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Weight Watchers Diet

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Resources for This Diet

Official Weight Watchers website:

Weight Watcher's New Complete Cookbook and Program Basics by Nancy Gagliardi (Editor). New York; Hungry Minds, Inc., 1998.

Weight Watchers The Fit Factor: How Getting Strong Can Help You Lose Weight by Weight Watchers. New York; IDG Books Worldwide, 2000.

Weight Watchers Coach Approach: How to Motivate the Thin You by Weight Watchers. Hoboken, NJ; John Wiley & Sons, 2003.


Dansinger, M.L., Gleason, J. L., Griffith, J.L., et al. “One Year Effectiveness of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and Zone Diets in Decreasing Body Weight and Heart Disease Risk.” Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; 2003, November 12; Orlando, FL.

Freedman MR, King J, Kennedy E. Popular diets: a scientific review. Obes Res 2001;9 Suppl 1:1S–40S [review].

Jackson, R. Commercial weight-loss programs. Health Care Food Nutr Focus 2004;21:8–9, 11.

Lowe MR, Miller-Kovach K, Phelan S. Weight-loss maintenance in overweight individuals one to five years following successful completion of a commercial weight loss program. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2001;25:325–31.

Lowe MR, Miller-Kovach K, Frye N, Phelan S. An initial evaluation of a commercial weight loss program: short-term effects on weight, eating behavior, and mood. Obes Res 1999;7:51–9.

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