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Name: Leslie

I Am a physically disabled individual who is battling with her weight. I use a wheelchair but am still able to go to the gym and work out, the only exercise I have difficulty with is any that involve walking. I am wondering if the weight watchers program would work for me beucase I do not burn as many calories as an abled bodied person doing the same activity. So Im wondering if the weight watchers program would work for me and if so do I need a different amount of points because of my lack of exercise

Hi there.... I'm not an expert on weight watchers. I'd suggest you contact them for info about points, etc. I always refer people to Diana Schwarzbein's book The Schwarzbein Principle. In her book she talks about the importance of healing your metabolism if you ever hope to lose weight permanently. I suggest you check it out and also my book, The Taming of the Chew to find lots of info about the whole picture. It's about alot more than exercise and what you eat. Best of luck!

Be well,
Dr. Denise Lamothe
Clinical Psychologist
Specializing in Weight and Eating Issues
Author of The Taming Of The Chew: A Holistic
Guide to Stopping Compulsive Eating

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