GLP-1 Program | WeightWatchers

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Wondering if weight management meds are right for you?

A program built to help you feel your best while taking weight-loss medication


Designed for those on weight-loss medications like Wegovy® or Zepbound

Powered by the creator of #1 doctor-recommended weight-loss program*

Available in the award-winning WW app with features that simplify your journey

This is for those already taking weight-loss medication and does not provide prescriptions to medication.


Your companion on your medical weight-loss journey

Developed by our team of obesity specialists and behavior-change experts, the WeightWatchers program will help you hit nutrition targets and minimize side effects.


✔️ Daily targets that prioritize protein, water, and fruit and veggies.

✔️ Go-to Foods list takes some of the guesswork out of what to eat—even when you don’t feel like it.

✔️ Activity goals each day to help maintain muscle as you lose weight.

✔️ Essential toolkit with trackers, recipes, meal inspo, and behavior-change tips.

✔️ Support system of expert WW coaches, complimentary Virtual Workshops, and other members taking weight loss medications.


Science shows that behavior change should be part of your experience

The science behind the program


Less “food noise.”
We’re talking about those constant, intrusive thoughts about eating, even when you’re not hungry. The hormones in your GLP-1 medication will now better signal fullness to the brain.

✔️ Since it’s easier to focus on behavior-change strategies that build long-term healthy habits, we bring you all the science-backed tips and tricks.


Decreased appetite.
Weight loss medications like semaglutide tell the stomach to empty more slowly, which leaves you feeling fuller for longer. You’ll likely find yourself eating less—and sometimes, not enough.

✔️ Our daily food targets help you prioritize nutritious foods so you stay nourished—and feeling your best.


Quicker weight loss.
This is common with weight loss medications like Wegovy and Zepbound. While it’s exciting to see progress, when you lose fat, you may also lose muscle.

✔️ To help preserve the muscle you have, we added a protein target, daily activity target, and strength-training ideas.


A new way to look at losing weight.
Prescription weight-loss meds aren’t “the easy way out”—they’re just a different way in. But the experience can often feel isolating.

✔️ This isn’t a solo journey—everyone on this new program access exclusive Virtual Workshops and chat with other members taking weight loss medications.


Less “food noise.”
We’re talking about those constant, intrusive thoughts about eating, even when you’re not hungry. The hormones in your GLP-1 medication will now better signal fullness to the brain.

✔️ Since it’s easier to focus on behavior-change strategies that build long-term healthy habits, we bring you all the science-backed tips and tricks.


Decreased appetite.
Weight loss medications like semaglutide tell the stomach to empty more slowly, which leaves you feeling fuller for longer. You’ll likely find yourself eating less—and sometimes, not enough.

✔️ Our daily food targets help you prioritize nutritious foods so you stay nourished—and feeling your best.


Quicker weight loss.
This is common with weight loss medications like Wegovy and Zepbound. While it’s exciting to see progress, when you lose fat, you may also lose muscle.

✔️ To help preserve the muscle you have, we added a protein target, daily activity target, and strength-training ideas.


A new way to look at losing weight.
Prescription weight-loss meds aren’t “the easy way out”—they’re just a different way in. But the experience can often feel isolating.

✔️ This isn’t a solo journey—everyone on this new program access exclusive Virtual Workshops and chat with other members taking weight loss medications.


Don’t just take our word for it

People living the program say it even better:

Meet our medical advisors

We rely on weight health experts—with the credentials to prove it.

Jamy Ard, M.D.

Codirector of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Weight Management Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Professor of epidemiology and prevention and medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine


Scott Kahan, M.D., MPH

Director of National Center for Weight and Wellness in Washington, D.C.

Angela K. Golden, D.N.P.

Doctor of nursing practice and owner of NP Obesity Treatment Clinic in Flagstaff, Arizona


Robert F. Kushner, M.D.

Director of Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago

Professor of medicine and medical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Evanston, Illinois

Ania Jastreboff, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Yale Medicine Center for Weight Management in New Haven, Connecticut

Associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine


Amanda Velazquez, M.D.

Director of obesity medicine at the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Health at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles

Jamy Ard, M.D.

Codirector of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Weight Management Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Professor of epidemiology and prevention and medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine


Scott Kahan, M.D., MPH

Director of National Center for Weight and Wellness in Washington, D.C.

Angela K. Golden, D.N.P.

Doctor of nursing practice and owner of NP Obesity Treatment Clinic in Flagstaff, Arizona


Robert F. Kushner, M.D.

Director of Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago

Professor of medicine and medical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Evanston, Illinois

Ania Jastreboff, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Yale Medicine Center for Weight Management in New Haven, Connecticut

Associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine


Amanda Velazquez, M.D.

Director of obesity medicine at the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Health at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles

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*Based on a 2020 IQVIA survey of 14,000 doctors who recommend weight-loss programs to patients.

Frequently asked questions

Once you become a WeightWatchers member, you will answer a few questions in the app and tell us if you are taking a weight-loss medication. Based on your answer, you may be able to follow the GLP-1 Program.


While the Points Program gives members a Points Budget, the GLP-1 Program focuses on three daily nutrition targets: protein, fruits and veggies, and water. Both programs include activity targets, but the GLP-1 Program target is daily. What’s not different: The award-winning WW app filled with recipe and meal inspo, trackers, and behavior-change tips. Plus, a strong support system of expert WW coaches and fellow members.


GLP-1s aren’t all the same. First-gen GLP-1s have a smaller impact on appetite and food noise than second-gen GLP-1s. As a result, they lead to less weight loss. The GLP-1 Program was specifically designed to help those taking a second-gen GLP-1. People taking a first-gen GLP-1 should use our Points Program since it helps support weight loss with the milder reduction in appetite brought on by those meds.


While GLP-1s are prescribed to manage weight and diabetes, the GLP-1 Program is designed for those taking them for weight management. People living with diabetes need a program that takes their condition into account, like our Diabetes Program. It encourages members to weigh, measure, and track the foods that may have the biggest impact on blood sugar levels. It also provides a list of ZeroPoint® foods that align with guidelines from the American Diabetes Association.


GLP-1s are prescription meds that mimic a naturally-occurring hormone. They were originally used to help control blood sugar and manage type 2 diabetes, but they have also been found to lead to weight loss. At the moment, there are three GLP-1s approved by the FDA for weight management: liraglutide (Saxenda), semaglutide (Wegovy), and tirzepatide (Zepbound).


No. It’s true that some people may benefit from pairing prescription weight-management medications with our program. But for many others, they’re successful on the Points Program alone.


No. The program is designed for everyone managing their weight with a second-generation GLP-1, no matter who their prescription provider is. If you already have a healthcare provider guiding your treatment, there’s no need to switch. If you’re still looking for one, WeightWatchers Clinic can connect you with board-certified clinicians trained in obesity medicine.


Everyone has the same targets for fruits and veggies (four servings per day), hydration (8 cups per day), and activity (30 minutes per day). That said, protein targets may be different since they are individualized based on what you weigh at the beginning of the program (0.8g of protein per 1 kg starting body weight). Ultimately, when it comes to your diet, always follow the recommendations as provided by your healthcare provider.


Everyone’s daily target is 30 minutes. This helps you work towards the expert recommendation of at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and strength training at least twice a week.


The GLP-1 Go-to Food list is made up of foods that form the foundation of a healthy eating pattern–especially for those taking prescription weight-management medications. It includes foods high in protein, as well as fruits and vegetables to help you reach your nutrition targets. Find it in the What to Eat tab.


Members on the GLP-1 Program will receive complimentary access to tailored Virtual Workshops. You can access these through "Find a Workshop" in the WW app or here. There’s also a Connect group called “GLP-1 Program” where you can interact with others interested in GLP-1s.