5 things you’ll love about the WeightWatchers program
At WW, we don’t believe in standing still. It’s just one of the reasons why, building on 60 years of experience and history, the WW program has been ranked the #1 Best Diet for Weight Loss by the U.S. News & World Report for 12 years in a row.
We’re constantly innovating and evolving to reflect the latest and greatest in nutrition- and behaviour-change science and research, as well as all-important, real-life feedback from members.
The result is that our current weight-loss program is not only effective, it’s more streamlined and liveable than ever. And that means there’s a whole lot to love about it.
1. It’s a simplified weight-loss program
Now, probably more than ever, life is not only busy, it’s pretty complicated, right? There’s a lot (a whole lot!) to do and think about, which means losing weight needs to be as uncomplicated as possible. For one thing, it’s really challenging to stay focused on your goals when there’s too much noise in the background – but also, weight loss shouldn’t be complicated!
So, based on what we know – and what the most up-to-date science shows – works for weight loss and what our members have told us about what they need to make sticking to a weight-loss program as easy as possible, the current WW program is a streamlined, simplified version of the super-successful WW programs that came before it.
2. There’s less tracking!
A key part of making things simpler and easier is giving you less stuff to think about and do in order to achieve the weight-loss results you’re after – and that means less tracking, saving you both time and headspace.
The short story is you no longer have to track Points for drinking water and eating veggies, so, you can focus more on tracking what has the biggest impact on your weight loss journey- foods with Points values.
Regularly drinking water and eating non-starchy veggies is still super important and encouraged. You have non-starchy veggies as a ZeroPoint food, which encourages you to reach for them often. You can also still choose to track your water intake right in the WW app, so you stay aware of your habits.
3. Points values are now the same for everyone
Yep, you read that right – not only do all members now have the exact same list of 200+ ZeroPoint® foods (that don’t need to be weighed, measured or tracked!) the Points values for food and recipes are exactly the same for everyone.*
Every member will have over 200 ZeroPoint foods to enjoy including non-starchy veggies, fruit, eggs, yoghurt and cottage cheese, fish and shellfish, chicken and turkey breast, tofu and tempeh, corn and popcorn, and beans, peas and lentils.
By taking Points ranges out of the equation, it makes it so much easier to share recipes with other members and feel inspired about what to eat. Whenever you see a Points value for a recipe, you automatically know it applies to you and how it fits into your daily budget. All that’s left to do is cook and enjoy it.
And don’t worry if one of your favourite foods no longer appears on the ZeroPoint foods list – the foods that have been removed are still recommended nutritional powerhouses! So while they may have been reassigned a Points value, it’ll be lower than what you might expect in order to encourage you to keep enjoying those foods regularly. Plus, you get a higher personalised Points budget to compensate. What’s not to love?
4. There’s a diabetes-tailored plan
We know that striving to eat healthy food and lose weight when you’re living with diabetes can often deliver some specific requirements and considerations, which is exactly why WW now provides a tailored plan.
WW’s science-backed Diabetes-Tailored Plan comes complete with a slightly different list of ZeroPoint foods. Like all ZeroPoint foods, you don’t need to weigh, measure or track them when you eat them, but the difference is they’ve been carefully chosen as foods that are less likely to impact blood sugar levels. They’re there to be eaten as often as you want.
The list is based on global public health guidelines such as the International Diabetes Federation and includes 6 groups: non-starchy veggies, eggs, fish and shellfish, chicken and turkey breast, tofu and tempeh, and beans, peas, and lentils.
Of course, foods that don’t appear on the Diabetes-Tailored Plan’s ZeroPoint foods list aren’t off the menu! You can still eat and enjoy them using your personalised Points budget.
The plan also provides diabetes-friendly information and heaps of recipes. And while every WW member has access to Connect, our WW-exclusive social network, there’s a dedicated ‘Living with Diabetes’ Connect Group that you can check out for intel and tips.
5. The WW app is easier than ever to use
WeightWatchers app was already award-winning, but we’re not ones to rest on our laurels – 60 years of evolution and innovation is testimony to that! So the current WW program comes complete with an easier-than-ever app experience.
The member-favourite features are all still there – like the barcode scanner and the ‘What’s in Your Fridge?’ recipe suggester – but the app has been given a refresh to make it easier to track everything from activity to recipes and meals.
Plus, the WW app includes all the resources you need to follow the program – the program guide, the ZeroPoint foods list, your Points budget dashboard and answers to the most frequently asked questions about the program.
Combined with workouts, meditations, good-sleep routines and support from fellow WW members and Coaches, the new-and-improved WW app means everything you need to lose weight is all there in the palm of your hand.
*Members on the Diabetes-Tailored Plan will have a different ZeroPoint Foods list, which may affect the Points values of certain foods and recipes.