Weight Watchers

What Diet Plan Works Best?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's the time of the year again when purveyors of diet and weight loss programs vie most fiercely for our attention, hoping to convince customers that their product can do the trick much faster and more effortlessly than the competition. But the fact is that what makes one approach more promising than another depends on a variety of factors.

10 Diets (Yes, Diets) That Are Actually Good For You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

We've all heard horror stories of extreme dieting plans that limit you to drinking fluids and eating ridiculous amounts of one single food. But for th...

For The Love Of God, Please Stop Doing Juice Cleanses

Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Living
Emma Prestwich

If you lose weight while on a juice cleanse or detox, it's because you're losing water and not getting enough calories -- that's about it. Few people will realistically be able to maintain this kind of diet because it means starving yourself. We shouldn't be paying money to starve ourselves.

No Botox for Me, Thanks

Donald D'Haene | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

A friend, a generation behind, recently suggested in a matter of fact way, "You should get some Botox injections." "You're kidding," I said. "I can think of a million other things I'd rather do with my money." Come to think of it, most of my younger friends comment on physical appearance, for better or worse, all the time. I'm surprised there isn't a self-help book called Botox Soup for the Soul!

McDonald's and Weight Watchers? Why Your Brand Should Seek Unlikely Parternships

Ron Kunitzky-Geyser | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Business
Ron Kunitzky-Geyser

Are you looking to re-position your brand and products/services to a distinct audience? Brands that are looking to aggressively grow their business don't want to isolate their current customers because that's their "sweet spot," but they want to grow and need to look to new customer segments to make that happen. Here are some great examples of partnerships that I have seen in recent times.

Weight Watchers' CEO David Kirchhoff On What It Takes To Keep Off The Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living

David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers International, isn't just an employee -- he's a client too. The 45-year-old executive has been writing a blog,...

How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

By a certain age we've all been through the gamut of weight-loss, weight-gain, varying degrees of fitness, healthiness and self-esteem. Legend has it there's a magical age at which you become reconciled with who you are and how you look. This is partly true...

Week Six: This is a Diet. Not a Lifestyle.

The Fat Diaries | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

The notion that I can unfold a paper clip, stick the tip into my brain, and press the RESET button that will make me go cuckoo for Brussels' sprouts is insane. I will never change into a spa-cuisine kind of eater. I will never choose edamame over taters. This is a diet and it sucks.

Weight Watching: The Up and Down Struggle

Cassandra Scrimgeour | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Living
Cassandra Scrimgeour

Oftentimes I ask myself, what weight, what number would make me happy with my body now? Would any number achieve that? It seems the answer is no.

Cleanses, Diets and Mixed Messages

Emily Southwood | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Living
Emily Southwood

Is cleansing a great, or even necessary, way to eliminate environmental toxins in this dirty day and age? Or is it a quick, possibly detrimental, weight loss gimmick that rarely maintains results? There's no secret to how one becomes this ambivalent. There is so much conflicting advice out there.