Why Adding Points to your Daily Budget Won’t Make You Gain Weight

It all comes down to this: You’ll never add more than you burn. (Cue the science!)

Question: Who here thinks that adding Points for eating sounds too good to be true? Or that maybe—maaaaaaybe—it might not work?

It’s okay to raise your hand.

But before you do, here’s something you might not know: Adding Points is

a first in the weight-loss world, but in the behaviour-change world it’s tried and true.

You add PersonalPoints™ as a positive reinforcement for fitting extra movement into your day, swapping sugary drinks out for water, and reaching for filling fibre-rich veggies. So those PersonalPoints you get aren’t working against you, but strengthening a response to choices that leave you feeling good. Cool, right?

Very cool. (Am I Gonna Gain Weight Though?)

No, and there are two reasons why:

1. Your PersonalPoints Budget has already been adjusted.

Our new algorithm created a plan—again, just for you!—based on your metabolic rate and weight goals. But here’s the important part: It calculated a plan that would ensure that you could have your dailies, your weeklies, your ZeroPoint foods, and your added Points and still lose weight.

That last bit deserves repeating: Your plan is specifically designed so that you can have your dailies, your weeklies, your ZeroPoint foods and your added Points—and still lose weight.

2. You only add back a little less than half of what you burn from activity.

You can feel comfortable racking up the Points for moving more because we’ve already done the math. The amount of Points you add is specific to you, based on your age, height, weight, sex, and the type and duration of the activity.

And Don’t Forget—You’re Also Building Healthy Habits

Adding Points focuses your attention on day-to-day behaviours that improve your overall wellness. It helps make these behaviours feel like something you want to do, rather than something you have to do. Soon, tossing in extra veggies to your meals, taking a quick walk after work, and filling up your water bottle whenever you go to the kitchen will become second nature!