America's #1 New Years Resolution Leads To Dollar Signs For Weight Loss Franchises

A weight loss franchise can offer benefits for those who want to shed a few pounds or grow a business...and it may be just what the doctor ordered

There’s probably not a bigger franchise opportunity in America...literally. Weight loss franchises not only help individuals change their lives, live longer, and more healthfully, but also offer high earning potential for franchisees who are interested in a piece of the $46 billion weight loss franchise industry.

It’s well documented that many Americans need help with their waist size. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control studies suggest an estimated 65 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese â€" that’s more than 140 million people. For some of those, the simple aesthetic value of dropping the pounds helps them feel and look better. But there’s a long-term payoff. Losing weight, and keeping it off, reduces the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, among other diseases, and can lower the risk of many kinds of cancer.

So whether it’s fitness centers and health clubs or diet, nutrition, and exercise programs, franchising has many options to offer weight loss seekers â€" and those who seek to help them. There are fitness clubs like Liberty Fitness, Contours Express, Bally’s, and Curves, that prescribe workout and exercise solutions to help burn off those extra bulges. But other franchises such as Lite for Life, Inches-a-Weigh, and LA Weight Loss, focus more on diet and nutritional solutions for weight loss. Of course, the well-informed consumer will realize that the most effective means for weight loss comes through a healthy regimen of both diet and exercise.

One of the newest trends to emerge in weight loss franchising is the physician-monitored weight loss program. It’s no longer one-size-fits-all when it comes to weight loss and dieting solutions. Now systems can offer safer and more individually targeted solutions towards weight loss causes, effects, and remedies. And it’s all overseen and monitored by trained physicians, nurses, and other qualified practitioners. Franchises like Physician’s Weight Loss Center offer a wide range of weight loss system choices, depending upon the participant’s needs. For example, the company has five different weight loss and nutrition plans that have been specifically created to help participants lose the right amount of weight. Each plan is nutritionally designed by licensed dietitions to help get the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals needed by the body. Franchises like Physician’s Weight Loss Center also offer specialized nutritional protein supplements and specialized food menus designed to help maximize weight loss and nutrition.

There are a number of weight loss franchise opportunities out there. As with any franchise, you’ll want to perform your due diligence. Seek out, obtain, and carefully review the UFOC documents and initial investment costs. Speak to existing franchise owners, and be prepared to put in some hours.

As Americans get ready to ring in the new year and make promises to themselves and their loved ones concerning their health and diet, you might consider whether operating a weight loss franchise would be the right move for you.

There may not be a magic pill solution for losing weight, but a weight loss franchise may be the next best thing. And it’s one place where being the biggest loser can be a good thing.

Published: December 12th, 2007

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