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24th Sep 2018

So Weight Watchers is changing its name, and we’re not loving it tbh

Rebecca O'Keeffe


Okay so last week, Slimming World threw all of its members into a tizzy when it decided to change syn values.

People lost it over the fact that a Muller Light yogurt is no longer considered syn-free.

And now, the world of organised diets is once again in turmoil, as Weight Watchers has changed its name.

From now on, Weight Watchers will simply be known as ‘WW’.

Yep, really.


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Weight Watchers is now WW! Head over to @WW to follow us! #WW

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According to Mindy Grossman, the CEO of WW, it’s a necessary move to continue the brand’s success.

“We will never abdicate our authority and our position as the best healthy, sustainable weight loss program on the planet,” she told Fortune.

“But we can be so much more to people.”

The move is strategic, as WW wants to move away from being just a diet programme.


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One of my absolute favorite meals is shrimp ceviche with homemade air fried chips. Ceviche is not only refreshing and light but surprisingly easy to prepare. My air fryer has earned a permanent place on our counter and homemade tortillas chips are made weekly in our casa. . Here’s how to make the ceviche: In a bowl add 1 pound of deveined blanched shrimp, chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, cilantro, two minced garlic cloves and jalapeno (optional), fresh lime juice, and splash of orange juice. Salt to taste and let marinate in the fridge for 40 mins. (All this for 0 SmartPoints!) . And here’s how to whip up your own air fried chips: Cut 2 extra thin corn tortillas (2 SmartPoints) into 8 pieces each, spray with olive oil spray, and air fry at 360 degrees for 10 mins. Enjoy! -Hannah (@Lifetime_Resister) #wwfreestyle #weightwatchers #WWTakeover #foodie #yum

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WW has also announced their aim to remove all artificial sweeteners and flavours from their food by early next year.

The company has also launched a new app, which monitors food intake and exercise (similar to Myfitnesspal).

A whole new world for those of you who swear by Weight Watchers.