WeightWatchers

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed specifically for weight loss
  • Targeted quizzes to find the right plan for you
  • Two membership options, starting at $23 per month
  • Online-only or hybrid memberships available
  • Works on a point budget system—no “off-limit” foods
  • 24/7 support chat
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Point system allows you to tailor the plans to your preferences
  • Online or hybrid options provide more flexibility
  • Can choose a plan that works within your budget
  • Includes an app for easier tracking
What needs improvement ...
  • Assigning Points to food is hard to translate to real-world eating when off the plan
  • Tracking can be tedious
  • Requires weekly weigh-ins, which can be problematic for some

Product Summary

WeightWatchers is one of the longest running weight loss programs available. The company has been around since 1963, and is targeted specifically to weight loss by using a tracking system called Points. 

Each membership relies on a point system. WeightWatchers assigns a specific number of Points to a food based on its nutritional breakdown (fiber, protein, added sugars, fats, etc.). At the start of each day, you get a targeted point budget that’s based on your goals. You track your food as you eat it, trying to stay at or under that point budget.

There are two membership options—a Core membership and a Premium membership. The Core membership, which starts at $23 per month, gives you access to a nutrition plan, recipes, trackers, and a digital community. The Premium membership gives you all of this, plus coach-led workshops (in-person or virtual), and feedback on weekly behavior with recommended changes. This plan starts at $45 per month. There are often promo periods that let you sign up at a discounted rate for six months.

Access to a companion app is included in the membership. This app helps you track your Points, weight, and activity level. You can also access WW-approved recipes and connect with other members, depending on the plan you sign up for.

Specs

Membership options:

Core and Premium memberships

In-person or virtual:

Both options available

Price:

Starts at $23/month

Main philosophy:

Point and activity tracking

Specific diets supported:

All; you can choose your own foods

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      Summary

      WeightWatchers is a flexible weight loss program that allows you to tailor your diet and lifestyle to your needs and preferences. There are two membership options: one for those who prefer in-person support, and one for those who are looking for an online program.