With the arrival of each new year comes a fresh batch of resolutions. For many people, dropping some extra pounds will be a key goal for 2010. Experts say that if you're serious about losing weight, skip the diet pills and fad diets -- the former simply don't work and the latter aren't healthy. Ideally, you'll want to start a weight loss program that's flexible, based on real foods and that supports and encourages a healthier lifestyle.
To that end, Weight Watchers is considered the best weight loss program overall, boasting a good long-term record of effectiveness. Not all experts are sold on the program's signature "points" system, however, saying that it doesn't truly promote a broader lifestyle change centered around healthy eating. Plus, Weight Watchers' weekly fees can add up quickly. Read more