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Reader Reviews : Pros and Cons of the WeightWatchers Diet for Thyroid Patients

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (34 Reviews)


Updated October 06, 2010

The WeightWatchers diet is a popular weight loss program, and one that some thyroid patients are turning to when they want to lose weight. It's no secret that many thyroid patients end up hypothyroid, with an underactive or non-functioning thyroid, a slower metabolism, and other hormonal imbalances that contribute to weight gain, or difficulty losing weight. Here are reviews and stories, including pros and cons, from the unique perspective of thyroid patients who have personally tried WeightWatchers.

Weight Watchers

I followed Weight Watchers for 10 months and lost 49 pounds. I was so thrilled and then I hit a plateau. I have continued the diet as before and added a gym membership and have not lost any more weig…More

Weight Watchers

I went to the Weight Watchers meetings here in Crossville for close to a year, maybe 10 months. I only lost 18 pounds, but the weight would always slip right back on me even though I kept to the diet…More

Weight Watchers

I finally decided to try Weight Watchers. This is a diet with plenty of food. I had to be prepared in order to be successful. I used Jillian Michaels protein shakes to supplement some hungry times an…More

A Satisfied Weight Watcher

I joined Weight Watchers in January 2011. I've already lost almost 20 pounds. I am trying to follow the plan closely, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. I am a HUGE beleiver in drinking 8 glasse…More

WeightWatchers Success Story

I think that the system is easy to follow, and the recipes pleasant. Initially, I lost 10 pounds. After a while, doing the exact same things, I stopped losing, then started to gain. The leader of the…More

Weight Watchers Meetings

I have been on and off WW for years. I would lose and then plateau. I've lost ten pounds and have been able to keep it off. With the new program, fruits are unlimited which is great because now that …More

I'm All About Weight Watchers

I have been back to following Weight Watchers since July 12, 2010, and I have lost 21 lbs. I totally believe in Weight Watchers. Before I was diagnosed hypothyroid (about 5 years ago), I had followed…More

Weight Watchers Points Program Working

WW started a new system called Points Plus and this is the plan that I am using. They now have a focus on whole foods and the points system is skewed in that direction. They have a database of foods …More

A Happy Weight Watcher

I have lost 68 lbs with the plan and have continued at a healthy goal weight for 8 months. I love that it has flexibility so that I may incorporate all the foods I really like to eat. Having always h…More

My Weight Watcher Story

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroid about 15 years ago. I had tried every diet out there to lose weight to no avail. A friend of mine said she was joining Weight Watchers and…More

Weight Watchers and Weekly Meetings

I was very successful in losing weight on the Weight Watcher's program. I stayed within my points allowance and worked out hard on my treadmill daily for 30-60 minutes. I kept the treadmill on an inc…More

Weight Watchers

I was diagnosed with Hashi's in Nov 2009. Since then I have gained about 40 lbs. Partly from slow weight loss, partly from trying to cope with this disease, and partly from having muscle aches and fa…More

Weight Watchers Benefits

I tried and tried to lose weight all summer, even with hyperthyroid that went to hypo and back and forth but couldn't. When I reached my max weight I have ever been I weighed 184. I started the flex …More

Weight Watchers Successful Experience

I have struggled with my weight since I was 18 years old. Now, looking back, I think my thyroid could have been the root of all this even back then. I was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2007 when …More

WeightWatchers Works, But Takes Time

The question is does Weightwatchers works? The question is yes but if you have thyroid disease it does take longer. I remember joining with my best friend she lost about 1-2 lbs for week. I lost 1/2l…More

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