Losing weight is a huge deal. When you lose weight, your confidence skyrockets. This statement is especially true if you've made it to a particular milestone, such as losing twenty-five pounds and being able to fit into a size six pair of skinny jeans. However, it isn't always easy to lose weight on your own. Sometimes, losing weight requires the help of a bit of online research and self-reflection. When you're able to honestly determine which diet will work the best for you, it's easy to get started with your weight loss goals.
With that being said, it helps to have a good understanding of the many tried and true diets that are available. One popular option is the Weight Watchers diet. Oprah Winfrey herself is a fan of this diet, especially since she was able to lose forty-two pounds while on it. Today, we'll be giving a general overview of this well-known diet as well as its benefits and drawbacks.
How it Works
The Weight Watchers diet operates on a basic concept of a points-based system. This points-based system seems to work very well for dieters, considering a study proved this point in 2013. Essentially, every food imaginable is assigned a point, and each point adds up.
This point-based system is called SmartPoints. They're based on a combination of calories, sugar, protein, and even saturated fats. The experts behind Weight Watchers understand that not all calories are created the same. As an example, you'd more than likely feel fuller and more satisfied if you were to eat two-hundred calories worth of lean chicken rather than a handful of jelly beans which would contain the same calorific value.
There are many benefits to the Weight Watchers diet. Perhaps the biggest benefit of this dietary approach is the freedom to eat what is truly healthy rather than becoming laser-focused on calories. This diet places a higher concentration on what really matters, which is the overall nutritional value of the food you eat each day. Unlike other diets we've discussed in this blog, the Weight Watchers diet actually has science to back up its benefits as well.
The only main drawback to the Weight Watchers diet is that you need to be incredibly aware of the SmartPoints value system. This means that it can take a bit of time to fully understand how many points are in each item of food that you choose to eat. However, with increased knowledge of the points system, the Weight Watchers diet can truly prove to be advantageous for the dedicated dieter.
Have you tried the Weight Watchers diet? If you have, comment below and let us know how it worked for you. We're curious to see how Oprah Winfrey's preferred dieting system has worked for others in addition to her own success!
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Gerald Woods is Director of Operation at Solace Connect, LLC based in San Antonio, TX. He has written many articles on various topics dealing with online streaming, fashion, fitness, and a host of other topics. He graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a B.B.A . in Finance. Follow his team and him at Facebook or by subscribing to our News Letter at the bottom of this webpage.