Potential Health Benefits of the Weight Watchers Diet
The Takeaway: Will the Weight Watchers Diet Help You Lose Weight?
Weight Watchers has a track record of successfully helping people lose weight, mainly because it’s easy to follow, flexible, doesn’t make any foods off limits, and offers a support system to keep participants on course. Still, you shouldn’t expect to see dramatic changes on the scale immediately. But if you follow the system (and don’t abuse it by eating dessert instead of a well-balanced meal), you likely will see pounds come off.
The biggest takeaway is that the program teaches healthy eating that you can realistically stick with long term. “I tell every single person looking to lose weight that whatever you do to lose weight, make sure it’s reasonable so it’s sustainable,” Weinandy says.
Additional reporting by Moira Lawler