Weight Watchers Ranked Best Weight-Loss Diet By U.S. News & World Report Expert Panel

Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:15am EST

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With 50 years of proven success, more than 70 published studies, and the latest
in nutrition and behavior science, the Weight Watchers approach continues its
reign as the recommended choice to lose weight and learn to keep it off in 2013
NEW YORK,  Jan. 8, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --  U.S. News & World Report  released its
 2013 Best Diets  rankings today and, once again, Weight Watchers is proud to be
 ranked #1 for "Best Weight Loss Diet," "Easiest Diet to Follow," and "Best
Commercial Diet Plan."

An independent panel of  20 diet and nutrition experts  reviewed profiles of
each plan, added their own fact-finding, and rated each diet in categories such
as ease of compliance, diabetes control and management, heart health, weight
loss, safety, and nutritional completeness. These rankings underscore the  more
than 70 studies  published over the past 15 years that demonstrate the efficacy
of the Weight Watchers approach to weight loss and health, making it the best
choice to lose weight and learn to keep it off in 2013 and beyond.   

"This recognition by independent diet and nutrition experts in the  U.S. News &
World Report  rankings is further proof that Weight Watchers works," said  David
Kirchhoff, CEO, Weight Watchers International. "An overwhelming amount of
scientific evidence suggests that the most effective path to weight-loss is one
that goes beyond merely counting calories to include behavior change that
includes things like group support, self-monitoring, use of digital tools and
implementation of lifestyle changes.  And now, with our new  Weight Watchers
360°  program, we've built on our history of success with a program perfectly
designed for the world we live in today."

With the launch of  PointsPlus®  in late 2010, Weight Watchers took a critical
step in delivering a program that nudges members toward more satisfying and
nutrient dense foods, not just counting calories as many other plans do.  And
research shows that with Weight Watchers meetings and eTools, people can lose 
five times  more weight than those who try to lose weight on their own[i].  

Now, the new  Weight Watchers 360°  program offers a breakthrough approach with
the  PointsPlus®  plan as its foundation plus new curriculum and tools to help
members manage their food environment and establish daily routines that can
become long-term healthy habits. One of those tools for members with eTools is
the new  Weight Watchers 360°  mobile app  for iPhone, iPad and Android, which
can be downloaded by first time subscribers and updated for current subscribers.
The app features innovative ways to conveniently track food choices, manage
environments, provide calm direction in common "panic moments," and jumpstart
healthy routines, serving as the essential mobile support system for members
with eTools or Weight Watchers Online subscribers.

About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of weight
management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and
franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds over 45,000 meetings each week where
members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior
modification and physical activity. WeightWatchers.com provides innovative,
subscription weight management products over the Internet and is the leading
Internet-based weight management provider in the world. In addition, Weight
Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and programs for those
interested in weight loss and weight control.

[i] Weight loss results after 12 weeks from a randomized clinical trial funded
by Weight Watchers comparing people who were provided access to Weight Watchers
meetings and eTools (including Mobile) to people who were asked to lose weight
on their own and provided weight-loss educational materials.

SOURCE  Weight Watchers

Stephanie Schulman, Weight Watchers, +1-212-817-4262,
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