As well as helping patients to lose weight, Weight Watchers have some simple tips to use to help you lose weight too.
Losing weight with Weight Watchers has been shown to be quite simple and easy to follow, but not everyone will benefit.
A big concern among new Weight Watcher members is dieting, as the program is quite restrictive when it comes to dieting. There is an annual ‘Restricting’ campaign designed to persuade people to consider taking a month off from dieting.
However, dieting can be detrimental to people’s health, particularly around the age of 30, and the program is highly selective about who is allowed to join.
“Weight Watchers makes no promises as to how participants will do on specific diet plans, but their success will depend on their willingness, effort and commitment,” said Joanna Mair, spokesperson for Weight Watchers.
“In order for someone to remain in the program they have to stick to specific diet plans and not over indulge.”
Although it is not possible to tell whether people will lose weight on Weight Watchers alone, Mair says that people can follow the Diet and Exercise Plan to help their body lose weight.
What are the nutrition guidelines for Weight Watchers members?
According to the program’s website,
“In the last 6 months we have seen nearly 4500 individual members join.”
The general advice is that participants should consume 2,000 calories a day and to add a snack with the daily allowance.
The calories in a Weight Watchers snack will be around 500 or 600 kcals, which will be between 100 and 200 calories less than a snack consisting of fruits and vegetables, 200-350 calories less than a glass of water and 200-350 calories less than the recommended amount of fat in one portion of a sandwich.
Weight Watchers members can also be encouraged to eat two portions of vegetables a day and one portion of fish per day.
How frequently should you eat?
The recommended amount of food and fluids a day for members will range from 2,500- 3,000 calories per day.
According to Mair, members are encouraged to meet this daily intake but can be encouraged to eat more regularly. “Weight Watchers allows those who are overweight or obese to choose from a wide range of options for increasing daily weight loss. We have the means to select a healthy and realistic weight and calorie goal that works for all participants, but