An evolved Points system that is tailored to you
• Tailored systems means that all programs are tailored to height, weight, sex and age
• No foods are off limits: everything is on the menu!
• You leave room for your favorites and still lose weight
• Weeklies and rollovers are still in play.
Meet the Point
When you join Weight Watchers, you’ll answer a series of questions which builds your tailored Points budget and ZeroPoints food list and to ensure you can eat what you love and still lose weight.
You”ll be guided towards food higher in healthy fats, fiber and protein, and lower in sugar and saturated fats. It’s exactly why healthier eating feels easier—and actually fun—on Weight Watchers.
Three ways the Weight Watchers Points program helps you succeed
1 / Points are tailored to you
No need to change your lifestyle—your tailored to you Points Budget and ZeroPoint™ foods will be customized to the foods you love and can’t live without.
2 / Complex algorithms, one simple number
We use the latest nutritional research to guide you toward foods higher in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, and lower in added sugars and saturated fats. Our newest cutting edge Points algorithm boils down a food’s most nutritional factors into a single number-and for the first time in the weight loss category, a formula that allows you to add more Points for healthy activity.
Our evolutionary Point system
1 / Nudges members towards healthy patterns of living
2 / Reduces the propensity to eat foods with added sugar and saturated fats
3 / Encourages food choices linked to a healthy pattern of eating like dairy, and fiber rich foods like fruits, veggies, and whole grains
4 / Points simplify nutrition making healthy eating simpler and delicious, because you choose your faves
The ability to add Points
1 / Why do I add Points for physical activity?
Regular physical activity is among the most important things you can do for your health – it not only increases your fitness and physical function, but also decreases your risk for certain chronic diseases (including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers). Moving more helps in managing stress and improves your overall wellbeing, your mood, and sleep. Activity also plays a role in weight, leading to 20% more weight loss when combined with a healthier diet (vs. changing your diet alone) and is the single biggest predictor of who keeps weight off long term.
2 / Can I use all my Points and still lose weight?
Absolutely! Our rigorous testing proves this. We’ve designed this program to promote a healthy rate of weight loss of up to 2 pounds per week, even if a member spends all of their Points, which includes any Points they add.
3 / Why do some of the Points go to the daily budget, and others go to the weeklies?
Our research among thousands of consumers showed that being able to add Points into both parts of your Budget (dailies AND weeklies) was the best balance and introduced the most flexibility.
4 / How much activity do I have to do to add Points?
It’s different for everyone and everybody! The Points added for activity are personalized to the Member. We take into account your height, weight, age, biological sex, as well as the type of and duration of the activity. But remember, this is a whole new system now and Points added from activity might not be the same amount you would have added with FitPoints. The new way of calculating Points added through activity has been adjusted to accommodate your Points Budgets.
5 / What if I don’t want additional Points added to my budget?
In the new program, any Points earned from activity will be added to your weekly budget automatically. But, just because you add Points, doesn’t mean you have to use them! Weeklies are yours to use any way you want—a little every day, all at once, or not at all. Just know that the program has been tested and is designed to allow you to use your full budget (dailies + weeklies, including any added Points) and regularly enjoying ZeroPoint foods and still losing weight.