Point Taken! Weight Watchers Embraces Fruits and Veggies
The famous Weight Watchers weight loss program recently underwent a major transformation. The tried and true “Points” program has been tweaked (or overhauled, depending on who you talk to) to move in the direction of promoting more whole foods and less processed foods.
This shift has caused a stir among some long-time Weight Watchers members because in some cases weight-loss has slowed down, and in others it can be just plain confusing. We at Team Reboot, however, applaud Weight Watchers for these changes and their efforts toward a more holistic approach to food.
Previously, a packaged cookie or cake may have had the same “point” value as a piece of fruit. The new model assigns zero points to all whole fruits and vegetables, thus encouraging unlimited consumption of them – a tenet of healthy eating that Reboot also supports.
Interestingly, Reboot Your Life and Weight Watchers are built on a similar principle. According to Wired Magazine, Weight Watchers was created upon a key pillar “Sustainable weight loss is more achievable with emotional support.” We whole-heartedly agree, and this concept is ever-present in our work to support and grow our own Reboot community.
The debate continues – these 2 articles from the NY Times and Wired Magazine paint a pretty complete picture.
What do you think about the new system?