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U.S. NEWS and World report ranked Weight Watchers #1 in 4 categories:
#1 in Best Weight-Loss Diets
#1 (tie) in Best Commercial Diet Plans
#1 (tie) in Easiest Diets to Follow
#1 (tie) in Best Fast Weight-Loss Diets
#4 (tie) in Best Diets Overall
#7 in Best Diets for Healthy Eating
#11 (tie) in Best Diabetes Diets
#16 in Best Heart-Healthy Diets
Weight Watchers Diet ranked #4 in Best Diets Overall
Weight Loss SHORT-TERM 4.3/5
Weight Loss LONG-TERM 3.7/5
Easy to Follow 3.7/5
Total score of 3.9/5
(Scores are based on experts' reviews)
How does Weight Watchers work?
There’s no fixed membership period; many people who join Weight Watchers stick with it even after they’ve shed the weight.
In late 2015, Weight Watchers introduced the NEW Your Way program, which is built on 3 pillars: Food, Fit and Feel. Eating healthier; fitness that fits your life; and learning skills and techniques that help you shift your mindset.
Weight Watchers offers thousands of recipes, each with a SmartPoints® value, to show how it fits into your eating plan. If you’re preparing a dish that’s not listed in the database, you can calculate it, using your mobile app or through the website. Vegetarians, gluten-free eaters and people with other dietary preferences can also easily find items and recipes tagged for them.
Every member has a personalised FitPoints® goal and FitPoints can be earned anytime, anywhere – from cleaning the house to walking the dog. Plus, Weight Watchers syncs with popular activity apps and monitors, including FitBit, Apple Health and Jawbone.
The Your Way program aims to help those attempting to lose weight while living healthier get in the right frame of mind. The program offers skills and techniques in areas such as mindfulness and self-compassion to help individuals gain greater self-awareness to make different choices and stay motivated to achieve their goals.
- Weight Watchers isn’t only about what you eat and making lifestyle changes; support is also a big component. Though you can choose to follow the plan online only, company-funded research found that those who attended Weight Watchers meetings and used the app/online tools lost nearly eight times more than those who tried to lose weight on their own.
Weight Watchers is more than a diet
Weight Watchers Your Way is a lasting lifestyle change that’ll help you become a more confident, slimmer and healthier you. It’s about falling in love with real food again, enjoying getting active and shifting your mindset to achieve better results.