WW released their myWW plans this week to the World and it’s been an exciting week seeing all the changes that they made.
So, I thought I would give you an update on this site about the current points. I’ve been working behind the scenes on recipe-diaries.com to update all the recipes on this blog with the new current myWW points for all 3 programs. Blue, Green, and Purple. Every point listed on my recipes is currently outdated with old Freestyle points which are now called Blue Points.
As of August 3rd, 2020. All points on my site should include the new myWW points. I also updated all of my WW recipes with serving sizes and that is listed at the end of the instructions list or in the nutrition info area. If the recipe doesn't have any points, I left those out because I felt that it wasn't WW friendly at all.
What plan should I do?
The great thing about myWW is that it allows you to TRY new plans if that plan isn't working for you. So you don't always have to stick to one. If purple isn't working out for you switch to green.
If you would like to know more about the new myWW plan you can check out my 2020 Weight Watcher Updates post.
How do you figure out points for recipes?
The recipe builder app from WW is what I use to figure out points for all my recipes. It comes with your WW membership. I would suggest entering my recipes into the builder once you’ve tried it and liked it. That way you can easily track your day. It is also helpful to use if you have a question about the points regarding a recipe.
I get a lot of pointless (ha!) questions regarding a recipe that could have easily been figured out using the recipe builder app that comes with WW. By the time that person could have entered the recipe in there, they could have found the answer to their question instead of waiting for me to reply. Just a helpful hint here.
Once you've entered the recipe into the app it stays there! So if you decide to switch plans that recipe will still be there.
Why am I still getting different points from what you have listed?
This could be quite a number of reasons and here are a few that I have come across.
- Number of servings
- Low-Fat vs Fat-Free ingredients
- Zero Point foods are different for all 3 plans
- Using the nutrition info calculator instead of the recipe builder
I am currently tracking the Green plan. When the new plans rolled out I first tried purple and then switched back to Green. My goal weight is 150 but since the virus hit, I've been really struggling to track every day. Plus, I can't really do my normal everyday workout routines either which makes it really hard.
When you register they have a questionnaire you fill out that will help you choose better and some of the questions are related to what you told me. If one plan isn't working for you can easily switch to another.
I would appreciate input on which plan will be good for me. I still do wwpp. I cannot do low carb. I work 2 jobs. One is 12 hour night shifts and the other is 6 to 8 hour evening shifts. The 12 hour is basically sitting and the other is retail so standing. The 12 hour is harder because I have access to more food. I'm a 911 Dispatcher so we have down times and yes can get bored so we eat to stay awake at times. For about 2 months I have been eating mostly air fryer Chicken 0 point seasonings, salads, a lot of different fruits. I drink 3 to 4 or more Yeti cups of water a night. But it seems the better I have been eating the more I want to eat. And I really do not know which of the new plans I should go with. Thanks for any help and advice
Lou Castex says
I need to loose weight and WW is the best way
Elizabeth Agate says
I have just started ww purple and came across you all help needed and will be gratefully received
Thanks for sharing Winnie!
winnie d says
After filling out the info form when I joined ww in March 2020, it was suggested that I try the Purple Plan for nineteen (19) daily points (including the 300 zero point foods). Happy to report I'm having great success with the online program. Down 18 lbs in 2-1/2 months during quarantine hunkering down; 74 years young! So glad that I found this site & am anxious to try quite a number of recipes.
Jeanne Hoechst says
Thank you so much for taking the time to work out these points. Changing programs are my greatest frustration with weight watchers, even though I know there are advances in nutritional insights. Years ago I did the old Fat and Fiber plan and I loved it. But even if I am not "working" WW, I still love the healthy recipes and the variety. I'm very happy to have found your site.
Jeanne Valverde says
I’m excited to have found this site, tempted to try purple. Love your help
Amanda H says
Hi! I love your site, just found it today.
The color chart you have above, I believe, is incorrect. The Purple Plan has 16 daily points, Green has 30.
Great site! Truly appreciate your updates!