The WW new plan for 2020 has been revealed and there are now three different ways to engage in the program.
WW (formerly Weight Watchers) named their plans after colors: Green, Blue, and Purple. I wrote a big post about the introduction of the plans in New WW Changes 2020.
BLUE is Freestyle, the plan that Weight Watchers rolled out two years ago. It is for members who like having a long list of go-to foods and are willing to do some tracking. This plan has 200 ZeroPoint foods and I received 23 SmartPoints per day on this plan.
The good news about BLUE is that there are a bunch of people who have been using it and have sussed out the strengths and the weaknesses of the plan.
At the end of my post - Not Losing Weight on Weight Watchers Freestyle - there are over 300 comments about the efficacy of Blue.
I am a fan of Blue/Freestyle because I love the emphasis on healthy foods and they included BEANS (a really nutritious choice) as a free food.
But, people have trouble on it because they find that having so much freedom messes with their head and they end up eating too much of the free stuff.
Here are two different perspectives -
Pro Freestyle - from Leigh:
I’m loving Freestyle and eating healthier than I have ever eaten in my life. Yes Freestyle can be more work as in cooking real foods but that’s a trade I’m willing to make. I also weigh and measure all foods (just like Smart points) and I track. Freestyle does not mean Free for All. I eat out on occasion and never find myself without options since I’m willing to politely request modifications if needed. Down 68.8 and feeling free!
Anti Freestyle From Ann:
I’ve been suffering with Freestyle since December, and I’m still gaining weight! I lost 20 lbs on the WW Smart Points plan last year, and was always content. I was within 10 lbs of my goal. I gather I’m one of those people who can eat unlimited amounts of the new “zero” foods which are high in protein. Unfortunately they are high in calories as well.
You can’t eat big piles of zero point foods and expect to lose weight. The idea is that you don’t have to track them. WW is encouraging their members to eat healthier but the problem is that eating lots of healthy food may be still eating too much.
If you need further accountability, WW now offers the Green plan with only 100 zero point foods for those who find that Freestyle is too free.
Have you tried the new WW Freestyle/Blue? What do you think?
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