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Weight Watchers - Is it for ME?

There are a lot of diets out there. Sometimes it seems like they are more interested in your money than your health. But Weight Watchers has been around since 1961 and they continue to tweak their program as new nutritional and fitness research comes out, and their flexible plans reflect this.

WW has a couple of plans to choose from. In the Points Plan every food has a point value and you can eat only a certain number of points a day. You can offset your point total with exercise, which I think is great since working out is how you maintain weight loss. With the Core Program you can eat as much as you want from a core group of foods (similar in design to South Beach and Atkins). Both plans give you the opportunity to splurge within reason.

Still curious about the plan? Then

They encourage dieters to attend a weekly meeting, citing that folks that go to meetings tend to lose 3 times as much weight. Yep, support is key to successful weight loss. If you don’t have time to make a meeting, they offer an online service. The site helps you track your food consumption and exercise, and has recipes with points and/or core info. But contrary to popular belief you can do their program without buying their WW brand foods.

WW is a business though, so there is some expense attached. There's a $20 registration fee, and the drop in fee for a meeting is $12 - but the first one is free. There is a monthly pass for $39.95 which includes use of their online resources. If you are just using the web, the first three months are only $29.95 and $12.95 per month there after.

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