It is so cool to hear that drs are recommending this site....I tried weight watchers for a bit and found the cost was not worth it. I found the diet was a lot more restrictive than it lets on... and was hungry all the time. People on this site have had success doing many different things...some people follow a vegan diet, some people follow atkins, some people calorie-cycle...it's all about trying different things and finding what works for you. I know calorie-counting works for me...when I stick to it
The math of losing weight is basic...eat less than you burn...after that it's up to you! The community here is so supportive it really makes the difference. I found the weight watchers community was well, just not what you get here. I wish you the best and feel free to contact me...we all need support!