Weight Watchers consists of two main plans -- the Flex program and the Core program. The Flex plan assigns positive points for more than 27,000 foods. Different exercises are given negative numbers of points. Based on your weight and goal weight, you are given a certain number of points per day. It's important to stay within the total point range for the week.
Eat whatever foods you like so long as you stay within your POINTS range. When following the Flex Plan, you can eat your favorite fried chicken and drink that diet Pepsi as long as you don’t go over your allotted daily POINTS. What appeals to so many dieters is that nothing is off limits on the Flex plan. However, it's important to enjoy everything in moderation adn to also incorporate regular exercise into your daily life.
On the Core Plan, the focus isn’t on POINTS but on consuming wholesome foods. A more structured approach, followers choose from vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean meats, poultry, fish and eggs and dairy products. These foods should only be consumed until the person is satisfied but not full. As far as other foods, dieters are allowed to eat 35 non-core POINTS a week.
There is also the TurnAround Program, which was created in 2004. This rolls both plans into. However, the goal is to help clients achieve overall wellness. Along with following the 8 Good Health Guidelines, participants are also encouraged to get physical and interact with other members. The purpose of the program is to assist members in attaining their goal and maintain that goal for life.
Weight Watchers also makes a line of frozen meals available at most grocery stores.