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Dig In: Weight Watchers Announces 200 Foods Are Now 0 Points

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A food's SmartPoints score is decided based on its content of calories, saturated fats, sugar, and protein.

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The revamped system encourages you to try foods with more fiber and protein, while steering you away from sugar. Lots of the new ingredients on the list can also lower your risk of chronic diseases.

But mainly, the company's chief scientist Dr. Gary Foster says the expanded list of zero point foods is based on realistic eating habits.

"These foods form the basis of a healthy eating pattern," he told Business Insider. "Do we really care if people are eating four ounces of salmon versus six ounces of salmon? No. Very few people come to Weight Watchers because they’ve had a problem overdoing it on salmon, legumes, beans, and chicken."


Those foods all made the new list of zero point ingredients. Here's a sample of what you can enjoy guilt-free in the revised program:

  • Skinless chicken breast
  • Turkey
  • Fat-free yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Salmon
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Celery
  • Kale

Some of the entries on the list, like eggs, were controversial. But the latest research shows these breakfast staples aren't the cholesterol bomb we once thought they were.

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