The Weight Watcher diet

The 'Weight Watcher' diet was developed in the United States in the 1960s.
This diet recommends a varied and well balanced intake of food, and encourages regular exercise. This approach is underpinned by regular support meetings and monitoring of your weight.

Weight watchers ethos rests on good nutritional principles. Vary your food, eat everything in reasonable quantities, drink sufficiently, eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day.

Positive aspects of the diet

  • Moderate and slow weight loss with reasonable objectives
  • Balanced and varied diet
  • Motivation and support gained at the regular meetings is invaluable.

Negative aspects of the diet

  • The cost of joining the program
  • Need to devote time to the meetings

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