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Weight Watchers Meetings

Staying true to its roots with weekly meetings.

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Study after study shows that the Weight Watchers program is one of the few weight loss systems that produces long-term results. One key factor that makes this program so successful is the support group meetings. Obviously, it's not just keeping track of your PointsPlus values or exercising according to your plan, the support and sharing gained from Weight Watchers Meetings is an indispensable part of the success of each individual member.

More than 40 years ago Weight Watchers began as an idea to gather women in a weekly meeting to help each other lose weight. The meetings hold members accountable, but also offer motivation and education necessary to meet your goals. You'll also learn the appropriate Weight Watchers PointsPlus values range for your needs, and learn how to use those values to help you make healthy food choices. You'll likely find a meeting in your own community, as the Weight Watchers brand is a trusted name in dieting around the world.

Weight Watchers Meetings - Purpose The overall purpose of a Weight Watchers Meeting is to build your knowledge and acquire the tools you need to lose weight and keep it off. At each meeting you'll receive information on how to stick to your plan step-by-step.

Weight Watchers Meetings - Agenda Each Weight Watchers Meeting is facilitated by a Meeting Leader. Each leader is a member of Weight Watchers and is therefore trained in how the program works. They are also able to share their own insights on their journey to developing a healthy relationship with food.

At the weekly meeting, each member has a private weigh-in to monitor progress and stay accountable for her losses or gains. The weigh-in is done by the Meeting Leader or the receptionist.

Each week, the leader discusses a topic that will vary and is usually related to eating, fitness and other weight-loss and health subjects. No one is obligated to speak or join in the discussion, but typically, the meeting turns into a forum where longstanding members and newer members share stories, tips and advice with the rest of the group.

In addition to the weekly meetings, members may subscribe to the Weight Watchers eTools, which is a way to monitor and manage your plan in between meetings. eTools provides PointsPlus values tracking, recipes, fitness demos and more.

Meetings are held numerous times throughout the day. Check the Weight Watchers website to locate a meeting near you.

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PRO
  • Weight Watchers Meetings are a confidential and safe place
  • Meetings engender support
  • They are great places to receive information, advice and encouragement from fellow Weight Watchers Members
  • Participation in meetings not required
  • This type of support yields greater weight loss results
  • Weight Watchers PointsPlus is a simple and effective way to manage food choices
  • Open to men and women
  • Named #1 in the Best Commercial Diets by US News, 2011
CON
  • Must be a Weight Watchers member to attend meetings
  • Meetings attendees do not have access to Weight Watchers Online
  • Attending weekly meetings may not be convenient
DIET and NUTRITION

As part of Weight Watchers Meetings, your leader will introduce you to the Weight Watchers 360 program. Your leader will help you determine the appropriate PointsPlus values goal for you each day, show you how to calculate those values and successfully meet your goal. The program takes into account fat, protein, carbs and fat grams and encourages you to make smarter choices about the foods you choose to eat. You'll also learn about Power Foods, which are specific foods that are not just healthy, but also help to keep you feeling satisfied.

One thing that most people using Weight Watchers enjoy most is that they can eat nearly anything they like- as long as it stays within their PointsPlus values. While you have the flexibility to splurge on chocolate cake, a treat like that will consume most of your PointsPlus values for the day, leaving you hungry at meal time. Instead, you'll learn to use your PointsPlus values to make nutritious choices that are filling and satisfying.

A Weight Watchers diet includes lean proteins, whole grains, a lot of fruits and vegetables, dairy and eggs. There are no restricted foods and no mandated meal plans. You'll use the PointsPlus values to make the decision to have a dinner of grilled fish, vegetables and brown rice, or a pizza and soda.

There are also thousands of Weight Watchers recipes. Don't think diet food, think wholesome, nutritious, satisfying and delicious. Be it desserts and beverages or entrees and salads, Weight Watchers has created some excellent meal ideas so you can concentrate on living healthy.

EXERCISE

Exercise is promoted as part of the Weight Watchers program. The Weight Watchers Meetings focus more on the eating and social support necessary to meet goals, and do not provide as much fitness guidance as a Weight Watchers Online subscriber would receive.

CONCLUSION

The Weight Watchers program is clearly a plan that works as long as you do the work. Part of that is attending meetings where you'll receive information to successfully adhere to your plan and listen to others as they make or have made their way to their own weight loss goals. The Weight Watchers Meeting schedule is also flexible as meetings are often held throughout the day to accommodate attendees.

Studies have shown that having support as you diet is an important factor in immediate and long-term weight loss success. Weight Watchers understands the power of support and information sharing and applies it to the agenda of each of its meetings.

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Chune

Does anyone know if there are ratings or reviews on the Weight Watchers leaders in the Long Island, NY locations? weight watchers - Does anyone know if there are ratings or reviews on the leaders in the long island ny locations? Thank you

posted Sep 26th, 2011 1:30 am


Lana Estill

If you join on-line can you also attend meetings?

posted Jun 15th, 2011 5:06 pm


paulette kendall

i am very interested in joining but do not have the funds right could you tell me if there is any one i can speak with? also where is the closest weight watchers location near me. that would be able to accomadate my needs

posted May 15th, 2011 1:10 pm


Pauline (Polly) Miller

I re-joined Weight Watchers last week. I paid in advance, but can't remember what I am to use to sign in. Please lead me to to the right place to sign in.

posted Apr 3rd, 2011 6:22 pm


Sandra

In fact, WW meeting members do have access to WW online. The "monthly pass" is actually cheaper than weekly meetings (at least in my area) and provides members with access to all of WW online features - it's the best of both sides of the WW coin.

posted Feb 6th, 2011 2:21 pm



sandic

the meetings keep you motivated to optain your weight loss goal. They keep you focused on your goals

posted Nov 13th, 2010 8:26 pm


Patti

I'm a Weight Watchers "LOSER" and proud of it! I lost 100 lbs. in just under one and a half years! WW will be a part of my life for the rest of my life. WW works if you work it!! :)

posted Nov 5th, 2010 9:39 pm


Sandy S

After reading the comments regarding ww on line I would like more information on how it works from ww but I do not want to sign up and find out it is not what I am looking for, A weeks free trial would be great to help me make a decision, I am a lifetime member of ww and have been for over 35 years so I know what I need to eat and what not, I have kept my weight in catch all of these years thanks to ww but I would like to loose about 10 pounds and need the motivation I got from ww, The on line sounds great but I am not sure how to use it,. A reply would be appreciated,

posted Oct 5th, 2010 3:00 pm


Marlene

Great if you stick with it. Everything in moderation is the key! :)

posted Aug 30th, 2010 3:28 pm


teddy

Can men attend weight watchers meetings?

posted Aug 18th, 2010 10:13 am


eMary1953

I love WW, but I do have a problem
with the meeting's receptionist, who weigh in.
I would like to say how I feel but I don't want to hurt her.
I would like to talk to the leader or leaders of the meetings in the area but I can't be due to I don't know how leaders would handle it.
I havent been going wkly due to this
problem with the receptionist.
I do have the wkly pass.
Please let me know what I can do - I
don't want to quit.
I LOVE the program, but this receptionist needs work.

posted May 10th, 2010 8:42 am


C S

We have only one WW leader in our area. She is just horrible. Doesn't invite participation; people just want to weigh and leave rather than sit through the pain of her running a WW meeting. I've lost weight, but primarily by following the material I received when I first joined. Who could I talk to about the leader with such a lack of people skills?

posted Apr 14th, 2010 1:24 pm


betty miller

Please give me the address of the Hollywood mtg date and time

posted Jan 22nd, 2010 4:12 pm


tina46

I love weight watchers point menu diet becasue that is what I using now to lose the extra pounds.

posted Feb 23rd, 2009 2:15 pm


Holly

I read the WW member's comments, and they helped me make my mind up to join WW. I reached my goal weight when I was about 22 yrs old. I sure hope I can get some of that motivation back. I welcome any comments to help me. If I join WW on line, can I go to meetings, too?

posted Feb 18th, 2009 12:15 pm


Donna Smith

where are the locations where I can see if convient

posted Jan 2nd, 2009 3:36 pm


delois

I love this program. My meeting is the best. I have lost 20lbs. My leader said it best. If all I lose is 20lbs in one year, that is still less than what I was prior to weight watchers. Diets don't work.

posted Dec 2nd, 2008 2:31 am


April

Love it! Lost 22 lbs so far and I'm excited to lose the rest! Fits any lifestyle!

posted Oct 21st, 2008 6:27 pm


michael4life

Can't go wrong with having a network of like minded people all together. I do sometimes I have people in my meetings that dominate the conversation and that isn't helping anyone but otherwise I am definitely learning a lot!

posted Oct 4th, 2008 5:00 pm


wendy

The meetings I have found are the real key to my success. I don't want to let myself down or anyone else so this accountability is huge

posted Oct 4th, 2008 4:59 pm



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