There’s barely a person in the world (at least in the world of those looking to lose weight) who hasn’t heard of Weight Watchers. This is, without a doubt, the most popular, and very likely, the best weight loss program of all.
It’s all thanks to the program’s unique way of counting calories. You start by doing a quiz that helps you determine what kind of plan you should use. Then you’re assigned a specific number of SmartPoints (or, as of recently, PersonalPoints) you can spend every day, and these points are calculated based on how many calories foods have and how much protein and sugar are in them.
All of this makes following how much you eat much easier, as there’s no need to find calories for each meal or each ingredient and then make the calculations. The app calculates the points for you, and that’s it. This interesting PersonalPoints framework is what makes WW one of the most effective weight loss programs of all time, and it’s the reason it has been on the market for half a century.
If you decide to sign up for a WW plan, you’re going to lose 1–2 lb every week, as long as you stay on course. There’s no need to worry about what kind of foods you’re eating, as long as you’re following the plan.
There are four programs to choose from:
- Digital—starting from $3.53 per week
- Digital 360—starting from $4.61 per week
- Unlimited Workshops—starting from $6.92 per week
- 1-on-1 Coaching—starting from $13.85 per week
While each of these plans will provide you with an effective diet, to lose fat, you might also need help with staying accountable. These plans offer varying degrees of support, counseling, and feedback, giving members a number of ways to customize their experience with the program. Since some members did complain about the plan they’re on being too restrictive, we’d recommend assessing each of them in detail before deciding which one would suit you best.