Weight Watchers

by: Anna Ozias

What is Weight Watchers?

Weight Watchers is a diet plan that was developed in the 1960's that encourages weight loss by making healthy food and lifestyle choices.
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Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers

Pros -

-No foods are forbidden

-You receive education on the foods you're eating

-Slow and steady weight loss is achieved

-Encourages portion control


-The cost may be prohibitive

-Weekly weigh-ins are required

-Weekly progress could discourage you

-There is no set diet of weight watchers

Weekly Meals: Breakfast

Monday: Walnut Oatmeal and Yogurt

Tuesday: Greek Yogurt with Berries

Wednesday: Egg 'n' English Muffin

Thursday: Cottage Cheese and Tomato

Friday: Breakfast Muffin Crostini

Saturday: Cereal with Blueberries

Sunday: Eggs with Mushrooms and Bacon


Monday: Pesto Turkey Sandwich

Tuesday: Pasta with Salmon and Peachy Salad

Wednesday: Couscous Lentil Salad

Thursday: Tuna and Bulgur Salad

Friday: Tuna Pasta Salad

Saturday: Turkey and Avocado Roll

Sunday: Broccoli-Cheese Baked Potato


Monday: Salmon with Brown Rice and Spinach

Tuesday: Veggie Burger and Corn on the Cob

Wednesday: Turkey Stir-fry with Quinoa

Thursday: Grilled Chicken and Baked Potato

Friday: Steak, Sweet Potato and Veggies

Saturday: Chicken and Beet Salad

Sunday: Pork with Pasta and Green Beans


Monday: Gelatin, Espresso and Fresh Fruit

Tuesday: Carrots and Salsa, Cheese and an Apple

Wednesday: Mango, Cottage Cheese and Yogurt

Thursday: Latte, Banana, Lemonade and Popcorn

Friday: Yogurt, Strawberries and Olives

Saturday: Apricots and Ice Cream

Sunday: Pear, Celery, Latte and Grapes

Dangers of Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers can cause you to have Vitamin Deficiency. It is based on a points system, and that system does not require you to eat any fruits or vegetables everyday, which could lead to vitamin deficiency.

Also, because weight watchers is focused on counting points, calories become less important to them. But calories are important! If you consume calories below the average intake, you could be at risk for undernourishment.

Nutritional Value

There are only two weight watcher meals that were on Fitday.com, they were

Chicken Enchiladas

Calories- 311
Fat- 8.42 grams

Carbs- 45.1 grams

Protein- 13.5 grams


Roast Turkey

Calories- 214

Fat- 1.28 grams

Carbs- 38 grams

Protein- 12.8 Grams

Personal Opinion

If you were to go on a diet, I think you should do it yourself instead of paying for a "Diet Plan." Considering the dangers of Weight Watchers, it makes more sense to do a diet on your own using Fitday.com.