For over 40 years, Weight Watchers, the world's leading provider of weight management services, has helped millions of people around the world to lose weight! In the early 60's, founder Jean Nidetch began inviting friends into her Queens home once a week, to discuss how best to lose weight. Today, that group of friends has grown to millions of women and men around the world who use the Company’s products and services.
Weight Watchers has always believed that a healthy diet is just one part of long-term weight management. A healthy body results from a healthy lifestyle - which means mental, emotional and physical health. They provide information, knowledge, tools and motivation to help you make the decisions that are right for you about nutrition and exercise. The plan helps you to make healthy eating decisions, and you are encouraged to enjoy yourself by becoming more active.
They will help you on your journey by:
Helping you make the positive changes required to lose weight.
Helping you to make positive behavioral changes in your life.
Inspiring you with our belief in your power to succeed.
Motivating you every step of the way.
The Company has combined the latest nutritional science with their proven approach to develop an effective system for making healthy, satisfying choices called the PointsPlus® 2012 Program which gives you an edge that can help you reach your weight loss goals.
The PointsPlus® program works:
Learn simple ways to make healthier choices
Get a weight-loss plan based on the latest nutritional science
There are no required foods, just a simple, easy-to-follow plan
You’ll have flexibility for indulgences
Stay fuller longer by focusing on Weight Watchers Power Foods fruits and vegetables
The new PointsPlus® 2012, their enhanced program includes:
More ways to personalized your plan: Explore options for greater flexibility.
Weekly activity PointsPlus® goal: Discover a new, attainable way to add activity to your regular weight-loss efforts.
An even more powerful start to the Plan. Meetings members get a firm grasp of the basics by staying for a PowerStart session at the end of each of the first three meetings. Weight Watchers Online subscribers get updated Plan Guides and a site full of resources to set out on the right foot. Plus, eTools and Weight Watchers Online subscribers gets weekly checklist tasks right on the home page when they log in tailored to your first 12 weeks on Plan, that will help set you up for success right from the get-go.
There are no required foods or forbidden foods, but rather you learn how to make better choices. You’ll learn to eat smarter so you stay fuller longer, and you'll get strategies for beating hunger and temptation. On the PointsPlus® program, you'll learn about their “Power Foods”, satisfying and healthier choices you can rely on to help keep hunger in check. Focusing on these foods can make a dramatic difference in your feelings of satisfaction and your ability to fight pesky temptation when it strikes.
There are no special foods to buy. You choose the foods you want to eat. The Company does have a variety of products which can be purchased at meetings or supermarkets. Try our yogurt, cheese, baked goods, Smart Ones and more.
We give you a daily PointsPlus® Target, which you use along with the PointsPlus® values of foods to make sure you’re eating the right amount for weight loss. Your daily PointsPlus® Target is personalized to you.
There are a variety of resources so that you may continue to enjoy eating out without straying from the program:
If you're a Online or eTools subscriber, you can use the PointsPlus® Calculator tool to find the PointsPlus® values of restaurant foods, and you can also consult the Eating Out Guide.
Meetings Members can also use the A-Z food list found in the Pocket Guide, or purchase the Complete Food Companion, and the Dining Out Companion to help them plan for their night out.
You do not HAVE to exercise, but it can be a very important part of the weight-loss journey. Study after study proves that activity promotes weight loss when combined with improved eating habits. More important, it’s key for keeping weight off.
The amount of exercise you chose to do, if any, depends on what you’re trying to achieve. For example, the amount of exercise required for lasting weight loss and cardiovascular benefits is considerably more than the amount needed for general health benefits like lower blood pressure and stress reduction. But the bottom line is that incorporating exercise into your weight loss strategy will ultimately result in positive effects to your health.