WW is the Best Program for Weight Loss | WW NZ
How WeightWatchers stacks up against the competition
Losing weight can be tough—we’re here to make it easier. If you’re searching for a weight-loss program that’s flexible, sustainable, and delicious or if you’ve tried diets that haven’t worked, you’re in the right place. With WeightWatchers, no food is off-limits, and our program is simple to follow, making it easier to find success.
Study after study shows the power of the WeightWatchers program to help you lose weight and stay on track. In fact, there are over 145 studies published on WeightWatchers, including more than 35 independent clinical trials that prove our efficacy. Read on to see how WeightWatchers measures up and learn the many ways we’ll help you reach your goals and stay there.
How WeightWatchers stacks up
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A flexible and customised nutrition plan that helps you achieve lasting weight loss while still enjoying all your favourite foods
A 16-week program with a curriculum, strict calorie budget, and colour-coding system for foods
Delivers pre-portioned meals with plans available for weight loss, convenience, active lifestyle or seniors
No calorie (kilojoule) counting.
A calorie budget starting at 1200 for women and 1400 for men
Restricted to packaged delivered meals based on set calories for your goals. You can choose to order 5 or 7 day full meal plans
A focus on nutrition, activity, sleep, and mindset to support your weight-loss journey and build healthy habits
Track all food and exercise. Engage with mini-psychology lessons for 16 weeks
Exercise is not required, but is recommended
Get the inspiration and encouragement you need on our member-only network and with unlimited, in-person or virtual workshops
Access to an online weight-loss community and assigned peer group
No member community is available
Chat to a real, expert coach 24/7 in the WW app or engage with coaches with in-person or virtual workshops
Access to an expert coach 24/7 in the app and weekly check-ins; group coach and per group
No coaching available
Uses advanced nutrition and behaviour change science that leads to long-term, weight-loss success
Uses psychology and behaviour change science to support weight loss
A diet-based program requiring purchase of pre-packaged meals
WeightWatchers gives you lasting results
Unlike other weight-loss programs, we’re all about helping you form a healthier, sustainable lifestyle, one that covers every angle: nutritious eating patterns, activities you enjoy, and challenges to help you move more; a supportive, welcoming community of coaches and like-minded members; and the most impactful behavioural science to help you shift your mindset—and stick with it.
Our program doesn't categorise foods as good or bad, and there's no need to consume prepackaged or frozen meals. We want you to relish in your favourite dishes and go out to eat whenever you please! Our program is unique in that there are no limitations on food, allowing you to live your life to the fullest without feeling restricted.
Much more than calorie counting
If you're searching for a weight-loss plan that goes beyond tracking calories, you're in the right place. Our Points system not only considers calories but also takes into account complex nutritional data, such as protein, fibre, natural vs. added sugars, and saturated vs. unsaturated fats.
Your plan is customised and flexible, so you won’t feel hungry
After you join, we’ll build your customised nutrition plan, complete with a Points Budget to spend how you’d like—it’s like a financial budget, but for food! Plus, get a 200+ list of delicious, nutritional, foods that you never have to measure or track helping you stay on track and curb hunger.
Build healthy habits in a way that feels effortless
We all know that eating vegetables, drinking lots of water, and exercising are crucial for losing weight. However, starting and maintaining these healthy habits can be challenging. This is where our program comes in, using clever techniques based on behavioural science to encourage these habits in an enjoyable way. Soon enough, you'll find that these habits have become second nature to you.
Your journey is your own, but you’re never alone
Our community and coaching are legendary. Expert coaches (who are members themselves) are only a tap away in the WW app—so ask anything, anytime. And our members-only social network, aptly called Connect, is there whenever you need motivation, inspiration, or even new recipes!
WeightWatchers members lost weight and kept it off—two years later**
In a recent study^, members agreed that WW:
- Is flexible and customised to them, so they never feel hungry.
- Has made them more mindful of their food choices.
- Is helping them feel happier and more confident.
- Allows them to live the life they want and still lose weight.