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Weight Watchers doesn’t want to help you lose five pounds and send you on your way. The program tries to help change the way you select food to encourage a permanent lifestyle change. Here’s a sorted list of Weight Watchers zero point foods, and how it can help promote long term weight loss.
What Are Zero Point Foods
The zero point food list isn’t a list of foods with zero calories, as most are quick to figure out. These aren’t “free” foods that can’t disrupt weight loss.
The foods on the zero point food list help promote the Weight Watchers lifestyle (healthy food choices), while encouraging you to eat more foods less likely to cause weight gain or overeating.
Here’s how zero point foods will help you:
Less Likely To Overeat
You won’t find potato chips, or a bag of cookies on the list. And it isn’t just because of the calories. Convenient snacks of this type are more likely to cause overeating and constant snacking.
You can’t eat just one, right.
You might eat 20-30 potato chips in one sitting, but no one flops on the couch and swallows a big bag of cantaloupes.
Promotes Long-Term Behavior Changes
Weight Watchers is a long term weight management plan that wants you to keep the weight off indefinitely. There aren’t any promises of rapid weight loss, for good reason. Those types of diets don’t introduce long term, permanent changes to eating behavior.
Following the point system will introduce a new, and healthier, eating pattern to keep the weight off for more than just a few weeks.
Quick Note: Not all fruits and vegetables are zero point. Avocados, olives, parsnips, plantains, potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams aren’t part of zero point.
Zero Point Food List
Here’s a quick list, sorted by food type, of the most common foods you’re likely to eat everyday. A more exhaustive, alphabetized list, can be found here.
Fruit cup (unsweetened)
Chicken Breast (skinless, boneless)
Eggs (whole with yolk)
– Sea Bass
Turkey breast (ground 98% fat free)
Turkey breast (skinless, boneless)
Yogurt (Greek, unsweetened)
Three bean salad
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