Weight Watchers has been one of the most popular diet plans for many years. In 2010, the company decided to retire its old points system and go with a new version called “Points Plus.” The new program is a complete revamp of the old points system. The Weight Watchers’ new program utilizes the latest nutrition information that was not around when the older points system was developed.
The Weight Watchers Points Plus encourages dieters to eat lean protein along with foods rich in fiber. Calories are still important in Points Plus. Foods rich in protein and fiber get fewer points compared to less nutritious foods with the same calories. A new feature of the program is that people get unlimited non-starchy vegetables and fresh fruit.
|Site Link||Weight Watchers|
|Claimed Weight Loss||2-3 Pounds per week|
|Products/Services Offered||Monthly Pass, for people who wish to attend face to face meetings, which includes:
– Free registration
– Unlimited meetings each month
– FreeeTools including:
Home Dieting Essentials
Weight Watchers Online which includes:
|Price||Weight Watchers Monthly Pass: $9.92 per week on average. Available only in participating areas.
Weight Watchers Online (Women):
– 3 month savings plan: $65 for 3 months
– Standard monthly plan: Sign up fee of $29.95 plus monthly fee of $18.95 per month
Weight Watchers Online (Men):
Standard monthly plan: Sign up fee of $29.95 plus monthly fee of $18.95 per month
|Special Features||Weight Watchers foods are available in major grocery retailers
Foods are assigned points based on calories and nutrition