I had to register because I saw this thread online and wanted to share what I heard.
My sister has been doing WW for a long time and just told me about some of what she's heard so far. I don't know how I feel about what she told me. I think it is good but it'll be hard for a lot of people, especially those of us still pretty new to the program. Here is what she said:
There is a totally new calculation for everything. They will be using different things to figure out points (not calories/fat/fiber). Kind of sounds like they are trying to look at WHERE the calories come from (fat, carbs, protein) and not just the calories.
Fruits/Veggies are "free." You can eat as many as you like, except for starchy ones like potatoes
People will get more points, but things will also cost more points. But it sounds like if you like fruits and veggies, you can fill up on those to save points for other stuff.
She also said if you notice, there have been a lot of sales lately. This is because everything is being repackaged or phased out because of the changes. Most everything WW produces will be more points (maybe 1-2), so they have to change the packaging to reflect the change.
She said it also sounds like you'll kind of HAVE to get calculators and/or e-tools to figure stuff out. That part I don't like.
It sounds like, as far as health goes, they are placing an emphasis on filling foods. Things that are "bad" for you are going to be more penalized. So that part is good. My sister was saying, early on, she was losing but was eating a lot of 100 calorie packs (chips, cupcakes, etc.). She lost, but she didn't eat all that healthy still. She's thinking it will be harder to do that now because all those packs will probably be more points since they are high in carbs (and sometimes fat).
So take that for what it's worth. I usually trust what she tells me about WW. She seems to have insider knowledge or something (lol!). I guess we should probably just wait until our leaders or the e-tools talk about the changes. I hope they give us enough time to adjust instead of just saying, "Boom here you go!"
I don't like that it sounds more complicated. I liked WW because it was pretty simple once you got started. This sounds like a lot more thinking. But it DOES sound like it will force people to be smarter about the foods they eat, rather than sneaking by with all these small portion foods that really aren't healthy. So that is good.
Sorry that was so long! I wanted to share what I heard. I guess we should be on the lookout for changes.