In an earlier post, I said I would do a post about the healthy eating aspects of Weight Watchers new program using SmartPoints. Actually, I plan to do three posts. One on sugar. One on saturated fat. And a third on the other aspects of healthy eating.
When I posted earlier about whether healthy eating must be restrictive, I talked about some of the objections I’ve seen to SmartPoints. One of the main ones is some people feeling that the new WW program is too restrictive and too much like a diet. I have seen this mentioned most often in connection with sugar.
There is no doubt at all that Weight Watchers has devised SmartPoints to discourage us from eating too much added sugar. While foods with added sugar are not forbidden on the plan, they are expensive enough that we are much more limited in how much of that kind of food we can eat on SmartPoints as opposed to PointsPlus. And, this is no accident. [Read more…]