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WW vs. Vegan Diet

Compare the vegan diet with the WW (Weight Watchers reimagined) weight loss program. We'll look at what you'll eat, the health risks and liveability of both options.

Does a vegan diet work for weight loss?

There’s a growing trend towards veganism for health, environmental and animal welfare reasons. ­The vegan diet is the strictest sub-set of the vegetarian diet, and followers eat only plant-based foods. As well as no meat, fish or eggs, it also means no animal by-products, such as gelatin, a common thickener, or rennet used in cheese making.

A vegan diet can work for weight loss but supplements may need to be considered to meet the recommended daily intake of particular nutrients like vitamin B12. The WW program is vegan friendly and most vegan foods are also ZeroPoint™ foods which means you don’t have to track them.

Vegan diet

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#1 Best Diet for Weigh-Loss in 2021

#3 Best Diet for Weight-Loss in 2021

What can I eat on this plan?

Everything’s on the menu! The myWW+ has added food, activity, sleep, and mindset features designed to make weight loss easier. It builds on our proven SmartPoints® system, which converts calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein into one easy-to-use value. There are different ways to follow myWW+ that provide varying SmartPoints Budgets balanced with 100+ (fruits and most veggies on Green), 200+ (fruits and most veggies, and lean proteins on Blue), or 300+ (fruits and most veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains on Purple) ZeroPoint foods that you don’t have to track or measure. Of course, balanced, healthy eating behaviours are still recommended. Even if you’re not on Purple, we never put whole food groups off-limits.

The vegan diet excludes all animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. People may choose a vegan diet based on their values and/or for weight loss.


The program has been developed based on principles of nutrition and behaviour-change science to build healthy habits around food, activity, sleep, and mindset. Our easy-to-use features, including our new 'What's in your fridge' tool that suggests recipes based on what you already have, techniques that you can learn through new 5-Minute Coaching audio sessions, and weekly topics help guide members towards smarter food choices, moving more, sleeping better, and more helpful ways of thinking.

More people are choosing to eat a more plant-based diet and reducing the amount of animal products they eat. This demand has meant cafes, restaurants and supermarkets are providing more vegan options than ever before, which makes it easier to stick to long-term.

Health risks

WW was named the #1 doctor-recommended weight-loss program based on a 2019 survey by Kantar Health of 500 doctors who recommend weight-loss programs to patients.

A vegan diet can result in nutritional deficiencies, including vitamin B12, iron, and calcium. If left untreated, these deficiencies can cause serious illness including cognitive decline, anemia, and osteoporosis.

Social support

In-person and Virtual Workshops, WW Coaches, 24/7 Live Coaching, customer service, and Connect, an exclusive social network with other members for motivation and inspiration whenever you need it.

Blogs written by followers of the vegan diet and online communities exist but do not provide guidance from qualified experts.

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WW vegan recipes

The WW program is suitable for all dietary preferences including those who follow a vegan diet.

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