Weight Watchers works.
It’s the only weight loss plan that ever helped me lose weight and keep it off.
As a leader/receptionist I see that Weight Watchers works for lots of other folks too.
The key to success, of course, is adopting the plan as a healthy lifestyle rather than thinking of it as a diet.
And even though I’ve learned to trust my experience and place it ahead of what the “experts” say, I always love when what I believe is validated in some big way.
The Study Proving Weight Watchers Works Best
US News & World Report named Weight Watchers the best diet for weight loss for the second year in a row.
And now a new study recently published in the journal Obesity showed that Weight Watchers works better at helping people lose weight than more expensive clinical based weight loss programs led by health professionals trained in nutrition and behavior management.
Go Weight Watchers!
According to an article in the LA Times,” the study led by a researcher from Baruch College in New York City involved 141 people, mostly women, who were overweight or obese and was conducted without financial assistance from Weight Watchers International.”
In the study, 141 overweight and obese men and women were randomly divided into three groups and received one of the following, free of charge:
- 48 weeks of nonsurgical, medically supervised weight loss treatment delivered by a health professional
- 48 weeks of Weight Watchers, with group support led by a member who had successfully lost weight and maintained a healthy weight
- A combination of 12 weeks in a medically supervised behavioral weight loss program followed by 36 weeks of Weight Watchers
People in the Weight Watchers group lost more weight — about 13 pounds — than those in the combination group, who lost about 8 pounds. Those who spent all 48 weeks with the professional counselors lost slightly less than 12 pounds on average – an amount that was judged to be statistically indistinguishable from those who used only Weight Watchers.
And more than 33% of the Weight Watchers participants lost 10% or more of their starting weight by the end of the study, compared with 15% in the combined group and 11% in the professional weight loss group.
“Weight Watchers really can produce clinically meaningful weight loss for a lot of people,” said study leader Angela Marinilli Pinto. “It can be very convenient for people to access, and professional programs don’t always have that convenience and accessibility.”
I sooooo love it when I’m right 😉
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