How Do ZeroPoint Foods Help You Lose Weight?

You don't have to weigh, measure, or track them. Here's why.
Published September 26, 2018

WW Freestyle™ offers more than 200 ZeroPoint™ foods—including eggs, skinless chicken breast, salmon, beans, and so many more—to multiply your meal and menu possibilities. And it makes life simpler, too: You don't need to weigh, measure, or track ZeroPoint foods. 


What makes ZeroPoint foods different? 

  • Foods designated as ZeroPoint foods were chosen because they help form the foundation for a healthy eating pattern.​

  • ZeroPoint foods are much less likely to be overeaten than other foods (it’s a lot harder to eat six chicken breasts than six cookies). 

  • In a carefully monitored clinical trial, members still reported great weight loss, even without tracking these foods.

Top tip

Dried forms of fruits and veggies (e.g. popcorn, dried chickpeas, and dried fruits) DO have SmartPoints value. Why?  Because they are considered a snack-type food and therefore are easier to overconsume. 


How to enjoy ZeroPoint foods

As a meal base. Start with a ZeroPoint food—say, skinless chicken breast or eggs—then use ingredients with SmartPoints values (like avocado) to punch up the flavor. 

To bulk up dishes. Toss in extra ZeroPoint foods (like beans or veggies) to add variety and make meals more filling. 

For simple snacking. If you run low on your Budget, you can turn to ZeroPoint foods to keep you going throughout the day. 

You can always find the complete list of ZeroPoint foods in Discover Recipes in My Day in the app!

Questions? Our nutrition team has answers in our ZeroPoint cheat sheets