Posts tagged "weight watchers"

The Best Diet Of The Year: The Heart-Healthy DASH Diet

U.S. News had a panel of health experts -- including doctors and professors from Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the University of Chicago -- look at popular diets and rank their quality in terms of short-term and long-term weight loss, easiness to follow, nutrition, safety, and benefits for diabetes and heart health. The overall winner? The…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

True Story: I’m A Body Image Waffler

I recently signed up for six sessions with a personal trainer, LaMarcus, and told him my goals: get more toned and lose a few pounds. Then he weighed me. I clocked in at 125, and he asked me if that’s what I expected. “Yeah, but I’d prefer to be closer to 122,” I told him.

By: Emma Sarran / June 10, 2014

Frisky Rant: Weight Watchers’ Repulsive New Ad Campaign Asks Women To Publicly Confess Their Shame … For Eating

This ad for Weight Watchers "Smart Ones" frozen meals popped up before a YouTube video I was watching, and I actually had to watch it twice all the way through to realize it wasn't some kind of satire or parody. Unfortunately, it's real. And it's terrible. "We brought women like you together in Times Square,"…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 19, 2014

True Story: A Feminist Joins Weight Watchers

I used to feel like I was lucky for having zero body image issues. Those insecurities completely surpassed me well into adulthood, because up until about around age 25, I had a very conventionally attractive body: a slender frame with an hourglass figure. I could wear anything I wanted. No one — not my mother,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2013

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

Meet Megan and Matt. They're the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife to a T -- to the point where every time I watch this commercial (which is a lot lately because we are working from home…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

The Real Reason These 8 Celebs Got Pregnant

Leave it to Jessica Simpson to get pregnant at what seems to be the most calculated moment possible. Her announcement that she is expecting baby number two came just in the nick of time for her to snake her way out of that Weight Watchers endorsement deal. But, if she wasn't getting preggo to avoid…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 29, 2012

Jessica Simpson Shills For Weight Watchers On First Episode Of “Katie”

"I've just had a lot of pressure on me to lose my baby weight," said Jessica Simpson, the very first guest on Katie Couric's new daytime talk show "Katie." The episode about Jessica's post-baby weight loss was actually more tasteful than I expected — she didn't do a huge "body reveal moment" or pull out…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2012

Jessica Simpson Says Something Kind Of Lovely About Her Weight Loss Process

"Nobody wants to talk about their weight. For me, I have had to come to a place where I am comfortable with myself. I'm a mom now, and get to be a role model for this beautiful little girl ... I feel like everybody can do what I am doing. I'm not a supermodel. My…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 5, 2012

The Rise Of Weight Watchers In The 1960’s

This week on "Mad Men"'s "Dark Shadows" episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jealousy, and insecurity dominate Betty's life as a 1960s housewife on her second marriage, and she's turned to bags of Bugles to pass the time. Now determined to lose the…

By: Tres Sugar / May 14, 2012

The French Can Even Sexualize Friggin’ Weight Watchers Ads

First of all, we need to discuss: the French have Weight Watchers? Whatever happened to French Women Don't Get Fat? Zut alors! Excuse me while I call Le Boyfriend toute suite to inform him of this stunning factoid, as his most beloved leisure time activity is to sneer at Americans licking Cheeto dust from between their fingers.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Duets With Her Larger Self In Weight Watchers Ad

Jennifer Hudson duets on "I Believe In You & Me" with her larger self — the self that competed on "American Idol," the self that starred in "Dreamgirls" — in a Weight Watchers commercial that I have to admit is kinda touching. (And that's not usually something I would say about a Weight Watchers commercial.)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2011

Evening Quickies: Jessica Simpson Figured Out A Way To Make Money Off Pregnancy After All

The poor thing couldn't sell her big pregnancy news to the tabloids before we all figured it out first. But now Us Weekly claims Jessica Simpson is in talks for a $4 million Weight Watchers deal to lose her baby weight. Whew! She'll be able to buy that diamond-encrusted toilet bowl after all. [US Weekly]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2011

Not A Pretty Picture: When Celeb Diet Spokespeople Gain The Weight Back

Weight loss programs will use all kinds of tricks and techniques to entice you to buy in -- from discounts and free food to real life testimonials. Lately, the weight loss market has been flooded with a glut of famous faces shilling for one company or another, promising that by sticking with the program customer…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 3, 2011

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts On Losing 40+ Pounds

Two and a half years ago, an email landed in my inbox with the subject line, "Cover story?" At the time, I was a freelance journalist and those two words made me drool like none other. But as I read the email, my face sunk—Good Housekeeping wanted me to write a feature where I'd interview…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 24, 2011

Ginnifer Goodwin Has Been Dieting Since She Was 9 Years Old

"I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years and I'm back on it right now. It's the only thing on the planet that doesn't dehydrate you or just make you miserable. I've never had a dramatic weight problem, it's just that I tend to indulge, and then I need to get back…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 22, 2010

Jennifer Hudson Decided To Lose Weight For Her Son

Weight Watchers is winning the spokesperson battle with its competitors by signing an Oscar and Grammy winner. Jennifer Hudson announced today that she's been losing the weight she gained during her pregnancy -- and then some -- using the point-counting program. Jennifer told "Good Morning America" that she wanted to make a change toward a…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2010

Jenny Craig Ends Ad Campaign After Its “Major Study” Is Called Fake

It's a weight-loss company smackdown! Score one point for Weight Watchers, which convinced a judge last week to ban Jenny Craig from broadcasting its latest commercial because it contained — how do I put this? — untruths. According to the Weight Watchers lawsuit, Jenny Craig's latest ad fudges some facts spouted by spokeswoman Valerie Bertinelli.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2010