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NEWS
December 28, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
When we diet, most of us eat more fruits and vegetables, many choose an established weight loss program, and one in four of us gets some help from a smartphone app. Those are some of the results from a recent ConsumerReports.org survey of 3,201 subscribers who shared their experiences about becoming more healthy. With a few days left until you begin your new year's resolutions to lose weight, get in shape and feel good in 2012, perhaps some of these enlightening tidbits will help steer you in the right direction.
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BUSINESS
November 15, 2001 | Reuters, Times Staff
Investors' renewed hunger for initial public stock offerings afforded decent receptions for three issues Wednesday. Weight Watchers International Inc. raised $417.6 million by selling 17.4 million shares at $24 each--above the expected range of $21 to $23. The deal won't bring new capital to Woodbury, N.Y.-based Weight Watchers, however: Most shares sold were offered by its parent, Artal Luxembourg.
NEWS
January 22, 1997 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Queen Victoria--royally pained in 1900 by a courtier's impersonation of her prim voice and puffy cheeks--who noted that we were not amused. With such aloof precedence, we must presume today's royals are unamusedly bashing their heads against Buckingham Palace at word that Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, will appear in TV commercials and throw her rank around for Weight Watchers.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Consumer Reports has released its latest diet plan ratings, and there's a new queen of the low-cal aisle: Jenny Craig. This came as a bit of a disappointment to me.  Hoping to lose about 10-15 pounds of weight I put on when pregnant with my now 2-year-old son, I recently started Weight Watchers -- which came in third in the rankings.  Weight Watchers got dinged for not providing proof of sufficient weight loss and for publishing a sample menu...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jessica Simpson was among this year's high-profile ladies with overly documented pregnancies, and she's comparing her nine months of baby growing to that of Kim Kardashian and the former Kate Middleton. The 33-year-old "Fashion Star" mentor was often ridiculed for her weight gain before becoming pregnant with her first child, Maxwell, 15 months. Simpson, who is engaged to football player Eric Johnson, later signed on as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers to lose the weight. The gig was cut short when she announced that she was pregnant with her second child, a boy named Ace Knute who was born June 30. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom "I am definitely one of those pregnant women who just gains a lot of weight," Simpson told Us Weekly.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Santa didn't bring Jessica Simpson everything she wanted for Christmas this last holiday. Case in point: She still really wants to get married. With luck, it'll happen in the year 2014. "We need to get married," Simpson said Tuesday on " Good Morning America ," referring to herself and fiance Eric Johnson. They've been engaged since November 2010, but haven't really found the time to tie the knot, what with having a couple of babies and all.  "I already feel like we're like an old married couple already," Simpson said.
BUSINESS
September 17, 1997 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone who's ever tried to lose weight will take issue with two new advertising campaigns that suggest dieting is as simple as ABC or one, two, three. But analysts say that campaigns unveiled last month by Weight Watchers International Inc. and Jenny Craig Inc. could lead to increased market share for the industry leaders now that two popular diet drugs have been linked to heart valve problems and pulled from the market.
NEWS
May 23, 1996 | GAYLE POLLARD TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some travelers think of Paris and picture young lovers, fashions to die for, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Versailles. Not my friends. They think of food. John recommended the heavenly steak and divine French fries at L'Entrecote, the Parisian steakhouse. Sergio reminisced about the perfect duck--and the exorbitant bill--at Tour D'Argent, the fancy penthouse restaurant overlooking Notre Dame and the Seine.
NEWS
February 21, 1994 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kathleen Sullivan has a lot on her plate these days. There are all those lean turkey breasts and lightly dressed salads, and then there's that big fat deal with Weight Watchers that has her on the most public diet in the history of the world. And if that weren't enough to drive a person to the nearest 31 Flavors, there's this fuss over the seemliness of a news anchor--even one unemployed for nearly four years--doing commercials for anything , including healthy food. "Does it bother me?
HEALTH
April 5, 1999 | ROCHELLE O'GORMAN
STOP STUFFING YOURSELF Simon & Schuster Audio. Abridged nonfiction. One cassette. Length: 90 minutes. $12. Read by Jenna Stern. Available in bookstores. * An official Weight Watchers publication, this is a motivational tool to start you on your weight-loss plan. The focus is not on what you eat, but on how you eat. Behavior modification and the triggers that cause you to overeat are addressed in a straightforward manner. Worry, stress and boredom are discussed as possible factors for overeating.
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