Oprah’s Weight Loss Causes Weight Watchers Stock To Skyrocket

Oprah Winfrey has lost weight once again, and this time her weight loss has caused shares of Weight Watchers’ stock to jump 20 percent.

According to CBS News, Oprah reported that she lost 26 pounds using the Weight Watchers program, although she continued to eat bread. Winfrey is both an investor and a spokesperson for the company.

On January 26, Winfrey took to Twitter to share news of her weight loss. The simple tweet said, “Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt? #ComeJoinMe” and it also included a video of Winfrey talking about her Weight Watchers weight loss.

Following the video and tweet, shares of Weight Watchers stock rose as high as $13.49 per share, or around 20 percent. It was a good day for Oprah because she not only lost weight, but also gained value in her investment portfolio.

But not all of us are Weight Watchers spokespeople, and not all of us are coming along so well in our weight loss New Year’s resolutions. So how should we stay on track with our diet and fitness goals for 2016?

Weight Loss Tips From The Experts

When it comes to losing weight, it seems everyone these days has an expert opinion. Between fad diets endorsed by celebrities to the huge trend in fitness competing, weight loss tips are everywhere. But when it comes down to it, the best advice is usually to just keep it simple and keep it consistent.

“Don’t try to do too much at once. This is the most common mistake people make when setting goals. Find ways that you can achieve small victories each week to stay motivated,” advised one fitness expert, speaking on the subject of New Year’s fitness resolutions.

Including both cardio and muscle strengthening exercises into your routine is one step on the journey to becoming more fit. It should be common sense, but staying consistent in your workout regimen also plays a big role in whether or not you’ll meet your fitness and weight loss resolutions this year, even if you’ve been unsuccessful in the past.

Weight loss resolutions. Credit: Getty Images
Weight loss resolutions. [Photo by Getty Images]
Although it may seem to be unrelated, making sure you get enough sleep and drink enough water also play a big role in whether or not you’ll be able to stick to a diet and fitness routine.

A weight loss expert from Diet Doc touted the relationship between staying hydrated and losing weight by saying, “Drinking plenty of water is one way to not only promote weight loss, but also to improve overall health. Simply, without water the body does not work well. Without good hydration, exercise that can lead to long-term, sustainable weight loss is less effective.”

Weight loss nutritionists also recommend to paying more attention to what you eat, instead of how much you eat. Rather than opting for foods that are marketed as “health” foods, you’ll see more success sticking to a whole foods diet that includes real fruits and vegetables.

Oprah’s weight loss doesn’t have to be the only success story as we head further into 2016. Following a few simple tips and staying consistent can do wonders for your health and your waistline.

Eat more whole foods. Credit: Getty Images
Eat more whole foods. [Photo by Getty Images]
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