Don’t buy Weight Watchers branded food-it’s a rip off.

James Bond
5 min readJan 8, 2020

New Year’s resolutions

One of the commonest new years resolutions is to lose weight.

I am all for that.

However today I went to to the two local supermarkets down my road and to my horror I saw weight watchers branded food.

I am asking you NOT to buy it. It’s a rip off.

The highest respect for weight watchers

Now I have nothing but the highest respect for weight watchers. I would strongly encourage anyone who is thinking of going to weight watchers to stop thinking and just go. However don’t do WW online. Go to a full group meeting. Don’t pay your £5 and get weighed once a week. Go to the full group meeting.

If you want to lose weight I would suggest that right now you look for your nearest weight watchers group meeting and head on down.

In a moment I will tell you why you should go to weight watchers

You can make your results that much better by going vegetarian or preferably vegan.

We advise all our fat loss clients and those on mums in mind (where we livestream fitness classes across the internet- see below) to go vegetarian or preferably vegan. The serious ones who do all — without exception report a huge reduction of excess body fat very quickly. They have boundless more energy and feel much better.

Its quite common for my clients to go to weight watchers.

Their biggest asset is their group support.

The group support is the one thing that will get you the weight loss results you want with them. I only insist if any of my clients go to Weight Watchers that they attend the full group meeting. Statistically speaking you are 5 times more likely to get your weight loss results if you attend the full

The advantages of weight watchers

Any weight loss programme must be easy to comply with and it must be convenient.

WW fulfills those.Their programme does not forbid any particular food.Their programme strongly encourages fresh fruit and vegetables.Its very affordable and the contract is very flexibile

Their branded food is a rip off

However today if you go to your local supermarket and you look at their branded food you can see its at least 50% more costly.

You can get food of equal nutritional quality a lot more cheaply. Iwould advise cooking FRESH food according to proper advice.

This compounds the number one cause of obesity- poverty.

Compounding the number one cause of obesity-poverty

For your information here are the reasons why poverty is the number one cause of obesity.

Food that is high in fat and low in nutrition is mass produced and cheap.

Food that is high in nutrition and low in fat is hand produced and expensive.

Those on lower incomes cannot afford it.

Generally speaking people who are cash poor tend to be time poor.

So they don’t have time to cook fresh food.

Some people out there can only afford to eat one or two meals a day.

If that happens then your body thinks nutrition isn’t coming regularly.

The body will slow down its metabolism and will store as much fat as it can.

People who are in a rush, often wolf their food down quickly so the brain doesn’t register it,

It take 20 minutes for the brain to register that you have eaten.

Such people stuff themselves making the problem worse — its worsened if that food is high fat.

With the greatest respect in the world those who are cash poor can be less well educated.

So they may not know what is best nutritionally and we apologize if that causes offence.

Lastly those on lower incomes cannot afford expensive gyms and personal trainers.

This is what makes me so angry when I see some trainers and hypnotherapists charging stupid amounts of money.

Those who need them can’t afford them.

Ironically when I first said all this in 2009 I was laughed at.

Politicians didn’t believe me. My colleagues didn’t believe me. Doctors didn’t believe me.

I was mocked by the media.

I proved to be right all long- if you see the Fabian Society report called Hungry for Change

Watch the story of one of the world’s most famous members of Weight watchers.

See Oprah Winfrey going to Weight Watchers.

If she finds it valuable so should you!

Examples of Weight watchers branded food being a rip off.

I went to my local supermarket and bought a load of Co-op own branded products and Weight watchers branded food.I have the receipts and I compared the nutritional content.

Co-op own brand Farmhouse Wholemeal loaf 50p 440g

Nutritional content per 100 g

Energy 972 KJ (60KCal)

Fat 2.5 g

Of which saturates 0.5g

Carbohydrates 37g

Of which sugars 2.9g

Fibre 6.9g

Protein 12g

Salt 0.98g

Weight Watchers Malted Danish Bread 99p for 400g

Nutritional content per 100 g

Energy 1046 KJ (60KCal)

Fat 2.2 g

Of which saturates 0.7g

Carbohydrates 44g

Of which sugars 2.7g

Fibre 4.4g

Protein 11.1g

Salt 1.0g

On balance I would go for the Co-op own brand.

Co-op own brand baked beans 49p for a 410g can

Nutritional content per 100 g

Energy 382 KJ (60KCal)

Fat 0.6 g

Of which saturates 0.1g

Carbohydrates 15g

Of which sugars 4.8g

Fibre 4.5g

Protein 4.4g

Salt 0.49g

Weight Watchers from Heinz brand baked beans 85p for a 415g can

Nutritional content per 100 g

Energy 302 KJ (60KCal)

Fat 0.2 g

Of which saturates trace

Carbohydrates 11.1g

Of which sugars 3.5g

Fibre 3.6g

Protein 4.5g

Salt 0.6g

On balance I would go for the Co-op own brand.

Co-op Cream of Tomato Soup 55p for a 400g can

Nutritional content per 100 g

Energy 260 KJ (60KCal)

Fat 2.8 g

Of which saturates 0.2g

Carbohydrates 7.6g

Of which sugars 6.3g

Fibre 1.0g

Protein 1.0g

Salt 0.6g

Weight watchers from Heinz Tomato Soup cost £0.95 for a 295g can

Nutritional content per 100 g

Weight 295 g.

Energy 109 KJ (33KCal)

Fat 0.5 g

Of which saturates Trace.

Carbohydrates 4.6g

Of which sugars 2.8g

Fibre 0.3g

Protein 0.7g

Salt 0.6g

On balance I’d go for the Co-op Own brand.

Weight watchers from Heinz Country Vegetable Soup cost £0.95

Weight 295 g.

Energy 138 KJ (33KCal)

Fat 0.2 g

Of which saturates Trace.

Carbohydrates 6.0g

Of which sugars 1.0g

Fibre 1.0g

Protein 1.2g

Salt 0.6g

Co-op own brand Lentil and Vegetable Soup 49p

Energy 160 KJ (40KCal)

Fat 0.2 g

Of which saturates Trace.

Carbohydrates 6.9g

Of which sugars 1.5g

Fibre 0.9g

Protein 1.9g

Salt 0.6g

On balance I would go for the Co-op own brand.

Weight watchers yoghurt £1.29 RRP

Raspberry per 100g

Energy 208KJ 49Kcal

Fat <0.1g

Of which saturates <0.1g

Carbohydrates 5.9g

Of which sugars 5.0g

Fibre 0.6g

Protein 5.6g

Salt 0.16g

Co-op Own brand Yoghurt 99p

Energy 336KJ 80Kcal

Fat 1.3g

Of which saturates 0.9g

Carbohydrates 12g

Of which sugars 11g

Fibre <0.5g

Salt 0.13g

On balance I would go for the Co-op own brand.

What to do instead

Go to your supermarket and buy their own brand and cook fresh food and follow the recipes in the resources below.


Get some amazing meal plans

My online recipe resource


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