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Weighing your options: how WeightWatchers stacks up against the competition

If you’re searching for a weight-loss solution—or you’ve tried other programs that haven’t worked—you’re in the right place.

Study after study shows the power of the WeightWatchers® program to help you lose weight and stay on track. In fact, there are 125 studies and 35 independent clinical trials that prove our efficacy. Now the program is easier to follow, making it easier to find success! Read on for the many ways we’ll help you reach your goals.

How WeightWatchers stacks up

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WeightWatchers gives you lasting results

Unlike other weight-loss programs, we’re a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, one that covers every angle: nutritious eating patterns, easy activities and challenges to help you move more, a vast community of coaches and like-minded members for support, and the most impactful behavioral science to help you shift your mindset—and hit your goals.

There’s zero deprivation

No good or bad foods here—and you don’t have to eat prepackaged or frozen meals. We encourage you to cook what you love and dine out when you want! Unlike other programs, no food is off-limits, so you can enjoy your life fully and never feel like you’re “on a diet.”

WW member Derly 0. holding up a red cocktail in a martini glass

*At 6 months, participants in a clinical trial of the WW weight-loss program lost an average of 9.7 lbs (5% of body weight).

We do much more than count calories

So many weight-loss plans are just calorie trackers. WeightWatchers is like having a nutritionist in your pocket. Our program starts with calories and then takes into account all the important nutritional qualities of a food, including protein, fiber, natural vs. added sugars, and saturated vs. unsaturated fats.

Your plan is customized and flexible, so you won’t feel hungry

After you join, answer a few questions and we’ll build your customized nutrition plan, complete with your daily and weekly food Budget to spend how you’d like. Plus, get a generous list of ZeroPoint® (no track, no measure) foods.

WW member Laura D. eats a chocolate chip cookie

*At 6 months, participants in a clinical trial of the WW weight-loss program lost an average of 9.7 lbs (5% of body weight).

We help you build healthy habits in a way that feels effortless

Eating vegetables, drinking lots of water, exercising: All are important to weight loss, but we know they can be hard to start and even harder to stick with. That’s why our program encourages these healthy habits in clever ways, based on behavioral science, so that one day you turn around and realize, “Wow, this habit is now second nature.”

Learn the latest behavior change strategies

Our chief scientific officer holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, leading a robust team of other doctors and registered dietitians (R.D.). With their guidance, we teach members that how they feel and think impacts what they do—quick-fix programs don’t, which is why they rarely work. Our nutrition and behavior change scientists provide you with simple, practical strategies to shift your mindset and how you approach eating—for good.

You’ll never have to go it alone—our support is here 24/7

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 customized 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.

**Ahern, A.L., et al. Extended and standard duration weight-loss program referrals for adults in primary care, a randomized controlled trial. Lancet. 2017.

^Based on a six-month clinical study conducted by Dr. Sherry Pagoto in 2021 at the University of Connecticut. Manuscript in process.

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