How to Lose Weight with Weight Watchers

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It is so great that WW is moving along with the times and continuing to make an already awesome program even more do-able! What a great article. But if it is I might try it. Jobity cut out fried food and soda and eats a diet focused on fruits, vegetables and lean protein. To lose weight long-term, you don't need crash diets or boot camp. I would love to be a part of this support group as well!

What is Weight Watchers Freestyle?

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Planning on going to a meeting tomorrow to get information. I would love to be a part of this support group as well! I am quite happy with the new program, and hope the other members will enjoy it as well. Thanks so much for explaining. This one looks very sensible in terms of being nutritionally balanced and encouraging lots of fibre consumption personally love the 0 point fruit and veg! Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations you can give me? Thank you for all the information.

I am 15 lbs to goal and look forward to success. I went to WW today as well and got all the new, cool stuff!! I would LOVE to be a part of your support group!! I am SO excited!! I weighed in on Wednesday but I really want to go tomorrow just to get all the new stuff. Would love to be a part of your group! I am online only. I rejoined ww online today and am excited about the new program. Please add me to your support group. Thanks so much for all the info. I am so excited!

Please include me in your support group. Girl count me in on the WW group! I need all the support I can get!! I am still bummed I am sick and could not make it this am at 9 to get the new program I gotta wait till either tom. Thanks for the thorough summary and photos of the new material. Please include me in the support group. Thanks for your efforts. I would like to join this site to hopefully keep informed on the new program.

I have been a lifetime member since and have seen many changes. I hope this one helps motivate me more. I have lost 16 pounds so far and have more to go. I am hoping that I can catch on to this program quickly to see the results I hear are great. Hope all of you success with the new program.

I would love to get in on the blogger support group. Thank you for sharing!! I go to my meeting on Tuesday and now I know what to be prepared for and how much money to bring!! You are very motivational and upbeat!! Just what I need to keep me going!!!! Thank you so much for this information! Thanks for your enthusiasm! I would luv to join all the support! Please add me to your WW support group.

New system looks great! I am Lifetime, though through a series of stresses in life I have gained it all back and then some…. Are you able to send my a message on how many i need to change- as i finnished my 6 month program in May and have not been able to afford to rejoin as yet— i would greatly apreciate any suggestions. Thank you very much, Lisa Hall, Keswick, Ontario.

Thank you so much for sharing the info. I stayed up until 2 am awaiting the launch. So frustrated but grateful for your review. Looking forward to it. I woldloe to eapart of the support team!! I go weekly and online figured out my daily points for me, but my husband does this at home on his own sort of with me.

How can I figure out how many points he would now use? Can anyone help with that? I have been on ww for about 4 months and am down about 23 Lbs. Please sign me up for your group! I am super excited for the new plan, thanks for all the info! Would love to be apart of such a wonderful support group. Please add me to the list. Thank you for doing what you do to help so many people lose weight with support! God bless you for what you are doing to change lives.

I would also like to be a member of your support group. You all sound like a very enthusiastic bunch and very motivated. Like you, a new program means new motivation. Happy Holidays and Cheers! Thanks for the info danica.

I am a lifetime member but have really been struggling the last few months. Will weigh in tomorrow when I get back home on vacation now but know I will be up but hopefully not over the top. I would love to have some support and also am very interested in finding out about the droid points plus app.

Thank you so much for your review of the new plan! I am very interested in joining a WW support group online. I plan to join a local WW in the next couple of weeks. The new program wont work on my web browser anymore. I have been on WW for 3 years now and currently struggling with staying on plan. Thanks for the review. Looking on line there of course is a new electronic food scale. I just bought the previous one for Points values in June. Any way to convert the points to PointsPlus??

Have you heard anything about that. Add me to your support group!!! I can use the support. I spent all yesterday going through my materials. I bought the deluxe kit and thought it was a good deal. It has worked for me to the tme of 66 pounds in 10 months so I trustweigth watchers enough to do whatever they put out there. I do agree that it is going to be hard for people that liked to be able to eat the processe foods for low points.

I think the new program will help people sustain the weight longer because they will have experienced a change in food habits with this program. I would love to be a part of the support group too! I am excited about the new program and hope that I stick to it!

Thanks for helping to organize the thought process on this one. Very exciting, glad to see that WW is going the direction of encouraging, i. Would love to join your group! I went to a meeting yesterday and got all of the information and am also sooo excited! I do not have a blog, but am an avid reader of yours!

Your recap sent me to my local center today. I think the new program is just what I needed to kick start my butt in gear!!

Also a kid on Christmas — I cheated on my normal Saturday meeting and went to one yesterday to get the goods. So far I love the changes. Is the new anroid app. What is the name of it. I would love to get it for my droid x. Please include me in your new group. I have been on WW for several years, successfully, and lok forward to updated info. Weight Watchers saved my life.

I am honored to be a part of it. Only 21 more pounds to go until I can start working towards being a leader. My current leader is so amazing. Our whole meeting group is successful with this leader…His name is Jim Christensen in Carson California. Please sign me up for the support group! I tried out WW about a year ago, but left the plan because I found it impossible to eat healthy specifically fruits!

Please sign me up for your support group. I need to rededicate and I like the science behind this new program. Thanks for your re-cap. Would love to sign up for your group. I just started ww online etools and looking forward to the new program. Am excited that WW is finally doing something about the carb count!! I am 52 and carbs are what I have the most problem with — was doing Atkins and lost over 30 but know that WW is one of the best programs out there!!!

I am currently a WW member but definitely inactive…. Watched the 25 lbs I lost gradually creep back up and now, after Thanksgiving especially, there has to be an end to all this madness. I am ready to begin my journey once again, but hopefully it will be a one-way trip to success!!! That will make the change much easier for me.!

OMG…I have been waiting for this. I too was thinking that 20 pts on the momentum plan was not enough….. Maybe this is the thing! Been life time for the last 10 years and have gained back everything and lost motivation in the process….. I would love to be a part of this support group as well. Thanks for all the great information to everyone. Have lost and maintained on the old points system well, when I track that is. Would love to get easy food ideas that keep me in my points range and still have room for that large glass or two of wine in the evening!

Please include me on your rapidly expanding support group list. My meeting is on Saturday. I have an E-tools account and have been exploring the site for information on the plan! I am really excited about it!

And can SCAN barcodes? Check out my site for more details! I was wondering where you can get the new books? I have all the old books, I do weight watchers at home on my own. Thanks for the new program info.

I look forward to the support group. Thanks for your website, I was a member of WW and dropped out. I would like very much to be part of your support group might be more helpful then the meetings. Looking forward to the new plan. I have a meeting Wednesday night.

I have lost 31 pounds at weight watchers. I have a total of 70 pounds off. My doctor has set a goal for me and I hope after Wednesday night I will need to lose only 6. I have really tried hard to get there. I have joined weight watchers several times and never could see a goal. This will be the first and I am really excited about accomplishing it this time.

It has been a great struggle for me because of the blood pressure medication that I had been taking. I had my doctor change my medication to see if it would make a difference because it was real frustrating to try so hard and lose only. We had to change them several times but finally got something that works for my blood pressure and allows for me to lose weight without such a struggle.

I would love to join your support group. I have even applied for a position as receptionist at our meetings. Just waiting for an opening. This would really help me stay on track. I am so excited to learn about the new plan from you.

You spell it out so well. Normally I am only an online subscriber, so I appreciate you explination. I am due to deliver my second child in 6 weeks. I look forward to getting back on WW immediately. On that note, if you could spare me a points calculator, I would really appreciate it and put it to good use! I lost 35lbs years ago on the old program but have gained it all back so I need to start again!

You have helped to get me pumped after a week of being very lax. Thanks for all the info. I would love to be a part of the support group for the new Weight Watchers plan. Please include me on your e-mail list. Sounds great, sign me up. Cannot wait until Saturdays meeting…do tell. Is 29 the lowest point allowance? Did they reall cut out fish? I cannot believe that.

Tell anything else you can…and thanks for sharing and starting this group. I am excited AND intimidated about this new plan, after knowing the regular points plan so well…. What a great overview of the program! I would love to see the support group post ideas on how to stay motovated and also ideas for people who have difficultys with exersize.

Maybe a daily or weekly challange to exersize more. Went to my first meeting tonight, I really want to find out the formula to figure the points out without the calculator. I bought the calculator at half price during our meeting but still want to encourage my friends, Before with the slider, I could help them. Any equations out there that they have indulged us with, or do I have to figure it out all by my lonesome. When is the Android App coming?

I have lost from to after a whopping 3. I am excitied about points plus. Thanks for the info! Love you site and want to join your WW Support Group. I was up early this am with coffee in hand on the internet reviewing the new plan. Went to my Monday morning meeting and it was packed you would have thought it was January! My favorite dessert VitaMuffins Chocolate brownie tops went from 1 to 3 points but who cares.

I have rejoined ww again for the third time and am real excited about this new program. My meeting is on Wednesday night so we will see how things go. I love the idea that I have found you site and plan on joining the support group you are going to start. On my way to losing the weight and finally keeping it off. So sign me up for the group and off we go! Forgot to say what I would like to see from the Support Group, recipes that are 5 ingredients or less and the points value.

Also, ideas for breakfasts — for me that is the tough meal of the day. I love fat free Greek yogurt but need ideas on use. I would love to become part of the chat. I keep finding reasons not to join WW. I need a little help getting motivated!! Count me in on your support group. Have been doing it on line, first day today and aside from cereal sticker shock, doing well.

HI, I could be your oldest member,75 years young, but i need to lose about pounds. I first went to WW about 30 years ago and have not tried since because I got tired of green beans and lettuce. Not much variety back then. Reading your info has really peaked my interest.

I would really like to be a part of the support and discussions so that I can work on inproving my health. After raising 3 great children and recently getting the all clear after the dreaded cancer diagnosis, I am ready for happier and healthier times. I am returning to meetings on Wednesday and am starting my WW journey all over again. Please send me some info. Thanks for the great information.

What you have posted combined with eTools will be a really big help. Yes please count me in. After reading what you wrote I think I may be able to do this too. Your enthusiasm has sparked mine for the new program! Thanks for all the helpful info, I would like to join your group please. Thanks for all the great info on the new plan. Please add me to your support group-been in WW since August and have lost 26 lbs…still have about another 30 to go but feel great-very excited about the new program!!

Please add me also. I am excited to chat with others about all the new stuff. I became Lifetime in July , but have since 30 lbs. Thanks for the stuff you posted so far. Where did you find the deluxe starter kit!?

Please add me to your support. I have been doing WW online since Please include me in your new on-line support group. I feel good about the 22 pounds I have lost so far and try to not think about how much I still have to go.

I am a life member but it is still a hard to keep at goal weight. Would love to join your group for Support and more accountability. New program and all will be a challenge, but with a support group it should help. Thanks… looking forward to your e-mails. Hey…i have tried W. It was like a sign i got the email from w. I have a lot to lose about pounds, 55 minimum for good health. I know i can do it. I am about to cry, because yesterday i was almost ready to take some vacation time and go to this biggest loser camp in UTAH i was that desperate.

For some reason this plan looks more interesting and more scientifically sound than the last one AND 49 extra points is not bad: And i will probably be getting more than 29…i am at roughly pounds right now.. And I for the first time in 1 year and a half will go to a meeting either Tomorrow or Wednesday..

I too was waiting for the program to be rolled out! Now you got me so excited…I am going to pop into my center tomorrow and pick up the materials. Then weigh in on Wed. Love to be part of your new group…we all need that extra support!

I am so excited about the new program. I am heading over today to get a calculator before they are gone! Please add me to the support group.

Just signed up on your mailing list. Thanks for all the info! Starting WW work today and I am excited about the journey. My biggest hurdle is breakfast and snacking. I am not a morning person, but I have to be at work at 6AM, I need something to prepare in advance that I can put in my lunch bag on the way out the door and eat once I get to work. As well as snacks that are filling. I would love to be apart of your support group! I have been a WW member since April and have lost 44 pounds.

The program has made me aware of what goes in my mouth. Started the program to be healthier. It is working, Yaahoo!!! Would love to join your group. We need all the support we can get. I have been a lifetime member for more years than I can remember. Weight Watchers has finally evolved into something that everyone can most definitely work worth with their daily lifestyles. This program will take a little getting used to, but I think in the long run, it will be the most satisfying plan they have ever developed!!

I would love to join the support group. The new program drew me back, one year and 30 pounds later…. I look forward to sharing the journey! Thanks for posting this. Please add me to the group. Thanks for the update and your wonderful enthusiasm! I would love to be part of the WW support group!

I would love to join your group. I am an emotional eater so I have gained 20 of the 46 pounds I lost. I feel like such a failure which just adds to my depression which adds to my emotional eating!! I think this new program is just what I need to get back on track. Maybe I can be successful online in combination with this group! Please count me in!

Support groups are so important!! I definitely need to be part of your support group. My suggestion would be to have new points calculator as a permanent feature of your support blog. Hi, I would love to be apart of the WW blog you were mentioning. I have the final stretch of 12 — 15 lbs. I would love to be a part of this support group! I sent you an email as well but wanted to post something. So I could use the support especially since I made it to my goal weight and now have not been back there in a year!

Thanks for the great information! I have been throwing around the idea of joining WW again. Not sure if I should do online or meetings…. I love the idea of the Twitter Group…motivation, support, recipe sharing and healthy tips is the best way to achieve the healthy lifestyle. I joined WW on-line a month ago and definitely need some inspiration!!! But I do need a push. This is my challenge.

Found your website and loved it! I want to get back on the wagon. I need support for motivation!!!! WW is the best! Thanks for all this information. It was all really helpful, especially since at 9: Sadly, I am not excited about this new plan. My concerns are fruits being zero points and there being no consideration of calories in the points calculation.

It would also be great to just have suggestions from other members on what is working for them. My BF and I have been eating our way across two continents in the last year so we are ready!

Thank you for your information…. This is getting me motivated again! Have been out of WW for awhile and really need to get it going again. I would love to be part of your group! Thanks for doing such a great job outlining the new program. I am a life member but always need help staying on track. Hi I just love this site.. Just found it this morning… I really like it better than the WW site… Been giong on it for recipes.

I would love to be part of your support group. Sign me up for the support group! I would like to see input from other members on the restaurant points values. The list in etools has changed — a lot of items are no longer listed. Thanks for the simplified explanation! Thank you for being so positive and encouraging.

I lost 75 pounds on Weight Watchers 5 years ago and have gained back 30 even though I am a life member. With is new program, I am very excited to return to Weight Watchers in the next week. I am not waiting until January I am very interested in your support group, so sign me up!! And also am thrilled to have found your website! Even as a long time WW member I still need support!

Would love to join the support group — I have been on and off ww for the last several years — back on now and 20 lbs down so far. I am so happy to get a preview of the new plan! My meeting is not until Saturday and I have not been able to get eTools yet, so this is a real boost for me. I am jumping on the bandwagon…sign me up for the support group…need all the support I can get!

Wow, thanks so much for all the great info! Please sign me up for your group as well. Thanks for all you do! This is a great website you have! Thanks for all the motivation! I am definitely interested in your WW support group! I would love to be a part of your group! Thanks for the good work you do, Danica! I have been doing not so well WW at home. I always do better by attending meetings but I get tired of the expense.

I am so ready for a change because the old plan kept me running to low point processed foods because of my hectic lifestyle so I need a little shake up in my routine. I am going to find out about the new plan and give meetings another go. I would also love to join this support group!! I can easily overeat one salmon, chicken and eggs! Thank you for always being a wealth of information!

I turn to you and other well established sites for information, more than I do Weight Watchers itself!! Just be mindful of portion sizes and you should be ok.. Thank you for all of this, it is very helpful and well put. I started my WW journey over 30 years ago returning this year, got back to goal and am maintaining. What I have found over the many different programs is that you have to give it time.

I love smart points and hopefully will enjoy this program just as much. I agree with you on some of these points! I have become so used to eating egg whites, that the whole egg does not taste as good to me!

I will most likely stay with my egg whites which were originally zero points! I do not eat any kind of fish with the exception of tuna.

I do not like or eat beans or yogurt. I think this will be a big change for me. That being said, I do not see myself eating too much of these new zero point foods. I hope I will be satisfied on this new program. Only time will tell….. Hi there, it sounds to me that you will do just fine with this new program, best of luck to you on your continued journey!

Thank you for the honesty of your blog and feelings about the WW changes. I have been following the new program for 3 weeks based on the UK information. I have lost 90lbs on WW and am on maintenance and a real WW fan. Nevertheless, I can see the temptation to overeat zero pointed foods or having had zero or low points breakfast and lunches, be fooled into thinking you have plenty of room for crap in the evening. You can gain weight like this and some people will. I find it disconcerting to have my daily Smart Points totals at a steady but my FreeStyle Points can vary from 4 to 27 depending on what my taste buds fancy that day.

I have been dual system tracking by hand on my Iphone notes. Despite liking the new zero points foods, I certainly do not want them all the time as I like variety. I have made an effort to try a few recipes and I enjoy cooking but I think I might end up with more Simply Filling days in order to have more variety without feeling guilty. Simply Filling will allow me lean cuts of other meats and not have to count spices which intuitively I find ridiculous.

I agree with everything your saying.. I am sure this is not what WW recommends, but people will do it.. Hopefully, they will soon discover it is not the way to go about it.. Good luck with your continued journey! Thank you for this perspective and information!

I really appreciate your honesty and have long been using your delicious recipes! My weeklies will get used up faster, but a quick tally of my overages by day should give me the exact number I can add back there. It would get a little complicated if I had unused daily points rolling into my weeklies on some days, but unused daily points have never once been an issue for me: Thaks Sally, great plan!!

Thanks for the info!! My day is Sunday so my Ww app is updated! I for one love eggs and sea food and chicken!! I am totally enjoying your recipes!!! I just got my donut pan today!!! I am so happy for you that you are loving the new program.. I made sure I downloaded an app that uses smart points and will continue with that if I hate this plan.

And a loss of points to top it off! Maybe one day you eat lots of zero points and roll over 4. Maybe that will help? I even asked for a mini muffin pan for Christmas to get me started.

I have had a few days with roll overs and very surprised, but I have had days where I am over as well.. Thanks for your honesty! Your success is from your attitude of focus, clearly. I have to be honest with myself and support those with similar feelings..

Best wishes to you as well!! I like to incorporate these things, but I also really like meatloaf, spaghetti, Salisbury steak, desserts etc and I eat them just as much or more. There are different people who work this plan differently. Some like lots of veggies, beans, and chicken, but others like versions of mommas home style favorites. Not very happy with this change. I feel restricted… which is what WW has tries so hard to break away from. But I lost weight better with smart points when I could choose what I wanted and decide on how many points I wanted to spend on each.

Good luck on your journey and reach out if you ever need to! Thank you SO much for you honest feedback. Your sentiments are almost exactly how I am feeling. If I wanted to do Simply Filling, I would have done it before. Now I feel I am being forced into it, which I do not like at all. I appreciate that you shared your honest feelings, even as a WW ambassador. Too many people in WW land and on Connect want everyone to just be happy and excepting of this new program, even stating that connect is supposed to be a positive place.

In my opinion, Connect needs to be a SAFE place; one where I can express my happy, positive thoughts, as well as my frustrations, anger, and sadness.

All of those emotions are experienced on this journey and we are here to support each other with it ALL. Thanks for the support and great recipes!! I was very upset to log on today and see my daily points budget drop so much. Hi Chelsea, maybe considering picky a few healthy foods you do like and make them your zero point foods for your journey?

I absolutely love your honesty on this. Ive been on ww for 6 months and have lost 40 pounds and have 5 until goal. Like you, I am picky and eat very few of the free foods. But mostly I dont eat close to 7 points worth of those foods a day and I fear I will undereat.

My leader encouraged us to try to stick to the low end of our point range thats only 13 for me!! Hi Lisa, ugh I hate your leader told you that, such bad advice!! Thank you for sharing. I am a little disappointed as I was hoping that skim milk would be on the list. I know I should drink it but I never want to use the points on it. Hi there, if your not a fan of all the zero foods maybe considering making skim milk a zero food for you and your journey, we need to balance things out to make it work for us individually..

I agree with you. I am a very picky eater, no veggies or fruits for me. Points Plus worked for me and continues to work for me. Thank you for continuing to post recipes!

I so appreciate this post. I have struggled with accepting the new FreeStyle program. I actually like eggs but could never have them every day. My cholesterol is higher than it should be and I am allergic to the prescription to lower it. I will continue to eat it and only count it as a point. I also purchased a calculator for SmartPoints and will continue to track with a hybrid approach.

Hi Debbie, I think you need to do what is best for you and your journey and sounds like you are doing so.. I too thought about not counting for my extra lean beef as I only eat it maybe once a week..

Thank you for this. A fellow WW through connect referred me to this article. I was struggling with the new changes and lowerd points and this was the article I needed. I felt punished and deprived. Thank you for your words.

I know this will take time but now I feel better about it not working right away for me and what I can do to make it work for me. Good luck with your continued journey. Totally playing around with it. I did the yogurt in the sauce and did the thin tortillas. And i havent had any corn for dinner since!

New reader of the blog right here! Like hearing your honest thoughts. Out of curiosity, how do you think that you developed your food preferences? Were you not raised to try a variety of foods?

I heard the new plan is always seven points lower than what your original points plus allowance was. No not true, I know some people who use to have 50 points and now have 38, it all depends on you and how many points your use to have. Thank you for your post! I came across your blog via a google search because I am just so frustrated with this new Weight Watchers program. I am struggling to make this work for me. I am lifetime, at goal, for 5 years after having lost 60 lbs.

Because of this change, I am either starving and staying within 28 points for several days, followed by overeating and blowing through all my extra points and then some for several days. I am absolutely terrified of putting all the weight back on. I will speak my leader on Friday and try to create a better plan forward.

Hi Rhonda, I definitely think you should make some adjustments to suit you.. Great info…just curious, on the new program, do you get your daily points and your weekly flex points? Hi Sarah, yes your weeklies are the same as they were on regular smart points, no changes happened there, just dailies went down. We all know ill just gain it back if I do. And where did they come up with the name freestyle? I find the plan to be anything but liberating. Keep at it, I am sure you will find a balance..

Any thoughts on how well WW would work for me? Hi Julie, I think you can still work the freestyle program, I know there are low point options out there for frozen dinners.

Good luck on your journey! I am so happy I found this blog! I mean I get it. Stay away from sugar and bad fat. I think you make a great point about adapting the program to meet your needs. I knew better than to give myself the same freedom with potatoes.

I like that by adapting WW to meet my lifestyle I am doing just that — changing my lifestyle. I just re-started WW and am confronted with all these new changes.

One such place offers a protein and veggies meal. I used to assign the points value based on the nutritional info from their website but now I cannot do that since the protein has zero value. The salmon, for example, had a points value of 4.

Do I now only track the olive oil and spices used to prepare my dish?? I rejoined this week! And I am 7 points less Dailey I used to in the past use my weeklys for my coffee!

I will just not have 3 free chicken breast or free eggs that should cancel out that coffee! Ww never felt like a diet before! It was more portion control! But I do need the support! Is there anywhere I can get how many points daily? Hi Maggie, when WW switched to smart points they made that much more difficult to find, it is based on a combination of your age, sex, activity level and weight but it is different for everyone. I get what you are saying. I felt the same way when Smart Points came out two years ago.

I eat mostly vegetarian so I was dismayed to find all the animal proteins were reduced in points and the carby foods I eat beans, bread, lentils, etc. I tried it for two weeks and I was starving so I quit the program. When I saw an add for the new program that included eggs, beans, lentil, tofu and others as free foods I decided to give it a try so signed up on January 2.

I think Freestyle might actually work for me. My only issues with the new program are the high points for milk and cheese, and how it seems to be a very low fat diet overall. When I scan foods it comes up with the new points and then when I try to do y points the old way,it messes everything up and I actually gain weight. Hi Kim, you can stay counting Smart points, yes the app will be tricky to work with but it can be done, up your daily points and manually add in for the new zero foods.. It depends on how I build the recipe in the App, I usually weigh it raw and get the point value for that.

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Weight Watchers Research Dept. You can either enter it manually in the activity section of your account, or you can use a tracking device or app, such as Fitbit, which connects directly to your Weight Watchers account.

The revamp took effect in December , when Weight Watchers introduced their holistic Beyond the Scale approach sounds like a sci-fi sequel: Star Wars Episode 14, Beyond the Scale. For one, Weight Watchers says that your weekly FitPoints goal is fully personalized for you by WW, taking into account your age, gender, height, weight, and current activity level.

Previously, with Activity Points, you would just calculate the points to earn using a more generalized, clumsier online tool. The actual FitPoints you earn that are exchangeable for SmartPoints doesn't really vary much based on your weight and gender. The number of points you earn is overwhelmingly based on the time and intensity of the activity.

FitPoints are easier to earn as well. Plain and simple, you get points as soon as you start moving. With the old Activity Points, you had to reach a baseline before you could score — for example, you might have had to walk 3, steps to get points. Now, you could walk just a third of that and already earn as many as 2 FitPoints. What is FitBreak from Weight Watchers?

FitBreak is an app that shows you very brief videos a few seconds long , and encourages you to then mimic that activity for exactly one minute. If you do this 20 times over the course of the day a total of 20 minutes , you will receive 2 FitPoints. You must be logged into your regular Weight Watchers mobile app while using FitBreak, in order to automatically receive the points.

When you start on Weight Watchers, you take an assessment where WW looks at your lifestyle and determines your first FitPoints goal. As mentioned, this goal is based on your personal factors. For instance, if you currently spend a lot of time sitting at your desk, WW will start you off with a fairly low points goal.

One is by wearing an activity tracker, such as the highly popular Fitbit, which integrates with your Weight Watchers account. The advantage of wearing an activity tracker is that you'll earn the most FitPoints this way. Just make sure that your tracking app is synced to your Weight Watchers account so that your tracked activities are automatically converted and credited as FitPoints.

Just log in to your My Day online dashboard, go to "Activity," and there you'll see where to input your activity. Even if you don't want to shell out for an expensive tracker, you can download a free pedometer app on your phone to count your steps for you.

Once you get the hang of reaching your weekly FitPoints goals and for some people, WW is right in saying that this can be addictive , your goal will likely be changed to match your new lifestyle. If you reach your goal for two weeks straight, Weight Watchers will automatically recommend a higher goal for you.

And if you keep racking up those points, you get more bragging rights — and other perks, like say, a leaner, healthier body. Plus, you can exchange those FitPoints for more SmartPoints, which means that you can eat a little more if you want to. FitPoints is a goal system, so you want to earn more points here to achieve your target. In fact, 1 FitPoint is equal to 1 SmartPoint. The question now is, should you eat your FitPoints?

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