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Weight Watchers Diet

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

Principle of the Weight Watchers diet

Weight Watchers diet is based on 1) balanced low fat nutrition, 2) exercise and 3) group meeting. It is based on its successful “Flexpoints Plan” and “Winning Points Plan.”

  • Flexpoints: Every food item has a points value based on its nutritional content.
  • Winning Points: Every person is allotted a certain number of points they can consume daily, which is determined by their body weight and the number of pounds they want to lose.

Individuals may eat as much as they like as long as they stay within their allotment of points. They will get an online resource called “eTools,” a points “calculator” and recipes provided by Weight Watchers. All members are encouraged to attend group discussion and counseling sessions, mostly in person, at local Weight Watchers centers.

The Weight Watchers diet Suitable for:

Weight Watchers has meal plans for all age groups.

Foods and The Weight Watchers diet:

Variety. That is the key to life, so they say. Well, it is also the key to staying motivated and on track. Using the point system and planning guide, your food selection is endless.

Advantages of the Weight Watchers Diet Plan:

The group support is a plus for people who need reassurance and weekly monitoring.

Sample Plan of theWeight Watchers Diet: Total points=25

  • Breakfast (6 points): ½ cup calcium fortified orange juice, 1 small fat free blueberry muffin, 1 8 oz. cappuccino made with low fat milk
  • Lunch (6 points): Italian cheese sandwich: top 2 slices light bread with 1 cup drained roasted peppers and 1 slice low fat provolone cheese; broil until cheese is melted, 1 cup reduced sodium minestrone soup, 1 dill pickle
  • Dinner (9 points): 4 oz. London broil, grilled, broiled, or baked, ½ cup cooked brown rice, 1 cup steamed cauliflower drizzled with 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Snacks (4 points): ½ cup fruit-flavored sugar-free gelatin, 1 cup canned unsweetened peaches, 1 cup seedless grapes, ½ cup low sodium tomato juice

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