Who are Weight Watchers?
Founded in the early 1960s by Jean Nidetch, Weight Watchers runs one of the most popular worldwide weight loss programs and it has a proven 40 year track record of helping dieters to lose weight. It has a global network of classes or meetings involving 25 million people per week, and their official website gives details of all services, including:
How Weight Watchers™ works
The Weight Watchers program is based on calorie-reduction, using the Weight Watchers points system. No foods are forbidden, although you are restricted to a certain number of daily 'points'.
Weight Watchers Meetings or Weight Watchers Online™
Most dieters follow the Weight Watchers program by joining a weekly class, where they meet other dieters, exchange ideas and receive support and advice from the class organizer. However, Weight Watchers also provides an online at-home program.
Weight loss with Weight Watchers™
The Weight Watchers program does not offer fast weight loss, but it's predicted average weight loss of about 2 pounds a week is the accepted maximum. Go any faster and you'll regain it all.
Useful starting point
For many dieters, Weight Watchers is a very useful starting point. It provides enormous support and a lot of sound advice. And there are classes throughout the world. However, like all weight loss programs, it has it's drawbacks.
Drawbacks to Weight Watchers™
has it's limits
is only temporary
3. Class attendance
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