Weight Watchers 1980s Program Information?

I, too, am looking for the menus and exchange lists from the Weight Watchers Quick Start Program from 1984. I would appreciate anything at all anyone can e-mail me. I remember going to meetings with my mom back in the 80s and this program was simple, easy, and it worked!


I am now experiencing chronic back pain from back problems and I know losing weight could reduce my pain. Thank you so much and God Bless!

By Amy C.

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May 14, 20122 found this helpful

HI! If you can get the old WW cookbook, it has all the values there. But here they are for women per day:

Protiens: 9 oz
Fats: 3 (includes butter, oils, mayo, etc. 1 tbsp is a serving)
Milks: 2 (include yogurt, etc).
Veggies: 2 cups at least
Fruit: 3
Bread: 3 (includes pasta & rice, 1/2 cup is a serving)

Eat liver & onions once a week; no more than an ounce of cheese a day; cereal & cottage cheese can be counted as proteins if eaten at breakfast.


If you have peanut butter, cut one of the fats.

If you cheat, cheat with proteins or veggies. Also, if you eat this way, you don't need vitamins either.

Hope this helps!

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November 24, 20160 found this helpful

I was in WW in the early-mid 80s, did well, and became a WW leader. I'm curious about a couple of things. I dot remember a specific amount of protein. I thought it was by servings. I,also, thought that Wiggins were by servings and not a specific amount.

I've done the point system, and I feel, as the previousperson who made the comment that it is easier to say no than put limits on it. So, I'm going back to the old program and attend the meetings. I'll see if that works better for me.

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November 24, 20160 found this helpful

And butter is one teaspoon, not 1 tablespoon for one serving. That is one thing I remember.

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April 17, 20200 found this helpful

This menu is from the 1970s not the 80s

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June 11, 20140 found this helpful

I just found what you are looking for: Go to Amazon and order the Quick Start cookbook. All the food lists are there.

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

Hi Need copy of 1984 Weight watchers program

Please sent to me

Thank you Dot

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