The MyWW Zero Point foods on this page are for the Blue plan. This plan has 200+ foods that you don't have to track as they are freebies on this plan.
If you were a previous WW member using the FreeStyle program, then the list below will look very familiar. In fact, it is exactly the same as the SmartPoints FreeStyle list.
We all love something for free, and the list of these foods are sure to please all of you following the new MyWW Blue plan.
With the new MyWW plan, you can pick the color that best fits you. As a new member, you will take an assessment that guides you to the plan that will work best for you. If that was the "Blue" plan for you, then this is the list you want to use to help fill you up with zero guilt. You can use these foods in recipes, add to your meals or just as a quick snack.
The MyWW Blue plan has a list of 200+ zero point foods including chicken breast, turkey breast, eggs, fruits, veggies and much more. With the MyWW Blue plan, the daily points are less than the green plan with a minimun of 23 daily points. But the list is longer so you can fill up with these foods and even have a full meal or snack without using up all your allowance.
Below are the listed of foods in this category that are zero points. These are listed in alphabetic order.
On the Blue plan, proteins like chicken breast and turkey breast are now zero points. Just make sure they are skinless and are the breast portions in order to count as a freebie on this plan.
Breakfast has a whole new look on the Blue plan. With zero points, you can have a hot breakfast as many days of the week as you want. Eat a hard boiled egg for a quick snack to get you buy in between meals.
If you are a fish lover, then Blue maybe the plan that fits you best. With lots of choices in this category, your meals can be varied and low in SmartPoints by adding in these to the menu.
Fruits add juiciness and flavor to many meals and recipes. With a large selection, you won't get bored with your options.
Yogurt is a popular food among many trying to stay healthy. And now the non-fat versions are a MyWW zero point foods option on this plan.
If you are a vegetarian or just love tofu, then now you can have your fill without having to count the points.
Unlike the Green plan, you can have these MyWW zero point foods on the Blue plan. So corn and peas are no longer forbidden on the freebies list.
The list is long for the selections on non-starchy veggies. These are listed in alphabetical order.
As with any rule, there are exceptions and the MyWW zero point foods is no different. Here is some information to keep in mind when tracking your points.
Fruits and vegetables should be fresh (raw or cooked), canned (with no added sugars or oils) or frozen to count as zero. Dried fruits or vegetables are NOT zero points. When dried, they are considered a snack food which can easily be eaten in large quantities. Because of this reason, if you are eating dried fruits or dried vegetables, remember to calculate and track the points.
If you are adding fruits or vegetables to your morning smoothie, the nutritional value counts in the total for the smoothie recipe.
That's because it's a drink, and not eaten. This applies to the yogurts as well. If used in a smoothie, it counts towards the recipe total.
If fruits or veggies are added to a recipe that you will eat, like salsas or sauces or soups and stews, then these would be zero points towards the recipe.
When shopping for poultry (chicken and turkey) you want the "breast" portion only. It also needs to be skinless, so remove the skin or look for it already skinless. As for fish and shellfish, if it is canned make sure it is without added sugar or oils. If these are added, then they are no longer a MyWW zero point foods item.
Just like with dried fruits or veggies, if these items are dried (like for jerky) then it becomes a snack item and the SmartPoints must be tracked.
Although most veggies appear to be on the list, not all of them made the cut. Potatoes are NOT a zero point food item even though it is a vegetable. The reason is that this item is hard to manage portion control for many people. Similar avocados did not make the list. And while non-fat yogurt made the list, other dairy items like non-fat milk, non-fat cottage cheese and other non-fat soft cheeses are not on the list. So just remember to record the SmartPoints when you have these items.Some things to remember when using these foods on the Weight Watchers plan is to still eat them in moderation. The idea of zero points is not to give you a "free for all" eating frenzy. Rather these foods are on the list for their health benefits but also they are unlikely to be eatin in excess (not a binge eating food). All foods have nutritional value which includes calories. So don't overdo eating these foods. Eat only until you are full and not stuffed. Keep in mind that an item on the MyWW zero point foods list does not mean that food has zero calories. All foods, even the so called negative calorie foods, have nutritional values to them that include calories. So when reaching for a banana that has zero points, eat wisely and have just one for your snack and not the whole bundle.
The idea of the MyWW plan is to instill healthy eating habits. This includes eating only when hungry and only eat enough to satisfy that hunger...don't binge eat on the freebie foods to the point of being stuffed.
If your assessment lead you to the Blue plan, then you will be happy to know that there is less weighing, measuring and recording to be done with this plan. That's because the list of MyWW zero point foods is over 200 items. Because your list of freebie foods is more than Green, you of course you have fewer daily points (23 minimum) than the Green plan.
The Blue plan still helps guide you towards healthy eating habits even with a longer list of foods. These items were selected because of their nutritional value and the fact that they are not foods that tend to be a "go to" binge eating food.
While you still have to think about what you are eating to stay within your daily allowance, you have more flexibility than the Green plan offers. Your recipes can be more varied and lower in points value with the long list of MyWW zero point foods.
Weight Watchers encourages you to try your suggested plan for at least 2 weeks. However, if after that time you don't feel it fits you and your lifestyle, you can switch to a different plan. In addition to the Blue plan, there is also the Green and Purple. The Green plan has a smaller list of zero point food items but offers more daily allowance points (with a minimum of 30). The Purple plan on the other hand has an even larger list of zero point items to choose from. Of course with this plan your daily points go down with only a minimum of 16 points.
If you want to learn more, use the links below to find out more about these plans.
MyWW Plan Overview
Rather you are new to Weight Watchers or an existing member, you might be wondering what the new MyWW plan is all about. Find out more with this article.
Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan Overview
In put your information to find out how many calories to consume to reach your goal. It will even estimate how much time it will take to get to your goal weight.
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