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Your Toolkit

Help, information, motivation—it's all at your fingertips!
Published January 6, 2017

Weight Watchers is here for you wherever, whenever! Our digital tools can help you track, find foods and activities, get recipe ideas, and Connect with other Weight Watchers members. The Weekly packs a lot of information about the tools, especially how to make the most of Connect. Here's a more in-depth look at some of them.

Max the app
Download it from the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone, then take it for a spin. The app opens onto My Day (which you can also get to by tapping the calendar icon on the dashboard that runs across the bottom of your screen). Here you can track your food, activity, and weight (tap the plus sign on the dashboard), find different foods and activities using the search bar, and save your favorite meals for faster tracking. Scroll down for recipes and for restaurant choices—a handy feature when you’re on the go.

Tap the Journey icon (it’s that zigzag line on the dashboard—for most of us, weight loss doesn’t happen in a straight line) to see your weight-loss progress, and to get motivation from the tips, congrats, and encouragement in the Messages section. Challenge yourself to stay in the “healthy eating zone”—each day you do, the calendar marks the day with a blue dot. (Post to #bluedotchallenge in Connect to crow about your success, and cheer on other blue-dot winners).

You might find yourself using the Connect feature the most! It's a wonderful space for members to cheer on weight-loss triumphs, share meal ideas, brag a little, and get inspiration (or a kick in the pants) when they need it. Post your status (with a photo!), your before/after images—or chime in on someone else's. Share your thoughts on the meeting topic (it's at the top of the Connect screen with a #hashtag). There's a huge, vibrant community of people sharing, caring, and daring to succeed!

Go online
You've probably already explored My Day, which is your home base. From here you can quickly track your SmartPoints values. Research has shown that monitoring what you eat and drink is the single most important thing you can do to reach your weight-loss goals. And we’ve made it simple, clear, and even fun! Not sure where to begin? Check out our easy Meal Builders and start tracking! You can track recipes right from their how-to page, as well, including this week's recipe from the Weekly, Southern-Style Oven-Fried Chicken.

Track your activity from your home page, too! If you have a FitbitTM or other activity monitor, you can connect it to sync your FitPointsTM automatically. Or you can track manually. Earn FitPoints for everything from ab crunches to ZumbaTM—with plenty of everyday activities in between, like vacuuming, carrying groceries, doing home improvement…. Get ideas for other activities to try as well: Hula hooping, anyone?

And last but not least, you can track your weight!

Click on the menu bar across the top to dive into Articles, which is where you’ll find hundreds of recipes, fun activity ideas, and ways to enhance your wellbeing—just click on the menu tabs. Here's where you'll also find Connect on the site, Plan Basics—and Oprah!