zero point foods guide

Complete Guide To Zero Point Foods on PersonalPoints

One of the greatest things to come from the changes to WW in 2021 is that the plans are now personalized. PersonalPoints tailor the plan to your needs based on a set of questions that you will answer. This assessment asks about your food and activity preferences and also takes into account if you are a diabetic. Have you signed up for the new plan yet? You can get one month free when you join now!

Which Foods Have Zero Points on PersonalPoints with WW?

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Before we get into that, let's first talk about what zero point foods are and why they are important. Instead of weight watchers being a “diet plan” it's actually retraining your relationship with food. WW is a lifestyle change and zero point foods help you learn what healthy eating patterns look like. According to their website, ZeroPoint foods are actually zero points because they should be your go-to foods. They are the nutritious grocery shopping must grabs because they lay the foundation for healthy eating.

Are Zero Point Foods REALLY Zero Points?

If you are anything like me, saying that a portion of food is zero points is basically a free pass, right? Unlimited of that food? Well, zero points doesn't necessarily mean free-for-all, but stick to general portion sizes. Remember that zero point foods are supposed to be the foundation of your meal. Use them to satisfy your hunger so that you don't crave the treats later on in the day.

How Do I Know What My Zero Points Are?

Depending on the answers you give during your initial assessment, you could have any of these options as zero point foods:

  • Non-starchy veggies
  • Potatoes and starchy veggies
  • Fruits
  • Low-fat or fat-free yogurt and cottage cheese
  • Brown rice and whole grains
  • Avocados
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Oats and oatmeal
  • Poultry
  • Whole-wheat pasta and noodles
  • Tofu and tempeh
  • Corn and popcorn
  • Beans, peas, and lentils
  • Eggs

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Are Avocados Really Zero Points?

Yes! There will be many individuals, myself included, who now how avocados on their plan as a zero point food! This includes both plain avocado and plain guacamole that is made without any added fats or sugars.

What are the Health Benefits of Avocado?

Avocados are a healthy fruit and they contain many nutrients such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, and fiber. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and can be used as a substitute for mayonnaise, butter, and sour cream. Avocados also contain monounsaturated fatty acids and cholesterol, which is the same as olive oil.

Which ZeroPoint Veggies Earn Extra PersonalPoints?

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One of the greatest changes to the new ww plan in my opinion is that now when you make healthy choices, you actually earn points for your daily budget! If one of the veggies is highlighted, it means I have a recipe to suggest! (So go ahead and click on it… you'll love it!)

List of Non-Starchy Vegetables

A: Artichokes / Arugula / Asparagus

B: Baby corn / Baby Peppers / Bamboo shoots / Beets/ Bok choy / Broccoli / Broccoli rabe / Broccoli slaw / Brussels sprouts 

C: Cabbage / Canned pimientos / Carrots / Cauliflower / Cauliflower rice / Celery /  Coleslaw mix / Collard greens / Cucumber

E: Eggplant / Endive / Escarole

F: Fennel / Frozen stir-fry vegetables, no sauce / Frozen vegetable mixes

G: Garlic / Ginger

H: Hearts of palm / Herbs

J: Jicama

K: Kale / Kohlrabi 

L: Leeks /Lettuce and Leafy green mixes (any type)

M: Mushrooms 

N: Nori (seaweed)

O: Okra / Onions 

P: Pea shoots / Peppers / Persimmons / Pickles, unsweetened / Pico de gallo / Pumpkin / Pumpkin puree

R: Radishes / Rosemary / Rutabaga

S: Salsa, fat-free / Sauerkraut / Scallions / Shallots / Snow Peas / Squash (any type except acorn) / Spinach / String beans / Sugar snap peas

T: Tomatillos / Tomatoes / Tomato puree / Turnips

W: Water chestnuts / Wax beans

Z: Zucchini

What Are The Zero Point Beans?

  • Adzuki beans
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Bean sprouts
  • Black beans
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Cannellini beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Edamame
  • Fava beans
  • Great northern beans
  • Green peas
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils
  • Lima beans
  • Lupini beans
  • Navy beans
  • Peas
  • Pinto beans
  • Refried beans,
  • fat-free, canned
  • Soybeans
  • Split peas

What Kinds of Brown Rice, Quinoa and Whole Grains are Zero Points?

  • Amaranth
  • Ancient grain mix, without seeds
  • Brown rice, quick-cooking
  • Brown rice (100%) cereal
  • Brown rice–quinoa blend
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgur
  • Farro
  • Freekeh
  • Barley
  • Barley, quick-cooking
  • Brown basmati rice
  • Kamut
  • Kasha
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Red quinoa
  • Rye berries
  • Sorghum
  • Spelt
  • Spelt berries
  • Teff
  • Brown jasmine rice
  • Brown rice
  • Brown rice, instant
  • Tricolor quinoa
  • Wheat berries
  • Whole-grain sorghum
  • Whole-wheat couscous
  • Wild rice
  • Wild rice–brown rice blend

What Poultry is Considered A Zero Point Food?

  • Chicken breast, skinless
  • Ground chicken breast
  • Ground turkey, 98% fat-free
  • Ground turkey breast
  • Turkey breast, skinless

What Types of Eggs Are Zero Points?

  • Eggs
  • Eggs, hard-boiled or soft-boiled
  • Eggs, scrambled, made without fat
  • Egg whites
  • Egg yolks
  • Liquid egg substitute, made from egg whites

What is on the Zero Point List for Corn and Popcorn?

  • Corn, canned
  • Corn, fresh (sweet, white, or yellow)
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hominy
  • Popcorn, air-popped without oil, butter, or sugar
  • Popcorn with salt and/or spice, air-popped without oil, butter, or sugar
  • Popping corn (for popping at home)

What Kind of Fish and Shellfish Are Considered Zero Points?

  • Abalone
  • Alaskan king crab
  • Anchovies, canned in water
  • Arctic char
  • Bluefish
  • Branzino
  • Butterfish
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Caviar
  • Clams
  • Cod
  • Sea bass
  • Sea cucumber
  • Sea urchin
  • Shrimp
  • Smelt
  • Smoked fish (haddock, salmon, sturgeon, trout, and whitefish)
  • Crabmeat, lump
  • Crayfish
  • Cuttlefish
  • Eel
  • Fish roe
  • Flounder
  • Grouper
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Lobster
  • Mahi-mahi
  • Monkfish
  • Snails
  • Snapper
  • Sole
  • Squid
  • Steelhead trout
  • Striped bass
  • Sturgeon
  • Swordfish
  • Tilapia
  • Mussels
  • Octopus
  • Orange roughy
  • Oysters
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Pollock
  • Pompano
  • Salmon
  • Sardines, canned in water or sauce
  • Sashimi
  • Scallops
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Tuna, canned in water
  • Turbot
  • Wahoo
  • Whitefish

What Zero Point Fruits Can I Have?

  • Apples
  • Applesauce, unsweetened
  • Apricots, fresh
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cherries
  • Clementines
  • Cranberries, fresh
  • Dragon fruit
  • Figs, fresh
  • Frozen mixed berries, unsweetened
  • Fruit, canned in water with or without artificial sweeteners
  • Fruit cocktail, unsweetened
  • Fruit salad, unsweetened
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Guavas
  • Honeydew melons
  • Jackfruit
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Meyer lemons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapples
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Pomelos
  • Raspberries
  • Star fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Watermelons

What Oats and Oatmeal are Zero Points?

  • Oatmeal, plain
  • Oatmeal, instant, plain
  • Oats
  • Oats, quick-cooking
  • Rolled oats
  • Rolled whole-grain wheat or wheat flakes, unsweetened
  • Steel-cut oats
  • Steel-cut oats, quick-cooking

What Pasta and Noodles are Zero Points?

Try These Shirataki Noodles!

  • Black bean pasta
  • Chickpea pasta
  • Lentil pasta
  • Lupin pasta
  • Pea pasta
  • Shirataki (konjac) noodles
  • Whole-grain (100%) pasta (all shapes and all grains, including rye, spelt, and wheat)

What Kind of Tofu & Tempeh are Zero Points?

  • Smoked tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu, firm
  • Tofu, silken
  • Tofu, soft

What are the Zero Point Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Options?

  • Almond yogurt, plain
  • Cottage cheese, plain nonfat
  • Greek yogurt, plain nonfat
  • Quark, plain, up to 1% fat
  • Soy yogurt, plain
  • Yogurt, plain nonfat

What ZeroPoint Drinks Can I Have?

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The best drink you can have is water. In fact, when you track your water intake, you earn a PersonalPoint for the day! My favorite thing is my new Cirkul bottle. It's this awesome water bottle that has cartridges that screws into the top. Then you simply turn the dial to decide how strong of a flavor you want. All of the flavors are sugar free, calorie free and ZERO POINTS. Some of the flavors have extra vitamins, electrolytes, even caffeine! You can choose from fruity flavors, lemonades, flavored teas, and flavored coffees. You won't even miss sugary soft drinks.

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