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#3/4/5 (Three-Way Tie): Weight Watchers

This diet is based on a points system calculated according to your weight loss goals. Points for foods are calculated and assigned according to the fat, calorie, sodium, protein, fiber, and carbohydrate content of the food. Some fresh vegetables count as zero points, so you can eat as many as you would like. Foods high in sugar or fat count as more points, and exercise counts as negative points.
 
You are also allowed 49 extra points per week. These points can be used however you like, including eating out one night or if you just want an extra snack for the day. You will need to keep track of your daily points with a food log.
 
Weight Watchers Online, smart phone apps, and a pocket guide make looking up point values for foods easy and convenient no matter where you are. These guides include nutritional information for restaurants and fast food places to help you choose a healthier meal. Weight Watchers Online also has a recipe builder to give you healthy ideas. There is even a recipe checker where you can put in your own recipe and it will tell you how many points each serving will be.
 
This diet doesn't limit any food groups and works by making you accountable for your eating decisions and guiding you to make better choices. You can choose to follow this diet online, or you can choose to go to weekly meetings. The weekly meetings are a great place for emotional support and to share recipes with other people trying to lose weight. Support is a big factor when trying to lose weight, and studies have shown that people who go to meetings lose about three times as much weight as those who don't.
 
Overall
Short-term weight loss
Long-term weight loss
Easy to follow
Nutrition
Safety
For heart health
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