Not all companies who update their service end up with a better product; thankfully the Weight Watchers program isn’t one of them. PointsPlus 2012 is an improved version of the tried and true plan that for 45 years now has been helping people lose weight and become healthier. In fact the new PointsPlus 2012 system was modified so well that it was ranked #1 by the U.S. News & World Report as being this year’s Best weight loss diet plan as well as ranking #1 in the Easiest plan to follow category. This dual award assures us that the Weight Watchers plan is geared toward your success since the plan is not only effective but easy to follow as well.
It’s great news that a reputable organization has chosen to recognize the efforts of Weight Watchers but how did the U.S. News & World Report determined the effectiveness of the program? Unlike most awards that are based mostly on popularity and customer satisfaction, the U.S. News & World Report assembled an independent panel of 22 well respected industry experts to help rank the programs. These professionals have different specializations from obesity to food psychology, nutrition to diabetes and heart disease. This was done so that all aspects of weight loss are fully represented and that each program is reviewed completely and thoroughly. Also the panel did not just study a couple of weight management services, it compared 25 diet programs and graded them on categories such as long and short term weight loss results, proper nutrition, the program’s risks and many others.
The independent 22 person panel stated that one of the standout characteristics that made an impression on them was how flexible the plan is. Surprisingly the program is simple and no specific food is taboo. You also do not need to count calories every time you eat because Weight Watchers has cleverly assigned points to certain types of foods. They also assign you a certain points that you can spend food wise. This system makes tracking your daily progress easier instead of the traditional calorie in calorie out equations. A surprisingly clever modification the company added to the program is the activity PointsPlus that you can earn depending on the activity or exercise you’ve participated in or completed. These activity points can even be traded in for extra food points. This effectively makes the plan more usable to the regular Jane or Joe who lives in the real world and has real world schedules and challenges with food and exercising.
Weight Watchers has also stepped up with apps that can be incorporated into your favorite devices. This provides you with support wherever you go whenever you need it. You can even be updated with the newest Weight Watchers Promotion Code on regular as well as additional services you might be interested in. All these upgrades in the online, mobile and phone support areas were also taken into consideration by the panel as it makes Weight Watchers more user friendly and its presence in the dieter’s life is strongly felt throughout the day greatly contributing to the success rate of the program.