet targeted questions to get all the information i need to work with and create a plan for each client.

One of the questions i ask is...

Have you tried any DIETS in the past?

After 10 years of asking this question. Asking old people, young people, big people, small people, unfit people, athletic people, people about to get married, peopleabout to get divorced, happy people, sad people, people from every single walk of life....

I know the answer BEFORE i even ask it.

I sometimes even find myself writing the answer before they've even spoken. And how do I know the answer?! It is magic? Am I psychic? Have i been stalking them?!

Of course not.

I know the answer simply by looking at them.

The BIGGER they are the more times they've done Weight Watchers. The smaller they are the less times they've done Weight Watchers. And if they're athletic, fit and healthy they'll have never tried Weight Watchers.

Now I’m sure some of you are thinking.... “Welll derrrr, that's obvious! Athletic, fit people don't need to go on Weight Watchers! Only overweight people need to go on weight watchers!”

Well herein lies the million dollar question. Are they big and that's why they've done Weight Watchers so many times? Or, more disconcertingly, are they big BECAUSE they've done Weight Watchers so many times? Sadly i believe it's the latter. And the next question I ask them confirms it...

Can you describe the path of your weight up to today?

The answer i get from every single overweight person is almost always THE SAME…

“Well I did Weight Watchers first in my 20s... It was great... I lost a stone and really felt good about myself. But I stopped when I went on holiday then gradually put it all back on... And a bit more... So I decided to go back to Weight Watchers again. I lost a bit of weight... About half a stone that time... But then started gaining weight again. I found it harder and harder to stick at it and control what I eat. I must have been back 4 or 5 times over the last 10 years and every time I do lose weight, but I always put it back on AND MORE. And here I am now 16 stone. And I first tried weight watchers at 11 stone, thinking I was fat. I'd kill to be 11 stone now!”

Having worked with 100s of overweight and obese people, and heard the same story (losing weight while they're on Weight Watchers, regaining the weight and more while they're off Weight Watchers) I've come torealise that these bastards have created a diet that is FUELLING OBESITY.

Now Weight Watchers have a simple get out clause...

“You didn't stick to it, so it's your fault you regained the weight.”

It isn't. It is THEIR FAULT. And worst of all? They know it. They have the perfect weight loss business model. You lose weight while you're on their diet, then you rapidly regain it and more when you stop. This forces you to return to them, spend more money on their products and ultimately convince you that you need to depend on them if you want to be slim.

Now some of you might be thinking.... "maybe it is the individual's fault. They should do Weight Watchers all the time and not stop. That way they won't regain the weight."

Afraid not. You can't.

The Weight Watchers diet is designed in such a way that you cannot stick at it indefinitely. Both PHYSIOLOGICALLY and PSYCHOLOGICALLY you have to stop at some point, and everyone does. And that's when the weight flies back on. Every round of Weight Watchers...

1. Makes you think about LOW-FAT instead of sugar.

2. Makes you think about POINTS instead of nutrition.

3. Makes you focus on WEIGHT instead of fitness.

When you focus on low-fat, points and weight you develop a MIND VIRUS that almost always leads to obesity. Why?

Because you end up addicted to sugar...

You end up BINGING if you go over your points...

You end up BINGING if you haven't lost weight....

You end up BINGING even if you have lost weight...

Because it's ONLY A POUND.

Weight Watchers BREEDS binge eaters. Weight Watchers BREEDS weight obsessives. Weight Watchers BREEDS fatties. It is a slow and insidious conveyor belt transporting healthy, slightly overweight women in their 20s towards sugar addiction, weight obsession and ill health in their 40s and 50s.

What is worst in my mind is that Weight Watchers is a respected authority on weight loss. It is subsidised by the government in their pathetic attempts to slow the obesity epidemic, not realising that they're the bastards who are causing it.

And if you've done Weight Watchers you'll know it's true. Because you're FATTER than when you first started it.


[This post is not aimed at any individual members of slimming clubs. Instead it is designed to highlight the dangers of slimming companies and how they drive food addiction and obesity. If you'd like to learn more about how we can help, please feel free to email us for a non-judgemental conversation about your weight and nutrition.]

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