Re: Weight Watchers Profits Plummet
Originally Posted by Longdogs
I think you are right Susie being in a club probably spurs people on, knowing that they will be weighed in front of others is a good deterrent and people have to do whatever works for them. If they lose weight because of it and become healthier then it's worth the money.
Problem is Longdogs they don't lose weight either properly or permanently. They lose a few initial pounds (which is guaranteed any time anyone restricts diet) and then it quickly plateaus out. They get despondent, stop paying the stupid £5 (or whatever it is these days) to attend sessions to be humiliated at the weighings and just go back to normal routine having learned nothing and having still not been given the right food education.
Slimming clubs are simply a multi-million dollar industry nothing more. An industry preying on weak vulnerable people, mostly women and using psychological techniques and lots of BS to keep their customers coming back time and time again. Indeed their very business model is predicated on repeat custom for without it there would be no business.
If they actually taught people how to properly analyse food products and how to eat the right things, it would be a one-time venture. People would leave with knowledge and never again need to come back.
Weight gain is a symptom not a root cause. It is the by-product of ignorance and mis-understanding about the world and about who we are. The root cause is ignorance. The lack of understanding of the world and how it is currently operating. The lack of understanding of the forces at work to purposefully make you ill, to make you buy harmful food and drink products, to make you docile and generally lacking energy and drive. The lack of understanding of what real food is and what it actually contains.