Thursday, August 21, 2008

Weight Watchers: Fantasy Football For Diets

Clive Thompson is a smart writer. Here, he compares Weight Watchers' online tracking system to role-playing games.

When I first used it, I thought it was like "Fantasy Football for dieting" -- you get a screen of stats and options and you manage them, hoping for a daily or weekly "win." (Of course, I wasn't smart enough to write it up and present it as thoughtfully as Thompson.)

As Weight Watchers continues to try to market the system to guys, they should consider that.

-- D.S.

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