New Weight Watchers® Zero Points Food List - Freestyle Plan

By Kristen Mccaffrey on

New Weight Watchers® Zero Points Food List includes all the zero point foods, including lean proteins and beans you can enjoy on the new WW Freestyle plan.

Weight Watchers® Freestyle Zero Point® Food List now includes things like lean proteins, eggs, beans, lentils, tofu, nonfat plain yogurt, and all your favorite veggies and fruit.

Please note: This is the expected list for the new plan coming out in December and already out in the UK under the name Flex Plan. This has not been verified by Weight Watchers® for the US yet. Update! This list has been confirmed.

One of the main features of the Weight Watchers® program is their point system. All foods are given a points value and your goal on the program is to stay within your daily points allowance. However anyone who has dieted before knows that when hunger strikes, it can be difficult to stay on track. That's why Weight Watchers® offers a wide variety of healthy food options that have zero SmartPoints®. These zero Points® foods can be eaten freely on the plan and are a great way to stay within your daily target.

Under the newest Weight Watchers® plans - Freestyle in the US and Flex in the UK - there are a bunch of new zero points foods! Hooray! The new list now includes lean proteins like eggs, chicken breast, and turkey. It also includes beans and legumes like chickpeas, black beans, and lentils as well as nonfat plain yogurt and tofu. This is in addition to the fruits and vegetables that were zero points in the previous plans.

Personally I couldn't be more excited about all these new options! It will make it much easier to create a lower point meal and since protein is now a part of the list, it will be easier to stay full with zero points options. My only concern is that it will be much easier to potentially overeat. The new zero points foods have more calories and if you are eating too many, it could be possible to gain weight on the new plan.

Weight Watchers Zero Points foods now include legumes and beans.

New Weight Watchers®​ Zero Points Foods

The new Flex and Freestyle plan now include lean animal and plant based protein sources like chicken, turkey, eggs, tofu, lentils, beans, and yogurt. Plus you can now enjoy sweetcorn and peas for free on the new plans. Specifically, here are the new zero points foods for the new WW plans.

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Boneless skinless turkey breast
  • Ground lean chicken
  • Ground lean turkey
  • Thin sliced deli chicken breast
  • Thin sliced deli turkey breast
  • All fish and shellfish (this does not include smoked or dried fish)
  • Canned fish that is packed in water or brine (i.e. canned tuna or canned salmon in water)
  • Tofu and smoked tofu
  • Quorn fillets, ground Quorn, and Quorn pieces (meat substitute)
  • Eggs
  • Nonfat plain regular and Greek yogurt
  • Plain soy yogurt
  • Fresh, frozen, and canned beans and lentils that are packed without oil or sugar (Lentils, chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, split peas, soy beans, and more)

Weight watchers Zero Points foods now include all veggies.

Zero Point Vegetables

Just like on the previous plans, most vegetables are zero points on the new Flex and Freestyle plans. This means you can enjoy most non-starchy vegetables for zero points on the plan. Just be aware that you do need to count any oil or butter the vegetables are cooked with. There are a few vegetables that are not zero points including potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, parnips, cassava, mushy peas, yuca, and olives. This includes fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables as long as they aren't packed with any additional oil, sugars, or fats.

Weight Watchers Zero Points food list includes most fruit.

Zero Point Fruits

On the new Weight Watchers® plans, almost all fruits are zero points but they should be eaten in moderation since they can quickly add up. The only exceptions to this are avocados and plantains. Also it is important to know that when you blend fruit in a smoothie, it is no longer counted as zero points. The reason for this is that a smoothie contains much more fruit than we would normally eat in one sitting. For example, someone would rarely sit down and eat a banana, a cup of berries, a mango, and some pineapple in one sitting but isn't rare to see this in a large smoothie. This includes fresh fruit as well as frozen, canned, or jarred fruit as long as it is packed without additional sugar.

Weight Watchers Zero Points Food List includes spices and condiments. Zero Point Condiments, Flavor Enhancers, and Spices

The last category of zero points food in the WW plans are for things like spices, low calorie and low sugar condiments, and many things we use to enhance the flavor in recipes. Some examples of these ingredients include things like vinegars, broth, fresh and dried spices and rubs, mustard, hot sauce, capers, and salsa. Please note, that some of these ingredients do have points depending on the amount you are using. They may be zero points for a small serving but if you are using more in a recipe, they may contain more points.

A Word of Caution on Zero Point Foods

There is no doubt that zero points foods are one of the things that people love the most about the Weight Watchers® program but for some they can lead to slower weight loss if they are overused. This is especially true when it comes to lean proteins, beans and legumes, eggs, and fruit. Generally you should try to eat zero points foods in moderation and only until you are full. Try not to overeat, watching portion sizes, even if it is zero point food. For example, even though eggs are zero points with the new plan, it still isn't a good idea to have a 4 or 6 egg omelette for breakfast. Instead opt for a 2-3 egg omelette, which is closer to a standard portion size.

Additionally, if you find your weight loss is slowing or plateauing, it may be a good idea to look at how you are using zero point foods. Many people find that they may be over using these foods and when they cut back, their weight loss picks up again. Again, this is just a strategy to consider if your weight loss isn't progressing as you would like. If it is - then just keep doing what you are doing!

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October 14, 2018 - 20:22
Thank you. Exciting recipes.
lynn krupp
August 25, 2018 - 10:01
been doing the zero points for a month now and have not lost any weight. need help
jennifer wilson
September 23, 2018 - 09:42
I understand completely I did weight watchers a few months ago and i LOST 3LBS my first week and then I gained 1 the 2nd week and from there i lost.8 or 1lb a week.In a total of 3 months I had lost 11 lbs.It was very discouraging and I didnt cheat at all so I chalked it up to my age (46) and menopause..Thats all I could think of. I also went to the dr and got on diet pills and I lost 7lbs the first month and 0 the 2nd month and 1lb the 3rd month..its my body i have exercised (walked) and nothing helps me idk what else to do. I'm 190LBS 5'4 so im obese and need to lose took me 3 months to gain 30lbs and its going to take me 3 years to lose it ugh
Lynn Polizzi
September 24, 2018 - 18:44
Oh I know. Trust me. It’s clearly the carbs. I try to be more protein based on this plan. It makes the weight melt off. Stay away from all bread products, no corn, sparingly with the bananas and the beans. They are way to high in carbs. I guarantee if you cut back drastically on the carbs you will lose 5 pounds the first week. You got this !
August 15, 2018 - 08:48
Granted these foods are zero points, but there will be some who will read this wrong and eat as much as they want. I can see people going out and eating a dozen hardboiled eggs because of this. What would happen if we had the consideration that all foods had points and use the calculator on zero point foods?? I am sure that would accelerate the weight loss cycle.
August 9, 2018 - 10:50
How do I know how many points I can have in a day?
How do I know how many points are in foods that don't have a food label?
August 5, 2018 - 10:17
This "new" Freestyle is almost identical to the old "Core" program, which I find interesting. WW never really pushed Core and many leaders had no clue about it, nor talked about it in meetings. Very interesting.
Melissa Velez
July 29, 2018 - 18:22
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I’m considering joining WW I’ve been trying to get an idea on how it works
Patricia A Capp
July 26, 2018 - 11:27
I need to find a we meeting for me I live in Brighton ht 15212
July 25, 2018 - 09:55
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Thinking about joining WW. Your post has helped me decide. I was soooo confused about the point system. I did WW years back and it was the first points system....when bananas counted as 2 pts. Anyway, this new plan sounds good and your explanation has been so helpful. Thank you.
Patti Greene
July 22, 2018 - 10:00
This is very helpful. I did not get enough info. at the meeting
Laura Lunsford
July 19, 2018 - 21:38
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I go to the meeting, really enjoy them
ken laney
July 19, 2018 - 06:03
could I get a book or list of all the zero points foods. And is there a book or guide that has a lot of foods and recipes that have the point values listed?
Patti aubert
July 19, 2018 - 06:39
I am trying to find out how to sign in to print out the zero points list - I have an account but cannot find how to sign in
July 18, 2018 - 13:48
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Fabulous news. A list of all zero point foods.
Susan Holmes
July 13, 2018 - 14:01
Thank you!
July 10, 2018 - 19:24
Since I'm having eggs every day do I need to worry about high cholesterol? I think I was border line on my last doctors visit.
Also what are some low point chips to eat salsa with.
October 12, 2018 - 00:27
Don't worry about the cholesterol in eggs. Several years ago, I went on the South Beach diet. I had high cholesterol, but I ate 2-3 eggs EVERY day. The weight dropped off and my cholesterol went down to a normal level.
Louise Simpson
July 10, 2018 - 09:25
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Please send me a list of foods that are zero points I can print out for my guide. I joined WW yesterday
Louise Simpson
July 4, 2018 - 10:00
Very useful
Eileen sonenthal
June 25, 2018 - 09:55
An article from WW said black bean and other bean salads are 0 points. I looked up Newmans Own Black bean and corn salsa and the beans have points as does the corn.
June 22, 2018 - 07:59
So how am I supposed to calculate a smoothie? All I use is a banana, 1/2 cup blueberries, about 4 strawberries, a dash of cinnamon, a tsp of honey, and 1 cup of unsweetened plain almond milk. Cannot find this blend in my “find foods” search bar, and when I break it down it’s only 2 points. However, according to this site, smoothies suddenly aren’t the low point food anymore. So frustrating!!!!
June 29, 2018 - 18:14
I, too, find it quite confusing. But have still lost an avg of 1 a week, without very much counting.
June 11, 2018 - 11:22
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thank you love weight watchers
June 11, 2018 - 06:47
Can you please send me info on o point foods thank u.
Carolyn Robinson
June 10, 2018 - 20:58
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Looking to start the freestyle looking for imho and price to join!
June 2, 2018 - 10:21
Claire macdonald
May 15, 2018 - 06:35
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This is the most helpful thing I’ve read about Weight Watchers. I beling to WW on line and find it very unuser friendly and not at all helpful. This article has answered so many of my queries! I would just like to know whether cold smoked salmon is zero rated?
Melanie Jones
May 17, 2018 - 12:21
Claire, above it states that all fish and shellfish are part of the zero point system but it does NOT include smoked or dried fish. looks like that cold smoked salmon does have associated points.
May 17, 2018 - 07:43
Smoked fish is not considered a zero point food.
Carol Evans
May 7, 2018 - 19:38
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I am a lifetime member. Do I still have to pay?
May 5, 2018 - 16:21
Will this plan work for a low fiber diet? I have a colostomy and cannot eat nuts, seeds, greens, vegetables or fruit with skin or seeds or whole grains. I usually try to get my fruit, veggies and greens in a smoothie. Can this program be modified for me ?
Linda Bell
May 5, 2018 - 19:55
Thanks for your time I cannot afford great watches right now I just wanted some ideas to help me to lose 10 to 15
May 17, 2018 - 10:17
I don't see why not. I plan to incorporate smoothies in my plan but I will certainly not over do it with the fruit. I understand the idea behind not having smoothies but in my case, I tend to fill up quickly drinking smoothies because of the liquid and protein powder that I add. So I do not use a lot of fruit in my smoothie. Usually about 1/3 banana and maybe a 1/2 c berries. I would suggest measuring your smoothie ingredients to limit to serving sizes. I pray you good health!
Gina Beck
May 2, 2018 - 09:47
Will this plan work for diabetics? Or is there a plan for diabetics?
May 2, 2018 - 14:00
I would talk to your doctor to your doctor about how she thinks Weight Watchers would work for you.
John RG Evans
April 29, 2018 - 11:37
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Being a Chef over 42years ,has made me fat by far ,
Have tried other diet plans and failed this because I was limited to certain foods
Now with Weight Watchers Ivan have any
Its working for me -----thank you
Bre Shook
April 25, 2018 - 12:36
Although I'm new to the program I am loving it! And I appreciate all the help that weight watchers provides- on line and in person!!
Wilma Blue
April 22, 2018 - 04:23
The plan does work if you stick to it I have been at gold for 5 years it is not always easy but if you stick with it you will get there

April 17, 2018 - 11:33
I am really hoping this new plan can help my daughter.
January 15, 2018 - 21:45
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just rejoining today after 8 years . hoping i can get back into the swing of things...
April 30, 2018 - 16:53
The same with me Laurie
How are you doing
Is it easier with these new added 0 points food