New Weight Watchers Changes – The Freestyle Effect

Greetings! We attended a midnight Weight Watchers meeting this morning to get the scoop on the new changes to the plan. We’re excited and wanted to pass along what we learned.

1 – There are new zero point foods! Skinless chicken and turkey, eggs, nonfat plain yogurt, corn, and beans to name a few. Think of the Tex-Mex possibilities!! This changes takes my favorite recipe from 7 points a serving to 4 points!!!

2 – Rollover points!!! You can roll over up to 4 points a day, up to 24 points a week. Pretty exciting! Planning for holidays and special occasions just got a bit easier.

3 – You lose some daily points. If you had 30 daily points, you now have 23. If you had 52, you now have 40. It’s a significant change. When I heard about the changes last week, I freaked out about losing points. After the meeting though, I am feeling excited. There are great possibilities with lower point foods. It will take a few weeks to recalibrate, I think, but will lead to eating more whole versus processed foods.

These are some big changes that we’ve been told are based on research and even more weight loss. I am all for that! How are you guys feeling about the new changes?


8 thoughts on “New Weight Watchers Changes – The Freestyle Effect

  1. I hate it. I lost 3 pounds the first week, which is a low number for my body on week 1, and then i GAINED weeks 2 and 3 because…well…beans and eggs have too many calories. I switched to maintenance in order to control my own plan (you can set your own points range on maintenance) and created my own “Pre-Freestyle” foods on the app for foods like chicken, fish, and egg whites and i count and track everything. Dropped 5 pounds that week. I wish freestyle were an option not a requirement.


    1. Hi girls! Loving your podcasts and I’m listening from London England.
      I joined ww 2 weeks ago. Lost 4lbs the first week but only one today. Think my period arriving had something to do with that.
      Anyways I’m having a night off tonight but back on track in the morning. Xx


      1. Thanks for joining us Michelle! The first week is always the greatest lost, from what it seems like. A one pound loss is still awesome!

        Welcome to Weight Watchers!! I hope you share more of your journey with us.


  2. I just started Freestyle 2 days ago. Just coming back to WW. It reminds me a lot of the old CORE program that I followed religiously when I lost 48 lbs on it on 2005. So I am feeling comfortable with Freestyle like a broken in pair of shoes (I would say jeans, but none of mine are comfortable right now!). Now to get the willpower in check. I am excited for your progress and will follow your journey!


    1. Welcome! I’ve gone back and forth with Freestyle. I think Freestyle and I have a love/hate relationship, but overall it’s working! I hadn’t done the CORE program, but I’ve heard that from others as well.

      We hope you share your progress as well as you’re back!


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