Weight Watchers, Slimmers World, and all the other over simplified and high carb low fat low protein diet clubs are mostly for people who lack the motivation to think.
I used to have some good things to say about these 'clubs', even though I never agreed with their advice specifically, if that makes sense. But, I just become increasingly frustrated with it.
Weight Watchers and similar are like 'body pump' - fat people do it, and fat people love it, and fat people defend it to the death. Not heard many 'former fat people' say many positive things about either, although i'm sure there's some exceptions to the rule.
WW is a good 'start' for some people, but, I think it's also a big fat excuse for a lot of fat people because it's a system they can adhere to but still do the things that make them fat in the first place. So, they kind of abuse it, but they don't, because the systems are actually designed to be abused. Example, "i'm going out tonight so i'll SAVE all my daily points and use them when I go out". Sure. That's also called binging. Binge eating, binge drinking, or both. Whatever.
You know when you're a kid and you get taught all these 'simpler' ways of remembering things. STOP, LOOK, LISTEN (before crossing the road). "i before E except after C". Weight watchers does the same thing. They have a really simple system that any 5 year old could understand so that they don't eat 'too much'. All they need now is a song to go with it, and it really will be getting taught to 5 year olds before long.
My sister (who i've been training) asked me for some guidelines fo her diet the other day. I printed her out JB's 10 habbits. A fatty grabbed the sheet of paper like it was the last cupcake on earth, read the first,2 or 3, screwed up her face, and gave it back. I know exactly why she done that. It didn't say, "eat chillies with every meal and you'll lose 20lbs per week". Or something similar.
People just cling on to these systems... "i like it because, i've got my points per day, I know how much I can have, and I can eat almost anything as long as I stick to my daily points...". What a lot of crap. How about, "i like it because it works". I've never heard anyone say that about these 'clubs'. Guess what, if you've been doing it 5 years, and you're still fat, it's NOT working! Screw your dam points.