As many of you already know, WW launched their new myWW Personal Points program today on Nov 8th. I was really curious to see what the new plans were like and already took my quiz.
Before WW used to be Smart Points and included 3 different colored plans to choose from. Those colored points plans will be all going away and are replaced with Personalized Points. So that means all the points you see on every recipe for this site are now outdated. Including all your other favorite WW recipe food bloggers.
Don’t worry! If you’ve added any of my recipes to your recipe builder app the points will update automatically. That is why I always encourage you to add the recipe to your app for this reason alone. This program is always changing!
The My Personalized Points are now more personal and you will find that out once you take the quiz.
When you log into the app you will be prompted with a quiz to take. It will ask you about the following options.
Are you diabetic?
How often do you eat vegetables and fruit?
How many steps would you like to achieve each day (they will list a few options).
What types of proteins do you like to eat a lot of.
How are points calculated now?
Before when WW was Smart Points they used to calculate the points without fiber included. Now, fiber is included when calculating points. WW’s now figures out points with this info: Calories, fiber, protein, added sugars, saturated fats and unsaturated fats.
New Zero Point Foods
One thing that I always disliked about Smart Points was the fact that avocados were so high points. Avocados contain a lot of healthy fats and fiber (which your body needs) and to see that they are zero points now is really great. I could eat an avocado every day.
- Avocado – this is really the only new option
- Fish and Shellfish
- Chicken and Turkey
- Tofu and Tempeh
- Potatoes – Sweet and Regular
- Beans, peas, and lentils
- Brown rice and whole grains
Will I be updating my recipe points?
I’ve been talking to a few WW recipe developers and we are trying to wrap our brains and find a workaround for figuring out points for this new update. Since everyone’s personalized points are so unique there could be 8 different ways to calculate points for a recipe.
I have 1300 recipes on this site and a lot of the top 500 recipes already have nutrition info included in them so you can also figure out the points for that with your new personalized plan. Once you log into your app Create a new Food and enter in all the info you see in the nutrition label. In the meantime I highly encourage you to add the recipe that you like to the recipe builder yourself. That way whenever WW changes their plan, it will be there for you with the new points updated.
Weight Watchers or Calorie Counting?
Let’s face it. No one really likes change much right? I don’t see how this company can be always changing how they calculate points for the last 6 years. A nutrition label never changes and that is why I would rather do a calorie deficit than track points.