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Weight Watchers Connect is Supporting Weight Loss on Social Media

When most people think about Weight Watchers, they think about a group of, usually, middle-aged women meeting in a church or a community centre to discuss how much weight they've lost. In reality, it's a little more than that. It's a support group and a place to buy their branded snacks, but it's not something everyone wants to attend. For those people who wish to lose weight, but need some sort of support, the Weight Watchers app is now a thing and the Weight Watchers Connect social network within the app could actually provide that.

Like Twitter was recently believed to be able to help smokers quit thanks to the support provided, Weight Watchers Connect works in a similar way. Some people might not feel comfortable in the usual group setting or just might find things easier on an app.

The app itself has a modern design and works a little like Instagram. Users can post pictures with captions and then people can comment and like. Weight Watchers Connect is apparently completely positive. No one judges you if you put some weight back on or don't feel like doing much and if you feel like snacking, then it can work as a distraction. This can be an important thing when it comes to losing weight as let's face it, it can be hard and sometimes it just feels a lot easier to say, "stuff it, I'm going to eat what I want and not exercise." However, if you pop onto the app then you'll see all these positive images; one American woman regularly posts photos of herself in a pink swim cap because going swimming in it makes her feel like a child again and that's helping encourage her to lose weight. So many people have been inspired by her to find their own 'pink swim caps' from their own childhood activities.

This really is a great idea as the problem with a lot of social media can be negativity. Yes, you can find support and positive messages, but you'll always find someone willing to bring you down too. If you're trying to lose weight, you might turn to the very thing you're trying to quit if someone is bringing you down for that issue regularly. Weight Watchers Connect has none of those problems as everyone using it is trying to be supportive. Yes, you still have the middle-aged women, but you also have younger women, older women and men of all ages too. There's even a #wwbros hashtag for the men trying to lose weight. Hashtags don't work that well though and maybe one of the reasons there's no hate is that there's no anonymity or no way to message users privately, but this service is still young.

If you are trying to lose weight and would like a little extra support, then why not try installing the Weight Watchers app and trying out Connect? It can't hurt to check it out.

Rosina is a Songbird writer with a degree in Creative Writing. She's trying to focus on her novel on the side but is glad to be playing around with apps and writing about them in the mean time! Follow her @Songbird_Rosina

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