A revolutionary NEW Points® System that is tailored to you
• Personalized programs means no two programs are alike
• No foods are off limits: everything is on the menu!
• You leave room for your favorites and still lose weight
• You can add PersonalPoints while building healthy habits
All about our groundbreaking new program
When you join WW, you’ll answer a series of questions via our PersonalPoints Engine, which builds your unique ZeroPoints food list and PersonalPoints Budget 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 WW.
Three ways the NEW! WW PersonalPoints program helps you succeed
1. PersonalPoints are tailored to you
No need to change your lifestyle—your unique Points Budget and ZeroPoint™ foods list will be customized to the foods you love and can’t live without. Learn all about ZeroPoint™ Foods here.
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. And that’s not all you’ll gain Points for!
3. You’ll add Points®—for the first time ever!
You can now add to your PersonalPoints Budget by eating non-starchy vegetables, drinking more water, or carving out time for activity. Building healthy habits has never been more rewarding!
Our Revolutionary New 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 PersonalPoints
1. Why do I add Points for eating non-starchy veggies?
Non-starchy veggies are nutritional powerhouses (that’s why they are a ZeroPoint food for everyone!), recommended as part of a healthy pattern of eating by the World Health Organization but are often not eaten frequently enough. Nutrient-dense, non-starchy veggies such as carrots, tomatoes, and broccoli are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting nutrients, and have no saturated fat or added sugars. Diets rich in vegetables provide – among many other nutrients – required amounts of potassium (helpful to maintain healthy blood pressure), dietary fiber (key for digestive health and regulating blood sugar levels), vitamins A and C (repairs and grows body tissue, keeps skin and eyes healthy), and folate (the basis of red blood cells), all of which are essential nutrients that are commonly under-consumed. Reaching for non-starchy veggies more often can help you stay within your PersonalPoints Budget, which can help you reach your weight goal. Non-starchy veggies, with their high-water, low-fat, high-fiber content, may help you stay fuller longer, for fewer calories than other foods and can also be used as smart swaps for higher Point foods.
2. Why do I add Points for drinking water?
Drinking water is one of the simplest and most important things you can do to optimize your health and well-being. Water is essential for life and health- it allows all of the cells in your body to do what they need to do. And, it helps the entire body function at its best- with everything from regulating body temperature and supporting digestion, to eliminating toxins via the kidneys and optimizing brain function. Dehydration (by as little as 2%) can result in headaches, light headedness, irritability, disruptions in mood, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. Additionally, drinking water can support weight loss when it takes the place of pointed beverages such as juices or soda with water or sparkling water.
3. 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.
4. Can I use all my PersonalPoints 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 PersonalPoints, which includes any Points they add.
5. Why do some of the PersonalPoints 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.
6. How much activity do I have to do to add PersonalPoints?
It’s different for everyone and everybody! The PersonalPoints 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 PersonalPoints added from activity might not be the same amount you would have added with FitPoints. The new way of calculating PersonalPoints added through activity has been adjusted to accommodate your PersonalPoints Budgets.
7. What if I don’t want additional PersonalPoints added to my Budget?
In the new program, any PersonalPoints earned from activity will be added to your weekly Budget automatically. But just because you earn PersonalPoints, 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 PersonalPoints) and regularly enjoying ZeroPoint foods and still lose weight.