WHAT’S A SMARTPOINT?
This past November, WW launched its most groundbreaking program ever, myWW. This program uses WW’s science backed SmartPoints system in conjunction with the latest in behavior change science, giving members three plan options within the program to make it even easier to fit into any lifestyle.
Here’s an overview of the three plans:
Green – a larger daily SmartPoints budget (minimum 30) with over 100 zero-point foods
Blue – a moderate daily SmartPoints budget (minimum 23) with over 200 zero-point foods
Purple – a smaller daily SmartPoints budget (minimum 16) with over 300 zero-point foods
The SmartPoints system is what WW uses to track food. All food has a point value, and the WW app’s database has just about every food product you can imagine. In simplest terms, a food’s SmartPoint value is calculated using calories as a baseline. From there, things like saturated fat and sugar raise the SmartPoint value, while protein lowers it. This is because science tells us that saturated fat and sugar can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other medical conditions. Protein is used by our bodies to build and repair muscle tissue, among other things, and helps keep you fuller for longer periods of time.