October 26, 2021

Is Weight Loss Your News Year’s Resolution?

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With new year's resolutions kicking into gear, weight loss companies are developing new ways to encourage healthy eating and activity

Many people start the new year ready to make a difference in their health. Especially after coming off the holidays, it seems like the perfect time to start.

There are many programs out there that can help you lose weight, like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Both of those companies in particular have released a new program to help people start the new year off right.

Jenny Craig’s new program is called Metabolic Max. Jenny Craig has always been known for it’s pre-packaged food, but this year they are pushing the exercise portion of the program.

Metabolic Max will include an armband that will help track an individual’s physical activity and calories burned. The information from the armband can be downloaded to a computer so people can track their overall activity and calories. Lifestyle counselors are able to monitor an individual’s activity as well.

This system was put into place to keep people more physically active and to keep them honest with how much physical activity they are really getting.

Weight Watchers launched their new program in November, called PointsPlus. Karen Miller-Kovach, chief scientific officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. said, “Our new PointsPlus program is based on the latest scientific research and is designed to guide people to foods that are nutrient dense and highly satisfying, ensuring they will make healthful decisions, have successful weight loss and learn to keep their weight off long-term.”

The Weight Watchers program for weight loss is teaching people how to eat foods that take more energy for their bodies to burn. Also they want them to choose more natural, healthy and satisfying foods.