Where Can I Find the 70's Weight Watchers Diet Plan?

Does anyone have a copy of the Weight Watchers diet from the 1970s that they could share? or know how to find one online? I've lost mine and that diet seemed to work for me back then and the new versions don't now. The new one is too lenient for me. I need the structure of the old diet. Thanks.


By janet from AR

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May 1, 20106 found this helpful

I googled 1970s weight watchers plan and got a page of instructions. It was called THE WAY IT WAS, perhaps you can find it

March 30, 20173 found this helpful

Does anyone have the Weight Watchers Diet for the 70's and 80's?

March 24, 20184 found this helpful

I want a copy of the old weight watchers too. I can not loose on the points system

September 5, 20202 found this helpful

I would like a copy of the old 1980s weight watchers book

September 6, 20211 found this helpful

I have the old 1975 weight watchers diet booklet. I am happy to share it with anyone, but do not know if I can post it here. I will share it on my Facebook post or email it to you.

February 11, 20220 found this helpful

Is this the little pink phablet we got when we joined i have tried for years to find mine i can picture it it was abot 10 " tall and maybe 5" wide just a few pages. 5 fish 2 fruits i believe would love to see a copy only one that seemed to work

July 13, 20220 found this helpful

I would like it too. All I can remember was 5 fish meals, 3 beef meals, 1liver meal . I cannot remember anything else. I dont remember what kind of fruit I could have and veggies I could have.


I know I was younger but I did well on a strict diet which I really liked. They had a sheet you had to fill out and I wish I had one of those too. I need this diet for medical reasons.

June 16, 20231 found this helpful

pumpkin pie weight watchers recipe

August 11, 20230 found this helpful

I can't either. I need a strick diet, not all these points

August 17, 20230 found this helpful

Would you please send me a copy thank you so much

October 28, 20230 found this helpful

I would really like to have a copy of the Old Weight Watchers Diet from the 1970's. I did well on that diet. I need more structure that the present plans.

November 2, 20230 found this helpful

I would like that recipe as well. All I can remember is that it didnt use a pie crust, but, I think a limited amount of Bisquick right in the pumpkin mixture.


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May 3, 20101 found this helpful

My Mother and I went together back in the late 60's.
The one thing I remember best was the rules for
breaking a get the ball rolling again


after having lost an initial amount of weight then
leveling off.

We ate 2 oz of water-packed tuna at breakfast
along with one-half grapefruit, black coffee, and 1
slice of whole wheat bread. At lunch, we ate a big
green tossed salad with 1 tsp of olive oil and 2 tsp
apple cider vinegar, 4 oz V-8 or tomato juice and
tea (hot or cold) without sugar. Sugar substitute is
In the evening, (before 6pm), we were allowed to
have the other 3-4 oz of that can of water-packed
tuna fish, 1 slice of whole wheat bread, the other half of grapefruit, a green salad with 1 tsp olive oil and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, hot tea or coffee.

At bedtime, we could have an 8 oz glass of
low fat skimmed milk or buttermilk. We stayed on that for an entire week, and it would always break that plateau... Losing about 3 pounds for the week, and then any time we felt like we were not losing, we'd go right back on that "crash" diet. It always


worked, but we always gained back what we'd lost in
the long run. I finally decided to just be happy the
way I was...and I've made it to far. :-) I'm
not done just yet either. Fairly healthy and very
sassy according to my husband.

Hope this is what you're looking for.
Julia in Boca Raton, FL

March 12, 20172 found this helpful

Yes thank you this is exactly what I was looking for and remember now also. Started WW in the 60's when we were weighed on the doctor scale and paid $3. I lost a lot of weight eating this and now I want to try it again. Thankfully I love tuna. Keep on trucking that's my motto.

September 17, 20188 found this helpful

WW started for the public in 1972. The basic plan was to eat daily: 3 fruits, 2 oz. bread, 2 low sugar veggies up to 2 cups, 1 high sugar veggie (beets, peas, corn etc) 1/2 cup, 2 -8oz glasses of skim milk or 12 oz. of buttermilk, 4 oz. meat or fish lunch, 6 oz meat or fish for dinner. 1 tbsp. of oil of any kind (oil, mayo, butter, salad dressing). Weekly, eat: meat 3x a week only, fish at least 5x. 4 eggs a week.


Liver must be eaten once a week. Fruit must be eaten with meal, never a snack. soft cheese 4 oz, hard cheese 4 oz. No fried foods, no sugar, no alcholol, no watermelon. Limit bananas to one a week. Grapes to 1 c. a week. I lost 30 lbs in 3 months and was not hungry. Fill up on those low sugar veggies. I still use this diet as a way of life food plan. It works. The 'new WW' never have worked for me.

August 24, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for posting this. I've been trying a Keto way, but found that I can't endure the Keto flu (I'm 81 and have had kidney problems). But I remember my 1972 years with WW and I lost. Couldn't sustain it back then when I reached goal, but foods have changed since then, and we now know the nutritional value in everything we eat. I want to try this


WW again without the white carbs, and simple sugars. I will not overdo on the fats (Keto) because my body has enough to use up. I hope this works!

September 7, 20190 found this helpful

I seem to remember some of the WW plan, but i,'ve been looking for the recipe my mother used to make for lunch, and i loved it! It was tuna with a puredd Green veggie(asparagus, broccoli, ?) With a few bread crumbs scattered on top. Sound familiar?

March 22, 20210 found this helpful

Jean Neidich started weight watchers in 1963

August 9, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you so very much for that. I have the original weight watchers cookbook but I somehow lost the basic plan. I do about the three beef five fish the rest chicken. But I forgot about the fruits I knew you could have unlimited a French cut green beans. I would sometimes eat four cans a day. I remember eating the weight watchers pumpkin pie recipe. I lost 30 pounds and Ive done versions of the original weight watchers to lose weight at times. Its a very healthy way of eating.

August 22, 20210 found this helpful

I started weight watchers when I got engaged to be married in 1969. I went to meetings and got down to my goal weight before my wedding in 1970.

January 9, 20220 found this helpful

The original Weight Watchers diet was a "mimeographed" sheet put out by the NYC Board of Health. Jean was a neighbor, and my mother was one of 4 or 5 original women that Jean gathered together using the BOH sheet and talking in a small group. Get the BOH diet sheet from the early 1960's and you'll have it!

September 8, 20230 found this helpful

I started WW in the 80's. Just in 3 month's I lost 64 lbs. I stooked to the program faithfully.l kepted my weight off for 7 years. I'm in my 70's now and really need to loose this weight so I'm going back on the old WW. I hope it will work for me again.

January 25, 20240 found this helpful

Oy. Remember tuna with mustard?


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May 4, 20101 found this helpful

I think that if you had good luck then, it was about your works better when you are younger because you are more active. As we age, we need a lot more exercise to lose pounds effectively. I would love to lose even 10 pounds but find that the older I get the more difficult it is. I agree with Pookarina, I am getting to the point where it is "take me or leave me."

February 3, 20120 found this helpful

The post from MartyD is exactly right! I did the same thing, and found the 1970s weight watchers. In the 60s the original plan was very Spartan; 1970s included fats and was wonderful, with just enough structure (as I need as well) but a little wiggle room on what you ate & when. I remember them saying they found that this version produced body shape changes that they hadn't seen before, or expected. Here's the website:


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