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Weight Watchers Gets Consumer Reports Praise

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The latest issue of Consumer Reports magazine says that Weight Watchers, as opposed to the Atkins Diet, is the diet to choose for those looking to lose weight.

“A balanced, low-fat diet plus weekly meetings give this large commercial weight-loss program the highest long-term adherence rate of any diet in our analysis,” said Consumer Reports.

The criteria that Consumer Reports’ analysis was based on, includes weight loss, nutrition, weight loss ease, and how many people dropped out after six months. As Foodconsumer.org says,

Weight Watchers distinguishes itself from other diet plans by requiring the subscribers to attend meetings. Consumer Reports attributed the Weight Watchers success to this meeting process.

Slim Fast was viewed as the best way to help lose weight quickly, and it was ranked second.

Two Atkins programs which seem to be extremely popular these days, received the lowest rankings in the study. According to Consumer Reports, they “worked very well in the short term… but its nutritional deficiencies — too much fat, too little fiber, too few fruits — depressed its overall rating and might have a negative effect on some dieters’ health.”

Other diets that Consumer Reports studied include Jenny Craig, eDiets, South Beach Diet, and Volumetrics. The magazine didn’t rank these for lack of long-term data.

Chris is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

Weight Watchers Gets Consumer Reports Praise
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