Weight Watchers® Ranked Best Weight-Loss Diet By U.S. News & World Report Expert Panel

  Weight Watchers® Ranked Best Weight-Loss Diet By U.S. News & World Report
                                 Expert Panel

With 50 years of proven success, more than 70 published studies, and the
latest in nutrition and behavior science, the Weight Watchers approach
continues its reign as the recommended choice to lose weight and learn to keep
it off in 2013

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report released its
2013 Best Diets rankings today and, once again, Weight Watchers is proud to be
ranked #1 for "Best Weight Loss Diet," "Easiest Diet to Follow," and "Best
Commercial Diet Plan."

An independent panel of 20 diet and nutrition experts reviewed profiles of
each plan, added their own fact-finding, and rated each diet in categories
such as ease of compliance, diabetes control and management, heart health,
weight loss, safety, and nutritional completeness. These rankings underscore
the more than 70 studies published over the past 15 years that demonstrate the
efficacy of the Weight Watchers approach to weight loss and health, making it
the best choice to lose weight and learn to keep it off in 2013 and beyond.

"This recognition by independent diet and nutrition experts in the U.S. News &
World Report rankings is further proof that Weight Watchers works," said David
Kirchhoff, CEO, Weight Watchers International. "Anoverwhelming amount of
scientific evidence suggests that the most effective path to weight-loss is
one that goes beyond merely counting calories to include behavior change that
includes things like group support, self-monitoring, use of digital tools and
implementation of lifestyle changes. And now, with our new Weight Watchers
360° program, we've built on our history of success with a program perfectly
designed for the world we live in today."

With the launch of PointsPlus^® in late 2010, Weight Watchers took a critical
step in delivering a program that nudges members toward more satisfying and
nutrient dense foods, not just counting calories as many other plans do. And
research shows that with Weight Watchers meetings and eTools, people can lose
five times more weight than those who try to lose weight on their own[i].

Now, the new Weight Watchers 360° program offers a breakthrough approach with
the PointsPlus^® plan as its foundation plus new curriculum and tools to help
members manage their food environment and establish daily routines that can
become long-term healthy habits. One of those tools for members with eTools is
the new Weight Watchers 360° mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, which
can be downloaded by first time subscribers and updated for current
subscribers. The app features innovative ways to conveniently track food
choices, manage environments, provide calm direction in common "panic
moments," and jumpstart healthy routines, serving as the essential mobile
support system for members with eTools or Weight Watchers Online subscribers.

About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of weight
management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and
franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds over 45,000 meetings each week
where members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns,
behavior modification and physical activity. WeightWatchers.com provides
innovative, subscription weight management products over the Internet and is
the leading Internet-based weight management provider in the world. In
addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and
programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.

[i]Weight loss results after 12 weeks from a randomized clinical trial funded
by Weight Watchers comparing people who were provided access to Weight
Watchers meetings and eTools (including Mobile) to people who were asked to
lose weight on their own and provided weight-loss educational materials.

SOURCE Weight Watchers

Website: http://www.weightwatchers.com
Contact: Stephanie Schulman, Weight Watchers, +1-212-817-4262,
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