Oprah continues to be the face of Weight Watchers but there’s another reason why people are excited about the diet program. On Monday, December 4, 2017, Weight Watchers announced the unveiling of their new Freestyle program that allows more zero points food. The list has dieters rejoicing as they are now able to freely eat a number of foods that are typically not allowed in large quantities on other, competing diets.
There were 200 foods added to the zero foods list and Weight Watchers states the new Freestyle program will allow more people to have continued success as they will have more food choices.
The zero points food list basically means you can eat as much of the food as you want and some of the new additions include high carbohydrate items such as beans, corn, lentils, and other vegetables.
Skinless chicken and turkey breasts, eggs (with or without yolks), fish and shellfish, tofu, fruit, and nonfat yogurt are just some of the items that made the food list.
According to Weight Watchers, these foods are more substantial and harder to indulge in, therefore people are more apt to limit them naturally. It might be a lot easier to eat 20 cookies as opposed to 20 potatoes, ears of corn, or apples.
Good Morning America discussed the recent changes earlier this morning. You may see a video report in the player below.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 4, 2017
Dieters celebrated the change on social media networks with memes, GIFs, and some have stated they would give the Weight Watchers plan a try due to the amount of food that one may freely eat.
Unfortunately, the response from vegetarians and vegans weren’t very welcoming of the new changes as many felt too many animal products were added to the zero points list.
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— Weight Watchers (@WeightWatchers) December 3, 2017
YES! I totally agree. I'm not completely vegetarian but i don't eat much meat. I feel like WW is forcing us to eat more chicken/turkey with the new plan..esp by taking away some of our daily smart points ?
— Elaine Laux (@elaux94) December 4, 2017
— twolittlespoons (@twolittlespoons) December 4, 2017
It’s also believed that due to the large variety of foods that are allowed, dieters will be able to easily create menus and eating plans that will work within their budgets and provide real meals.
— Summer Ann Summernot (@HeyMakeSense) December 3, 2017
— Mandy Potts (@MWgirl) December 3, 2017
While Weight Watchers does have many prepared foods that make the plan simple, some people want to make their food from scratch in order to stay within their budgets.
What do you think of the new Freestyle program? Are you going to try it?