I have heard mixed things on the new WW program.. I am very excited to re-join but I wondered what the general consensus is on points plus. Any feedback would be great!!!
thoughts on WW Points Plus
I actually just rejoined. I did WW in college and I really liked it. The difference between the old program and the new is:
- the old program used calories, fat, and fiber to calculate points. The new program uses fat, carbs, protein, and fiber.
- all fruits and non starchy veggies are 0 points.
- you get more points per day (yay!) and 49 extra points to either use over the course of the week or to save for a dinner out or a party.
- They are much more focused on choosing HEALTHY food ( what they call "power foods) vs. any food that fits within your points.
I really like the new program :)
The online tools are really neat and there is a free iphone app for calculating and tracking points when you are out.
I went last night, I think I am going to like it too but I have GOT to get out of that mindset of certain foods being certain points. I usually have a cup of coffee each day mixed with a packet of hot chocolate and a splash of soy milk.. OOPS- it is now 4 pts.
So, time to change my ways I think.. I had read some negative things on some website yesterday about the program but a guy in my meeting lost 13 lbs his first week back and a woman lost 6. I am definitely going to try it- I had the most luck when it was 1-2-3 success but that was right when i started and I was super motivated. I am glad it is a new program now, a new year, and a new start for me!
(UGH, I sound like a WW commercial).
I just restarted (quit while I was pregnant) and I think I like it. It's hard looking at my total and realizing I ate 45 points and that's ok. On the old plan my daily target was 32 so I still freak out when it's more than 32. Then I realize it's a new plan. I love the free fruit though!
I posted on the WW thread on here the other day... I love it. It works really well for the way I eat: extremely healthy, veggie and lean protein dense foods... what I need help with is the homebrews, texmex and pizza. Basically I can eat a boat of the good stuff, but its easy to see the junk add up quickly. (Don't tell my DH I called the homebrews junk.)
I have done WW before and I strongly prefer the new program. For whatever reason, I was always hungry before, but not this time. Its nice that you can always eat a banana.
I totally know what you mean about your morning drink... Mine was 5 pts, but I am now back to drinking coffee and skim, .5 pt.
I've done WW on & off for almost 13 years now. I've reached goal & for some reason I end up back to my old ways & therefore I've never kept the weight off for any significant amount of time. I think that this new program is better I feel like I'm going to become lifetime on this program & never look back. It is just so doable & it follows more of what I believe as far as healthy goes. For instance the recipes contain real butter & sugar now, instead of substitutes! I want to lose about 25 lbs and I've already lost 6.5 in 3 weeks! YAY!