How The WeightWatchers Weight-Loss Program Works
Today: Your first 3 months FREE!
We know weight loss
Meet the WeightWatchers® experts who ensure our programme is based on the latest nutrition and behavioral science.
Get a plan fit for you
Cookie-cutter programmes don’t cut it—customization does. When you sign up, you’ll answer a few questions that help us determine your metabolic rate. Then we’ll tailor a food plan that ensures healthy, lasting, totally livable weight loss for you.
Learn the power of Points®
Many programmes consider just calories. Our system takes it a step further, taking into account a food’s complex nutritional factors, like added sugars, fiber, protein, and saturated fats vs. unsaturated fats, to create a single number: the Points value. Points take the guesswork out of nutrition.
Use points your way
Your plan will include a Points Budget, and how you spend is up to you. Wine on date night. Sunday brunch. Birthday cake. No food, event, or celebration is off-limits. And if you run out of Points? That’s where ZeroPoint™ foods come in—they’re nutritional powerhouses you can eat anytime without tracking or measuring.
See why tracking is key
It’s scientifically proven: Tracking is the biggest predictor of weight loss, because it takes you from eating on autopilot to eating with awareness. Tracking has helped millions of members master portion sizes, turn mindless snacking into mindful snacking, and plan ahead so they can fit in their favorite foods.
Everything to help you succeed
We combine technology and community to get you to your goals.
Access your customised plan and Points Budget; food, water, activity, sleep, and weight trackers barcode scanner (hello, easier grocery shopping); over 3,400+ recipes; a restaurant database; and on-demand workouts for all levels.
When we say we have your back, we mean it. Have questions, need advice, or want extra encouragement? Chat with our expert WW coaches or lean on other WeightWatchers members in our exclusive social network—both available anytime in the app. For the most accountability, join coach-led Workshops. In person or virtual, morning or night, your sofa or a nearby Studio—we’re all about staying connected, conveniently
You’ll love WeightWatchers if…
- You're over yo-yo dieting and want to change your behaviors for good
- You need a nudge to eat nutritious foods
- Extreme changes aren’t your style
- You’re here for a good time—and a long time.
Your questions, answered!
Nope. While calories matter for weight loss—we’ll always take them into account—we also look at big-picture nutrition data to create one simple number: a food’s PersonalPoints™ value. After all, calories from a cookie impact your body differently than the same number of calories from grilled chicken, because they have different nutrients. (Both are on the menu, by the way—and with your one-of-a-kind Points® Budget, it’s up to you how you use your Points!) Just track, feel good, lose weight, and keep it off.
You can eat—Any. Time. You. Want. When you join the WW programme, our PersonalPoints Engine will determine your unique PersonalPoints Budget and individualised ZeroPoint™ foods list. Nothing’s off-limits, and any time you’re hungry, you can have a ZeroPoint food without dipping into your Budget. Plus, for the first time ever, you can add to your Points Budget by drinking water, eating veggies, and being active.
Sure can! We have thousands of meat-free, plant-based recipes that make a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle and weight loss easier (and delicious).
Physical activity can get you closer to your weight-loss goals, so our goal is helping you find movement you enjoy. That way, it becomes a healthy habit that sticks! Whether you walk, do a (free) workout in the WW app, or stretch at your desk, we’ll reward you for being active—for every PersonalPoint added from activity, a Point will be added to your weekly Budget. Win-win.
Get your completely customised food plan (no two are the same!) and PersonalPoints Budget; food, activity, water, sleep, and weight trackers; barcode scanner; recipe database; restaurant finder; meditations and all-level workouts; 24/7 Live Coaching; and more. The app is included with all WW plans!
We have memberships that deliver support in different ways—whether you want face-to-face meetings, WW expert–led wellness sessions, one-on-one Coaching, or a one-stop app for weight loss. Still not sure? Take this quick assessment to get matched with the WW / WeightWatchers plan that fits your lifestyle.
WW is the #1 Doctor-Recommended Weight-Loss Programme.†
†Based on a 2020 IQVIA survey of 14,000 doctors who recommend weight-loss programs to patients.
††U.S. News & World Report ranked WW the #1 Best Diet for Weight Loss for 12 years in a row (2011–2022).
WW members lose 2x more weight than doing it on their own.ᶿ
ᶿTate DF, Lutes LD, Bryant M et al. Efficacy of a Commercial Weight Management Program: A Randomized Multi-Country Controlled Trial. JAMA Network Open. Accepted. June 2022.