Many people have said that the key to weight loss is commitment. That is definitely true. No matter what product and service that you use, if you don’t hold a strong commitment for weight loss, you are most probably just going to fall back into your old eating habit that induces fatness and obesity. With a strong commitment, you will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eating habits. However, you can help yourself by using one of those weight loss programs. Diet and weight loss have become a particular industry in which several companies have tried to bring various products and programs to help you achieve your desired body weight. Thus, one of the most common questions that people usually ask when they are just about to start their weight loss journey is, “Which weight loss program should I choose?” Beachbody and Weight Watchers are two of the most popular options. Below, we are going to see the differences and comparisons between the two weight loss programs. Continue reading!
The Company Behind Beachbody
Beachbody LLC is a multinational corporation based in Santa Monica, California, United States. It was founded in 1998. It uses various methods to sell its products, such as direct response infomercials, e-commerce, multi-level marketing, and of course individual sales consultants that are more widely known as coaches. Beachbody is primarily known for the home exercise videos for workout programs designed for fitness, weight loss, or muscle building. However, the company also produces meal replacement shakes and Shakeology. The meal replacement shakes are designed to substitute daily meals for weight loss and weight management purposes. Meanwhile, Shakeology is more of a protein shake with some fiber content, and is pretty flexible. The shake cannot replace a meal, but can be a part of a balanced diet to suppress hunger and to supply proteins. (See also: Beachbody vs Isagenix)
Beachbody’s programs put more emphasize on workouts and exercises, but these are combined with particular diet habits. There are many programs that Beachbody has produced, such as Focus T25, P90X, Insanity. Those are very famous, but many programs are designed more for muscle building or developing strength/stamina. However, there are also programs designed specifically for weight loss, most notably 21 Day Fix, PiYo, and YouV2.
– 21 Day Fix is a weight loss program that has been designed to cut down the pounds within 21 days. Guided by the celebrity trainer Autumn Calabrese, the program lets you eat so that you won’t feel miserable or deprived – just in the right portions. It uses seven exclusive color-coded containers that have been pre-measured for different foods. The eating plan is combined with a 30-minute workout a day. Great for busy people who want to lose weight by managing the diet and with a short yet effective workout.
– PiYo combines pilates and yoga to deliver muscle-sculpting, core-firming, strength, and flexibility advantages. The combination creates a fat burning, low impact workout to make the body lean and well defined. It is also accompanied with an eating plan. The trainer, Chalene Johnson, says that it is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Great for people looking for more intensive workouts and challenges.
– YouV2 features six dance workouts that consist of four cardio routines and two body sculptors. This program is suitable for family because it has a special kids’ channel that is accessible via streaming. It is accompanied with the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) meal guide to help you conduct healthy eating habits over 4 weeks. Great for family moms as well as people who are not too athletic.
As you can see, Beachbody has a lot of emphasize on exercises and workouts, which are always combined with some form of eating plan. This is an excellent combination for weight loss. The workouts ensure that you can burn down the calories that you have accumulated, and the diet plan prevents you from eating too much and helps in forming a new, healthier eating habit. Many people have expressed their satisfaction of Beachbody’s effectiveness in weight loss as well as bodybuilding.
The Company Behind Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers International is a company that offers various products and services for weight loss and body maintenance. It was founded in Queens, New York, in 1963. Today, the company is operating in at least 30 countries, helping people to cut down pounds of their body weights. The core philosophy of Weight Watchers is using a science-driven approach that involves the forming of healthy habits, smart eating, exercising, and psychological supports.
Weight Watchers’ Program
Unlike Beachbody, Weight Watchers focuses more on managing the person’s eating habits. The primary diet plan aims to create a daily calorie deficit. In other words, it wants you to burn more calories than you eat. This way, the fats that have been accumulated in the body can be burned into energy, thereby reducing your body weight. Weight Watchers members start by selecting a goal of body weight that is desired. Once a member has reached the goal, he or she starts the maintenance period, in which the food intake is re-adjusted so that there will be no longer weight gain or loss. Weight Watchers also holds meetings for members so that the members can share their experiences in battling for weight loss. Such sharing session can psychologically help the members to stay committed for weight loss.
In order to help people make smarter food choices and build healthier eating habits, the Weight Watchers program assigns specific points to foods and drinks based on the amounts of calories, fats, sugars, and proteins contained. You are given a daily limit that defines how many points that you can consume for each day. Although you can choose your own meals and drinks, Weight Watchers also provides their own packaged meals and beverages that have been specially designed to help you lose weight.
|- Workout programs with diet plans||- An eating plan supported with exercise and mental support|
|- Provides options for weight loss, fitness, and bodybuilding||- Focus more on the eating plan|
|- More likely to deliver quicker, effective results||- May take a longer time if not accompanied with frequent exercises|
In general, Beachbody is more recommended. By combining workouts with a healthy eating plan, you will lose weight more effectively. It is also great to enhance your fitness. It is more likely to deliver faster results, though this also depends on your commitment to the program. Anyhow, Weight Watchers’ program can also be effective for weight loss, but people who love to eat may find difficulties in keeping their daily limits.