Are you ready for great change?

The biggest Program innovation ever is coming to Weight Watchers!
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Are you ready for great change?
Our biggest Program innovation is almost here – just over a week to go! While we love our current plan, we know that you’ve been asking for an even more holistic and personalised approach.

So, together with your feedback and the latest science we’ve created a breakthrough new Program that’s about more than just numbers on the scale. The new Program covers all the areas you care about, supported by three pillars: FOOD.FIT.FEEL. Healthier FOOD choices, increased FITness and FEELing good are all a part of the plan.

FOOD
Fall in love with real food again and lose kilos – not your lifestyle. Everything is still on the menu with our new SmartPoints™ Plan, which nudges you towards nutritious foods that are lower in sugar and saturated fat and higher in protein.

FIT
Too busy? Too tired? No matter your fitness level or lifestyle, the new Weight Watchers Program gives you even more incentive to move, with the introduction of FitPoints™ and a weekly FitPoints™ goal to aim for. These are exactly what they sound like – you get points for moving! Straight away you'll start to de-stress, perk up, and find more energy.

FEEL
Science has proven that happier people make healthier choices. That’s why we’ve included our FEEL pillar, to encourage you to take care of yourself from the inside out. Discover how good you’re meant to feel by making yourself a priority again.

The new Program kicks off next week, so hang tight and look out for your next email where we tell you how to get going, starting with completing your Personal Assessment.

Fact or fiction?
These days all it takes is one small study being misinterpreted, or a celebrity with a shiny new diet trend, and all of a sudden the nutrition science waters become very murky indeed. So we’ve done some serious myth-busting to set the record straight!

Myth: Saturated fat is good for you
The popularity of butter, red meat and coconut oil has soared since recent studies showed that eating less saturated fat didn’t necessarily reduce the risk of heart disease to the extent once believed.

However, knowing saturated fat isn’t as bad as we first thought is very different to saying it’s actually good for you. Saturated fat has still been shown to raise bad cholesterol levels, so cutting down can be good for your health, as long as it’s replaced with good fats (especially polyunsaturates found in nuts, oily fish and vegetable-based oils, which raise good cholesterol).

The problems come when saturated fats are replaced with poor-quality carbs, which also increase the risk of heart disease. Bottom line: eat saturated fat in moderation, preferring polyunsaturates, and don’t treat coconut products and butter like health foods.

Myth: A sugar-free diet will help me lose weight
With high-profile celebrities advocating the benefits of giving up sugar completely, it’s easy to see why people are panicking. But cutting all sugar from your diet doesn’t offer the full picture.

Yes, we eat too much sugar and often this is because it’s added to everyday processed and junk foods. People who cut sugar from their diet tend to lose weight because of the foods that get eliminated along the way – sugary drinks, cakes, chocolate, sweetened yoghurts and bars. And often what replaces these are more nutritious foods.

Research shows that eating too much sugar can have negative effects on a whole raft of health factors – just like if you eat too much fat. But, at the end of the day, weight loss and gain comes down to energy consumed and expended. So keep added sugars low and don’t worry as much about naturally occurring ones in fruits and vegies.

Myth: Overloading on protein leads to weight loss
This one has a ring of truth to it. While protein isn’t essential for weight loss (a plain old energy deficit will handle that) eating a high-protein diet while losing weight has two major benefits – it’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer and it will help you retain more muscle.

When you lose weight you lose a mix of both fat and muscle. But you want to keep as much muscle as possible because it actually burns kilojoules, so the more of it you have (or can keep), the easier you might find it to lose weight, and maintain that loss. So eat your protein!