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I’m going back to the Flex/Point and Core WW Program!


I gave the “New” program at weight watchers a chance..I like the old plan better.  Perhaps I’m a creature of habit, but I know what I know. lol

The Old Points/Core program was easy to follow:

Weight Watchers Flex/Point Plan

In the Flex/ Points plan all foods have a point value. It  depends on three factors:
You are given a number of points to use everyday. The number of points you get depends on: age, current weight, height, gender, and amount you exercise you do daily.   
You are also given what’s called Flex Points, to use (if you desire) for the week.

The point values per day based on your weight are as follows:

  • Less than 150 lbs: 20 pts
  • 150-174 lbs: 22 pts
  • 175-199 lbs: 24 pts
  • 200-224 lbs: 26 pts
  • 225-249 lbs: 28 pts
  • 250-274 lbs: 30 pts
  • 275-300 lbs: 31 pts

Flex Points: 35 extra points a week to use as you choose.

  You get extra points based on the amount of exercise you do and how intense the exercise is.

*Above values are not for teenagers or nursing women*

Weight Watchers Core Plan

The Weight Watchers Core Plan was created for those participants that don’t want to count points. Certain foods are listed in the Core plan that you can eat until satisfied, not full. All food groups are represented, plus a bonus of 35 non-core points you can use for added treats and special occassions. Success with this plan depends on portion control. You eat until you’re full..not stuffed.

Here’s a list of the Core foods:

  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Non-creamy Soups
  • Whole Wheat Pasta, Brown Rice, Potatoes and Grains
  • High Fiber and other cereals without added sugar
  • Lean Meats, poultry, fish and eggs
  • Fat-Free Milk Products
  • Healthy Oils
  • Condiments
  • Coffee, Tea and sugar-free beverages

 I love the Core Program, why?  Either it is or it isn’t  I don’t always have the time to journal or track, so the core program is my way to go.

Stay tuned for posts listing foods, with quantities and points values!

Comment (1)

  1. Carissa Miller

    I agree! The new plan does not work as well!

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