The MyWW Zero Point foods for the Purple plan has the longest list and some nice additions that will help you stay on track and reach your weight loss goals.
With over 300 foods that you don't have to weigh, measure or track, it's by far the most flexible of Weight Watchers new personalized plans.
This longer list of foods comes with a more modest daily points allowance that you can use to select additional foods to round out your day.
If you are new to Weight Watchers then you probably took the personal assessment that guided you to the Purple plan. If so, this is the right page to see the list of foods you can add to your meal or snacks guilt free.
The MyWW Purple plan has foods in many categories including pasta & grains, dairy and even potatoes. Of course you have the fruits and veggies plus poultry, fish and more.
Below are the listed of foods in this category that are zero points. These are listed in alphabetic order.
On the Purple plan you have the same options as Blue in the poultry area. You want to have the breast portions of the chicken and turkey and make sure they are skinless or remove the skins prior to eating.
This is a category that adds new MyWW zero point foods that are not on the other plans. With the added item of non-fat dairy such as cottage cheese, you will have more options when planning your meals or creating your recipes.
Just like on the Blue plan, purple has more breakfast and recipe options with eggs being zero points.
Fish and shellfish add lots of MyWW zero point foods for the purple plan. They are not only zero points values, these are healthy protein options for anyone trying to keep a healthy lifestyle.
As with all the MyWW programs, the Purple plan also has lots of fruit options that have zero points. Use these in recipes or as a healthy snack.
For those on the purple plan, you will be loving this category. These MyWW zero point foods only apply to this plan. So if you are a potato lover, maybe this is the group for you.
Here is another healthy category where you can get some extra proteins for zero points.
These MyWW zero point foods give you more variety without having to worry about measuring, weighing or tracking.
Vegetables are a great way to eat healthy and help fill you up without the guilt or causing you to go over your daily and weekly allowances.
Who would of thought that pasta and grains would ever be a zero point food, but here they are on the purple plan. Just make sure your choices are whole-wheat when applicable.
Keep in mind that there are times when these MyWW zero point foods are not zero. Some of these exceptions are not new, so you may already be aware of what the exceptions are.
When selecting your fruits and veggies, try to go for fresh when they are in season. If need be, you can get canned fruits and vegetables. However, if they are canned with added sugars or oils then they are no longer a zero point item. Additionally, if the veggies or fruits are dried, they are not considered a freebie and you must track the points for these items. The reason is that in a dried form you can easily over eat them.
Smoothies are another time when fruits and veggies are not a MyWW zero point food. This is because in a drink form, you can easily consume a higher quantity of the foods. This applies to yogurts as well. If used in a smoothie, it counts towards the recipe total so be sure to include the nutritional values when calculating the SmartPoints values.
Similar to the rule on fruits and veggies, if these proteins are dried (like for jerky), then they are no longer zero SmartPoints but must be tracked. Also, when cooking the poultry, make sure they are the breast portion and are skinless. If it is a chicken leg, then there are points. There are also points if the skin is left on. When buying fish and it is canned, make sure there are not added items like sugar or oils. If these are added, then they are no longer a MyWW zero point foods item.
The purple plan has by far the most "freebie" foods, but be careful you read and understand what counts and what doesn't. When talking about pasta or grains for instance (a new category for the MyWW Purple plan), you must make sure they are whole-wheat and not pasta made with refined carbs. Whole wheat is packed with nutrients such as complex carbs, protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Refined carbs used for white pasta strips away many of these healthy nutrients in the refining process.
On this plan, potatoes is also a new zero point category on MyWW purple plan. However, like with other rules, if they are "instant potatoes" then there will be SmartPoints values so be sure to track and count those values. If you make your own mashed potatoes, there will also be points involved for the added milk and or butter to make them. Since this is a new category, if you are unsure, please refer to your MyWW app.
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.
One advantage of this plan is flexibility. With the largest list of MyWW zero point foods, you can easily plan meals, recipes and snacks with less tracking. So if you have a busy lifestyle with limited time on your hand, this plan might work best with your lifestyle. Variety is the spice of life, so they say, and this plan gives you the most variety of zero point items. Just remember that the plan comes with the fewest daily allowance points with a minimum of only 16 points.
The purple still has healthier items on the list, even though the pasta, rice and potatoes can be high in carbs which might be a concern for some people like thoese with type 2 diabetes. Keep in mind that these high carb foods were selected because of the their nutritional values. They are complex carbs and not the simple carbs from refined foods. Complex carbohydrates are better for you because they take longer for your body to digest. Just be mindful of the amount of foods you take in when eating. Eat to get full and not to the point of being stuffed.
With this plan, you definitely want to track your non zero point foods as you have a small daily allowance and can easily go over this if you don't track.
If you find that this plan is not working for you, then you do have the option to switch. WW recommends you give your assigned plan (from your asssessment) at least 2 weeks before switching. If you want to explore your options, you can explore the MyWW zero points list for the other plans by using the links below.
Smart Points Calculation
Learn more about how the SmartPoints are calculated and what nutritional values are used.
Shrimp & Chicken Paella Recipe
With zero MyWW purple points, this is one recipe you will want to try for dinner tonight.
Six Tips to Eating Healthy
Eating right is not just for weight loss. Having a well balanced eating habit is great for your health.