Jean Nidetch, the woman behind the success of Weight Watchers, has passed away at the age of 91 at her home in Parkland, Florida. She is the popular founder of the aforementioned weight loss organization that has helped over millions of people from all across the globe. This international company aims to fight obesity and help people reduce their weight through its effective weight loss programs and healthy meal plans.
Jean weighed more than 200 pounds and was able to get rid of her unwanted fats and overcome her bad eating habits. She went down to 142 pounds and eventually achieved her desired waistline. Prior to that, she tried several weight loss programs and fad diets but those didn’t work well for her. However, through her proper mindset, determination, discipline, and right attitude towards food, she was able to reach all of her weight loss goals. Her successful weight loss journey has become quite an inspiration to many obese and overweight people, and paved her way to fame.
Apart from crash diets and weight loss supplements, Jean also tried hypnosis but was unsuccessful. In a 1970 memoir, she even shared the fact that her mother would feed her when she wanted her to stop crying. She considered it to be one of the contributing factors to her obesity. She suffered emotionally and physically with her sister, who also had a hard time managing her weight.
What You Need to Know About the Weight Watcher’s Diet
Weight Watchers is highly dedicated to helping people shed their extra pounds. It involves healthy eating systems, the use of special cookbooks and food products, inspirational meetings to share experiences, as well as personal coaching to encourage and motivate the participants.
Originally, the Weight Watcher’s Diet core approach was to help its participants lose weight using a healthy balanced food plan, which typically included vegetables, fruits, fish, lean meat, and skim milk. It did not allow members to incorporate any unhealthy foods or alcohol. The program has a PointsPlus system, which involves a number of essential factors such as weight, height, gender, and age. Members are also required to keep their own weight loss diaries to help them track their progress. Furthermore, the program also includes TV forums, camps with effective motivational speakers, customized meal ideas, and more.
Because of the huge success of Weight Watchers, millions of people from all over the world have enrolled and shared their experiences and testimonials about how the program has helped them achieve their weight loss goals. The organization was sold to H.J Heinz Company in 1978 but Nidetch remained part of the company. At present, the program involves workout plans and continues to get more and more popular in many big countries, including Europe and Canada.
Nidetch published an array of books and has written several periodicals which include websites that showcase her work. Jean touched millions of people’s lives and her positive legacy will always be remembered.