5 Common Myths About WW—Busted | WW USA

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5 Myths—and the Truth!—About Our Program

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

Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about WeightWatchers. “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 refresher on our exclusive system: Points® take a food’s most important nutritional data and turn them into a single, easy-to-understand number. When you sign up and get your personalized plan, you’ll get Points to “spend” each day, like a financial budget. You can even grow your Budget by doing healthy things like being active, drinking water, and eating non-starchy veggies.

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

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