The Weight Watchers Weigh-In

Find out what to expect at a Weight Watchers meeting and online

Weight Watchers Weigh in
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Weight Watchers is one of the most successful and well-known weight-loss programs. It offers a flexible plan that almost anyone can follow. But some people get nervous about what happens at a Weight Watchers meeting and also about the dreaded in-person or online weigh-in.  So is there any reason to be concerned? Here's what to expect when you join Weight Watchers.

The Weight Watchers Weigh-In

There are different ways to weigh in if you join Weight Watchers.

The way that you weigh yourself each week will depend on the plan that you choose.

  • Weight Watchers Online Weigh-In. If you choose the OnlinePlus plan or the Coaching + OnlinePlus program, you will weigh in at home. For many dieters, this option is easier and more comfortable because it is private. Once you know your weight, you log it into your account either on the app or the website. 
  • Weight Watchers Meeting Weigh-In.  The weigh-in part of the Weight Watchers meeting is not public. You don't stand on a scale in front of your fellow dieters. You are weighed privately and the only people who see your weight are you and your weight loss coach. Your information is kept private and you can choose to share as little or as much information about your diet success as you'd like.

While it may not always be comfortable to weigh yourself each week, this part of the program is required. Your weekly weight is used to calculate your daily and weekly SmartPoint allowances and also can help you to identify strengths and weaknesses in your eating plan.

What to Expect at Weight Watchers

The weigh-in is just one part of the complete Weight Watchers program. Here are some other things to expect when you become a member.

  • If you choose the meetings-based program, you will attend a weekly Weight Watchers group meeting where you will hear a brief lecture by a Weight Watchers leader. Then you share as little or as much information as you want about yourself.
  • You can expect to lose an average of one to two pounds per week on Weight Watchers. Some weeks you may lose more weight and others, you may lose none at all. The rate of weight loss varies from person to person on any weight-loss program.

If you're not sure about joining Weight Watchers, be sure to weigh all of the pros and cons of the program and gather as much current Weight Watchers information to make the best decision for you.

*This article was edited by Malia Frey, About.com Weight Loss Expert

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