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this diet to other popular diets.
Based on a point system in which dieters receive a daily points budget based on their current weight, plus bonus flexible points to use throughout the week. All foods are assigned a numeric value, and you can eat anything you want, provided you keep to your point budget. The main tenet is to consume fewer calories than you expend. Weight loss is slow and steady - about two pounds per week throughout the plan. There's also a No Counting version that allows subscribers to choose from a list of foods and then go off-list for occasional indulgences like a chocolate bar for dessert. In both plans, dieters are essentially following a low-calorie, high-fiber diet. Group support - either in person or online - is at the crux of the plan.
What you will eat
Anything you like, provided it falls within your allotted points. This plan usually steers dieters toward high-fiber fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein since these foods have the lowest point values. However, there are some strange point aberrations: One salmon fillet has nearly twice the points of a Krispy Kreme.
Alcohol and Caffeine
Because there are no prohibited foods, both are fine, but you'll have to give up food to make room for the wine. Coffee is a freebie; it's the cream and sugar that add up.
Easy, as long as you bring your points book with you. Weight Watchers provides a guide for a variety of ethnic cuisines and fast food.
Very! You can eat the same foods as the rest of your family, but your portion sizes may be significantly smaller.
Amount of Cooking
As much or as little as you like.
People who like a lot of guidance and support and don't mind tracking everything they eat, including the portion sizes. If you can balance your checkbook each month, you can probably budget your point system.
Setbacks to Watch Out for
The group environment can be intimidating to introverts. People with a lot of weight to lose may get frustrated with the slow, steady approach. Small indulgences - even healthy snacks - can add up quickly.