Weight Watchers New Program: 2020 Plan Info


The Weight Watchers 2020 Program is ALMOST HERE! WW says they’re making big changes for 2020, but what are they?! We’ve all been wondering. 🙂

Weight Watchers 2020 Program Info

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WW Gives Choices in 2020!

The #1 complaint for most people is that we MISS THE OLD PLANS! Maybe Freestyle isn’t working for you, so the word is there will be an assessment that helps guide you to choose the right plan for your body.

Weight Watchers Changes 2020

Weight Watchers is still about eating real foods and not restricting any certain food groups like some diets do. It’s a plan that’s flexible enough to follow for life. You can eat dessert or delicious BUILT BARS when you want, as long as you watch your portions and track your points – regardless of the plan you choose in 2020.

Weight Watchers Blue Program

The BLUE PLAN is the Freestyle program, exactly the same way it is now with the 200+ Zero Point Foods. The Blue Program is for those who are using Freestyle and it’s working well for them. No tracking 0 point foods. Yay!

By the way, many people are overeating zero point foods because they’re not watching the calorie and carb counts. I have a printable for you that breaks down EACH zero point food by calorie count, carb count, and even gives the fiber. It’s worth putting in your purse or on the fridge. None of us got overweight by overeating boneless skinless chicken breast, but as we get older we DO have to watch the carb count – yes, even in fruits!


Weight Watchers Green Program

The GREEN PLAN is “essentially” the Beyond the Scale SmartPoints program, where you track everything. The only 0 point foods are fruits and veggies.There are 100+ Zero Point Foods on the Green Program.

This plan is a slight adjustment from Freestyle but it’s going to give you the boundaries that many of us need. Will the algorithm be changed? SmartPoints allowed more sugar than Freestyle. So, as far as the calculations changing, we aren’t sure yet.

Here is my free GREEN PLAN GUIDE:

Weight Watchers Purple Program

The PURPLE PLAN guides you toward a modest SmartPoints Budget that you can spend on foods you love and 300+ Zero Point Foods including fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Remember Simply Filling? This is similar! There’s a list of foods you can eat, without tracking, but there are also some points available. Think Freestyle PLUS. The Simply Filling plan allows whole grains and pasta, so I know this is NOT the plan for me. Barrett (in the video below) says the same thing. If you need tight boundaries, this is not it!


Here is a list of Simply Filling foods from WW.

Which 2020 Weight Watchers Plan is the BEST?

The answer here isn’t one that you were looking for: there is no BEST Weight Watchers Plan. The best plan is the one that works for your body, and the one that YOU put the work into! Each WW Program is based on their proven SmartPoints system and all are designed to give you similar weight loss.

Can I Change WW Plans?

Absolutely! WW recommends giving it 2 weeks before you make a change, because it can take a while to get used to a new way of eating. If you decide that switching is what’s best for you, you can do it right in Settings in your WW app.

2020 WW Program Weeklies

All plans have Weeklies.

The real question is: Can we still eat our delicious BUILT BARS? 😉 (The answer is YES!)

WW 2020 – The Bottom Line

Inevitably, some people will be happy about these changes while others will be unhappy. All I ask is that you give the new program a chance – give YOURSELF a chance – before switching. There are other apps like Weight Watchers that cost far less, so that’s always an option, but keep an open mind about change! It can be good! 🙂

The bottom line is KNOW YOUR BODY. I know I can’t do the Purple plan because I’ll gain weight. I have – HAVE! – to watch my carb intake. I’m not sure which plan is going to be best for me yet. I’ve been trying out Noom and loving it, even my wife who has thyroid issues has had success, so who knows what 2020 will bring for me. Leave a comment and let me know what you think about the new changes!

Smiley’s Points will always be WW recipes – as soon as I know the plan details FOR SURE, I will start converting all of my recipes for you guys. The goal is, if the plan comes out in November, to have them all perfected – along with new recipes – by January 1! 🙂

iTrackBites = WW for Free or Cheap

If you haven’t heard of iTrackBites yet, check out how you can use this app to do the new WW programs for FREE – or a fraction of the cost of your WW membership. The app uses the same formula and has an extensive food and restaurant database! My wife does PointsPlus on iTrackBites and I do the Green Plan.

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