Diets are infamous for the amount of sacrifice and level of discipline many of them require. Weight Watchers is out to prove that a common sense diet doesn’t mandate starvation or even self-deprivation. Weight Watchers even released a list of 200 “zero-point” foods which, as the name implies, count as zero points toward a dieter’s daily intake limit and therefore can technically be consumed in abundance.
— Emily Enchanted (@EmEnchantedNM) January 25, 2018
Weight Watchers has good reasons labeling even foods like eggs (yolks included), chicken, and fish as zero points. “These foods form the basis of a healthy eating pattern,” said Weight Watchers’ chief scientific officer Gary Foster. “Very few people come to Weight Watchers because they’ve had a problem overdoing it on salmon, legumes, beans, and chicken.”
First of all, Twitter users seem very excited about the eggs.
Chicken breasts and eggs are now zero points on Weight Watchers?
WTF! Has the world turned upside down since I last weighed-in in October?
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) January 26, 2018
im doing weight watchers and i don’t know what else to eat for breakfast besides eggs literally all i eat is fricken eggs because they’re zero points
— laur (@INTIMATEGRANT) April 26, 2018
“Ordering egg whites is a huge health mistake” Weight Watchers diet prog. now says eat all the eggs you want (a “zero point” food). So good to see advice finally coming up to speed to the science. https://t.co/wHsFt484dm via @SciInsider
— Nina Teicholz (@bigfatsurprise) January 29, 2018
Back on Weight Watchers, and because I tend to go through my points by midday, I've been eating a lot of zero-point nonfat Greek yogurt and hardboiled eggs at night. pic.twitter.com/3seeJBrfuE
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) February 8, 2018
Making eggs ‘zero points’ is quite literally the smartest f***ing thing Weight Watchers has ever done.
— Tᕮᗪ ⚡️ ᑎᗩIᗰᗩᑎ (@tednaiman) January 11, 2018
But all around, many were even more excited to see health-minded (rather than slim-minded) dieting becoming so ubiquitous.
My zero point weight watchers chicken chilli was ready in 11 minutes from my instant pot! Deadly! And lunch is done for the week 🙂 pic.twitter.com/uNeL16go8z
— Ro (@rhondamcmeekin) January 15, 2018
— Jon Bartelt (@jonbartelt) March 20, 2018
Weight Watchers is actually a reasonable diet, a lot of healthy, whole foods are zero points. It's not a crash diet, and it's not some stupid juice cleanse. Encouraging healthy eating is not body shaming. #WakeUpWeightWatchers
— Interim Spiderman (@MilesHlivko) February 10, 2018
Others were reaping the benefits of the “unlimited” implication.
I’m stress eating pineapple because it is zero points on weight watchers no matter how much you eat
— Bree Davies (@CocoDavies) November 21, 2017
There is no limit on shrimp, eat as many as you like! On Weight Watchers they are zero points…. ZERO POINTS! Do you understand how important that is when you only get 23 points a day?!?!? #eatdrinkandbemerry #JumboShrimp
— Pamela Version 2.018 ♜☄️ (@Timpanist) December 25, 2017
While discussing not being allowed to over eat the zero point foods from Weight Watchers we’re told not to eat a dozen eggs or 6lbs of grapes at a time, my husband responded ”That’s what I had for breakfast. A dozen eggs and 6 lbs of grapes. I call it grapeful eggxpectation”
— Bracken Schroeder (@brackenm17) April 24, 2018
Kudos to Weight Watchers for not guilting its users and encouraging healthier intake. The egg industry salutes you as well.
H/T: Business Insider