Dieters rejoice as wine is given the tick of approval

Posted on January 23, 2011


Weight Watchers worldwide recently launched a refreshed dieting plan which allows more food and drinking wine seeing dieters rejoice in the new system.

Weight Watchers is replacing the ‘Points’ system with what is now called ‘ProPoints’.

ProPoints takes into account how many calories a food item contains, how much energy it takes to digest and how well it satisfies hunger.

A piece of protein or carbohydrate with the same calories will no longer have the same number of points previously allowed in the old system.

Christine Gawler a Weight Watchers Team Leader in United Kingdom said mixed reactions are felt from members although overall most love the flexibility and find it easier.

“It has taken a lot of hours and effort from Weight Watchers to make sure their members are properly informed,” Mrs Gawler said.

The new ProPoints still maintains the counting system as the old format; however is now based on additional flexibility and creating a more comfortable lifestyle.

Weight Watchers has not made a change in their dieting system for over 13 years.

The main change to the ProPoints system is the increase in allowed points.

Christine Gawler said the members following the plan correctly gain good losses and in some cases, members have pleasingly changed their body shape dramatically.

“Points are a minimum of 29 a day plus an extra 49 per week for flexibility like a glass of wine or a treat.”

“Most love it and find it the easiest programme ever,” Mrs Gawler said.

Worldwide, there are 1.6 billion people aged 15 years and over are overweight and at least 400 million of them are in the obese category.

Weight Watchers is one of the oldest weight loss programs known, based on a sensible and balanced diet with support of meeting groups and online services.


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