Weight Watchers and Me

"I've heard some good things about Weight Watchers, but I'm not sure if it's right for me." Lots of people have questions about this weight loss program, so let's start with a basic overview. Weight Watchers is a diet plan that teaches healthy long-term eating habits for weight loss and maintenance. It involves tracking food "points," with the goal of not exceeding your daily target. Physical activity is also factored into the program.


What Is Weight Watchers All About?

Weight Watchers is a diet plan that allows you to eat whatever you want! But there's got to be a catch, right? While the Weight Watchers diet program allows people to eat steak, ice cream, or whatever their heart (or stomach) desires, the plan does require that you count points. What does this mean? Although no food is forbidden on this diet, each food has a certain number of points assigned to it.
You will have what's called a PointsPlus target, which is the number of points personalized to your body, including your weight, age, height, and gender. You will need to stay within your daily points target to lose weight; however, you can use those points to eat whatever you want. If you choose ice cream and steak, however, they will be higher in points, using up your daily total pretty quickly. The lower-calorie, healthier foods are lower in points, and some are even zero points (free).
So how well does this diet work? If you are considering Weight Watchers, it may be a good idea to take a closer look at what you can expect to decide if this plan is right for you.
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