Last updated on August 25th, 2014
One of the most popular and successful weight loss programs is hands down, WeightWatchers. What started out as people getting together for weekly weigh-ins and meetings has now grown to include nutrition counselling, their own line of food products and lots of celebrity endorsements.
WeightWatchers did not stop there, however. For people who find it difficult to get to the meetings or if is something they prefer not to do, WeightWatchers Online is the solution for them.
What is WeightWatchers Online?
Just like the name implies, WeightWatchers Online involves becoming a member of the WeightWatchers program and following the plan using their online tools. Their plan is called ProPoints. With this plan, you eat what you want until you reach your daily total points.
The idea behind it is that rather than depriving yourself of food, you can eat what you want just as long as you do not exceed your allotted points. The reason for this is that you will not have that feeling of deprivation that many dieters have when they are no longer able to eat the foods they want.
WeightWatchers Online uses a three-step approach based on research—tracking, places and routines. The online program allows you to track your food, exercise and weight as you go so you can see if you need to make any changes or keep things as is. When it comes to places, some are a dieter’s nightmare like the candy aisle or a bakery.
[info]WeightWatchers Online helps you navigate your way through these “danger zones” so you do not suffer a setback. Finally, having a routine is the foundation to success which is why the online program helps you create a routine that is customized for you in order to bring you great results.[/info]
How do you join the program?
If you want to sign up with WeightWatchers Online, it does not get any easier than simply filling out their online registration form and paying the membership fee. You have options regarding their plans. A one-month plan will cost £11.95. A three-month plan will cost £32.90. After that, you will create a profile that includes personal information as it relates to your height, weight and health history.
Once you join, you can then use their online tools to track your food, workouts, weight and anything else pertinent to your weight loss goals. But you also get lots of support including tips, tricks and checklists to help you personalize the plan for your individual needs. You will have access to a database that includes 30,000 foods and more than one thousand recipes so you never have to guess what the calorie count is or what you should eat. There are even helpful tips in turning an otherwise unhealthy recipe into a healthy one.
The best part is that you can take the program with you since it is online. Your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android will be able to bring up your profile and plan so you are never stuck without it when you are away from home.
Do you get the same support with WeightWatchers Online?
Absolutely. Some prefer using the online program because they like the sense of anonymity it provides. Plus, they do not have to worry about rushing home to make it to a meeting. The online forums with the members are a great support system and many people find it very helpful in getting them motivated or getting over a setback.
[plain]Because everyone in the forum is working towards the same goal—weight loss—there is a tremendous amount of support and camaraderie among the WeightWatchers Online community.[/plain]
Who should join WeightWatchers Online?
Anyone looking to lose weight without the worry of making weekly meetings would greatly benefit from this program. Too often losing weight becomes problematic when people feel like they are not getting enough out of the program they choose to follow. While WeightWatchers does offer its traditional meetings, they are no longer a must. They recognize that busy schedules and lives should not stop a person from successfully losing weight.
With so many apps and the compatibility with today’s technology, just about anyone can use the WeightWatchers Online program. It is simple to use and has proven to work. Many people find the tracking feature the most beneficial because it provides them with an easy way to organize what they are doing and what they are eating which has proven to be the best method for successful weight loss.
Finally, if you are someone who wants to lose weight, but is never home, this program is perfect for you since you can access it from anywhere. You will never feel like you are missing out on any of the tips or forum conversations because it is right there at your fingertips. The cost is also considerably low compared with many other weight loss plans so from an economic standpoint, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
WeightWatchers provides its members with everything they need to lose weight. And with their online program, it has just gotten a whole lot easier.