Hi all! How are you doing? Before I dive into all the fun facts of the new My WW Program, I wanted to say thank you to all of you for the notes and checking in on me. Although I have not been able to reply to all of them, please know I read every single one and they meant so much to me.
Although Weight Watchers officially kicks off their 2020 Campaign tomorrow, we received all the materials and details in our meeting today. I am a dork and can totally admit that I love this time of year just to have a chance to hit reset on my WW Program and try something new (or not this year).
Here is the lowdown on what you can expect this year.
Fast Facts and how I see the new plans:
- There are 3 plans (Green, Blue & Purple) can choose from but one of them let’s you keep doing exactly what you have been doing so if change isn’t your thing, don’t fret. More on all 3 plans below.
- All 3 plans give you the same number of Weekly points, but, daily points will very. The formula to determine your daily points is not changing.
- You can still carry over up to 4 unused daily points per day to your weekly bank.
- The Smartpoints calculation does not change. The Fitpoints formula also does not change.
- The Zero Points list changes depending on which program your using.
- Everyone’s phone app updates tonight at midnight eastern time and you’ll have the chance to pick which program you want to do.
- It’s recommended you give it 2 weeks before changing plans but you can switch as often as you like under settings on your app.
- Online members are encouraged to attend this week as they will get all the materials plus the program explained (I’ve heard it’s free for one meeting).
The 2020 Weight Watchers printed materials have really been updated which I love even if they are encouraging everyone to embrace the materials online to get the most out of the program.
Here are the handouts they provide and the highlights:It’s important to know that your daily Smartpoints target is calculated just the same as it was before and the food Smartpoints formula is the same.The 3 plans are color coded and very similar to the best features of past programs…..ready for it??I really like that the basis of all 3 plans is Zero Point power house foods, and that WW recognizes while zero, they need to be eaten in moderation.THE GREEN PLAN:
For those who loved Points+ this program is for you!
You will have the highest daily Smartpoints value on this program with the lowest available Zero Point foods. You mainly get fruits and veggies for free but everything else has a Smartpoints value.THE BLUE PLAN:
For those who love WW Freestyle and do not want to change a thing, then, this is the program for you.
This is the same program Weight Watchers has had in place the past 2 years so keep on keeping on if your happy with your results to date.THE PURPLE PLAN:
If you were/are a fan of Core or Simply Filling then this is the program for you! Not sure what that program was back in the day then – check out my Simply Filling Technique on this post.
You will have the smallest daily Smartpoints target but so many zero point foods you can use to build your daily.
Hello Zero Point brown rice, while wheat pastas, oatmeal, potatoes and sweet potatoes….my heart literally beats a bit faster just saying that 🙂Depending on the plan your on, you will have a different Smartpoints value for all foods / recipes.The WW App is “supposed” to know this and will recalculate all recipes including the ones you’ve added depending on your plan color. The Barcode Scanner is being updated as well to reflect the points per plan.
Your MyWW Book contains some cool features to help you get started out on each plan successfully.
Bleh to cauliflower (you are not my hero!) But, Helllooo Build A Meal.
BTW, I’ve made this Shrimp Recipe and it’s so good!Flavor Boosters for people like me who ‘need’ fun stuff in their salads to umm, well, eat a salad.I love the fact that they give you 5 day menu plans for each color to follow. This can be helpful to newbies or those who need a reset for a week to challenge yourself.The book contains several Zero Point Heros to give you ideas on how to use them.
Yes, Sweet Potatoes are totally my hero! There are also several ideas (that are new!) for all meals like this apple sandwich that I’m totally trying soon.I think the questions section is a bit helpful but based on all the questions in my meeting, it will not be enough.There is still a focus on moving more with strategies to help you do just that.The bigger focus though has to do with thinking.
What’s your ‘Why’?
What are your goals?
Let’s think about how you can retrain your brain/mindset.And, of course, there is a big plug on Connect which is also part of the 2020 Bingo Countdown Challenge.I love whoever said there are 2 kinds of people….but I might want my margarita with my pizza! 🙂Your new weigh in book is huge…as in do not even think you’ll be able to fit it in your purse.I love the ‘STAR’ goal idea….a nice change from ‘SMART’ goals.But, honestly, this is just for one weeks weigh in. It’s so much paper and I’m not sure I will fill this in all the time or ever.
A nice idea but…..I’d much rather tell you all about this fantastic new cookbook they came out with. Ok, yes, it’s true, there are not many cookbooks I can actually pass up but this one is definitely worth the $.The book is built with all 3 plans in mind so you know the points for each program.It also covers all dietary needs which is awesome.There are several helpful tips on eating better, prepping, cooking and making the program work for you.Not to mention, the photography is amazing. It literally makes me want to try out so many recipes.I honestly feel very excited about Weight Watchers new plans for 2020. I like the idea of being able to switch things up when you need something different, to challenge yourself or based on what’s going on in your life.I’d love to hear all your thoughts.
What do you think of the WW Program changes and the 3 new plans?
I can always count on you to give us the updates in detail. Ty!
Teresa Carter says
I am so excited! I love your blog about it. I went to a meeting today and going to weigh-in tomorrow and get my planner and weekly.
I think this is the best change in years.
Looks like a lot of thought went into the materials and information. We had posters back on the walls too.
Karen McBrayer says
I’ve missed you. I figured you were just taking a time out. Thanks for the update, I’m going to a meeting this morning. You DO make a difference with all the information you share. I hope this finds you well and happy.
Kathy A says
Thanks for your take on the new plans. It really is very helpful. I love your blog, have been following you for years.
So happy you are back! I am doing the Purple Plan, I love it so far
Tena Lutz says
I love that you’re back..you inspire me to be “real” with my day to day weight journey..I’m picking Green..I miss the old plan, so hope to get back on track…
I signed u[ for the new 2020 WW Digital plan. I am lost. I am a completely visual learner. I need the new booklets. How do I get those asa digital only member? HELP!!!
Melissa S McHarg says
So glad I found your site. I am lifetime but way over my weight. It has been 9 years since I attended in in person meeting. I loved points Plus but when it went to Freestyle I just didn’t like it, I don’t like change, LOL. While I need to lose weight my husband probably about 100 pounds over weight and I needed something we could do together and be a doable lifestyle change. I know things like Keto would not last long for him! I am going to a meeting this week to get my materials and i can do the paper tracking and then I’ll sign him up for digital so he can track that way. Anyway, your review of the plan is what I needed to feel OK about joining again. I think green is how I will go.
Wondering if they are going to update at all this year.
I just checked in to see if you were blogging again Sorry to see you are not!
But thanks for all the times you did.
I’ve enjoyed your recipes, and travel stories.
Hope you are doing well during these trying times.
I am using digital plan,but it is so hard to manage. I would love the booklets. How can I get them.
Thank you I’m started on the Green Plan, but may start the Blue Plan, as I make dinner for my husband and he like chicken, fish, meat and casseroles. That Blue plan has foods I could eat with him.