In the study 61% of those in the Weight Watchers group completed at least 12 months of the program as did 54% of those assigned to the care of their physician
The Weight Watchers group lost significantly more weight than the physician cared for group. In fact they lost more than twice as much weight, 15 pounds versus only 7 pounds, respectively.
What is it about Weight Watchers that works? The researchers praised their program
for regular weigh-ins, diet and exercise advice, and the motivation and group
support they provide.
So what is the best weight loss plan for you? Well, the researcher who directed this study, Susan Jebb PhD, mentions there are many commercial weight loss programs that, in clinical studies, have shown successful weight loss in their cliental and she suggests that other commercial providers working with physicians offer very effective treatment options as well. But further research is warranted in respect to commercial and clinical teams working together to help clients lose weight.
Polls, surveys and research have different outcomes, especially when it comes to
dieting. So how do you choose the best diet for you? Choose the one you are willing to follow.
If you are interested in a Wellness Newsletter, online and free, Place request on the contact page.
The Jebb study, appear in the Sept. 8 online issue of The