How It Works

A hands-on, pounds-off approach to weight loss®

TOPS doesn't pay celebrities to endorse us, and we don't promise quick fixes or promote unrealistic images of the "perfect" body. Instead we focus on health.

You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight.

We're here for you!®

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Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for TOPS members just like you for nearly 70 years. Read more.

How Does it Work?


You choose to join (or start) a local chapter or become an online member. Weekly meetings provide a supportive, educational environment where people are encouraged and not judged. Learn more.

What's the meal plan?

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TOPS does not sell foods, endorse products, or push a one-size fits all meal plan. On the TOPS meal plan, we encourage you to choose foods you enjoy in moderation. The flexible guidelines help you control calories while eating real food that you make at home or order in a restaurant.

What kinds of educational tools do you offer?

TOPS Educational Tools

TOPS offers a variety of educational resources and tools—most of which are available exclusively to members through our online store. See a sampling our of our most popular tools or check out our book on Amazon. (The book is available at a significant discount from our website when you become a member.)

Online Membership

TOPS Online Membership

If face-to-face meetings aren't your style or if you can’t find a meeting that fits your schedule, you can be an online member and still take advantage of our experts’ tips and our many print and online materials. Find out more here.

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