Type of Diet:
Daily Points System, balanced nutrition
Foods You Eat on this Diet:
Eat within your calorie needs using a counting system for each food
of your choosing.
Weight Watchers is based upon weekly support group motivation and
their own point system to keep calories in check.
Can you keep it off on this type of diet?
Their program encourages healthy food choices and addresses
lifestyle changes needed for long term weight control. Specific data on
their members long term success is not available, but their program is
designed for healthy weight management.
group and weekly weigh-ins provide motivation for those who need group
support. Meetings are widely available. Diet is well balanced and no
special foods or formulas are required.
Translating non Weight Watcher
foods to their point system is more challenging than exchange plans
since their point system is not used outside of their program.
Program costs may be considered high for cost conscious dieters.
Safety and Health Issues
This diet is safe and promotes
healthy eating habits and manageable weight loss.
Diet Surf Recommendations
Highly recommended for those who want a group support system and a
good diet plan.
Dietitians comments about the Weight Watchers Diet
This diet program has stood the test of time and for those who
appreciate group support and peer pressure, it can be a benefit to
attend meetings. Their new focus is to provide more
self-management tools to diet successfully, which should help people
learn how to keep their weight off in the long run.
The Zone Diet