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Weight Watchers Not Designed for Type 2 Diabetics

Those suffering from type 2 diabetes are often looking for a healthy plan that can help them lose weight and manage their diabetes at the same time.

While Weight Watchers is one of the most popular diet programs available, it is not designed for those with diabetes. Weight Watchers has been around for over 40 years, and the program embraces several principles of healthy living. However, because the program is not for diabetics, you should seek advice from your health care professional for adaptations that can be made to the program.

One thing that can make Weight Watchers somewhat difficult to follow for those with type 2 diabetes is the fact that you cannot convert the PointsPlus system into diabetes exchanges or grams of carbohydrates. Another is that Weight Watchers recommends those with diabetes choose foods with a low glycemic index. If you choose to follow a low GI diet, you really have no need for the Weight Watchers PointsPlus plan.

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Project Runway’s Tim Gunn Joins Forces with Weight Watchers to Inspire Health and Fashion

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Part of looking great is not just about the clothes you wear, but also about how you feel about yourself. Just ask Project Runway’s Tim Gunn or any Weight Watchers member and they’ll attest to this credo.

Therefore, the pairing of Weight Watchers, the world’s leading provider of weight management services and fashion consultant Tim Gunn is like a perfectly designed, seamed and fitted Versace gown. Together, these two forces are set out to  inspire people on their weight loss journey so that they can look great and feel great.  (more…)

Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program on The Dr. Oz Show

Tune in this Wednesday, January 19 to The Dr. Oz Show when the famous doctor joins forces with the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program to bring you a weight loss program that will drop weight and boost your health.

Weight Watchers revealed the PointsPlus program in November 2010. The values take into account fat, fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. (more…)

Tasty Weight Watchers Lunch Ideas

So you are giving Weight Watchers a try this year in hopes of shedding those few extra holiday pounds? Good idea!

Weight Watchers created a new points system, PointsPlus, in late 2010. This new points system was the biggest change to the Weight Watchers program in 13 years and was a great improvement. The PointsPlus system gives you an extra edge in your weight loss efforts by combining the newest breakthroughs in nutritional science with the tried and true Weight Watchers approach.

For some people, the hardest part of Weight Watchers is coming up with yummy meals that will stay within their point allotment for each meal. So DietsinReview has come up with a few tasty lunch or light dinner Weight Watchers recipes for you to try out during your first days on the new PointsPlus program. All of these lunches should keep you in line to meet your daily points allotment.

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Tasty Weight Watchers Dinner Ideas

It’s dinner time, your stomach is growling, but you just don’t know what meal to prepare that also won’t ruin your new Weight Watchers diet? Have no fear! DietsinReview is here to help you plan a yummy, Weight Watchers friendly dinner. All of these dinners will help you stay within your daily PointsPlus allotments without sacrificing your taste buds’ happiness levels!

Dinner #1

Who says you can’t enjoy cookout favorites just because you’re on a diet? Start off with the Apple Carrot Salad. This salad will get you plenty of healthy vitamins and nutrients while still tasting decadently delicious. Add a healthier version of the All American Potato Salad as another cookout-inspired side dish. Your main entree will be the Crock Pot Burger Heaven Casserole, an easy dish that you are sure to love! After your meal, enjoy some fresh fruit or the Summer Fruit Salad for dessert. Remember, fruits and veggies don’t have any PointsPlus value, so feel free to snack on them as often as you like!

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The Diets Everyone is Talking about and Trying in 2011

If you’re resolving to lose weight, you’re probably researching the best diets and which is right for you. A quick way to determine that is to use our diet finder, which will match your budget, goals and lifestyle with the weight loss plan that best suits your needs.

Or, you can take a look at this list of must-watch diets for 2011. These are the ones you’ll no doubt hear your co-workers, aunts and best friends raving or complaining about in the new year. Some are a bit faddish and lend themselves to yo-yo dieting, others have solid foundations that set you up for success this year and for more to come.

The 17 Day Diet

This one broke out on the scene with the book’s release in November 2010 on Dr. Phil. Dr. Mike Moreno wrote the book to help people kick-start their weight loss, re-learn how to eat via meal plans and 17-minutes a day worth of exercise, and then give them the information they need for on-going maintenance. It’s a cycled way of eating that keeps the metabolism from getting bored and settling in to a status quo.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus

In November 2010, Weight Watchers unveiled the most significant change to its program in 13 years. Using the latest in nutritional science along with Weight Watchers’ nearly 50 years of expertise, the new approach allows for clients to make healthier, more satisfying choices. The new PointsPlus calculation includes protein, fiber, fat and carbs, instead of just fiber, fat and calories.

Jillian Michaels

The Biggest Loser trainer is on her way out of primetime, with season 11 being her last, but it is in no way her swan song. If anything, this is just her prelude. Men and women alike clamor to reap the benefits of her fitness empire that you’ll no doubt hear someone tell you that they’re using her fitness DVDs, using her online weight loss plan, or reading her books and cooking her recipes. (more…)

Weight Watchers Announces New PointsPlus Program

WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTSPLUS PROGRAM EXPIRED DECEMBER 2012. PLEASE REFER TO WEIGHT WATCHERS 360.

The most successful healthy living program, Weight Watchers, just made a huge announcement today about their Points program. In fact, this is the biggest change that the company has made in its Points program, since it started 13 years ago.

The new PointsPlus™ program replaces the Weight Watchers Momentum program. According to Weight Watchers, “the PointsPlus™ program is the new way to lose weight developed by the experts at Weight Watchers. We’ve combined the latest nutritional science with the proven Weight Watchers approach to develop an effective system for making healthy, satisfying choices. All this gives you an edge that can help you reach your weight loss goals.”

So exactly what does the new PointsPlus program mean for you? (more…)

Understanding Weight Watchers PointsPlus

The Weight Watchers PointsPlus program replaced the Momentum program in late 2010, making this the biggest change in their innovative weight loss program in 13 years. The PointsPlus program combines the latest nutritional science with the proven Weight Watchers approach to develop an effective method for making healthy, satisfying choices. All this gives you an edge that can help you reach your weight loss goals.

With Weight Watchers, every food has a PointsPlus value, which takes into account a food’s protein, carbs, fat, and fiber. The goal with the PointsPlus program is to encourage you to eat more nutrient-dense foods, like veggies, fruits and lean proteins. PointsPlus also features Power Foods, select foods that have exceptional nutritional value and satiating power. Power Foods include such healthy noshes as a banana or low-fat Greek yogurt with berries. There are plenty of Power Food ideas and recipes on the Weight Watchers website.


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As a Weight Watchers member, you’ll get a daily personalized PointsPlus values goal, so you know how much to eat to lose weight safely while feeling satisfied. On the PointsPlus program you can eat anything you like as long as you stick to your daily PointsPlus values goal. And true to the Weight Watchers unrestricted food plan, there’s plenty of room for treats and extras as long as you stay within your PointsPlus values range. (more…)