How to switch colors myWW

Curious about life on one of the others? Read on.

We get it—sometimes you want to try something new. On myWW, you can switch for any reason. Want to see what the other colors are all about? Take a look!

 

What’s the difference between Green, Blue, and Purple?

 

Each food plan has a balance of SmartPoints® and ZeroPoint™ foods:

  • Green has a sizable SmartPoints Budget and 100+ ZeroPoint foods (fruits and veggies).
  • Blue has a moderate SmartPoints Budget and 200+ ZeroPoint foods (fruits, veggies, and lean proteins). If this eating style looks familiar, that’s because it's the same as WW Freestyle®.

  • Purple has a modest SmartPoints Budget and 300+ ZeroPoint foods (fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains).

Can I switch if I want to?
 

Absolutely! But we recommend giving it 2 weeks before you make a change. Why? It can take a while to get used to a whole new way of eating. Our research shows that 2 weeks is a good amount of time to adjust. If you decide that switching is what’s best for you, you can do it right in Settings.
 

How do I switch in the WW app?
 

Go to the home screen and tap on the profile icon in the top right corner. Then tap the settings icon (top right corner) and select "Food settings" and then "Food plan."

How do I decide which one is best for me? 
 

Start by thinking about the way you want to be eating and your weight-loss goals. Which plan will be the best fit?

  • Would you rather have more SmartPoints to spend and would be happy limiting your ZeroPoint foods to fruits and vegetables (not including corn, peas, beans, or other starchy veggies)? Switching to Green might be for you. 
  • Are you already seeing success on WW Freestyle? Blue is probably the way to go.
  • Do you really like the ZeroPoint foods list and want more of them (and are happy to have fewer SmartPoints)? Purple might be a great option for you because of the addition of ZeroPoint foods like oatmeal, whole-wheat pasta, potatoes, and fat-free cottage cheese.

Each one is based on our proven SmartPoints system and all are designed to give you similar weight loss. The one that’s best is the one that gives you the most flexibility, and is livable for you.
 

Is one “better” than another? 
 

Nope. Each one is based on our proven SmartPoints system and all are designed to give you similar weight loss. The one that’s best is the one that gives you the most flexibility, because that's the one that will be the most livable for you.

 

Which one will help me lose the most weight? 

 

Our research found that members on all three colors achieved equal and consistent weight loss, so in that way all of them are equal. The one that will get you the results you want is the one that’s the most flexible—because that’s what's livable.
 

Can I try all three? 
 

Feel free to give each one a try! Just keep in mind that it can take some time to get used to a whole new way of eating and to know whether it fits your lifestyle and is helping your reach your goals. Our research shows that 2 weeks is a good amount of time to understand this. Switching too often can also be confusing, with changing SmartPoints Budgets and ZeroPoint food lists, so once you find one that works for you, we recommend staying there.
 

If I switch, what happens to my previous tracker entries?

 

If you switch, anything you track starting that day will show the SmartPoints for your new color. Anything before the day you switch will will display the SmartPoints for your prior color. If you see a difference in SmartPoints values for certain foods, that's why.

 

My spouse or friend is on a different color. Are we going to have to eat differently?
 

Nope! All three are built based on the scientifically-proven SmartPoints system which promotes a healthy pattern of eating. SmartPoints will guide you and your spouse towards similar foods—more fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, and foods lower in sugar and saturated fat. Additionally, the behavioral strategies that you’ll use to help you reach your goals are the same across Blue, Green, and Purple—skills like meal planning, portioning, listening to hunger cues, goal setting, etc. But if you want to be on the same one, you're welcome to switch to the one that best fits both of your lifestyles.