Scottish Daily Mail

A GOOD TIME TO RESET BAD EATING HABITS BOOST YOUR BUDGET

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ROOTED in cutting-edge nutritiona­l science, WW’s approach to healthy eating has been clinically proven to help achieve significan­t weight loss, as well as reducing hunger and food cravings.

Central to the success of the new programme is the award-winning WW app that gives access to thousands of recipes, has an easy-to-use scanner for working out PersonalPo­ints of food when you are shopping or dining in a restaurant and gives members access to the support of WW coaches and other members at any time of the day.

This is the most personalis­ed food plan yet from WW and starts with new members taking a health and lifestyle questionna­ire so that a food plan can be tailored around favourite foods, lifestyle

needs, metabolism and goals. Every food and drink has a PersonalPo­ints value — one easy-to-use number that guides you towards a healthier pattern of eating. This is calculated by the WW app, using the new algorithm which crunches complex nutritiona­l data into one number so you can assess a food on the spot.

HOW POINTS WORK

PERSONALPO­INTS are calculated according to calories, saturated fats and sugar — all of which increase the Points value of any food. Lean protein lowers the PersonalPo­ints value because it builds and repairs tissue and helps you feel fuller for longer.

The WW algorithm also takes into account fibre (which lowers the Points value of a food); differenti­ates between healthy unsaturate­d fats and lesshealth­y saturated fats; and assesses whether a food contains natural sugars (such as fruit) or added sugar (such as a biscuit). This means the PersonalPo­ints value given to a food is a highly accurate reflection of its true health benefits.

CHOOSE YOUR FOODS

ZEROPOINT foods have a PersonalPo­ints value of 0 — and can be eaten without weighing or counting.

They become the go-to ingredient­s you can base your meals around and, for the first time ever, you can choose which ZeroPoint foods you would like to be part of your PersonalPo­ints plan.

YOU also get three ways to grow your Budget as you build healthy habits.

Add 1 Point to your daily Budget by drinking 1.75 litres of water. Add 1 Point to your daily Budget for every handful of non-starchy veg you eat (unlimited per day). Add Points to your weekly Budget for any activity (unlimited per week).

Sign up to WW today for a month’s free membership — visit MyMail.co.uk for more details. When you join WW, you take a personal assessment — answering questions about yourself, your food preference­s and lifestyle. Make use of the WW app to track your food, activity, how much water you drink as well as your sleeping habits.

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