Food & Nutrition

9 ZeroPoint food categories on the WeightWatchers program

ZeroPoint foods are zero in Points which means you don't have to count them! Take a look at the zero heroes on the list.
Published 9 December 2021 | Updated 14 December 2022


Meet your go-to foods for weight loss


On the WeightWatchers program, ZeroPoint® foods are super handy! These are WW's nutritious go-to options that are exactly what they sound like - foods that have a Points® value of zero. They are nutritional powerhouses that you can reach for frequently and consistently, without weighing, measuring, or tracking them. Think of them as your staples that will help set you up for a healthy pattern of eating.

They were specifically chosen because they are nutrient, vitamin, and mineral-packed. Because of that, they’re recommended by national and international guidelines (including the World Health Organization) to be consumed often as part of a healthy pattern of eating. They’re zero heroes because:


  • They help you stick to your Points budget: ZeroPoint foods help you on your weight loss journey and add flexibility to your Points budget. The more often you incorporate ZeroPoint foods into your eating pattern, the easier it will be to stick to your Points budget.

  • They help with hunger: ZeroPoint foods help with hunger, no matter how many Points you have left for the day, there is always something to eat.

  • They are easy to have on hand: They’re regular, everyday foods that are easy to incorporate into lots of different meals.

  • No weighing, measuring or tracking: You don’t need to track these foods because your Points budget has already accounted for them. Instead, focus your energy on tracking foods that have Points values, because those are the ones that are most likely to impact your weight.

  • You can still lose weight: ZeroPoint foods have been part of the WW program (and a member favourite) for many years! We have rigorously tested our program and have found that members can regularly incorporate all ZeroPoint foods into their everyday eating and still lose weight.