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Weight Watchers is a healthy eating plan that helps dieters to make smart food choices. The main goal is to lose weight by creating a calorie deficit of about 1,000 calories. Dieters are encouraged to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, along with protein-rich foods. The plan also emphasizes eating power foods which are filling and healthy. Examples include non-starchy vegetables, low-fat dairy products, lean meat, wholegrain breads, and others.

In terms of effectiveness, the company claims that dieters who follow the plan lose 3 times more weight than persons who choose to diet on their own. The plan is based on healthy and filling foods and takes into account their fiber, salt, total and saturated fat, and sugar content. The goal is to choose products that are packed with macronutrients but low in calories. The daily calorie limit depends on factors such as weight, height, gender, age, and others.

Weight Watchers is considered an effective weight loss plan that is flexible and balanced. No food is off-limits meaning that you are allowed to eat cakes and other treats. Under the Points Plus Program, each food is assigned a value depending on its calorie count and fiber, fat, carb, and protein content. The value indicates how long it takes to process and burn calories. Some foods are empty of nutritional value while others are nutrient-rich. The company has assigned values to over 40,000 products. Vegetables and fruits are the best choice, with a value of zero, while processed foods score the highest. Dried fruits and vegetables that are high in starch should be consumed in moderation. In general, foods with more calories score higher while those that are packed with fiber and macronutrients and are low in salt and sugar are healthy choices. The program is not advertised as suitable for pregnant women.