Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at 91

Weight Watchers was founded in 1963 by Jean Nidetch, a self-described "overweight housewife obsessed with cookies."

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  • Jean Nidetch started Weight Watchers in 1963
  • Nidetch's philosophy: "It's choice -- not chance -- that determines your destiny"

(CNN)Combining healthy eating with moral support, Jean Nidetch became a heavyweight in the weight-loss industry. The founder of Weight Watchers died Wednesday at her home in Florida.

She was 91.