Understanding WW in three simple steps

Losing weight with WW is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Published January 8, 2020

There are a lot of weight loss programs out there. Some have extreme rules, like having you eat mainly one kind of macronutrient, as keto does with fats. Or others may have you eating only during specific hours of the day (or days of the week!) like intermittent fasting. While these diets are extreme, the one thing they have in common is that they are easy to understand.


With the new myWW program, losing weight is easier than doing it on your own*, and just as easy to understand. Here we break down the basics of myWW in three simple steps.


1. The SmartPoints system

On WW every food and drink is given a SmartPoints value. That is a number we assign to foods to make them easier to understand. We know that not all foods are created equally. The nutritional value on 100 calories worth of chips and 100 calories worth of fresh fruit is very different, so that’s why their SmartPoints value is different. Calories for the baseline. Sugar and saturated fats increase the SmartPoints value, while protein lowers it. On WW you will be given a Daily and Weekly SmartPoints budget you can spend on any foods you choose.


2. ZeroPoint foods

In addition to SmartPoints there are foods that we have designated as ZeroPoint foods. These are not foods with zero calories, but rather foods that form the basis of a healthy eating pattern, and are not likely to be overconsumed. They are regular, everyday foods that you can use to build healthy meals around, and you don’t need to weigh, measure or track them.


3. Tracking

Tracking is the key to success on WW. By tracking your food with the award-winning WW app you can get to know yourself and your habits better and learn to make better-for-you choice along the way.


Those three simple steps are the crux of the WW program. To learn more about the myWW program and how it is customized to your needs and lifestyle, click here!


* 88% of participants agreed that myWW is an easier way to lose weight than when they have tried to lose weight on their own. In a six-month clinical trial of the myWW program, conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Weight Management Center, results indicate that the participants experienced clinically significant benefits on and off the scale.