So yesterday, at my meeting, I took a moment to look at the food they sell. Now, if you've read my post about what I consider the the Not So Good parts of weight watchers, you've seen me touch on this before. The processed food.
Weight watchers is a program that sells itself as a program that works in the real world. A program on which you can still have your favourite foods. This is all fine and good, but does this mean that weight watchers should endorse foods that have nothing healthy in them?
Right now, I'm talking about the bars that weight watchers sells. I took a moment to read the ingredient list on their mini chocolate caramel bars. I jotted down the first 5 ingredients. They are: glucose-fructose, sugar, fructooli-gosaccharides, maltodextrin, modified palm kernel oil. The rest of the list included plenty of words I couldn't pronounce, but those are the first 5, meaning the ingredients of which there are the most of.
So, in other words: sugar (that's what glucose-fructose is), sugar, sugar substitute (thank you google), sugar substitute (thanks again google), and oil (not even one of the oils that weight watchers lists as healthy oils which you should have a bit of every day.)
They also listed the percentage of your daily value of a few vitamins you get from it: Vit A - 0%, Vit C - 0%, calcium - 0%, and iron - 2%.
Seriously? This is the food that weight watchers not only endorses by putting their name on it, but they actually sell at meetings? Okay, I get that you have to live while you "diet". I get that you still have to have treats. But, could weight watchers not endorse treats that have some iota of nutrtional value? Is there any reason they couldn't do that?
Ah yes, the almighty dollar.
Shame on you weight watchers. Shame on you.