Weight Wins

Weight Wins is a UK weight loss business which has developed and marketed the concept of personal contracts for weight loss. The company has attracted attention from UK and international media for its ‘Pounds for Pounds’ and the UK’s National Health Service’s (NHS) weight loss incentive program. The diet rewards sector addresses the specific problem of overweight and obesity. As with many commercial diet plans, there is no good evidence it is helpful or cost-effective. Read More…

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers International is an American company that offers various products and services to assist with weight loss and maintenance. Founded in 1963 by Queens, New York, Jean Nidetch homemaker, it operates in about 30 countries around the world, generally under names that are local translations of “Weight Watchers”. The core philosophy behind Weight Watchers programs is to be used as a guide to help participants in the process of losing weight, by providing more exercise, and providing support. At 12 months Weight Watchers is a group of people who have been in a control group. The term weight-watcher, in the same sense, had been formed. Read More…

ViSalus

ViSalus Sciences is an American multilevel marketing (MLM) company based in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Troy, Michigan. The company markets weight management nutritional products, dietary supplements and energy drinks in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. As of September 2014, the company had a network of approximately 31,000 independent distributors. Weight management products, including Vi-Shape meal replacement shake and Vi-Trim Clear Control Mix Drink, form the bulk of the company’s sales. A 2016 class action follows alleged racketeering and fraudulent pyramid scheme selling of distribution rights. Read More…

SparkPeople

SparkPeople is an American private company which develops and maintains several healthy living websites and mobile apps. SparkPeople operates sparkpeople.com, which offers a free-four-stage diet program which uses tools, content, and support to help users make lifestyle changes, and sparkRecipes.com, which allows users the ability to catalog, rate, and share recipes, especially healthy recipes, and gives the nutritional information about their recipes. It also offers the ability to add these recipes to their daily food log on SparkPeople. Read More…

Retrofit (company)

Chicago based retrofit is a weight loss company based in Chicago, Illinois. It is known for their use of technology to assist people with weight loss and their ability to use Skype for clients to speak with program advisers and experts, Wi-Fi scales and Fitbit. Wellness experts include a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavioral coaching to cover areas of nutrition, fitness, and behavior change. Retrofit uses the extent of a primary client base and a greater degree of active client base. Read More…

Nutrisystem

Nutrisystem, headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is a commercial provider of weight loss products and services. Initially, the company offers weight loss counseling and products in brick and mortar centers. In 1999, the company moved to a direct-to-consumer business model, selling its products and programs on the Internet and through a call center via 1-800 numbers. As of 2014 was lacking that Nutrisystem products help with long-term weight loss; There was more evidence that it was more likely that it was 3.8% more weight loss than a control group. Reviews of the Nutrisystem program criticizes the company’s approach to long-term and expensive costs. In 2010, the company’s mobile platform was launched amidst claims that Nutrisystem had stolen technology from WebDiet, Inc., at Silicon Valley startup. In 2012 Dawn Zier joined Nutrisystem as CEO. In 2015 they acquired the South Beach Diet brand. Read More…

FitDay

FitDay is an online diet journal diary.

FitDay started as a personal computer software application written by two Boston programming entrepreneurs, Jim and Russ Determan (brothers), in 2002. Subsequently, they launched an internet version of the software on the domain FitDay.com. Internet Brands acquired FitDay in 2008, though the original programmer continues to lead development of the site. 3FatChicks, CancerForums.net, and HealthNews.org. Read More…

eDiets.com

eDiets.com, Inc. is a professional dietary, nutritional, and exercise advice. The company was formed in 1997. Originally called Practi-cal, the original 12-week weight management program was based on Weighting For Wellness, written by Donna DeCunzo, RD, LD. The program includes nutrition, fitness, behavior modification and stress management as part of its tenets. Steve Johnson programmed the database and Dave Humble wrote the business plan. Read More…

Diet-to-Go

Diet-to-Go (DTG) is a privately held company that was founded in 1991 by Hilton Davis. Diet-to-Go is a service that offers a national food delivery and local food pickup meals. The company was formed originally in Virginia. The company offers four types of meal plans – Low Fat Serving Controlled, Low Fat Vegetarian and Low Carb Low Diabetic. In 1999, the company started one of the first frozen meals in the United States, making its line of products available nationwide. The local food pick-up program is a partnership between local businesses and fitness clubs such as Gold’s Gym, World Gym, One To One Fitness, Sports and Health, and other independent gyms and health clubs. Other distributors include drugstores such as Rotbie Robbie. Read More…

Jenny Craig, Inc.

Jenny Craig, Inc., Jenny Craig, is an American weight loss, weight management and nutrition company. The company has more than 700 weight management centers in Australia, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico. The program is one of a number of ways in which it is distributed through its centers or shipped directly to customers. Read More…

AdvoCare

AdvoCare International, LP is an American multi-level marketing company that sells dietary supplements. The company, headquartered in Plano, Texas, was founded in 1993 by Charles Ragus and employed roughly 250 people in 2013. AdvoCare distributes its products in the United States through a network of approximately 60,000 independent distributors. Read More…

1-800-GET-THIN

1-800-GET-THIN was an American marketing company with headquarters at Beverly Hills, California. It is a registered trademark of “insurance services”, “insurance services”, “insurance services”, “insurance services” and “insurance services”.

1-800-GET-THIN was incorporated by Robert Silverman in February 2010. According to Silverman, the goal of 1-800-GET-THIN was “assisting individuals [to] overcome their battle with obesity, which has reached world- wide epidemic status. ‘”Robert Silverman resigned as a company president on 28 February 2012″ to pursue other career opportunities. ” Read More…

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