Weight Watchers®

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For more than 45 years, Weight Watchers has helped millions of people around the world lose weight in a healthy way. Our singular mission is to help people lose weight in a sustainable way by helping them adopt a healthier lifestyle and a healthier relationship with food and activity.  We don’t tell you what you can or can't eat. We provide information, knowledge, tools and motivation to help you make the decisions that are right for you about nutrition and exercise. To learn more, go to WeightWatchers.com



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    When looking at food labels, what's the first thing I should look at?

    Food labels provide information on how the food fits into a nutritious daily diet. If you're losing weight with Weight Watchers, you'll want to pay attention to serving size, protein, total carbohydrate, total fat, and fiber.

    Serving size is what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says is a...Read More
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    What is a calorie deficit?

    Creating a calorie deficit is at the core of weight loss. A calorie deficit is when you burn more calories than you take in. Researchers believe that to lose weight and maintain that loss in the long run, you must strike a balance between calories in and calories out.

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    What is BMI (body mass index)?

    BMI stands for body mass index, and it's a scientifically accepted measurement of body weight as it relates to health. While BMI is not a direct measure of excess body fat, it is the recommended method to diagnose overweight and obesity.

    BMI is calculated from a person's weight and height, reg...Read More
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    What can I do to lose fat in my butt?

    It takes a combination of diet and cardio exercise to lose fat -- from your butt and all over your body. Body fat is systemic, so as you lose weight, fat cells throughout your body give up fat, and you'll get smaller all over.

    You can reduce calories by following a balanced weight-loss plan like Weight...Read More
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    What are the recommendations for low-fat grilling?

    Grilling is a great way to load up on flavor without added fat and calories. Grilling reduces the fat you eat because fat drains through the grill rather than being reabsorbed by the meat.

    Almost anything can be grilled, including steaks, hamburgers, chops, chicken, and fish. Buy lean cuts of meat,...Read More
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    How can spices help me burn more calories and lose weight?

    There is not conclusive scientific evidence to show that spices can help weight loss.

    Weight Watchers offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss that can help you reach your goals. Read More
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    How can I speed up the process of weight loss?

    To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than your body needs per day or use. One common blunder when it comes to weight loss is expecting too much weight loss too soon. You shouldn't be losing more than an average of 2 pounds per week; otherwise, you risk health problems like heart beat...Read More
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    How can I cut fat and calories without losing taste?

    Lightening up your favorite high-calorie, high-fat meals and recipes is easy with a few tricks of the trade. Here are some ways to maximize taste and minimize fat and calories.
    • Use small amounts of highly flavored ingredients -- such as parmigiano reggiano cheese, toasted sesame, and hot
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    What is the difference between overweight and obese?

    The difference between obesity and being overweight comes down to Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Overweight is defined by a BMI of 25-29.9. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on...Read More
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    What is the best type of diet that I should be eating?

    The best type of diet is one that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods and beverages within the basic food groups. The foods you choose should limit your intake of saturated fat and trans fat, cholesterol, added sugars, salt, and alcohol. The Weight Watchers program encourages this type of...Read More
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    How many carbohydrates can I eat if I’m trying to lose weight?

    Regardless of whether you're trying to lose weight or not, you should eat between 45%-65% of your daily calories from carbohydrates. It's a common misconception that carbs are the enemy. Diets that restrict any major food group, like carbs, won't result in long-term weight loss success. In addition to...Read More
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    What factors influence belly fat?

    People are often genetically predisposed to storing body fat in specific trouble spots -- often the belly -- and being overweight will exacerbate the amount of fat that is stored in these spots. Men are especially at risk for abdominal weight gain. They are typically apple-shaped, meaning that fat...Read More
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    Can plyometric training help me lose weight?

    Plyometric exercises are intense exercises designed to build explosive strength. They are not for beginner athletes and are not necessary for weight loss.

    Weight Watchers encourages people to engage in regular physical activity and reduce sedentary activities to promote health, psychological...Read More
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    How can I measure my waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio?

    To measure your waist circumference, locate the upper hip bone and place a tape measure around the waist (ensuring that the tape measure is horizontal) while standing. The tape measure should be snug but should not compress the skin.

    To determine if you have a healthy waist to hip ratio,...Read More