Weight Watchers Diet Plan

The Weight Watchers diet plan is a popular and comprehensive weight loss system. For many people it is one of the diets that really work, and it is based on the weight watchers point guide for choosing food that promotes healthy weight loss and long term weight maintenance.

One of the other main advantages of diet plans such as Weight Watchers is that they provide a group support network as you plot your weight loss regularly. When you join Weight Watchers you will attend a regular meeting with professional counsellors who encourage your efforts and encourage regular physical activity.

Type - Low Fat Diet Plans

Are special products required - No

Is eating out possible? - Yes

Is the plan family friendly? - Yes

Do you have to buy a book? - Yes

Is the diet easy to maintain? - Yes

So how does it work?...

When you start the Weight Watchers Diet Plan you will be taught how to modify your lifestyle. A ‘winning point plan’ assigns every food a number of points based on its fat, fibre and calorie content. As no foods are forbidden, you can be flexible with your diet and it encourages healthy menu selections.

In addition, when you join Weight Watchers you will benefit from professional counselling and a group support network. Alternatively, Weight Watchers At Home and Weight Watchers Online are available if you are unable or choose not to take part in the weekly group sessions.

The Diet Plan...

With the Weight Watchers diet plan, you will be assigned a daily points quota. You can eat and drink anything that you like but the aim is to remain within your points total. High calorie and high fat foods have higher point values while healthy foods have lower values.

For example:

• 1 chicken breast = 2.5 points
• 1 crispy spring roll = 5 points
• 1 medium apple = 0.5 points
• 175ml wine = 2 points

Is it good for you?...

The Weight Watchers diet plan is intended to teach you healthy habits for weight loss and long term weight maintenance and it is more flexible than other diet plans. You benefit from professional advice on the behavioural aspects of weight control and it encourages accountability for the lifestyle choices that you make.

As the diet promotes permanent changes in behaviour, it is considered one of the diets that really work. The menus and recipes incorporate foods from all food groups in balanced proportions, and the meals are easy to prepare, which promotes long-term maintenance of your goal body weight.

The Weight Watchers diet plan is ideal if you want to lose weight steadily and derive benefit from long term changes to your lifestyle. The group sessions are helpful for support and offer an opportunity to meet new people.

Example Day...

• Small glass of fruit juice
• Sugar free cereal with skimmed milk from daily allowance and a chopped banana

• Medium-sized baked potato
• Low fat coleslaw
• Spoonful of grated cheddar cheese
• Green salad with an oil and fat free dressing
• Apple

• Grilled or baked chicken breast with couscous and steamed broccoli florets
• Peaches canned in juice with a scoop of low fat ice cream
• Small glass of wine

• 300ml (1/2 pint) skimmed milk (daily allowance)
• Pot of low fat yogurt
• Small handful of pistachio nuts

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