WW and the Mediterranean diet
You may have heard that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat—but most people aren’t exactly sure what it entails.
Lots of vegetables, tubers, fruits, nuts and seeds, legumes, whole grains, fish and seafood, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, herbs and spices, and healthy fats; limited natural sugars; and water, tea, coffee, and red wine for beverages.
That’s because, like WW, the Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle, not a “diet.” WW uses the latest in nutritional and behavior science to guide you toward smarter food choices like these, so you can feel your best and build healthy habits that last. In fact, we have a ton of Mediterranean-inspired recipes our members love.
The Mediterranean diet advises avoiding processed foods, added sugars, refined grains, dairy desserts, red and processed meat, condiments, and other beverages with additives. If these are some of the things you enjoy (you know we love our WW ice cream!), there’s no need to eliminate them with WW.
WW’s proven SmartPoints® system guides you toward a healthier pattern of eating by assigning a value to foods and beverages based on calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein content—nothing’s off the menu. You’ll also get a list of ZeroPoint™ foods that form a healthy pattern of eating and you don’t have to measure or track, giving you freedom in what you eat while you reach your goals.
Our new myWW™ program is our most customized weight-loss program ever and tailored to your food preferences. After taking our new personal assessment, your food plan will include a daily SmartPoints Budget balanced with 100+ (fruits and non-starchy veggies), 200+ (fruits, veggies, and lean proteins), or 300+ (fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains) ZeroPoint foods.
Knowing that moving more and shifting your mindset are important aspects of the wellness journey, WW also has easy-to-use tools to introduce activity and new, helpful ways of thinking into your life. Another important aspect of the Mediterranean lifestyle? Walking—a lot! And WW agrees. We advocate starting where you are and moving more where you can, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking further away from your destination. Those steps add up!
With WW’s app, website, and Workshops led by expert WW Coaches or one-on-one Personal Coaching, you can choose the level of support that fits your schedule and learning style. Plus, members have 24/7 digital access to Live WW Coaching and Connect, our exclusive social network for inspiration and real-time tips.
In 2020, WW was ranked #1 Best Diet for Weight Loss by U.S. News and World Report* for the tenth consecutive year and #4 for Best Diet Overall. The Mediterranean diet was ranked #15 for Weight Loss and #1 Overall. Sounds like a winning combination toward weight loss and reaching your goals.
Check out what our experts have to say on the Mediterranean diet and get an idea for WW menu planning with this lifestyle in mind!