There is a NEW Weight Watchers plan for Nov 2022 and 2023 coming out any day now. If you haven't liked the WW Personal Points plan then you are in luck because it seems to be heading OUT the door! Keep reading to find out the new information.
NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS PLAN FOR NOV 2022 AND 2023
If it seems like just yesterday that the WW Personal Points program was released…that is because it was just 1 year ago that it came out.
In all my years on and off WW I don't recall the company ever making a huge change THIS quickly. Usually, they make major program changes every 2 to 3 years.
This quick change tells me that members HAVE NOT liked or found success on the Personal Points program.
I feel good about the fact that the company was tuned into members' feedback and made changes to a program that wasn't working.
I am going to tell you everything I have found out about the new Weight Watchers plan for Nov 2022 and 2023.
WHEN WILL THE NEW WW PROGRAM START?
The company hasn't officially announced the date of the changes. But the rumors are pretty solid that it will be coming out around November 14th, 2022.
Some people have been told by their WW coaches that a new program is coming this month.
Another indication that this is definitely happening is…all the WW cookbooks are on sale for 50% off!!
WHY CHANGE THE WW PROGRAM?
The current Personal Points program gives members a lot of choices. It also allows for you to change your own program by editing your assessment answers.
I know that for myself if I have too many options I can struggle. Simplicity can be much easier for people, especially people trying to make positive lifestyle changes.
I believe the biggest reason they are changing the program is because it is too confusing and there were too many options. Of course, this is my own opinion! I doubt they will tell us the reason, LOL.
WHAT WILL THE NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM BE FOR NOV 2022 AND 2023?
A great source of “inside” information is Dee Dishes on YouTube. She seems to have some great contacts at WW corporate! 🙂
Based on her information everyone will have the same zero-point foods list except diabetics. Here are the zero points foods she believes will be on the list:
- non-starchy vegetables
- lean poultry
- non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
- non-fat cottage cheese
- popcorn (plain, air-popped)
Sorry to tell you that potatoes, rice, oatmeal…will NOT be part of the zero point foods list on the new plan. Of course, you can still eat those items but will have to count the points.
HOW MANY POINTS WILL I GET A DAY?
If you are wondering how many points you will get a day…it is too soon to know for certain. Rumors say that it may be around 23 points.
It is also said that daily points will vary based on age, weight, height, etc. like it used to be.
The belief is that members will get a weekly points allowance and a daily points allotment.
CAN I GET BONUS POINTS ON THE NEW WW PLAN?
According to inside sources, bonus points are going to be very limited. Sounds like all the bonus points options we have had during 2022 lead to stalled weight loss or even gains.
Bonus points are going away for drinking water and eating veggies.
If you want bonus points you are going to have to MOVE and do ACTIVITY!
I think we all know that is very important and probably the way it should be for the best results.
RECIPES WILL BE STREAMLINED
The best part for ME as a blogger who shares recipes…is that the points for recipes will be the same for everyone!
I spend so many hours every time they make a plan change…updating all my recipes. Doing it for Personal Points was a nightmare!! So this is good news for me.
The algorithm that they use to figure out points for foods is not changing.
SOUNDS A LOT LIKE THE “BLUE” PLAN
If this new plan sounds like the old “blue” plan to you…I would say that I agree with you!
It does sound a lot like the blue plan we had previously. So if you loved blue…you will probably love this new plan.
We don't know what the new plan will be called yet. I am anxious to hear what the name will be!
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THESE CHANGES?
Change can be hard. Now that you have read about the new Weight Watchers plan for Nov 2022 and 2023…what do you think?
You may love the Personal Points and feel some anxiety that the plan is changing AGAIN.
Or you may be thrilled to have a new plan coming that will work better for you.
Either way, I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment or shoot me an email!
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Glad they are changing, I was hoping I wasn’t the only one that didn’t like that plan.
Will rethink maybe about rejoining again.
I, personally, am looking forward to the changes. I’m a lifetime member and have proudly maintained my weight until Personal Points. I have steadily gained 10# this year and have been very frustrated. I haven’t given up because I know I’d gain 50# back if I gave up. I’m still maintaining but I don’t have my 10# safety bubble anymore. I want to lose 10# and get back to where I feel good. I’m glad I’m not alone. It validates my feelings about Personal Points that other people have struggled, too.
I agree with Heidi. I am a life time member also and have maintained my weight until personal points. I have gained about 15 lbs in the past year and Cannot get it off. Love the blue plan.
Hope they drop the light cheese sticks back to one point!
I’m so pissed that it’s changing. I had so much success with personal points & now they’re going to remove it. If they remove it, I’m out & will no longer pay for a subscription that isn’t to my liking. We should, as individuals, have a choice.
I completely stalled out on the Blue Plan. Personal Points has given me freedom and incentives to make healthy choices. I will be sorry to see it go. One of the easiest plans, and most effective, was way back when they had a point per 50 calories. That worked well for me. My problem is that I already eat those zero point foods for meals. I’ve done so for years. Now, I will have more points to eat treats and less incentive to eat lots of veggies and drink water. Sigh…
Sharon S. says
I loved it way back when 50 calories was about one point. So easy to estimate points and I lost 90 pounds on that program.
I agree with you. I have tried many of the plans of the past and this has been my favorite so far. I guess it takes dedication to not overdo zero point potatoes, etc., but in 3 months I have lost 26 pounds. If the new plan doesn’t work for me, at least I have a handle on what does.
Janie Herrera says
I’m glad to hear about the change to a new program. I hated the personal choice program. I will rejoin the program when they change it.
This looks like the personal points plan that’s already in place — 0 point foods are the same. I do wonder that my app calculator will continually show zero points for — a multitude of a zero point food. (Are 4 cups of non-fat Greek yogurt and 3 cups of melon really zero points?!) Maybe this will be changed.
I was steadily losing weight on the blue plan. When it changed to personal points I stopped losing and started gaining so I canceled my membership. If this new program is like the old blue points I may rejoin.
The same exact thing happened to me think I’ve lost a total
Of 2 lbs since PP started and gained 10
Thanks for your inside info. I joined last year and didn’t like the personal points i did not lose any weight on it so csncelled my membership. I am so glad they are going back to similar to the blue plan. I will probably rejoin now 😊
I think they should have all the old plans available to choose from so we can do what works best for our bodies and what will keep us on the program. I liked the green plan because I liked the zero foods on that plan, and I lost the weight. The personal points plan has taken me longer to lose but the zero points foods were doable. This new plan doesn’t have much that I can eat because I don’t eat vegetables except in a salad mostly. I don’t like veggies as a side dish. Seems this new plan will be harder for me with less choices. Ugh! Frustrating!
I will be thankful for the change. My family and I loved the blue plan and it was easy to prepare a meal. Once they changed the plan, that all went out the window! We did not like the new plan! Excited to read about the changes
did you find it hard to stay within the daily points? I did and also gained about 5 lbs from my lifetime goal weight . i didn’t like the “earning” points feature.
What I don’t like about Personal Points was their algorithm. For instance this is just an example, a scoop of ice cream would be like 8 points on smart points, then on personal points it went up to 12 points. Because of the add sugar on the label.
I look at eating as this… When I was a kid we ate a plate, peas, meat and a carb (like mashed potatoes), then we were done. The government made a eat the plate like that. 1/2 a plate of green veggies, 1/4 plate of meat (protein) and 1/4 plate of carb ( like bread or rice). That is what I go by now, but with WW points.
I am so glad they are going to go back some of the old plan. I lost 30 lb on the blue plan last year. This year I gained 10 pounds on the personal points plan. I thought it was just me. Now I have hope!
New plan did not work for me glad they are going to change
I probably wouldn’t be freaking out if I had any idea what the diabetic zero point food list would possibly contain.
Ruthann Cooper Schiavone says
What will the changes be for a diabetic
I have not heard yet
Linda Wilson says
I think the answer is getting back to in person meetings. The Zoom meetings haven’t worked for me. So far the meetings are only in the big cities and so far no word whe n or if that will happen. I feel that money is more important to them than we are. Just my opinion.
Kelsey Johnston says
I wish WW would find a formula and just stay there. I joined in 2017 and haven’t been a member since but have wanted to join. I left when I realized I couldn’t stick with them lifelong for this very thing. Changing plans. Yes science can change but yearly…
I’m looking forward to a Blue plan! I’ve gained 10 pounds on PP’. I lost with 💙 and maintained.
Hope this is the program going forward. I’m excited!
Vicky Hoskin says
The Weight Watchers personal points has been the most effective weight loss program I’ve ever been on. It has allowed me to make choices that are becoming a lifestyle…it doesn’t feel like a diet and I believe it will be sustainable…I’m very sad to see this change! I eat potatoes every day and still lose weight…I hope we will have the option to continue on the current program; I’m not opposed to change, I just want to continue with a program that doesn’t feel like a diet!
Jeanie Hale says
Smart Points was my best plan, hated Blue Plan, coped with Personal Points by having few zero foods so I am really concerned about the new plan. We have been told we will find out about it on 1st December (UK)
I love Personal Points – had gained 18# over lockdown and have now lost 25 lbs and am below goal again (have been since June 2022). The new zero point list takes away my 0 point potatoes, but gives me back corn and fish. I can work with that. ALL WW plans work if you follow the rules (been on several plans since 1986)!
Erin Atkins says
I’m excited about this….something about the personal points just was not clicking with me. Even when there was green/blue/purple, I actually had some problems with that too. Maybe that’s just a me roadblock, but I know my losses stalled drastically when the plans changed.
Regardless, I’m excited about this plan, I did think blue was a really balanced plan & I’m excited about ff cottage cheese on the zero point list. I’m ready to recommit & give it another try!
Shirley Rogers says
Waiting to “call” WW Tuesday 11/14 to find out new plan details. Just from an “old-timer” standpoint, I STILL love journalizing on the old ‘tracking’ books. I have lots of them from years past, and it is helpful to go back and look at them when/if needed, to see when I was losing weight, just what I was eating/journalizing at that time, and it inspires me to start doing the same! I know in this day and age, the digital system seems to be in vougue (smart phone; apps; point your phone at a food to see points, etc., etc.) and this just doesn’t work for me! I use the little hand-held calculator if I need information, and it is always handy. Don’t have to get my phone, load app, etc., etc. (Yes, I’m old!) Anyway, hope the new plan is more favorable to inspiring meetings also. Anyone out there agree? Thanx! Hugs to you all!
I like that all foods will be the same points value for everyone. Like it use to be when I lost weight. It allowed for greater commroderie (sp) between members, no matter what their size, when they could share foods, recipes and comments on common ground.
This is the same old “core” plan reincarnated… they have rolled this out several times over the years, so nothing new to see here! I am truly disappointed as the personal points plan worked very well for me! I lost almost 70 pounds with it! Having potatoes for a free food and the greater freedom to include the foods I love was at the center of my success this time around. It was truly a nutrition plan I could live with! But this new plan concerns me as this isn’t the first time WW has derailed my weight loss success by switching back to a core program… I also had a 60 pound weight loss several years ago until WW suddenly switched to a core based program. I really worked that program hard, but all that plan did was ruin chicken, turkey, and fish for me… Now I can’t even look at those meats without gagging! They also increased the points for the meats I actually enjoy, such as pork and beef, to the point that there was never enough points left to cover the other foods that I needed during the day to keep me from feeling restricted….That plan just wasn’t sustainable for me! It has to be a plan I can live with!! I fear that this plan will likely be the same… unless you are able to choke down the foods they deem as free and make them central to your daily diet, you will definitely struggle!! Consequently, after an all-out attempt to make the previous core plan work, I gained all my weight back! This time, however, things will be different… I will once again give it the “old college try”, but I will not “stick it out” like last time while I watch my weight climb… though I love WW, I will be switching to Itrack bites, or as they call it now, Healthi, much sooner than I did before! I just absolutely refuse to regain this beastly weight!!
I finally made it goal on blue but went thru many other WW programs and lost on each one (except simply filling didn’t do anything for me). And I have maintained well on personal points. So, I’m up for whatever WW has next although I will miss my zero point potatoes and sweet potatoes (but will probably have more points than now–17 daily and 21 weekly–to be able to work potatoes in well. Hoping they also keep rollovers…..
I lost 45 lbs in 2020-2021 on the blue plan then cancelled my membership earlier this year because personal points just wasn’t working for me. I have gained 35 lbs back. I’m excited about this new plan and will definitely join again!
I personally love the Personal Points, I ate a lot of the zero points food and was loosing weight, and felt good about it, I felt I was preparing and eating a lot of whole foods instead of Fat free, sugar free, processed food, etc, it was simple for me, I only needed to count if I wanted to indulge. I do not have any confidence in this new plan if it is similar to the blue plan, since I didn’t do well in that plan, felt force to eat certain foods instead of the ones I’m used to it. Unfortunately for me, I joined not to long ago and it was for 6 months, I wish I would have known then they were changing the plan soon, I would not have joined. Now I’m stuck.
Hate the new plan. Personal points plan really encouraged me to eat very large salads daily as my avocado and dressings were always offset by the vegetable credits. I lost a lot of weight and felt I could stay on this plan indefinitely. Now popcorn is free and healthy Avocados aren’t; seriously? Many years ago I quit tracking when WW changed their formula and all my hundreds of items I had input became 0 values due to additional info needed. I am just as frustrated now and haven’t tracked since the changed plan. I may just continue without paying WW for the app (I know what works for me). WW should let us choose what works for us. I felt that PP was so sustainable (for me anyway).