Just as a matter of interest, does anyone know how Weight Watchers works? There's one I walk past most days at lunchtime and there is always a group of about a dozen women sitting around in a circle. What do they actually do?
Apart from the fact that I've never seen a single male in there, the other thing I've noticed is that none of the women seem to be very much overweight. I can't recall seeing anyone that I would call obese (unlike the lifts in my building, where I would genuinely estimate that one in every three or four women who get in is definitely obese, and at least another one is noticeably overweight), and they mostly look like average sized women.
Anyway, do they do motivational talks, or prescribe diets, or sell prepared meals like Light and Easy, or what?
It's pretty much just a simplified version of calorie counting.
You get X "points" per day you have to stick to, a steak is worth Y points and a piece of broccoli is worth Z points, and so on. As you lose weight, your allocation of points per day decreases.
Mrs AP mostly used that pre-wedding and lost about 15kg (ish) over about 11 months. It worked for her because she was still able to have some bad stuff - it just counts for big points so you naturally have to plan for it.
There's a book and/or app. No idea what the meetings are for, really.