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Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers offers a mixture of a diet and support, either from attending a group or through a website. The Weight Watchers diet involves a points system, based on calorie and fat content. Members receive comprehensive lists showing how many points are found in different food and drinks, including when eating out.

The points allowance is calculated depending upon your age, weight and sex. Healthy eating is encouraged and people can choose what to eat within their points allowance. Weekly updates include recipes and seasonal produce. Weight Watchers branded products are on sale through supermarkets etc, and include frozen ready meals and tinned goods.

The Weight Watchers diet is, therefore, basically a calorie controlled diet, with additional group and online support that may help you stick to your diet and keep the weight off, afterwards.

There has been some research into the long-term effectiveness of the Weight Watchers diet, which is quite positive.

Don't forget: if you decide to follow a particular diet and lose weight, then go back to the old habits that made you overweight in the first place, you will become overweight again.


Weight Concern does not receive any funding from manufacturers or retailers of any commercial weight loss programme.


Atkins diet



Rosemary Conley


Slimming World

Own brand 'healthier choice' type ready-meals

Miracle foods and fad diets

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