How Does the New WW PersonalPoints Plan Shake Out for Me?

Well, it’s here!  It’s almost 4am and the insomniac in me didn’t mind that the new WW plan rolled over into our apps at 2.30am – I was awake anyway.

I have had a play around and wanted to share my early findings.

Here are the points I was given for each of the colored plans before today.

Previous Green Blue Purple Programs

Depending on how I answered the quiz and what zero point foods I chose – I got a range of results.

My actual choices give me 24 Daily and 28 Weeklies.  I chose my zero options by what I used the most as well as which gave me the most for my points.

Before the switch, I chose some common items to compare how the values changed.

I also looked at some items that had I not chose them as zeros, what would they be…

So for example 2oz avocado would cost me 2pts but 1/4 cup quinoa would cost me 4pts.  5oz of potatoes would cost me 2pts but whole wheat pasta would cost me 5pts…so I chose the quinoa and pasta options to be 0 as the others are less points anyway.

I then compared last night’s dinner…

And today’s dinner…

I earned +1 point back for today’s lunch (Broccoli) and +2 points back for the vegetables in dinner…

BUT there is a big difference in meeting my calorie target vs staying in points.  I could take out the oil (4) and sugar (5) and swap my rice (7) in lunch to save myself (16) points but the entire meal, as is, is 673 calories of my 1746.  Lunch + Dinner = 1298 calories – well within my target.  However I used 35 Daily Points which leaves me with only 18 Weeklies for the rest of the week.

IN MY CASE – WW ๐Ÿ’œ PURPLE vs NEW PERSONALPOINTS
๐Ÿ”นWeeklies dropped from 42 ๐Ÿ’œ to 28…
๐Ÿ”นDailies increased from 19 ๐Ÿ’œ to 24 BUT………
๐Ÿ”น0 point food list is almost half of Purple and the extra 5pts/day do not make up the difference as just a serving of rice (previously 0) is 5pts…
๐Ÿ”น Due to only having 1 working kidney – I do not drink the 60oz needed to earn +1pt…
๐Ÿ”น Due to medical complications (BP/breathing/heart) – I will not earn enough extra activity bonuses above maybe +1/day. Many get people could earn +20…
๐Ÿ”น Due to food intolersnces and oxalate sensitivities (plant based enzymes) – I can only earn a limited amount of extra veggie points per day…

For me, in my unique medical situation, this is an all around worse option. Which is why Calories will remain my main form of tracking… but it will still be fun to see and chart the difference…

It definitely shows the difference between how Calories and Points do not line up.

I am still an iTrackBites girl, still tracking for myself in Calorie Command but I thought I would do this for those people who want to see it…

Just to confirm – this is just to share. Nothing is changing in the plans in iTrackBites – you will not lose your favorite plan. We are also not looking at adding this plan to the roster. If you want to try it, you will have to be a WW member.

So all in all – this will be interesting for many people.  What do you think about the new plan?

3 thoughts on “How Does the New WW PersonalPoints Plan Shake Out for Me?

  1. cslinkerkc says:

    Thank you so much for the info! I left WW few months ago for Noom, and use itrackbites to track my points, calories & macros. I applaud WW for increasing the focus on โ€œpower foodsโ€, water & activity and striving to appeal to a wider audience, but I will not go back. I am happy with Noom & itrackbites. Thank you again!

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