If you are overweight, you are not alone. Sixty-six percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight. Achieving a healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help you prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.

Eating too much or not being physically active enough will make you overweight. To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy might include:

  • Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
  • Eating smaller portions
  • Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
  • Being physically active

Buffalo State College WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK Program

The Buffalo State College Weight Watchers At Work Program has successfully held several sessions on campus and continues to grow. Congratulations to those who have successfully met their weight loss goals...and Welcome to new members!

As of January 2012, program participants must register for a Monthly Pass costing $39.99 each and payable by credit, debit, or pay pal. No less than 20 participants are required in order for Weight Watchers to host a program at Buffalo State. All Weight Watchers members can register through the website at https://wellness.weightwatchers.com. If we do not meet the 20-person minimum, those who have signed up will have the option to attend a different meeting site off-campus. If you are not interested in attending the At Work Program but still want to participate in Weight Watchers, please register anyway as you will still be counted towards the 20 person minimum required for our campus and will receive the At Work Program discounted price.

Download the Monthly Pass directions, then visit the registration page, and get started with Weight Watchers! Check the EAP "Events" link for current program dates. Questions can be emailed to Melissa Slisz. NOTE: Use ID #56184 and Passcode WW56184.


Resources on Controlling or Losing Weight

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Healthy Weight: Tools for a healthy weight lifestyle

Mayo ClinicTips, guidelines, diet plans, assessing readiness, setting goals, maintaining a positive attitude

National Women's Health Information Center: Answers to frequently asked questions about weight issues

WIN (Weight-control Information Network): Tips on choosing a safe and successful weight loss program