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Weight Watchers Green Plan: Zero Point Food List and Printable Guide

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The new WW changes are here and everyone is excited to try a new plan! The WW Green Plan is the one I chose, so I wanted to make a guide for those of you who chose the same plan. I'll have a Purple and Blue Guide up soon! πŸ™‚

Weight Watchers Green Plan

I chose the Green Plan for accountability. I'm doing this plan on the iTrackBites, but the info and advice are the same across the board – WW and iTrackBites are almost identical (iTrackBites just costs WAY less and I'm on a budget). If you are looking to do the Green Plan for free, read my post about it here.

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WW Assessment

Not everyone is getting an assessment. Only new members are getting an assessment. Current members can take the assessment on the app or choose which plan they want to be on without the assessment.

Many WW members have reported NOT getting an assessment sent to them. Peek around the app and you can find the assessment if you'd like to take it. New members will get the assessment automatically.

How are SmartPoints Calculated?

The SmartPoints formula is based on:

  • calories
  • saturated fat
  • protein
  • sugar

How many SmartPoints do I get on the Green Plan?

You will get a minimum of 30 SmartPoints, being adjusted for height, weight, gender, etc.

Do I Get Rollover Points on the Green Plan?

You get 4 Rollover SmartPoints.

Does the Green Program Have FitPoints?

Yes! We love FitPoints and are thankful the plans will have them.

Does the Green Plan Have Weeklies?

Yes! That means you can have that protein bar for a snack or a low point drink in the evening (or morning – it's 5 o'clock somewhere!) without worrying about going off plan.

Download my GREEN PLAN GUIDE! πŸ™‚

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Does the Green Program have Zero Point Foods?

This plan has 100 Zero Point Foods. Remember, Zero Points does NOT mean zero calories – or carbs. It's important to exercise portion control with all foods. Below is the list of zero-point foods for the Green plan.

Vegetables

  • Acorn Squash
  • Artichoke hearts, No oil
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Baby Corn
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Beet Greens
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Broccoli slaw
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Butter Lettuce
  • Bibb Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Celery
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Coleslaw
  • Coleslaw Mix
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Frozen stirfry vegetables no sauce
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Greenleaf lettuce
  • Hearts of palm
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Nori (seaweed)
  • Oakleaf lettuce
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Pea Shoots
  • Peppers
  • Pickles unsweetened
  • Pico de gallo
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Radishes
  • Salsa Fat-free
  • Sauerkraut
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • String beans
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomato puree canned
  • Tomato sauce Canned
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Wax beans
  • Zucchini

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Applesauce unsweetened
  • Apricots fresh
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Clementines
  • Cranberries fresh
  • Dragonfruit
  • Figs, Fresh
  • Frozen mixed berries unsweetened
  • Fruit Cocktail unsweetened
  • Fruit salad unsweetened
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Pomelo
  • Raspberries
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Watermelon
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Pros and Cons of WW Green Plan

For me, the Green Plan provides accountability which is something I need. My wife switched to the PointsPlus program (on iTrackBites) and loves it, but we both have those boundaries and accountability needed for success. Some people can be successful without those boundaries and that is awesome!

Only 100 Zero Point Foods

Pros: better for those of us who need stricter parameters than Freestyle gives us, Easier to memorize 100 foods.

Cons: more foods to scan because we are used to 200 Zero Point Foods, may need some adjusting as far as not feeling as satisfied with 30 points because there are less Zero Point Foods.

Eggs, nonfat Greek yogurt, and chicken are points, which would be a HUGE adjustment for many of us. This could be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. If you tend to overeat some of the Zero Point foods on Freestyle, you may have better luck with a smaller list from the Green Plan.

Quick Recap of Weight Watcher's Green Plan

Here's a quick rundown of the Green Plan:

  • SmartPoints start at 30 (vs 23 for Freestyle)
  • 100 Zero Point Foods (vs 200 for Freestyle)
  • 4 Rollover SmartPoints
  • Weeklies
  • FitPoints

With the Green Plan, foods like eggs and chicken have points. If you're used to living off of these types of foods, you may want to consider the Purple or Blue Plan! If you're over-eating zero point foods, you're going to love the Green plan. πŸ™‚

If you are on life-time and you choose the Green plan, you will get 6 more points. Right now you get 5 more points on Freestyle.

The Instant Pot has been a big help in my wife and me losing weight. Meal planning has been an essential factor in our success with Weight Watchers. We are short on time, so we joined Instant Pot for Weight Loss and it jump started our weight loss in a BIG WAY! If you're intimidated by your electric pressure cooker, this is a way to get over it… fast. πŸ™‚

Also check out my Ultimate Instant Pot Weight Watchers Guide and my 30 day weight loss results with Noom.

What to Eat on WW Green Plan

If you're wondering what a day on the Green Plan would look like, here's a great video that shows you what Carrie, a fellow WW vlogger, ate on the Green Plan this week.

In the book you get at the meeting you will find 5-Day Sample Meal Plans to help you get adjusted to the Green Program, including vegetarian and vegan meal plans.

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Who is the WW Green Program best for?

The Green Plan is going to be great for those of you who have struggled with the freedom Freestyle has given. If you haven't lost much on Freestyle or have stalled after losing just a little bit, the Green Program may be perfect for you! It offers more boundaries, less freedom, and more accountability. If this is what you were looking for, try the Green Plan and let me know what you think.

Love those “grab n go” options like Zero Point deviled eggs, meal prep chicken breast, and nonfat Greek yogurt mixed in with everything under the sun to keep it low in points? The Purple Plan (Freestyle) may be a better option for you.

How Does the WW App Work With the New Plans?

The plan you choose will be reflected in your app. If your app is blue, you're on Freestyle (Blue Plan). If your app is green, you're on the Green Plan, and so on. Your WW app will still have an extensive food database, restaurant guide, and Connect – all based on the plan you choose.

While there is no time limit for switching plans, WW recommends giving each plan at least two weeks before changing. We know if a plan is working or it isn't, so use your best judgment and switch if you have to.

All of the plans are calculated with SmartPoints. The main difference in plans will be the number of zero-point foods you get, and how many foods you track.

The Bottom Line

I'm excited to try the Green Plan and would love to hear what you all think about it as well. Please leave a comment below! πŸ™‚

Grab Smiley's GREEN GUIDE for free!

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13 Comments

  1. Caroline

    Thank you for allowing me to subscribe
    I am trying the green plan and would like to see a week plan of meals on this plan.
    These meals planned should have normal ingredients that are used daily
    Thank you if you can help

  2. Ree Anderson

    I switched to the green plan this week (my 4th week). I feel I was overeating on many of the zero points foods on the other plan. I think it will give me more accountability. Too, I love vegetables.

  3. Adriana Romano

    Hi, thanks for this information on the WW Green Plan. Just wondering how many points are the Weeklies? I can’t seem to find the info.

    Thanks,

    1. smileyspoints

      The weeklies are the same on all the plans I believe. (For me they are) So whatever your weeklies are on one plan they will stay the same if you decide to switch to another plan. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your question πŸ™‚

  4. Brenda

    The “GREEN” plan is basically SMART POINTS, which actually does work, not as well as POINTS PLUS but way better than Freestyle, I never understood all the food that used to have 2-4 pts suddenly being ZERO points….those could easily add up to 20-30 points a DAY in “ZERO” points….no wonder that program is such a flop. But I am also very tired of the plans constantly changing!

  5. Dianne glass

    I am guessing women get 30 points on green. How many points would my husband get- he is 6 ft. And 240 pounds. Thank you

    1. smileyspoints

      Everyone gets different points based on their height, weight and a few other factors. I am 6′ and weigh 230 now, I started at 240 and, I get 36 points on blue and 46 on the green plan. I hope this helps you out.

  6. Charlotte

    What is the difference between the points plus plan and the WWGreen Plan?

    1. smileyspoints

      They are similar, but here is a key difference the green plan is based on the smart points system: SmartPoints is initially calculated based on the number of calories in a certain food, but three other factors come into play; the amount of protein in the food can lower the point value, while the amount of saturated fat and sugar can increase the value. The older points plus system: Points Plus values were calculated based on how much fat, carbohydrates, fiber and protein there was in each food. So yes at first glance they seem to be similar plans but the way the points are calculated is what makes them different πŸ™‚ I hope this helps

  7. Lana

    Hi! I am back on weight watchers and I was recommended from the assessment to do the green plan. I’m confused about the 100+ points. How do I know I am having 100 points? If they are zero points how is it calculated even if I track them? Are the 100 points the list of zero points that I can choose from? Thank you for your help!

    1. smileyspoints

      There are 100+ zero-point foods on the green plan. Your personal points bank will be determined by myWW and will be a minimum of 30. You do not have to calculate the zero point foods as they are all zero points πŸ™‚ I hope this helps.

      1. Vicky

        So “0” foods are basically to help you fill up bit not go to out of hand eating them?

        1. YES πŸ™‚

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