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Weight Watchers or Slimming World for Emotional Eating

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mumof2andstillsurviving Sat 16-Mar-19 12:17:28

I need to lose weight. I need to lose at least 6 stone (nearer 8). I have childhood PTSD and eat to stuff down the feelings. I am on the waiting list for therapy. I have 2 young children and my husband works long hours. We have very limited finances and limited childcare options in the evening . I work during the day so no option for exercise whilst they are at school. Where we live is tiny and so no space for exercise videos. The most exercise I get is the school run (which isn't far). My family are all fussy eaters and I don't have the energy to make lots of different meals.

I therefore need a plan that will allow for all these factors. I did WW about 15 years ago. And SW around 6 years ago. I know both have changed a lot in this time. Which would be better? It would need to be an APP or online only that wouldn't break the bank

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Ellieboolou27 Sat 16-Mar-19 21:49:45

MFP is a free app, very good for counting calories and tracking. There are thousands of YouTube workout videos that you can use that don’t need lots of space! I lived in a studio and still could workout so have a look around.

WW and SW are much the same now and I didn’t like either although lost weight in the past with WW.

HoneysuckIejasmine Sat 16-Mar-19 21:54:40

Honestly, I wouldn't do either. I eat my feelings to, and I've lost just shy of 7 stone so far using MFP.

Come join us on the 100lbs+ thread in Weight Loss Chat. You need to totally re-evaluate your approach to food and start setting new habits.

By all means, use SW or WW for an initial boost, but neither will teach you proper eating for a long term loss. That's simply not their business model. (I've done SW in the past, lost 3 stone, and put it and more back on immediately as I hadn't learned how to eat properly.

WFTisgoingoninmyhead Sat 16-Mar-19 21:58:33

None, you need to get your head straight before you join any. I suggest a psychotherapist.

Mumof1andacat Sat 16-Mar-19 22:06:46

Neither at the moment. Worth seeing a counsellor or psychologistfirst to address the emotions and feelings.

mumof2andstillsurviving Sat 16-Mar-19 22:28:35

thank you for your replies. I've just tried trying to find the MFP app. I can't find it. What does it stand for?

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Snowangel23 Sun 17-Mar-19 07:39:30

My Fitness Pal

Mandraki Sun 17-Mar-19 07:42:04

MFP stands for My Fitness Pal. I recommend it too! I follow team rh on facebook and just joined last week, its £4.99 a month and is basically calorie counting using mfp, the couple who run it are so kind and supportive and will help you get going. I lost a stone last year with them and then took a break for a bit to maintain (which I did, they will show you how, which slimming world doesn't do) and now back to lose a bit more. Highly recommend you look into them. There are loads of people with 6 plus stones to lose, there is no judgement and you will totally relearn how to eat.

Joebloggswazere Sun 17-Mar-19 07:44:09

Slimming world is the only one that works for me. It’s a very sustainable way of eating, I never feel like I’m missing out on anything.
What kind of foods do you go for when you are emotionally eating?

GreenHatHacker Sun 17-Mar-19 07:46:17

Also recommend the Team RH crew. Look at their public page on Facebook first for some inspiration. I joined at New Year, got the app and the private Facebook access and am steadily losing weight. Lovely team atmosphere - everyone supporting each other.

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