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New Weight Watchers Changes for 2021

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There are Weight Watchers changes coming in late 2021 and early 2022! I know we just had a change but there is more exciting new changes on the horizon!

Weight Watchers is always working behind the scenes to find the best way to keep users happy while also supplying framework that can guide them towards a lifetime of health. Changes happen to keep the plans relevant and to incorporate new findings and methods as they are studied and trialed.

Learn more below about the changes coming soon to the Weight Watchers programs and the myWW system.

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Is Weight Watchers Changing in 2021?

There are some new Weight Watchers changes coming likely in 2022! Every few years Weight Watchers changes the way their programs run and operate.

These changes are not just to keep up with the times but also to apply new methods, science, and methods that have been studied and proven to work.

Weight Watchers is always working to stay up to date and useful to their client which is likely why they have been around since 1963! That’s a lot of years of helping people live their healthiest lives.

It seems that Weight Watchers is going to be applying a more macros based system to the three plan system which will also have some color changes (more on that below). You can read all about the patent for the new system here.

When do the plans change?

The plans will begin rolling out around November 11, 2021 and some users are already seeing changes in their apps and programs.

By the time 2022 rolls around all users and new users should expect to have encountered the new changes and be managing their myWW programs with these new and exciting systems.

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Why is Weight Watchers Changing?

Whenever Weight Watchers changes plans there’s always clinical trials happening beforehand which is the situation right now. That is what is leading everyone to these announcements about the changes!

Along with regular plan changes that will shift us to the macros based platform they’re also reportedly designing plans that will work specifically for people with diabetes.

Weight Watchers has long been intolerant of fats, even healthy ones, so many Keto users might like this new approach since it will incorporate fats tracking.

Another thing that is getting a change and a facelift is the Weight Watchers snack lines and their processed foods or “convenience food” items. While these aren’t the healthiest option they are certainly better than junk food when you are pressed for time.

It will be interesting to see if the new foods in their line will be healthier options or just more of the same types of snacking foods that are rebranded for the new Weight Watchers Personal Points system.

New Weight Watchers Plan

That’s right, the new plan is called WW Personal Points…we know this because Weight Watchers trademarked the name earlier this year. I’m excited to see if this means the plans will be more tailored to individual users and not just three levels that we sort of cram ourselves into.

There have been some changes already to the myWW app which is great. There are challenges for fitness, meditation, tracking, and so much more. It has made the app more user friendly and it encourages users to actually want to use the app. Hopefully the changes and upgrades will only continue to add value to the program as these new Weight Watchers changes roll out.

Along with new plans and new programs Weight Watchers is also getting some new management. The president is stepping down at the beginning of 2022 which means we be seeing some high level changes for myWW in the near future.

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Will there still be meetings for Weight Watchers?

Some long time users for Weight Watchers are asking about in person meetings. The truth is that 90% or more members of Weight Watchers are digital. They don’t actually go to in person meetings and during the pandemic most of those meetings went digital anyway.

myWW is reportedly planning to get back to in-person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so but the virtual meetings will hang around as an option as well. If you found yourself enjoying those more I think that will still be an option going forward.

If, like me, you are a digital member only these days, nothing will really change for you in terms of how you access content and track your progress

Popular Rumors About WW Changes:

So far there are some popular theories about how the new program will be structured. I’m sharing that information here with you so you can get an idea of what you might be able to expect with these Weight Watchers changes coming soon!

The structure is rumored to be very similar to NOOM and also KUBO (more on that below). This means that the focus will likely be shifting to macros.

There are also color changes happening. We will see three color coded plans on Weight Watchers Personal Points: Blue, Green, and Pink which seems to be replacing the Purple of our current plans system.

You might remember KUBO from a previous plan that Weight Watchers launched that was geared more towards families and teens. It was a program that focused more on macros and was intended it seemed to guide families and kids towards healthier food options so that those changes could be long lasting lifestyle changes instead of fad diet shifts.

What are macros?

If you have never done a diet plan or eating program where you had to calculate macros you might be asking yourself what the heck that means…no worries!

In simple terms it breaks down to the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in foods. Macro is short for macronutrient. They are the three main categories in foods that we eat everyday.

That means that if we are calculating points and counting our macros we are tracking and counting all the grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in the foods we consume.

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Do I have to change plans?

No! Of course not. You definitely don’t have to stop doing what works for you. You already have a plan you like? Keep with it or give the new methods a go and if it doesn’t feel like your thing just go back to what you like and what works.

For those of you who are interested in a new approach hopefully the WW Personal Points program will be just that! Sometimes It can be good to mix things up a bit. 

Think of the plans as teams and decide which you will join. This may take some trial and error. Right now,  you can choose any of the three new plans. You can test them out, switch back and forth and hopefully find the one that works best for you. That’s why it’s called myWW, it’s up to you to make good choices and live a healthy lifestyle. No one can do that for you. 

What isn’t Changing on the New Program?

Focusing on healthy eating and moving more is still important.

You will have access to the online tools and support if you pay for that part of the plan. 

You will have access to workshops and leaders for support if you pay for that part of the plan. 

You can use the app for support, tracking and info 24/7.

How to find out more >> Visit WW online for all the information you need to succeed!

There will be more information and recipes for each color coming soon!

Looking for more posts about Weight Watchers?

Here are some other posts about Weight Watchers plans and programs that you might find useful. As of now (mid October 2021) we are still working with the Weight Watchers myWW+ programs and you can find more info about that plan and the Weight Watchers changes below!

You can also find a more in-depth deep dive on the Weight Watchers changes for 2021 here with SmileysPoints!

If you are still team blue like us, here are some resources to help you out. 

Freestyle Program Blue

Freestyle Meal Plan Blue

Freestyle Snacks Blue 

Freestyle Appetizer Recipes Blue

Freestyle Instant Pot Recipes Blue

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