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Weight Watchers PointsPlus

This new way to follow Weight Watchers came available in 2010.

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Launched in November, 2010, the Weight Watchers PointPlus program is a new way of helping health-minded folks eat more nutrient-rich foods. The new system, which takes into account fat, fiber, protein, carbohydrates, replaces the Momentum program.

Using advancements in nutritional science, Weight Watchers developed a formula that wraps up all of these nutrition factors into one easy-to-use number. On the plan, you'll get a daily personalized PointsPlus values goal, so you know how much to eat to lose weight safely―while feeling satisfied.

Just like all Weight Watchers' plans, with the PointsPlus program, there are no required foods, just a flexible eating plan that encourages you to eat more nutrient-rich foods, like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.

But new to this plan, are Power Foods, a specific category of foods that earn high marks for their all-star nutrition profile and their ability to keep you feeling fuller longer.

Also read: - Weight Watchers Announces New PointsPlus Program - Weight Watchers To Change Point System

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PRO
  • Promotes eating fruits, veggies and lean proteins
  • Vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Makes it easy to choose very nutrient-rich foods
  • Can be used a lifestyle eating plan
  • Brand has trusted 40-year reputation
  • Manageable for weight loss and maintenance
  • Named #1 in the Best Commercial Diets by US News, 2011
CON
  • Must be a Weight Watchers member to take advantage of the program
DIET and NUTRITION

Here is how the PointsPlus program works: Weight Watchers give you a daily PointsPlus values goal, which you use along with the PointsPlus values of foods to make sure you’re eating the right amount for weight loss. Your daily PointsPlus goal is personalized to you.You will receive your goal after joining a Weight Watchers Meeting, signing up for Weight Watchers Online or signing up for Weight Watchers Monthly Pass

On the PointsPlus program you can eat anything you like as long as you stick to a daily PointsPlus values goal, and there's plenty of room for treats and extras.

Power Foods include:

  • Bananas
  • Yogurt with berries
  • Greek yogurt dip with raw veggies

Other PointsPlus program include:

  • Greek Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Philly Cheese Steaks
  • Tomato and Pepper Lasagna

Weight Watchers provides you with a variety of resources so that you may continue to enjoy eating out without straying from the program.

If you're a Weight Watchers Online or Weight Watchers eTools subscriber, you can use the PointsPlus values calculator tool to find the PointsPlus values of restaurant foods, and you can also consult the Eating Out Guide. Weight Watchers Meetings Members can also use the A-Z food list found in the Pocket Guide, or purchase the Complete Food Companion, and the Dining Out Companion to help them plan for their night out.

In addition, Weight Watchers Online offers over 3,000 of recipes to help you satisfy your cravings with delicious delights.

EXERCISE

As with all Weight Watchers plans, you are strongly encouraged to exercise. Study after study proves that activity promotes weight loss when combined with improved eating habits. More important, it’s key for keeping weight off.

The amount of exercise you chose to do, if any, depends on what you’re trying to achieve. For example, the amount of exercise required for lasting weight loss and cardiovascular benefits is considerably more than the amount needed for general health benefits like lower blood pressure and stress reduction. But the bottom line is that incorporating exercise into your weight loss strategy will ultimately result in positive effects to your health.

CONCLUSION

Weight Watchers has set itself apart by being one of the leaders in successful weight loss. Its unparalleled achievements are only the result of the program's ever-evolving plans, which stay abreast of the latest in nutrition science news and the psychology of eating.

The PointsPlus program is the new way to lose weight from the experts at Weight Watchers. They've combined clinical research with the proven Weight Watchers approach to develop an effective system for making healthy, satisfying choices. All this gives you an edge that can help you reach your weight loss goals.

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Darlene

Easy to follow- works well. Have lost 27lbs in 10 weeks.

posted Mar 15th, 2012 4:51 am


Jean

My question is how many points would my 62 yr. old husband weighing 220lbs, height 5'9"? My husband will NOT join, but will eat what I eat, however that won't be the right points, what would the daily pointsplus target be for a 62 yr. old man who is 5' 9' weighing 220lbs? I am starting my first week and excited about how this new Weight Watcher plan will work!

posted Jul 20th, 2011 2:31 pm


Linda

I'm happy with my weight loss on this program (10 lbs in 6 weeks). It doesn't even seem like I am on a diet. I don't feel deprived. I don't feel like I can't wait for this diet to be over (like I did with South Beach). It is indeed teaching me lifelong diet habits --painlessly. I signed up for the online program. Effortless to record points. 100x easier than counting calories and adding them up on your own. You become very aware of portion sizes.

posted Jul 17th, 2011 12:22 am


kcliff01

Love the new PP plan. I have lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks. I am eating all of my points, eating fruits whenever I want them and the weight is falling off. I keep reading on this site about people gaining weight on the PP plan but no one in my WW meetings has reported gaining any weight; just the opposite.

posted Mar 8th, 2011 1:26 pm


Steve

This is an excellent program as it deals with your health as well as your weight. You can see by going through it that it incorporates all of the significant nutrition and health issues that have been discussed for a number of years. It is the real deal, geared to lifestyle and not a fad.

posted Dec 5th, 2010 1:16 pm



   
 

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