Weight Watchers Ranked #1 Best Plan for Weight Loss by U.S. News & World Report for Fourth Year in a Row

2014 Best Diets review also gives us top ranking again in Best Plan for Weight-Loss, Easiest Plan to Follow and Best Commercial Plan categories.

We’re excited to report that Weight Watchers once again reigns supreme in the 2014 Best Diets rankings from U.S. News & World Report, earning the top spot in three categories. We’re ranked #1 for Best Plan for Weight-Loss and Best Commercial Plan— each for the fourth consecutive year — as well as for Easiest Plan to Follow, holding this title since the category was added three years ago. Weight Watchers was also the highest-ranked commercial diet in the “Best Diets for Healthy Eating” category. An independent panel of 22 diet and nutrition experts found that the flexibility of Weight Watchers, and the fact that no foods were off limits, were big perks of the program.

“Receiving top recognition from a trusted resource such as U.S. News & World Report is truly gratifying and it only furthers our desire to continue providing the ‘best’ and ‘easiest’ program out there,” said Lesya Lysyj, President, North America, Weight Watchers.

“Weight Watchers has helped millions of people to lose weight and achieve their goals for more than 50 years, yet we recognize and understand that getting started can often be the hardest part,” said Lysyj. “So, while we venture forward with our successful PointsPlus® approach, we’re also excited to introduce the new two week Simple Start plan because we believe it will help members to jumpstart their New Year goals and discover a new beginning with Weight Watchers by their side.”

Although too new to be factored into this most recent U.S. News & World Report ranking, our Simple Start plan is designed to provide a successful on-ramp to weight-loss success with the Weight Watchers PointsPlus® program. For two weeks, all a member has to do is eat from a list of good-for-you foods that can be found in any grocery store. We provide lots of delicious meal ideas or members can make your own using Power Foods with the help of a brand-new app for subscribers. Click here to learn more about Simple Start.

Weight Watchers is constantly working on other ways to make following the Plan easier to follow and more convenient, such as the exciting advancements in our original mobile apps, including the Barcode Scanner and Snap & Track features (tracking via photos). We’ve also improved our mobile web experience.

With an ever-growing body of research supporting our approach to weight loss, we are proud to be doing our part to help prevent obesity, and, most importantly, keep Americans healthy.

How the rankings are determined: U.S. News & World Report’s expert panel consisted of nationally recognized experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, human behavior, diabetes and heart health. The experts conducted an in-depth assessment of 32 diet plans, ranking them in seven categories: Short-term weight loss, long-term weight loss, ease of compliance, nutritional completeness, health risks, and ability to prevent or manage diabetes and heart disease. The experts rated each diet from 1 to 5 in each of the categories. You can learn more about the methodology here.

†Digital tools and apps available only with Weight Watchers OnlinePlus or eTools subscription. Apps available for iOS and Android devices.

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