The simple answer to that is, it is if you decide it should be! Weight Watchers UK offers two diet plans, the Points Plan and the NoCount Plan – both of which are comprised of nothing but regular, good foods.
The Points Plan, for example, will allocate a certain number of Points to dieters per day, depending on their age, weight, build and personal health. The dieter can then eat whatever he or she likes, and by keeping track of the number of Points each food has, it is possible to keep control of daily caloric intake. This is the diet most people think of when they think of Weight Watchers. UK dieters have latched onto this plan because they find it is simple to follow, and they are always surprised that they can eat whatever they like throughout the day. The Points Plan is a popular choice.
Perhaps lesser know is the NoCount Plan. This is when dieters are unrestricted in the amount of food they can eat per day; instead they are only limited in the types of food they eat. Dieters are given specialised lists of foods for their body type and age, and given free rein when it comes to meal numbers and sizes. The practical idea behind this diet is the fact that the foods available to the dieter are all very balanced and healthy within themselves, so despite a possibly large intake, weight loss should still be possible when coupled with a healthy lifestyle.
Aside from these diet plans, Weight Watchers UK also offers its own line of frozen ready meals, sauces, desserts and indulgence snacks. Weight Watchers food is prepared according to guidelines that mean less salt, sugar and bad fats. The company has worked hard to erase the ‘diet food’ fear with this line of food, and offers favourites like Spaghetti Bolognese and chocolate cake.
Perhaps the most innovative aspect to Weight Watchers UK is the fact that members have a chance to speak with one another in order to gain support and understanding in their goals. Members often find that once they talk to other people in the same situation as themselves, losing the weight and sticking to the diet and exercise plan is simpler than it had been before, when they were on their own. The sense of community build between the dieters has proven invaluable in the long hard road to weight loss, and as with most challenges, it is better to have a companion on the way.
Weight Watchers has worked hard to reach the top of the weight loss business, and it seems to be doing well for the thousands of people on its program. Through two very achievable plans, members are set straight on the path to a healthier weight and lifestyle – and besides that, they truly get to eat some good food!