The popular Weight Watchers plan is getting a makeover when it comes to their point structure.
The old Points plan is being replaced with PointsPlus, a new model that is based on new information that has become public knowledge when it comes to nutrition in food.
The new system is based on the ratio of carbohydrates and fat, protein and fibre as it relates to food, and is centered around allowing followers to eat more and feel fuller longer while still losing weight.
“Essentially we are retiring the Points plan — you can’t mix the new system with the old one,” says Karen Miller-Kovach, chief scientific officer for Weight Watchers.”
For those members who may not want to change from what is already working for them, Miller-Kovach says that they should try it, because those who have say it is great.
“We recognize that there will be folks who would prefer to stay with the tried and true that’s working for them now or has in the past,” Miller-Kovach says. “But the folks that have tested the new system told us that, while it did mean the inconvenience of taking a couple of weeks to get in the new groove, the effort was worth it.”