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Fruits and Veggies Are Now Point Free For Weight Watchers

New Weight Watchers Plan Gives Fruit a Freebie Pass

Watching your weight? Go ahead and dig into that apple! Weight Watchers announced changes to its points system Monday, and veggie lovers can rejoice: fresh fruits and most vegetables are now zero points. But before digging into that bag of prunes, know that dried fruits and some vegetables, like potatoes and corn, still have points assigned to them.

Weight Watchers says the change is based on research and aimed at helping clients make smarter, more fulfilling choices. That's just the message spokeswoman Jennifer Hudson has shared about the program, saying, "I feel empowered with what I've learned, everything from portion control to what foods will help keep me satisfied. It's a lifestyle change, not a diet."

No matter what form it comes in, calories need to be counted and reduced for weight loss, but the promotion of fresh foods is always a healthy one. Have you used — or are you currently using — Weight Watchers, and if so, what do you think of the change?

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yeokr yeokr 6 years
zeze, if you ate fruit all day you probably would not be reaching your energy needs which would send your body into starvation mode where it would hold onto every little thing to maintain body function. the change is being made to encourage WeightWatchers users to choose from a greater variety of foods. this is as opposed to choosing, as an earlier commenter pointed out, a chocolate bar treat over a banana. i think this is a great decision and am excited to get back on board with my own WeightWatchers use!
zeze zeze 6 years
I've never done WW, but how does this change anything, I mean if you eat tons of fruit all day, even if the WW people say it's zero points, you will gain weight...?
cleym cleym 6 years
I'm surprised to hear this because in France where I live the WW program is already like that : fruits and veggies are free I thought it was the same everywhere !
creolebeauty creolebeauty 6 years
I am on weight watchers now and have been on for a little while.....I have lost 50lbs with the help of weight watchers. I am so excited for this change, it seems like a much more healthier option but you would be surprised how many people are complaining on the weight watchers site about this. I look forward to it
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I think it's about time they fixed the system. I did WW when the Points system was pretty new. Fruit does have sugar, but it's absorbed more slowly because of the fiber and water in it.
guavajelly guavajelly 6 years
I'm on weight watchers and the changes haven't happened in Canada yet, they happen next week. So far I'm exicted because I always thought that it were crazy that 2 bananas were the same points as a chocolate bar! Also I heard the points in protein sources are being reduced, while the points in refined carbs are being raised... I love weight watchers. I'm almost down 10lbs without "dieting". ah, liberation!
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