3 myths—and the truth!—about our program | WW USA

3 myths—and the truth!—about our program

Rumors love to fly. So we’re here to separate fact from fiction.

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Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about our program. “Do you have to eat diet food?” (Nope.) “Isn’t it just calorie counting?” (Nope.) Before we get to the hard facts, here’s a basic breakdown of our proven program: It takes a food’s most important nutritional data and turns it into a single, easy-to-understand number—the Points value.

When you join, you’ll get a customized plan and a Points® Budget to spend each day (like a financial budget) on the foods you love. Your Budget becomes even more customized as you track activity, adding weekly Points to ensure it adjusts to your activity levels and you have enough to eat.

Now let’s dig into the top three myths we’ve heard about our program—plus the real deal.

Myth 1/Points system is just calorie counting. Myth 2/Adding Points to Budget means gaining weight. Myth 3/ZeroPoint foods are only veggies

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