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How to Do the WW Purple Plan on Healthi formerly iTrackbites

You know I'm a huge fan of Healthi formerly iTrackbites (who wouldn't be? It's WW for 1/10 of the cost), but with the new WW plans the app needs a little work around to make each plan work. If you want to follow the WW Purple Plan, this is how you do it in Healthi formerly iTrackbites!

The information in this post is directly from an iTrackBites coach and deemed accurate at time of posting.

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How to Do the WW Purple Plan on Healthi formerly iTrackbites

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It's very simple to do WW Purple on Healthi formerly iTrackbites, but you will need to set up your Bites (Points) manually to do so. This is the formula you use:

Better Balance: Daily Allowance – 30% = Purple Plan

I did get 36 points on Better Balance, now I get 25. It seems like a big drop but there are 100 extra Zero Bite foods to keep you on track with fewer points needed.

Note: If there is a food item on the Purple list that is not on the Blue (Freestyle) list when you go to add these foods in Healthi formerly iTrackbites, toggle it to a zero Bite food. You don't have to track Zero bite foods at all, but I need to keep an eye on my carbs so I track everything.

Dumpy to Diva explains how to do this in the video below:

I have my secondary tracking set up as MACROS. I don't care about calories so much, so Macros make sense for me.

Note: Better Balance is a subscription feature so you must be a paid member to access it.

Can You Lose Weight on the WW Purple Plan?

Yes, yes, yes you can! While the Purple plan isn't the best for those who need help with portion control or watching carbs, Barrett (who describes herself as carb sensitive, like I am) had great luck with the Purple Plan!

Healthi formerly iTrackbites Features

Why should you switch from WW to Healthi formerly iTrackbites? Honestly, you don't have to! You can stick with WW if you love the program and don't mind the extra cost. But Healthi formerly iTrackbites uses the same formulas, is accurate, and is about 1/10 of the price of WW Online.

  • cost: Healthi formerly iTrackbites costs $36 for the year (using this link for 40% off makes it $36 if you use COACH_SMILEY as the code. You need to put in the code to save the MOST $$$), WW is $16+ for the month, and it's the same formula! UPDATE JAN 2021 — sign up for a free account, then use code COACH_SMILEY after your profile is set up. Click DISCOVER PRO, enter the promo code, and you'll get Healthi formerly iTrackbites for just $24.99 a year!! Use this tutorial if you're unsure on how to use a promo code on iTrackBites. (They keep changing this!! So I update this tutorial often.)
  • choices: I can choose PointsPlus, Freestyle, or any other plan I want with Healthi formerly iTrackbites. Even with the new WW changes, they only offer 3 plan options (not PointsPlus).
  • logs: You can export your tracker data by the week, month, or quarter with Healthi formerly iTrackbites. WW does not give you access to quarterly data.
  • accuracy: I've found inaccurate info in the WW app due to members submitting and not paying attention to the right numbers. With Healthi formerly iTrackbites, I know if I see the green check, it's been verified as accurate. This puts my mind at ease!

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How to do WW on Healthi formerly iTrackBites
Find info on the Purple Plan here.
Find info on the Blue Plan here.
Find info on the Green Plan here.
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  1. Hi there, re: doing the Purple WW plan in I Track Bites, in the write up it says deduct 30% and in the video it says deduct 23%. Can you confirm which is the correct calculation? Or, am I misunderstanding something?


    1. No, your weeklies will be the same no matter what plan you are on. The number of daily points you get changes but your weeklies stay the same. This has been my experience thus far. I hope this helps you

  2. Hi! Thanks for the helpful video. My weeklies shot up to 62 when I updated the manual dailies to 16 (BB-30%). I know this can’t be right. Since I’m only allowed 16 dailies (on purple) I’m assuming my weeklies would not exceed 35, but I can’t fix them in the iTrackbites app. Any suggestions?

    1. Reply this is another glitch that happens with older phones it is a software glitch. It is mainly on older iPhones.

      1. I’m on an iPhone XR and have the problem with the weeklies. When I adjusted my Dailies to 16, my weeklies went to 59 and I can’t figure out how to change it

  3. Hi there!
    I am going through and changing the 0 point foods but am curious about the restaurant items and the recipes I make.
    I enter all the ingredients into my fitness pal, measure it all out then enter the nutrition info into the create recipe option on itrackbites to determine points. I’m not sure how to determine the points are accurate?
    Thanks so much!

  4. Have you had issues with tracking exercise? I don’t know if it is correct or not since I stopped paying for ww. Do you eat back your fitpoints or leave them be?

  5. When I changed From 23 smart points to 16 for the purple plan my activity points zeroed out is there any way to get them back since we had manually entered the 16?

  6. I just downloaded the app. I’m on the purple plan. Potatoes and oatmeal are free on ww. They count on this app. Not happy. Also it didn’t let me put in a coupon code so I paid full price.

    1. Hi, Cindy! 🙂 The purple plan is a workaround and you only track items that have bites. Everything on the 0 bite list isn’t tracked. As far as using a promo code, here is a step by step walk through of how to do that (it’s also linked in the post you are commenting on). https://smileyspoints.com/how-to-use-an-itrackbites-promo-code/ If you have any questions, iTrackBites support is awesome and can help you out if you have any issues! 🙂

  7. Hi, This is certainly more challenging to set up than myww but it’s a lot less $.

    My question is I signed up on my pc then downloaded the app to my Samsung and from what I can tell is that I can’t log foot on the pc version unless I buy the upgraded version AND can’t sync to my fitbit. Is that true? Is the Pro version the same as you are offering for $24.99?

    And you can’t pick other plans than the Better plan (i.e., purple) without the upgraded version. Yes?

    I’d like to do but I need a little help here.


    1. You have to sign up on your mobile. It will not work on the desktop. I believe you need the pro version to link your fitbit. The Pro version is 24.99/year with my coaches code. You can not do the workarounds for the purple plan without the pro version. I hope this helps

  8. Hello. I just signed up for itrackbites using the coupon code. I notice that the non-zero point foods do not match the points on the WW app. How do I convert the non-zero point foods to the WW points? Thank you.

  9. We are in the process of moving and I can’t find my old WW stuff. I have found many but not the most current. How can I get the purple food list? I have done purple with WW and depended on the app. Now that the closest meeting is 50 miles away I got itrackbites pro. Thanks

  10. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’m so disappointed in the 2022 WW program — it looks like more work and I feel they took my free foods away. I rock the purple program … and lost almost 50 pounds in 5 months and I’m over 60! I watch portions but don’t measure … I do track all my zero point foods though. So yes! It can be done. I just signed up for Itrackbites pro with your discount code… YAY! and have already added my favorite “zero points” foods. Whew! And for $24.99 a year… I’m a happy girl tonight! You guys have rescued a disappointed WW member — I’ll probably keep WW because I do like the other stuff they have on their app and I enjoy the weekly meeting too …

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