About Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers is a weight loss program that offers various products and services. The company was started on May 15, 1963, by Jean Nidetch. Jean Nidetch was a New York housewife who had a hard time with losing weight. She tried pills, hypnosis, and fad diets, but to no avail. She only regained the weight. After being fed up with her weight troubles, she decided to join a weight loss program that was sponsored by the New York City Board of Health’s obesity clinic. The program was called “Prudent Diet”. Though Jean did not lose weight while on this program, she did like the direction of it. Sometime later, she started a weight loss support group in her apartment. During that time, she met businessman Al Lippert and his wife, Felice Lippert. Al Lippert talked Jean Nidetch into starting a business out of the support groups. In May of 1963, the first official meeting of Weight Watchers was held and attracted to 400 attendees. Weight Watchers became an instant success and continue to be one of the largest weight loss programs in the world. Jean passed away in 2015 at the age of 91, but her legacy and vision for weight loss remain alive.
Weight Watchers offers three programs. The Digital subscription starts at $3.07 per week and allows access to the program benefits and the apps. The Studio + Digital plan starts at $5.96 per week and includes weekly meetings in your area, plus a digital subscription. Personal Coaching + Digital includes one-on-one coaching with a Wellness Coach and starts at $8.65 per week. All plans come with online help through the website. A recipe database is also included. If you would like to cancel Weight Watchers, follow the cancellation instructions on this page.