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Diet Overview: Weight Watchers

Average Weight Loss: One to two pounds a week
Type of Diet: Portion control

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About The Diet

Weight Watchers BookWeight Watchers is a great for people who need to count calories (as opposed to carbs) but who don’t want to count them because Weight Watchers program is based on points and with a generous offering of online tools (about $19.95 per month) you can easily keep track your points from a PC or mobile device.

Points are calculated for you based on a wide variety of factors and automatically recalculated as you lose weight so you can keep on losing weight. Earn extra food points with activity and “bank” them for “cheat days.” This plan is reasonably safe for most people and takes a “steady and slow” approach. Weight Watchers offers face-to-face support/weigh-in meetings throughout the country as well as online tools to log weight, exercise, and connect with other dieters.

For a long period of time Weight Watchers did not address the needs of people with diabetes and would not accept diabetic patients into their program. However, they have come around to keep up with other commercial diet centers that included plans for people with type 2 diabetes.

One of the positives of Weight Watchers is that you can fill up on many fruits and vegetables, and adjust your plan daily as needed to suit your lifestyle. It also teaches you to make better choices because foods higher in fat and carbohydrates have higher point values than other, healthier choices.

Unlike with Jenny Craig and NutriSystem, you do not have to purchase Weight Watcher’s products (but many Weight Watcher’s products are available online and in your local grocers for optional purchasing) so you are more likely to learn how to eat healthy on your own and the cost of following Weight Watchers is much more affordable than their competitors’ programs.

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Negative Press

  • There seem to be a high number of negative reviews regarding their iPad app tracker crashing, and billing issues.

Positive Press

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Weight Watchers: A 14-Day Weight Watchers Diet Plan for a Simple Start

By Megan Meyers

Are You Ready For A 14-Day Weight Watchers Diet Plan That Will Get You Shredding Fat In a Matter of Days? If so, this is for you! It was written by an experienced Weight Watchers Diet User who has lost over 20 pounds, and now has the body she’s always wanted. After much trial and error and difficulty sticking to a program, she formulated the most effective mouth-watering recipes that will fill you up, and keep you on track with the point system. The Weight Watchers Diet Plan is the easiest way to get started and stick with a weight-loss program. It includes breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, and desserts! Here are a few of the delicious foods you’ll soon be tasting: Peach Scones Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Weight Watchers’ Hearty Casserole Weight Watchers Healthy Salisbury Steak Choco Cupcakes *Over 50 Delicious Recipes Included!

Available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle

Health Concerns

Weight Watchers is probably safe for most people, however, as is true with any new diet, it is important to talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian to make sure this is the best option for you and your lifestyle.

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