Saturday, November 22, 2008

Points of weight watchers (USA)

1. Widely available
On the website, enter zip code, and meeting locations and times are presented.
2. No commitments
Can attend meetings once a week for less than an hour. There’s no contract, it is pay as you go.
3.Physician referral
Children between the ages of 10-17 need a doctor's note with a goal weight. Children under the age of 10 are unable to join.
4. Use behavioral components since 1974
Now offers online access and weigh-ins. Message boards are available online and members are encouraged to communicate with one another.
5. Nutritionally sound exchange program
Incorporates the exchange list into the program for individuals choosing the flexible points plan.
6. Convenience
Can meet one hour a week at the nearest location for meetings.
7. Exercise
Incorporated into the plan for individuals cleared to exercise. Offers demonstrations, advice and plans.
8. Online access
Offers recipes and information on foods and special dietary needs. The database contains over 15,000 favorite recipes submitted by the Weight Watchers® community. Has message boards on various topics and e-tools to track progress.

Participants are encouraged to share their own and view other success stories.

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