Weight Watchers Zero Points Foods on the New Freestyle Program
The new Weight Watchers Freestyle plan, which was launched here in the U.S. on 12/3/17, now includes a much wider range of over 200 zero SmartPoints foods from which to base your meals and snacks including eggs, skinless chicken breast, skinless turkey breast, fish and seafood, corn, beans, peas, lentils, tofu, nonfat plain yogurt and so much more.
Previously, only fruits and vegetables had been considered zero points.
Zero SmartPoints Fruits & Vegetables on the WW Freestyle Program
- Fresh and frozen Fruit without added sugar (excludes dried fruits and fruit juices)
- Canned fruit in water or sugar-free syrup
- Canned fruit in its own natural juice, drained
- Fresh and frozen and canned vegetables without added oil or sugar (including peas and corn)
- Fresh, frozen, and canned beans and lentils that are packed without oil or sugar (Lentils, chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, split peas, soy beans, and more)
Exceptions: The following vegetables DO HAVE SMARTPOINTS VALUES:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Vegetable flours and pastas (including those from 0 Smart Points vegetables)
Zero SmartPoints Protein Foods on the WW Freestyle Program
- Skinless chicken breast (whole or ground)
- Skinless turkey breast (whole or ground)
- Thin sliced deli chicken/turkey breast
- Fish and shellfish, skinless, fresh, frozen or canned in 0 SP value sauces or spices and smoked without added fat or sugar.
- Nonfat plain yogurt, unsweetened (includes Greek, Icelandic, etc)
- Plain soy yogurt
Zero SmartPoints Spices, Seasonings and Condiments
Many seasonings, spices, and low calorie condiments are also Zero SmartPoints.
- 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
Zero SmartPoints Does Not Equal “Free” Food!
The Weight Watchers Freestyle Program and its associated zero points 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 eat responsibly.
For example, it’s acceptable to have a banana, not an bunch of them.
An egg or two, not a dozen. Think in terms of reasonable portion sizes and let your rate of weight loss be your guide.
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.”
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