We always look forward to Monday night Dispatches episodes on Channel 4 and tonight’s looks set to be just as engaging as we have become used to from the award winning current affairs documentary series.
This evening’s subject is the famous weight loss club WeightWatchers and in the episode, Dispatches investigates the UK’s largest diet brand.
As part of her research, journalist Jane Moore interviews food and nutrition experts, as well as desperate dieters and scientists working in the area of obesity and weight loss, to find out just how effective the company’s diet plans and food products are.
She looks into whether the club is worth the money laid out and if there is an alternative way of doing things.
The show hasn’t even aired yet and already it’s stirring up strong opinions online. One commenter posted about the show, defending Weightwatchers and it’s ethos, saying:
“After struggling with my weight for 45 years, trying every fad diet going and getting bigger everytime, I lost 5 stones with Weight Watchers and have kept it off for 8 years. It’s changed my life. Thank you Weight Watchers, keep up the great work!!!”
“My daughter and I joined Weight Watchers 2 years ago this month and up until now I have lost 6 stones in weight and my Daughter as lost just over 9 stones. I would say it works and they teach members to eat a healthy and sensible diet along with bringing in more activity. Out class leader is totally committed to helping her members to succeed, we even have a face book support group which involves all of her classes.”
However not everyone was so positive and one commenter disagreed with the glowing testimonials, writing:
“Weight watchers/ slimminmg world and any other diet is a complete fad. What people are unaware of is that a lot of the weight they are loosing is muscle and water and not body fat weight. Also by restricting calories it is slowing the metabolism down which explains why once people can no longer cope on the diet they put all the weight back on and more!!!”
What do you think readers? Leave your comments below…
WATCH WEIGHT WATCHERS – HOW THEY MAKE THEIR MILLIONS tonight, 8PM, Channel 4