Weight Watchers Freestyle - 2018
So Weight Watchers is releasing a new program for 2018 called Freestyle...
WW Freestyle Program - Video Transcript
"What does Freestyle mean?
Well, I'm going to tell you all about it...
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It's really an expansion on SmartPoints and Beyond the Scale, which was released 2 years ago. And if you want more details about SmartPoints and all of those details, you can check out that post.
Today I'm just going to stick with what's new - for those of us who are currently following Weight Watchers and are interested in what's changed.
So, under the old plan, every food has a SmartPoints value. And fruits and vegetables (most vegetables) had a 0 SmartPoints value.
What they've done now for 2018 under Freestyle is expand that list of 0 points food to include lean proteins (now over 200+ zero Points foods).
Wow, so you could almost have a meal...
Yeah, you could almost have a meal for (a really healthy clean meal) for 0 points. We don't like to say free because that suggests maybe overeating-because part of it is learning to eat only until you are satisfied.
But it includes lean chicken breast, lean turkey breast, eggs, tofu, lentils, beans, did I mention eggs...
Yes you did.
And, there's one more, um yogurt. Plain, non-fat yogurt either Greek or regular.
And so that's going to be a huge benefit for people. Now they are suggesting that you only track the foods that have values - so they're trying to make it easier.
And so by using these foods as your base for a meal, it's going to provide for a lot more healthy eating choices for people.
And less tracking...
Yes, less tracking to make it easier.
Another cool thing they're doing this year... so you get a daily SmartPoints budget, but you also get a weekly budget for extras.
For those special occasions?
Yeah, so like for Friday Happy Hour, or if you're having a really hungry day, so you can plan. If you thought about your checking account, it's sort of like overdraft protection.
I need that.
I know, some days more than others.
So what they're going to allow now is the concept of rollover. So for example, let's say you had a big party you were going to Friday night, you could actually take some of your dailies, like on Thursday, if you wanted to eat a little lighter or if you weren't as hungry and you didn't use all of your daily budget up, you can rollover up to 4 of those daily SmartPoints into your weekly budget.
Can you take a credit? Like can you take them in advance?
Well, can you take them in advance... well, they're given to you every week, so they are always there for you.
Ok, but do they rollover past the week? I think it's a weekly thing.
You know, I'm just thinking about those minutes that rollover and accumulate month-to-month.
No, you can't keep getting a bigger and bigger budget. It's really just up to 4 because we don't want to create some type of imbalance. It's really meant to try and encourage us to eat in a healthy, balanced way.
So, I'm really excited about these new changes.
Less tracking... Absolutely, which is wonderful. Healthier foods to really focus on and
Vegetarians... I know, vegetarians are going to love it. In fact I've already had a couple of vegetarians comment to me how excited they are about all the flexibility.
They don't have to track anymore. They really won't for most of their foods - for a lot of their foods.
So, if you've had experience with the new WW Freestyle plan, or if you have questions or comments, please leave them below and we'll get back to you."
More news about the new Weight Watchers Plan for 2018 from around the web...
- The New Weight Watchers Program (Danica's Daily)
New Weight Watchers Program (Snack Girl)
New Weight Watchers Freestyle Program? (Slender Kitchen)
- Weight Watchers Announces Huge Changes to its Weight Loss Programme (Good Housekeeping UK)
- Weight Watchers New Program 2018 (Less of a Better Me)
- Emily Bites Who Had Early Access to Freestyle Weighs in with Her Thoughts (Emily Bites)
- Kate, a Canadian WW Ambassador Shares Her Thoughts on Freestyle (Drizzle Me Skinny)
- Weight Watchers Liberté - New Program 2018 (Weight Watchers France)
- Weight Watchers Your Way - New Program 2018 (Weight Watchers Germany)
- Weight Watchers Feel Good - New Program 2018 (Weight Watchers Austria)
- Weight Watchers Liberté - New Program 2018 (Weight Watchers Switzerland - French)
- Weight Watchers Your Way - New Program 2018 (Weight Watchers Switzerland - German)
- Weight Watchers Your Way+ - New Program 2018 (Weight Watchers Australia)
- Weight Watchers Your Way+ - New Program 2018 (Weight Watchers New Zealand)
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