WW Personal Points System is the new weight loss program Weight Watchers is introduced November of 2021 and will use through 2022 and 2023. Members take a food assessment quiz to determine their personal points allowance.
Are you wondering how many points you will get each day on Weight Watchers with the new program or how to adjust your zero daily points and zero point list? Read on to find out.
- New Weight Watchers Program for 2022: WW Personal Points
- How Personal Points is New and Different: Unique to You
- How Does the New WW PersonalPoints Assessment Work?
- WW Food Questions for Personal Points – Personal Points Quiz
- Tips for Taking the WW Food Assessment
- How Weight Watchers Determines How Many Points You Are Allowed A Day – WW Points System Explained
- Answers to FAQ about Weight Watchers Points
New Weight Watchers Program for 2022: WW Personal Points
Weight Watchers launched a brand new program called PersonalPoints. The program launched in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom starting the week of November 8th, 2021.
How Personal Points is New and Different: Unique to You
The new Weight Watchers PersonalPoints program is based on a personalized assessment that creates a plan that is unique to you and your needs.
According to WW:
A plan that’s yours – and only yours. No two people are alike, so no two plans are alike. When you join WW, we’ll ask you a series of questions via our PersonalPoints Engine, then we’ll design your unique PersonalPoints Budget and ZeroPoint™ food list.-WW website
How Does the New WW PersonalPoints Assessment Work?
Are you wondering how many points you will be allowed in a day with the new Personalized Points program? How will WW determine your weekly flex points and which points are your zero point foods?
While the WW system is a proprietary system (meaning we won’t know exactly how the calculations are done) we can get a helpful idea of how the weight loss strategy works based on the questions and results from people who are currently using the program.
I encourage you to join WW now so that you can take the assessment yourself and have your own personalized plan that just right for your weight loss needs.
WW Food Questions for Personal Points – Personal Points Quiz
Here are what the W W program quiz questions look like. (Remember, we encourage you to join WW to get the full benefits of the assessment for yourself. Your assessment might be somewhat different depending on the country in which you live and how you answer the questions.)
Q: Before we dive in, a quick (but important) Q – are you living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes? (Not including prediabetes or gestational diabetes)
Q: All that personalization we’ve talked about? Time to put it into action. Now your personal preferences (and our most revolutionary program ever) come together to create your unique food plan! Let’s start with the basics. How often do you enjoy eating vegetables? (FYI, “most days” means more than half the week.)
Q: How often do you enjoy eating fruit?
Q: We want to make sure your Budget has plenty of room for your favorites, so answer honestly (this is a no-judgement zone). Which of these do you enjoy eating most days?
A: Select all that apply, or tap “next” if none.
Full-fat dairy (milk, cream, cheese, yogurt)
Beef, pork, lamb
Refined grains (bread, crackers, cereals)
Fast food (burgers, French fries, pizza, sandwiches)
Q: Now let’s take a look at some protein-rich foods. Which of these do you like to eat most days?
A: Select up to 3 (must select at least 1 to continue).
Low-fat yogurt and cottage cheese (plain, unsweetened)
Fish & shellfish
Chicken and turkey breast (skinless)
Beans, peas, and lentils
Tofu & tempeh
Q: Okay, last question about food. Which of these do you enjoy eating most days?
A: Select up to 1. (Or tap “next” if none.)
Potatoes and sweet potatoes
Whole grain pasta and noodles
Brown rice & quinoa
Corn and popcorn (plain, air-popped)
Tips for Taking the WW Food Assessment
Here are helpful tips for taking the Weight Watchers assessment:
- The diabetic plan allows the most protein choices, with no option for whole grains or fruit to be zero points. This is a lower-carb WW plan.
- Remember you can re-take the quiz as often as you’d like to change your daily points allowed and personal zero point foods.
- There are 14 categories of zero point foods. Choose the foods you enjoy and eat most often in order for those to be your zero point options.
- If there were certain foods that worked well for you as zero points on previous plans, be sure to choose those in the food assessment.
- Remember that you’ll be earning additional points for water, eating veggies, and activity, so if one of your favorites now has points, this will balance it out.
How Weight Watchers Determines How Many Points You Are Allowed A Day – WW Points System Explained
Here is some information we know about how the WW points quiz determines your unique daily points allowance and weekly flex points:
- People who are diabetic are assigned points for carbohydrate servings and fruit. These foods are not included in their personalized food list.
- If you choose the max amount of servings of protein, you will receive more zero point protein servings but your daily points will be lower.
- The more treat foods you choose, the higher your daily points allowance and you will have fewer zero point foods.
- Your one carbohydrate choice will be zero points for you and other carbohydrate servings will have points.
- Expect that your points will be somewhat lower than on the Blue, Green, or Purple plan. For example people who had 23 points on Blue may have 17 points on PP.
- Expect that your weekly flex points may be lower on PP than they were on Blue, Green, and Purple. Some people see a reduction by 3-4 points and some people see a reduction by a half or more.
- Keep in mind that you can earn extra points for exercise, drinking water, and eating vegetables to make up the difference.
Answers to FAQ about Weight Watchers Points
Here are answers to questions we receive most often about W W Points and the new WW Personal Points program.
For years, the WW points system has been leading people to lose weight in a healthy way. As someone who is maintaining a 100+ pound weight loss with WW, I know the system works! The Personal Points system will be an adjustment for members who are used to a previous method, but I believe WW will give us the tools and resources to adapt to these changes.
How do you feel about the new WW PP program? Share in the comments below.
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