WW New Plan 2020: Purple Review

January 2, 2020   13 Comments

WW’s (Weight Watchers) new program for 2020 includes a Purple Plan. WW went with colors for the titles of their plans in order not to stigmatize any of them.

WW New Plan 2020: Purple Review

You can’t really argue that purple is a better color than blue or green, right? In case you missed it, WW rolled out a new program for 2020 that includes 3 plans - see New WW Changes 2020.

So far, I have taken a look at one of the colors check out - WW New Plan 2020: Blue Review.

The purple plan is like the old Simply Filling. The concept is that you get a large list of zero points foods to eat from and you eat mostly from the list. You also get a few discretionary points for when you want to eat food that isn’t on the list.

The WW Purple plan zero points foods list is a who’s who of healthy food. If everyone ate off this list even 25% of the time, I believe we could be a much healthier nation.

The list includes whole grains, lean meats, beans, and a ton of fruits and vegetables. You can also eat fish, non-fat dairy and eggs. It is a great list.

How does Purple compare to the other plans? This is an example of one recipe and how being on Purple plays out.

Green counts the chicken and wild rice, chicken broth and milk. The rest of the ingredients are zero points. Blue allows chicken to be zero points but it counts the wild rice, chicken broth, and milk. Purple only counts the chicken broth and the milk. Check out this delicious Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup.

Purple is a fantastic plan for those who hate to count and just want to eat without worrying about calories. The downside of Purple is for those of us who really need to count. You can overdo the zero point foods on Purple if you decide that you can eat past when you are full.

You still need to have impulse control on Purple so that you don’t overeat the healthy foods. Obviously, it is much better to overeat healthy foods than unhealthy foods so don’t beat yourself up - but Purple doesn’t provide some with the accountability that they need.

I think all of us should print out the Purple ZeroPoint food list and try to eat off of it as much as possible.

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Have you tried the WW purple plan or Simply Filling? What do you think?

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I have always been successful with simply filling which is now called the purple plan. Even though I was not a lover of whole wheat pasta and quinoa, it allowed me to feel full. I must add that I still tracked everything because it’s easy to eat too much of it.Just because chicken breast is equal to zero points, it doesn’t mean you should eat three chicken breasts. Just because fruit is zero, it doesn’t mean to eat eat a lot of fruits because fruit is still full of sugar. I have lost weight with the purple plan. When WW discontinued it, I did not do well. I’m looking forward to returning to the purple.

I have been on the equivalent of Blue since the beginning of October. I am staying on Blue. I am just afraid I could overdue the healthy carbs on Purple. I am going to print out the Purple Zero Point list and see if I can eat off of it. It is incredibly healthy. I really like that Weight Watchers keeps moving towards emphasizing the healthy foods. About 10 years ago, I tried WW and found it was just too easy to overdo the unhealthy cookies and cupcakes. I lived on the one point cupcake. Not good.

On WW purple and blue plans, chicken broth is 0 points. I noticed you cited it counts points. Love your ideas and recipes.

Love Blue and Purple because the thought of counting eggs and lean meats as points again terrifies me lol! All plans are great and WW really nailed it. The beauty of all plans is that you can switch them DAILY (i.e. Blue on Friday, Purple on Saturday, etc). Purple has been great for getting off plateaus.

Thanks for showing one of your own fabulous Snack-Girl recipes with the three calculations!

I was a fan of simply filling, because the whole grains made the difference in feeling satisfied and not hungry between meals. I LOVE the purple plan, because it allows for the foods that are NOT on the “list” in moderation, and keeps me from feeling deprived. At 21 sp weekly on #SF, I could easily wipe out the week with two glasses of wine, or a protein bar. Now, I am able to enjoy them without having to be so strict with my choices. Of course, the biggest reason I am successful with both plans is because I adhere to the serving sizes/portions that are appropriate for me. A cup of rice is a serving- 1/2 cup is a portion that is appropriate for me.

I haven't tried Purple, but I don't think it work well for me. I started WW on Freestyle (now Blue) and had problems with it too. I'm doing Green and have been amazingly success since starting that plan on Nov. 11. I did go off plan Christmas week (not tracking), but got back on track Dec. 28 and have lost all the regained weight (4.2 lb) already. I need the accountability of Green, even though I did track everything on Blue too. With more daily points on Green, I am trying to eat more foods from the Purple plan although it does cost points for me on Green. I've added more brown rice and whole grain pasta.

So glad they instituted these plans. I am Purple all the way. I did very well on SF, so this is great. Grains really make me feel satisfied and that makes all the difference. I am glad for others that WW offered the other choices. It's great that people are finding what works for them. So glad WW listened!

I started in June 2019 and started purple when it came out. I've lost a good 10 lbs since starting purple. Not that its better than the regular plan, it just works better for me. I was stalling out on blue and was happy to get a change up. If nothing else, I love the freedom to switch and change things up!

I loved what you share about ww purple plan review. I will combine it with what I am doing to improve my results.

I have been following the purple plan and love it! I find the zero point foods to be very filling and I can save most of my points for healthy fats-a glass of wine etc. I am an overeater so I do weigh my proteins and grains so I dont eat too much! I am avoiding flour and sugar so the plan is a good fit for me. I love their website and I faithfully track on it

I restarted weight watchers last December and find Purple very liberating. I have been Gluten Free for about 15 years and struggled with trying to lose weight. There are so many good options on the purple list for me and love that I can have things like brown rice , whole grain pasta and potatoes with out feeling guilty. I have embraced this and find cooking the recipes helps as uses a lot less points than prepared food and eating out. I am now down 35 pounds and no longer "obese" per the BMI charts for first time in years. And plan to keep on going

I lost 35 lbs on the purple plan between 2020 and 2022. But over this winter (not tracking) I cheated a lot and gained 10 lbs back. Tried the newer plans. No luck. Fortunately I have the purple food list. It's like a low fat version of the Mediterranean Diet, imho....

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