So, what foods does WW consider free? A surprising variety of foods once assigned multiple points lands on the new list. Weight Watchers allows zero-point foods according to customized plans, so you have to join to see if some options apply to you. Generally speaking, all fresh and frozen fruits are free, along with most vegetables. The list even includes animal proteins, like skinless chicken and turkey breasts, salmon, and lobster (per Cooking Light).
As Healthline notes, WW provides additional education for people with type 2 diabetes. The goal is to help them eat healthier and enjoy some of the “free” foods on the list that are less likely to affect blood sugar levels.
However, just because foods equate to “free” points doesn’t mean you can overindulge and expect to reach your health goals. All foods contain calories, including zero-point foods (per Houston Methodist Leading Medicine). However, zero-point foods are higher in nutritional value and lower in empty calories than other foods, like junk food, candy, and alcohol. WW recommends eating the usual amount of your favorite “free” foods and adding larger portions if necessary. You can use the zero-point list to add flavor boosters like salsa, balsamic vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce, citrus juice, mustard and more to old favorites (via Livestrong).