Looking for zero point foods to help you lose weight on Weight Watchers? Here’s what you need to know.
WW Zero Point Foods
Weight Watchers is a fabulous way to lose weight and start eating healthier. The program works to help guide you in choosing healthier food options.
Not only will you start to lose weight, but you’ll feel great and be more confident in choosing foods that help you keep the weight off.
The program works by assigning “points” to each food and then giving you a “points allowance” each day. You have the freedom to choose any foods that fit within that allowance.
Zero point foods are those foods that have no points. They tend to be the whole natural foods that will nourish your body and are “good” for you.
Eating zero point foods helps you get the nourishment you need without having to spend those daily points.
If you’re new to Weight Watchers or thinking about starting this program, but aren’t quite sure what food options have zero Weight Watchers points, then here’s what you need to know.
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What Can I Eat for Zero Weight Watchers Points?
With the introduction of three different plans, Green, Blue, and Purple, there are some items that are zero points in one plan that cost points in others. It’s important to know which plan you’re on and understand that there are differences between them. For example:
- The Green Plan has a little over 100 zero point foods.
- The Blue Plan has more than 200 zero point foods.
- The Purple Plan has 300+ zero point foods.
There’s a big difference between them!
I’m on Team Blue (aka the Blue Program) and have found it to be the perfect blend of freedom and accountability for me. Others have great success on Purple and Green, so it’s truly about choosing the program that works best for you.
When it comes to zero point foods, I love that Weight Watchers has created a plan that allows me to eat the foods I love and that sustain my body, without having to take away from my daily point allowance.
Weight Watchers Zero Point Food List
Using Weight Watchers to lose weight has never been easier but finding a zero point food list is tricky because there are so many variables for each track.
For instance, the Green Plan’s zero point foods are only fruits and non-starchy vegetables, while the Blue Plan’s includes lean proteins and the Purple Plan’s also includes whole grains.
A one-size-fits-all zero points food list is now obsolete given the different tracks.
Zero Point Vegetables
With Weight Watchers most non-starchy vegetables have a zero point value. This includes the option to eat fresh, frozen or canned non-starchy vegetables so as long as they’re not packed with oil or sugar.
The key to including zero point vegetables on Weight Watchers is to be aware of what you include to cook the non-starchy vegetables, as the oil or butter will count towards your points.
The vegetables that will carry a point value on Weight Watchers include the starchy options like potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, yams, mushy peas, yuca, and others that are considered a starchy vegetable.
Zero Point Fruits
Most fruits do carry zero points on Weight Watchers, however, it’s important to be mindful about how many fruits you’re eating in a day. Since fruits will add up if they are used in smoothies, or you eat more than a normal recommended daily intake.
Be sure to check the Weight Watchers website to make sure you’re eating zero point fruits, which include:
- and so many more! As long as the fruit is fresh or frozen (without added sugars and fats) or canned (in water, its own natural juice, or in sugar-free syrup) it’s zero points
Zero Point Proteins
If you’re using the Green Plan, there are no lean proteins included in your zero point list. Sorry. For the Blue and Purple plans however, zero point lean proteins include:
- boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 98% fat-free ground chicken or turkey breast
- skinless turkey or chicken breast deli meat (no sugar or marinade)
- non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- non-fat plain yogurt
- any seafood that’s fresh, frozen, canned, farmed, wild-caught, raw, cooked, or smoked
Zero Point Foods on Weight Watchers
There are many zero point foods you can enjoy on Weight Watchers to help keep you satisfied and full, but it’s important to follow the guidelines for the track you’re on.
No matter which color plan you select, you can easily consume enough food during your day to feel full and stay full longer when you opt to eat some of the zero points foods for a majority of your weekly intake.
I hope that this list of zero Weight Watchers points foods helps you plan your daily meals with ease during your weight loss journey.
Don’t forget to connect with me on the WW App @MamaExercises! I can’t wait to celebrate your success!