Our top tips for success on the PersonalPoints Program

We’ll keep this simple so you can focus on what’s important—getting off to the best start.
Published November 4, 2021
Tip #1 - Everyone has a different Budget with different ZeroPoint Foods

Everyone's ZeroPoint food list is personalized to them! The questions you answer in the PersonalPoints Engine will provide you with your personalized plan and ZeroPoint food list. This means some people might have avocado, popcorn or seafood on their list, others might only have fruit and non-starchy veggies! Your plan is designed to suit your lifestyle in a more personal way than ever before.

Can't remember what ZeroPoint foods you were given?

No problem! You can easily find it in your WW app in the navigation menu, or at the very bottom of My Day.

Want to change your ZeroPoint food list?

You can do that at any time in your WW app via settings, our experts recommend giving your current food plan a try as it can take some time to adjust to a new plan.

Tip #2 - Revisit your PersonalPoints at any time

Looking to make your new PersonalPoints plan the perfect fit for you? You can revisit the PersonalPoints Engine anytime in your WW app.

It’s all designed around you and your preferences - using our award-winning science - to make sure you lose weight, reach your goals and enjoy the journey.

The foods you like to eat play a key role in making the plan fit into your daily life as well as finding the right balance of daily Points and ZeroPoint foods.

Keep in mind, it can take some time to adjust to a new plan, so give your new plan a try to see how it can work with your eating patterns and lifestyle.

How to do it? Head to Profile > Settings > Food Settings > ZeroPoint Food Settings to retake the questions.

Tip #3 - You will not gain weight by using Points you've added!

Once again for the people in the back - you will not gain weight by using your added Points!

We want you to feel comfortable using your added Points when you need them! Our new algorithm creates a plan—again, just for you!—that ensures you can have your dailies, your weeklies, your ZeroPoint foods AND your added Points and still lose weight. You’ll never get more than you burn!

When it comes to activity, we’ve done the work on our end and adjusted your weekly Budget to make room for those added Points. This means you only add back a little less than half of what you burn, so you can feel comfortable using your added Points.

Read more on adding Points here.

Tip #4 - Find the new Points value of WW Cookbook recipes by searching the title in the app!

You can track recipes from any previous WW cookbooks by searching the recipe title in the WW app. This will automatically show you how many Points the recipe is on your new personalized plan!

Find your Points values from the NEW WW Program book by scanning the recipe QR codes in the book.

Tip #5 - Fibre, added sugar & unsaturated fat are now part of the Points algorithm!

We've updated our Points algorithm based on the latest nutrition science, crunching even more nutritional data so you’re guided toward the very healthiest choices. Say hello to the new additions: fibre, unsaturated fats and added sugar!

Here's some info on the three new nutrients:

Added Sugar 🍭 > We understand that the type of sugar you consume makes a difference in your overall health —foods packed with added sugars are significantly less nutritious and eating too much of them has a negative impact on overall diet quality, and on weight. Our revolutionary PersonalPoints system helps make the healthier choice clear!

Fibre 🍞 > Foods rich in fibre are nutrient dense and help you stay fuller for longer! Science also shows that eating more fibre is associated with lower cholesterol and a lowered risk for heart disease, decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, and improved digestive health.

Unsaturated fat 🥑 > A healthy pattern of eating includes some fat, but that not all fats are created equal. Unsaturated fats, often found in plants (like avocado), seafood, seeds, nuts, and oils (like olive and canola), are better-for-you fats and are known to have a positive impact on heart health. so to encourage you to reach for them, foods that are lower in unsaturated fats are also lower in Points!

Tip #6 - The blue dot range is from -8 to +10 of your starting daily Points Budget

You can still get blue dots on PersonalPoints! The food tracking zone, or blue dot range, is from 8 Points below your starting daily PersonalPoints Budget to 10 Points above it.

So if your daily PersonalPoints Budget is 24, you can get a blue dot if you track between 16 and 34 Points in a day. As you get Points from eating non-starchy veggies or reaching a water goal, this range remains in place based on your starting daily Points.

Tip #7 - Join our new Connect Groups for extra support and motivation

Check out our new Connect Groups under the Food section when your Browse Groups. There's 5 new groups to join - Adding Points 101, Non-starchy veggies, Protein zero heroes, Carb zero heroes and All about Avo.

In these groups you'll find inspo and support from other members. You can also post your own tips and tricks to share the love!