My Thoughts on the New Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program

I’ve been a Weight Watchers member for so many years that I’ve lost count and am a lifetime member, which means that I’ve achieved my goal weight. Once you’re a lifetime member, you’re always a lifetime member, even if you gain weight. The catch is that you can’t be more than two pounds over your goal weight or you have to pay to use Weight Watchers. That’s why I’m trying to lose a few more pounds, so that I can get back to my goal weight range and not have to pay. This week Weight Watchers released a new program called Beyond the Scale. I was around for the last change, from POINTS to PointsPlus. In that big change, Weight Watchers put more of an emphasis on healthy eating. They realized that if a banana was 2 points and a 100-pack of Oreo cookies was 2 points, everyone would eat the cookies. So even though fruits and veggies aren’t free of calories or sugar, they made them 0 points to encourage people to eat more of them for all the nutritional benefits. In this new Beyond the Scale program, PointsPlus have been replaced with SmartPoints, and the emphasis is even more on making healthier choices. The program is meant to guide members to not just lose weight, but to learn… Read more “My Thoughts on the New Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program”