What is Weight Watchers?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Generic name: Diet modification

Weight Watchers is an international company that offers various dieting products and services to assist weight loss and maintenance.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Obesity 8 4
Weight loss 5 2
General health 4 2
Support weight loss 2 0
Helplessness 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Weight Watchers

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Weight Watchers

Dosage Patients
1 other weekly 1
1 other daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Weight Watchers

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Weight Watchers

Duration

Currently using Weight Watchers

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Weight Watchers

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Weight Watchers

Sep 8, 2012 (Started Aug 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I think WW's zero-point assignment to some foods is bogus. My weight loss plateaued in two weeks after losing 4 pounds right off. I am now using www.LoseIt.com with much more success and no cost.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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