About WW, or Weight Watchers
Now known as WW, Weight Watchers is perhaps the world’s most famous weight loss club, spawning the trend for group weigh-ins when it launched in 1963. Everything you put in your gob is given a SmartPoints value based on its calories, protein, fat, carb and fibre content and you can eat whatever you like as long as you can fit it into your personal points allowance, which decreases as you lose weight. You also get a weekly SmartPoints allowance on top of your daily allowance to spend as you like.
They’ve expanded their list of zero-point foods, so you can fill up on more food for fewer points. The idea is that you build your meals around the zero-point foods, but you can spend your points on whatever you choose, making it a flexible way of losing weight.
Their name change to WW was made to reflect their new focus on wellbeing – WW meetings are now ‘studios’ and there is more of an emphasis on wellbeing alongside weight loss.