What are ZeroPoint foods?
ZeroPoint foods are exactly what they sound like – foods that have zero SmartPoints value. Why? These nutritional powerhouses form the basis of a healthy eating pattern.
You can eat ZeroPoint foods without measuring or tracking and still lose weight footnote. This is because they’re less likely to be overeaten than other foods.1
Build meals around ZeroPoint foods, or eat them as snacks to keep you satisfied between meals.
3 things to know about ZeroPoint foods
1. You don’t have to buy anything special. They’re regular, everyday foods so you don’t have to eat differently from your family and friends.
2. You always have options. You’ll always have something delicious to eat, even with only a few SmartPoints to spend.
3. Tracking is simple. You don’t have to measure or track these foods, which adds flexibility to your SmartPoints Budget.
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1 programme, 3 ways to live it
The myWW programme is freeing and flexible because it takes your personal needs into account, and figures out which option best aligns with your lifestyle.
On myWW, each of the three plans has different foods that are designated as ZeroPoint foods, and the SmartPoints Budget is adjusted accordingly, depending on how many there are. The plan with the longest list of ZeroPoint foods has the lowest SmartPoints Budget, and the plan with the shortest list of ZeroPoint foods has the highest SmartPoints Budget.
Here’s how it works:
You get a personalised amount of SmartPoints® to spend on any food you choose, and 100+ fruits and veggies that are zero.
Green guides you towards a smaller list of foods that form the basis of healthy eating habits, with a sizeable SmartPoints Budget to spend on other foods you love.
You’ll build meals and snacks around 100+ ZeroPoint foods including fruits and veggies, and track other foods that have SmartPoints values.
You get a personalised amount of SmartPoints® to spend on any food you choose, and 200+ foods that are zero.
Blue guides you towards a list of foods that form the basis of healthy eating habits, with a moderate SmartPoints Budget you can spend on other foods you love.
You’ll build meals around 200+ ZeroPoint foods including fruits, veggies, and lean proteins, and track other foods that have SmartPoints values.
This is the same as our former Freestyle™ programme.
You get a personalised amount of SmartPoints® to spend on any food you choose, and 300+ foods that are zero.
Purple guides you towards a long list of foods that form the basis of healthy eating habits, with a modest SmartPoints Budget that you can spend on other foods you love.
You’ll build meals around 300+ ZeroPoint foods including fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and wholegrains, and track other foods that have SmartPoints values.
Can I eat as many ZeroPoint foods as I like?
Just because you don’t have to track ZeroPoint foods, it doesn’t mean they’re all-you-can-eat, or that they’re the only things you should eat.
We recommend that you start with an amount that seems reasonable to you, based on what you’ve typically eaten in the past. For example, if eggs are a ZeroPoint food on your plan and you normally put two eggs in your omelette, keep doing that. Now isn’t the time to increase that to four eggs just because they’re zero.
At the end of the day, it’s about building a healthy pattern of eating, because that’s what’s liveable.
1. Six-month pre-post study conducted by the University of North Carolina funded by WW. Weight data reported by trial participants after 6 months on WW Freestyle™.