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who we are
Our Philosophy
Weight Watchers has always believed that dieting is just one part of long-term weight management. A healthy body results from a healthy lifestyle - which means mental, emotional and physical health. Weight Watchers does not tell you what you can or can't eat. We provide information, knowledge, tools and motivation to help you make the decisions that are right for you about nutrition and exercise. We help you to make healthy eating decisions, and we encourage you to enjoy yourself by becoming more active. To provide motivation, mutual support, encouragement and instruction from our leaders, Weight Watchers organizes group meetings around the world. Members of our meetings who achieve Lifetime Membership have the opportunity to become Weight Watchers Leaders and Receptionists, sharing their personal weight loss success with others.

At Weight Watchers, weight management is a partnership that combines our knowledge with your efforts. And trust us, your efforts will pay off! We help you on your journey by:

 Helping you make the positive changes required to lose weight.
 Guiding 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.

Our History
Jean
In the early 60's, Weight Watchers 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 products and services of Weight Watchers to lose unwanted pounds. After that first Queens meeting, an estimated one million people, from Brazil to New Zealand, come together each week to help each meet their weight-loss goals at Weight Watchers meetings. And now, Weight Watchers is reaching others via the Web at WeightWatchers.com.
Watch This Space: WeightWatchers.com
The WeightWatchers.com Web site you're looking at today is just one part of our mission to bring safe, scientific weight management resources and tools to the Internet. The Internet and Weight Watchers are a powerful combination - and things are just beginning.

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