The importance of a healthy lifestyle

We'll help you reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes with some simple lifestyle changes.

There is strong international evidence which demonstrates how behavioural interventions, which support people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active, can significantly reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. We are here to support and guide you towards leading a healthier lifestyle. 

Our SmartPoints® system promotes healthy eating, and by choosing lower SmartPoints foods, you’re more likely to be eating less sugar, which is a positive step. Our goal is to make healthy eating as easy as possible. And staying active will keep your body healthy, lower your type 2 risk, and make you feel good.


On WW Freestyle®, all foods are yours for eating and enjoying; you choose based on their SmartPoints® value, your SmartPoints budget (the amount of SmartPoints you have to spend)—and what you’re in the mood for.


The SmartPoints system focuses on health, not just calories

Our innovative SmartPoints system is very different to a typical calorie counter. Unlike a calorie calculator, it takes complex nutritional information and distills it down to one simple-to-use number, gently guiding you towards a healthier pattern of eating with more fruits and vegetables, more lean protein, and less unhealthy fat and sugar.


Here’s how it works:

  • Every food and drink has been assigned a SmartPoints value, based on the latest nutritional science

  • Calories form the baseline

  • Sugar and saturated fat drive the number up

  • Protein brings the number down

At WW, we don't do diet plans. We do healthy lifestyle plans. And our top rated app makes it easier than ever to achieve this. Scan barcodes to track food quickly and easily, earn FitPoints (and swap them for SmartPoints if you like) and connect to Apple Health. We firmly believe it's one of the UK's best food and lifestyle apps.


Prefer to write things down in a food diary? No problem - check out our Starter Kit, which contains pocket-sized supermarket and restaurant guides, along with an exclusive WW journal.


Be kind to yourself. Perfection is over-rated. Be pretty good most of the time. Follow your budget, make healthy choices, and keep going.

This is a lifestyle, not a temporary fix.