Easily one of the best-known programs for weight loss around the world, Weight Watchers is a household name that combines in-person services with online ones. Members get progress-tracking tools along with activity trackers and meal planning tools. Anyone who has used this program will let you know that it definitely produces results. There is a downside, however. Unless you take the habits you learned from the program to heart, once you stop Weight Watchers, you will probably gain weight and then have to go back on the diet, repeating the cycle.
How It Started
Weight Watchers took the existing programs for diet and exercise to the next level by adding meetings. Jean Nidetch was the brains behind the program, deciding that the meetings were key. They would provide comradery, support, and accountability. The simple yet inspired idea produced great results, and Weight Watchers quickly become a worldwide multi-billion-dollar company.