The question of the day is. . . “What is the New Weight Watchers Plan 2022?” and beyond!
Here are all the details you need to know, but first and foremost, let’s not freak out! I know change is hard for some of you but hopefully you’ve been focusing on protein and produce, so this new plan won’t be that much of a change.
What is the New Weight Watchers Plan?
Personal Points are out. They are just going to be called points (no smart points, personal points, etc.)
Everyone who is on the non-diabetic plan will have the same zero point foods:
The WeightWatchers Program ZeroPoint foods list
|Beans, Peas & Lentils
|Chicken & Turkey Breast
|Corn & Popcorn*
|Fish & Shellfish
|Tofu & Tempeh
|Yogurt & Cottage Cheese*
*not a ZeroPoint food on the Diabetes-Tailored Plan
When does the new Weight Watchers Plan go into effect?
On November 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST, when you open your app after the official launch, you will have until December 11 to officially switch over to the new plan. So let’s say that this week your weigh in is on Saturday, you can leave the plan alone this week, and switch to the new plan after this week is over. However, after December 11, the app will automatically change to the new plan.
What is the diabetic plan on Weight Watchers?
Whether you are a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic, you will never get starchy vegetables (potatoes, etc.) fruit, corn and popcorn as a zero point food. That does not mean that you can’t eat any of those foods, you will have to just count points for those foods. And guess what? I didn’t get to Weight Watchers by eating too many clementines! I’ve been counting my fruit all year and I am down 30 pounds.
Will my daily points value change?
80% of the members will show an increase in daily points. This will help include healthy fats like avocados, which on the personal points plan would have been a zero point food. Your daily point value will be appointed to you based on the information already in the app, such as height, weight, age and gender.
What is the healthy points range?
Weight Watchers has always had a “healthy eating zone.” On the new plan, whatever your daily allotment is, you can eat 8 points under or 10 points over and still get a blue dot for the day. In my case (this is published the day before the plan changes) I have 25 daily points. But my range is 17-35.
To find the healthy eating zone on for your plan, look for the bullseye at the bottom of your app. Click that and scroll down to the bottom of that page and you’ll see your daily calendar. Dates that have a “blue dot” mean that I ate within that healthy eating zone of 17-35 points. Most days I eat between 30 and 35.
Will I still get added points for eating non-starchy vegetables and drinking water?
No. While there will still be a place to track it. You will no longer earn extra points by eating so many servings of non-starchy vegetables or drinking over 60 ounces of water each day. That does not mean that those aren’t important, but they discovered that some members were using those extra points to maybe have an extra glass or two of wine a night, or eat a snickers bar. Not to say that you can’t eat those things, but it was weird to me to get added points for doing things I should be doing. Do I still need to work on eating veggies? Yes – ha!
Will there still be rollovers?
Yes! If you eat 4 points under your daily points total, those 4 points will be added to your weeklies.
I have two previous posts that go into detail about how I made a mindset change that helped me lost 30 pounds this year. It also explains a lot about how to use the app, which if you are not using it to its full potential, it’s a main part of the monthly service and is a great resource.
Check out these posts:
DISCLAIMER: I have no affiliation with Weight Watchers. For those of you new here, my twin sister and I lost 70 pounds in about 15 months back in 1999-2000. I kept that weight off for years, until my husband got sick and 2007 and for the last 7 years of our marriage he was pretty much sick most of those years: aortic heart valve replacement, three knee replacement surgeries (one got infected and had to be redone), back surgery, colon cancer and ultimately congestive heart failure.
He passed away in December 2014. I gained nearly all my weight back during those 7 years he was sick. I worked two jobs when he was unable to work, and when we were waiting for disability insurance to kick in. I ate my feelings. While he was sick. After he was gone. Food was my comfort.
January 2022 rolled around and I said to myself “you have to stop doing the same things over and over again expecting different results.”
How did I change my mindset on weight loss?
EVERY JANUARY (yes I am shouting because I am annoyed with myself!) I would declare that THIS year I would lose 20 pounds by my March birthday, walk 10k steps a day, drink a gallon of water each day, journal, mediate – blah blah blah. It was too much. Once I dropped any of those balls I just, well – quit.
This year I decided take all my “rules” away, not put a time limit on weight loss and just enjoy the journey. I made this a lifestyle and not a diet and that’s really when the flip switched. I’ve traveled 8 times this year, and still managed to lose 30 pounds. Every year prior to that I would consider a trip to be “eat all the things!” But that always backfired. I could gain 5 pounds in a week and it would take me a month to lose it.
How do I make the new Weight Watchers Program work for me?
I’ve tracked every single day since December 26, 2021. Even when I was in Italy and had 70+ point days. That is truly one of the biggest reasons for my success this year. I also track my wine (never did that before – ha!) and also my coffee creamer even though I think it’s bullshit that 20 calories of coffee creamer costs me 2 points.
What I do for my success may not work for you, and that’s okay! Figure out how to make the plan work for your likes, dislikes and lifestyle and I know you’ll find the answer. Just remember that what you do now to lose the weight is what you will need to continue to do to keep it off. So if you think “I can eat a salad for breakfast every day” until I get to goal. Well if that’s not sustainable, I urge you to find ways to enjoy food that you can eat the rest of your life.
Questions about the new Weight Watchers Plan?
Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.