- Name: Jean Nidetch
- Born: 10/12/1923
- Died: 04/29/2015 (91 years old)
- Occupation: Businesswoman
- Known for: Co-founder of Weight Watchers
Jean Evelyn Nidetch (née Slutsky, October 12, 1923 – April 29, 2015) was an American business entrepreneur who was the founder of the Weight Watchers organization.
Birth Name: Jean Evelyn Slutsky
Alias: Jean Evelyn Slutsky
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Parkland, Florida, U.S.
Jean Nidetch quotes :
Weight loss can change your whole character. That always amazed me: Shedding pounds does change your personality. It changes your philosophy of life because you recognize that you are capable of using your mind to change your body.Jean Nidetch
I don't really remember, but I'm positive that whenever I cried, my mother gave me something to eat. I'm sure that whenever I had a fight with the little girl next door, or it was raining and I couldn't go out, or I wasn't invited to a birthday party, my mother gave me a piece of candy to make me feel better.Jean Nidetch
At the age of thirty-seven, I was fat, and since the age of thirty-eight, I have never been fat again. That's the whole idea of effective weight loss - it's permanent because it's part of your lifestyle and the way you think about yourself, with pride and a sense of accomplishment. The goal you achieve is your own - you own it.Jean Nidetch