Weight Watchers is a support group for those trying to lose weight. It promotes a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet that uses a simple point system to track food intake. It was founded by a woman named Jean Nidetch who was overweight and was tired of the constant battle. After losing weight and keeping it off, Jean formed a support group with other overweight woman and incorporated the group as weight Watchers in 1963
In 1978 Jean sold Weight Watchers to the H. J. Heinz Company. Jean still remains as a consultant. The Weight Watchers headquarters is located on Madison Avenue in New York City, New York. The CEO and President is David P. Kirchhoff.
Weight Watchers philosophy is "A healthy body results from a healthy lifestyle - which means mental, emotional and physical health." Weight Watchers accomplishes this by:
*Helping you make the positive changes required to lose weight.
*Guiding you to make positive behavioral changes in your life.
*Inspiring you with our belief in your power to succeed.
*Motivating you every step of the way.
You can join Weight Watchers online for $17.95 a month plus a $29.95 start up fee. The three month program is $53.85 plus the start up fee.
Weight Watchers uses a patented point system to help monitor the foods you eat and they offer many delicious Weight Watchers recipes and pre packaged food items too. Another handy tool is the Weight Watchers calculator and points tracker. This will help you keep track of points values and help keep track of points you add up during the day.