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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.


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

Tim Gunn: Image via BuzzSugar.com

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.


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!