Health & Fitness Weight Watchers announces huge changes to its weight loss programme

21:06  14 november  2017
21:06  14 november  2017 Source:   Prima (UK)

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Weight Watchers weight loss program . Does it work? The longevity of Weight Watchers is testimony to its continual success as a balanced weight loss program . A huge resource of recipes and customized meal plans.

The Weight Watchers PointsPlus program is essentially an overhaul of the old Weight Watchers Points system. While it had been successfully working for many dieters over the last thirteen years, breakthroughs in understanding of the weight loss process, and nutritional content have seen a huge

Weight Watchers announces huge changes to its weight loss programme © stockvisual / Getty Weight Watchers announces huge changes to its weight loss programme If you've ever followed the Weight Watchers plan you'll be all-too-familiar with the SmartPoints system, which gives members a daily allowance of points that they can use to construct their meals and snacks.

Foods that are higher in sugar and saturated fat are higher in points value, while leaner meats have lower points values and most fruit and veg are zero points (foods that do not cost you any of your points budget).

But now they've introduced WW Flex, a new programme that apparently gives members 'more freedom to enjoy food' by expanding that zero Points food list. And by expand, we mean they've now added foods to it that would have been a higher points value in the old programme. Hooray!

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  Gemma Arterton on how she was bullied to lose weight at the beginning of her career Producers would get the personal trainer to film her in the gym to prove she was working outArterton explained that in the early days of her career, she was told that she had to lose a few pounds for a film role and so the crew flew a personal trainer out to Morocco – where they were shooting – to ensure she actually lost some weight. She said they even went as far as filming her so they could check she was actually spending enough time in the gym.

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Weight Watchers revamped its program with a plan that shifts the focus away from weight loss as the ultimate goal. The new program , called “Beyond the Scale” is in response to both changing science about nutrition and consumer sentiments, says Gary Foster

So how does it work exactly?

Like the old programme, WW Flex gives users a points budget but it now has more than 200 zero points food to choose from. This includes eggs, all fresh fish and seafood, skinless chicken and turkey breast, fat free plain yoghurt, beans, peas, sweetcorn, lentils and tofu.

And that's not all, up to four unused points from each day can be rolled over into a member's weekly bank to be used another time, something you weren't allowed to do previously.

'WW Flex expands our range of zero Points foods to guide members toward a healthier pattern of eating,' says Zoe Griffiths, Head of Programme and Public Health at Weight Watchers.

'It offers the freedom and flexibility they need to make significant lifestyle changes that have positive benefits beyond just weight loss. The results are the best we've ever seen for a Weight Watchers programme in a clinical trial.'

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A post shared by Weight Watchers (@ weightwatchers ) on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:01am PST Apr 21, 2017 Weight Watchers Flexible, intuitive plans starting at /month. posted Sep 29th, 2016 8:54 In December, 2015, Weight Watchers announced another sweeping change in its Points system.

WeightWatchers is one of the best known weight loss programs around. Nothing is off limits, so you can still enjoy your favorite meals and snacks, even a drink of alcohol now and then, meaning that you won’t need to make huge life changes , and therefore your chances of success are improved.

Will Hawkins, a nutritionist from Push Doctor does stress the importance of understanding portion control however...

'These are foods that should be promoted in every staple diet, so it's good to give people more freedom to work them into their diet. Of course, we can assume that by choosing this diet, your main goal is weight loss. To keep that target achievable, ensure that when you eat these foods, you stay in control of the quantity on your plate. As far as poultry and fish goes, I'd recommend a portion around the size of your hand.'

This revamp of the programme is big news for Weight Watchers members, and will hopefully give users even more freedom to pick and choose healthy meal options. For more info, you can head to the Weight Watchers website.

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