Posts Tagged ‘Weight Watchers’

Obesity: Chronic Care for a Chronic Disease

May 9, 2017 — Let’s connect the dots. Obesity is a complex, chronic disease. So says the American Medical Association. Chronic diseases require chronic care to prevent complications. So it makes sense that ongoing care would produce better outcomes. But even better, we now have evidence that chronic care saves money. A New RCT in The Lancet Amy Ahern […]

Inspiring Weight Loss Meets Stubborn Biology and Daily Life

January 4, 2017 — Inspiration season has arrived. So for the next few weeks, health and lifestyle reporters will bury us with inspiring weight loss stories. These stories feature people who turn their lives and health around through force of will and strength of character. Of course, most of these people have been at it for less than a year. First […]

Weight Watchers and Oprah: Who Bought Whom?

October 20, 2015 — Did Oprah just buy Weight Watchers? Or did Weight Watchers just buy Oprah? Weight Watchers announced Monday that Oprah Winfrey would be buying 10% of the shares of the company, with an option to buy another 5% at a price of $6.79. The value of the stock immediately doubled and Oprah has a profit on […]

Coke & Weight Watchers: Profits Sink as People Adapt

February 20, 2014 — Coke and Weight Watchers are two iconic brands with profits sinking while the order of things changes around them. Warren Buffet, known as the Oracle of Omaha, warns that complacency is the greatest danger to a successful company. In Coke and Weight Watchers, we have two very different icons struggling stay relevant as people adapt […]

Rebel Wilson: An Uncontrolled Study of Obesity Treatment

October 27, 2013 — Australian actress Rebel Wilson, star of Bridesmaids and the new CBS series Super Fun Night, is reportedly being pursued by several weight loss companies that would like her to lose weight on their product. Wilson was a weight loss spokesperson for Jenny Craig in Australia in 2011 when she lost a reported 22 pounds. She […]

Weight Watchers Losing Ground to mHealth

August 7, 2013 — Weight Watchers has lost a quarter of its market value over the last six months and, on Friday, lost its CEO — all presumably due to mHealth trends that were leaving Weight Watchers behind. Will Weight Watchers join Slim-Fast and Ayds in the dustbin of weight management history? Or will the brand enjoy the kind […]