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About ZeroPoint™ Foods
You’ve kicked off your WW PersonalPoints™ Program journey, downloaded the WW app, and stocked your fridge. Now let’s eat! Remember, everything’s on the menu with WW, and you have a totally personalized ZeroPoint foods list to guide you toward a healthier pattern of eating.
Like we did with our previous SmartPoints® system, we look at calories and big-picture, complex nutrient data to create a food’s PersonalPoints™ value. But our latest algorithm factors in even more nutritional elements to guide you toward foods higher in unsaturated fats, fiber, and protein and lower in added sugars and saturated fats. ZeroPoint foods have—you guessed it—zero PersonalPoints.
These nutritional powerhouses are full of lean protein, fiber, and healthy fats, so they serve as the foundation of healthy eating and are generally critical to your overall health. ZeroPoint foods also add bulk and flavor to meals, not Points® to your Budget, so you don’t have to weigh, track, or measure them—no matter how many you eat in a day.
Discover Your Zero Heroes
- It starts with a simple series of questions designed by our nutrition experts that helps us understand which foods you love most and eat often.
- Then our revolutionary PersonalPoints Engine builds your unique ZeroPoint foods list balancing it out with your PersonalPoints Budget to ensure you can eat what you love and lose weight.
- Living with diabetes? Your ZeroPoint foods list will include foods less likely to impact your blood sugar. We’ll show you how to enjoy fruit, whole grains, and dairy in a way that’s best for you.
Remember: Everyone’s list will be different—because it’s tailored to you!
- Non-starchy veggies
- Potatoes and starchy veggies
- Low-fat or fat-free yogurt and cottage cheese
- Brown rice and whole grains
- Fish and shellfish
- Oats and oatmeal
- Whole-wheat pasta and noodles
- Tofu and tempeh
- Corn and popcorn
- Beans, peas, and lentils
Your ZeroPoint Food Questions, Answered!
They’re real, wholesome nutritional powerhouses you can think of as your grocery-shopping go-tos because they form the foundation of a healthy pattern of eating. These foods—ranging from fruits and veggies, lean chicken and turkey breast, fish and shellfish, to whole-wheat pasta and potatoes—encourage variety. They’re also regular, everyday foods that are easy to have on hand.
If you’re concerned about overeating ZeroPoint foods because they’re, well, zero, here’s some guidance: Eat them in your usual portion sizes. If eggs are one of your ZeroPoint foods and you normally eat two at breakfast, stick to that. If you’re still hungry later, have another one—you’ll soon figure out the right portion for you. Remember to use ZeroPoint foods as a base to build a healthy meal; as a flavor booster in salads, omelets, sandwiches, and more; or as a simple snack that will help you stay full and satisfied.
These foods are recommended by national and international guidelines (including those by the World Health Organization) as a part of a healthy pattern of eating. And, of course, they’re delicious! That’s how we landed on fruits; non-starchy veggies; chicken and turkey breast; fish and shellfish; beans, peas, and lentils; tofu and tempeh; nonfat yogurt and cottage cheese; potatoes and sweet potatoes; corn and popcorn; whole-wheat pasta; brown rice, quinoa, and other whole grains; oatmeal; eggs; and avocados.