How to Track in the WW App
Find out why tracking is so important to weight loss, and how easy it is in the WW app.
Published October 22, 2021
Why Should I Track?

Research shows that tracking helps you lose and maintain your weight. It makes you aware of what you’re eating, how much you’re eating, and how many PersonalPoints™ you’re using. Along the way, you’ll start to recognize healthier choices, too. The WW app is your go-to tool for tracking; not only can you save your frequently eaten foods and browse restaurant menus, but also any Points you have added to your budget from non-starchy veggies, activity, and water intake will appear there as well. Plus, you’ll get WellnessWins for tracking healthy behaviours, too!

You don’t need to track your ZeroPoint™ foods; we’ve already factored them in to your PersonalPoints Budget! (Learn more about ZeroPoint foods here.) But it is important to weigh, measure, and track foods that have PersonalPoints values.

How to Track Foods That Have PersonalPoints

  1. Type a food into the My Day search bar on either the app or website. (For example, "chicken.")
  2. Hit "Search" and select the food you want to track, with the serving size and meal time.
  3. Click 'Track Food.' Done!

Want an even faster way to track? Scan the nutrition label of any packaged food with the barcode scanner in the WW app.

What About Meals With Non-Starchy Veggies?

In your WW app, foods and recipes that contain a full serving of non-starchy veggies (like our veggies lovers’ omelet) will have a little ‘+’ icon on the Points coin. This means you will add Points when you track the recipe; the app does all the work for you. (Great, right?)

There’s another way to get credit for the veggies you eat: the veggie tracker, located right above the water tracker. The veggie tracker is there for those moments when you’re eating non-starchy veggies that aren't part of a recipe; for example, when you’re snacking on 1 cup of baby carrots. To add PersonalPoints, simply tap the ‘+’ and you’re set!

If you get Points through tracking a recipe with non-starchy veggies, you don’t need to also tap the ‘+’ icon.

How to Track Your Weight in the WW App or on Your Computer

If you want to update your weight or change your weigh-in day:

On iOS:
  • From My Day, tap your Profile icon in top right corner
  • Click 'Track Weight'
  • Enter your current weight
  • Tap 'Track Weight'
  • Take a moment to reflect and record your week, then tap 'Done'
On your Android:
  • From My Day, tap your Profile icon in the bottom menu
  • Tap 'Track Weight'
  • Enter your current weight
  • Tap 'Track Weight'
  • Take a moment to reflect and record your week, then tap 'Done'
On your computer:
  • At the top of My Day, tap the Weight tab
  • Enter your current weight in the box on the right hand side
  • Click 'Track Weight'
Tips for Successful Tracking

Be Honest

No one else is going to see your food log or judge you for it, so keep it real.

Be Accurate

Measure and weigh foods that have a PersonalPoints value when you can, or use some of these simple techniques to help you estimate portions.

Be Kind

Specifically, be kind to yourself. Tracking isn't about being perfect; it’s about doing the best you can. Talk to yourself like you would a friend: would you berate your BFF for missing a day or going over her Points Budget? Instead, focus on small, simple things, like planning your next meal. You’ll be back on track before you know it.

Want to Learn More About the WW App?

Our app isn’t just for tracking! Use it to get recipe inspo, do on-demand video workouts, explore meditations and audio coaching sessions, meet fellow members with goals and interests like yours, and so much more.