The Weight Watchers Diet

The Weight Watchers Diet

Weight Watchers is certainly one of the most popular slimming programs ever. Not only millions of people just like you and me have joined the meetings but also celebrities like Patsy Kensit, Gregg Wallace, Natasha Hamilton.

So what is Weight Watchers all about and why is it so successful. Is it because of the company when you join the meetings or is it because no food is off limit as long as you stick to your Points allowance?

I mean there must be a reason why people spend considerable amounts of hard earned money to lose their excessive pounds.

The Weight Watchers diet is more or less a reduced calorie, low fat diet and two different plans to choose from. You can stick to the Points Plan where every food has a certain number of Points and you can eat whatever you want, as long as you stick to your daily Points allowance.
Or you choose the Core Plan and eat from a list of core foods with no limit on quantity and an additional weekly Points allowance for treats.

So instead of counting calories you’re counting Points and not only that, you first have to figure out the different Points values of the foods.
If you attend a meeting or do Weight Watchers online, your Points allowance is based on your weight, height, age, gender and level of activity.

The advantages of this program certainly are that you can eat whatever you like as long as you don’t go over your Points allowance. The Core Plan is a bit more restricted in the choice of food though. And if you go to meetings you will meet others who have the same desire to lose weight, which might be some extra motivation.

On the other hand, even though you don’t have the hassle of counting calories, you do have the hassle of counting points. And you could even gain weight if you stick to the Core Plan and eat large amounts of the foods from the “free list“.

So you can certainly lose weight with Weight Watchers, but also money if the program doesn’t suit you in the end. But it can be a good foundation for healthy long-therm eating habits.And if you want to be successful after Weight Watchers, you’d better make a connection between the Points system and calories.

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