What Foods Have ZeroPoints on the MyWW Blue Plan?
The new MyWW Program, has launched here in the U.S. It offers 3 plan options from which to choose: Green, Blue & Purple, each with a different ZeroPoints foods list and SmartPoints Budget.
ZeroPoint foods are foods that have zero WW SmartPoints. They are nutritionally dense foods that form the foundation of a healthy eating pattern. They make eating simple and add flexibility to your SmartPoints Budget, because you don’t have to track or measure them.
The plan with the longest list of ZeroPoint foods (Purple) has the lowest SmartPoints Budget, and the plan with the shortest list of ZeroPoint foods (Green) has the highest SmartPoints Budget.
The Blue Plan includes 200+ ZeroPoint foods from which to base your meals and snacks including fruits, vegetables, eggs, skinless chicken breast, skinless turkey breast, fish and seafood, corn, beans, peas, lentils, tofu, and nonfat plain yogurt .
myWW Blue Plan ZeroPoint Foods List
The Blue Plan is essentially the same list of ZeroPoint foods as with WW Freestyle. They include:
- Beans & Legumes: fresh, frozen, and canned beans and legumes that are packed without oil or sugar (adzuki, black, black-eyed peas, cannellini, chickpeas, edamame, fat-free refried, fava, great northern, kidney, lentils, lima, navy, pinto pinto, kidney beans, split peas, soy)
- Chicken & Turkey Breast: ground chicken breast, 98% fat-free ground turkey, ground turkey breast, skinless chicken breast, skinless turkey breast
- Eggs: whites, whole, yolks and egg substitutes
- Fish & Shellfish: all fresh, frozen, canned in water or sauce, smoked
- Fruits: fresh and frozen fruit without added sugar (excludes dried fruits and fruit juices); canned fruit in water or sugar-free syrup and canned fruit in its own natural juice; unsweetened applesauce
- Nonfat Yogurt & Soy Yogurt: plain nonfat Greek, plain nonfat, up to 1% plain quark, plain soy
- Tofu & Tempeh: firm, silken, smoked, soft, tempeh
- Starchy Vegetables: fresh, frozen or canned corn, green peas, parsnips, split peas, succotash
- Non-Starchy Vegetables: fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables as long as they aren’t packed with any additional oil, sugars, or fats.
Exceptions: The following vegetables DO HAVE SMARTPOINTS VALUES:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Vegetable flours and pastas (including those from 0 SmartPoints vegetables)
More About ZeroPoint Fruits
On the myWW program almost all fruits are zero points. The only exceptions to this are avocados and plantains. Because of their calories and sugar content they should be eaten in moderation since they can quickly add up.
Also it is important to know that when you blend fruit in a smoothie, it is no longer counted as zero points.
WW ZeroPoint Spices, Seasonings and Condiments List
Many seasonings, spices, and low calorie condiments are also Zero SmartPoints. These include:
- Fresh and dried herbs and spices
- Fat free salsa
- Hot sauce
- Lemon, lime or orange zest
- Lemon or lime juice
- Soy sauce
- Unsweetened pickles
- Wine vinegars
ZeroPoint Does Not Equal “Free” Food!
The myWW Program and and its associated ZeroPoint foods are designed to support you in your desire to eat better and lose weight. Remember “zero” is not the same as “free.”
While full of nutrition, all of these foods have calories associated with them, so remember to eat responsibly 🙂
The goal is to eat until no longer hungry, not to stuff yourself until uncomfortable. This may take practice, if you like me, are used to overeating to the point of discomfort. It’s about learning moderation, balance and you’re own “just right.”
3 Smart Ways to Make ZeroPoints Foods Work for You
#1 Think of them as your foundation.
Start building your meal by using a ZeroPoint food as your primary ingredient. Layer in bulk and flavor with other ZeroPoint foods. Then add foods with SmartPoints as accents to round things out. This will allow you to build amazing tasty, satisfying meals with low SmartPoints!
My go-to choices include hard-boiled eggs, cooked green beans tossed with salsa and plain nonfat Greek yogurt with fruit.
You can save up to four Daily SmartPoints a day which automatically roll over into your weeklies, that are then available should you need them on the weekends or for other special events, kinda like overdraft protection on your checking account.
Pretty cool, right? The more I’ve come to realize that managing my weight is a lot like managing my finances the easier and less emotional it has become for me!
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- Weight Watchers Top Most Tracked Foods with SmartPoints Values
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- WW List of Purple ZeroPoint Foods
- WW List of Green ZeroPoint Foods
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