For all you Weight Watchers® out there, you have probably heard that after years of PointsPlus®, Weight Watchers® is updating their program and introducing a brand new SmartPoints™ system and plan. Since I include points with all of my recipes and meal plans and know that many of you follow Weight Watchers®, I wanted to highlight some of the big changes to the new SmartPoints™ plan and also share about how it will affect things here at Slender Kitchen.
Let's start by looking at some of the major changes to the plan, including Weight Watchers SmartPoints™ and FitPoints®.
Overall I am personally really excited about the new plan. I love that the focus has shifted to making healthier choices and that items like lean proteins now have lower points. I am also incredibly happy that fruits and vegetables no longer counted in the recipe calculator. And more points daily? That sounds great. With that said, I am also a bit nervous. I have a soft spot for sweets so I am nervous about how many more points they will have. I am also always nervous that I may not lose weight in the same way on a new plan.
What are your most excited about in the new plan? What's making you nervous?
And now the SK question, will I be updating the recipes on Slender Kitchen to reflect the new SmartPoints® system? Absolutely! For all of the previous recipes, I am going to be adding the SmartPoints values in addition to the PointsPlus values that are already there. I will be starting with 2015 recipes and working my way backwards as quickly as possible.
In terms of new recipes, I will be including SmartPoints™ for future recipes since I will no longer have a way to calculate PointsPlus®. Meal plans will also begin to show the updated SmartPoints starting next week.
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Response by Kristen Mccaffrey
on December 9, 2015 - 13:22