When you think about the various choices you make in life—from navigating relationships and family life to your career—you’re usually considering your own unique needs. So why should your weight-loss journey be any different? Gone are the days of trying some new fad diet or exercise regimen that’s one size fits all. Now it’s all about doing what works best for you. And that’s exactly why WW’s new PersonalPoints™ Program is a total game-changer. Their approach to weight loss is completely customized, so you can live a life you love, while still losing the weight you want.

But don’t just take our word for it. Chef, author and mom Daphne Oz is a huge fan of the program as well. We caught up with her to get the lowdown on her personal experience with the new WW PersonalPoints Program, how it works and why you should try it for yourself.

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So, why WW?

WW’s new PersonalPoints Program is totally personalized to your life. Seriously: No two plans are alike, because no two people are. For Daphne, who grew up bonding with family in the kitchen, food has always been a huge part of who she is. “There were absolutely periods where I really fell out of sync with knowing how to eat well and knowing how to prioritize making good choices,” she says. In college, she authored The Dorm Room Diet, practical strategies to help students live a healthier lifestyle while in school. Through her experience speaking to students across the country, she learned the importance of “emotion vs. information.” When it comes to all the health info out there, she says, “If it’s not useful and usable and practical, then you’re never going to have it make a positive impact in your life.” That’s where WW comes in. “You’re living a real life with lots of priorities and lots on your plate,” says Daphne. “WW meets humans where they are and everything stays on the menu—it’s really served me well.”

What exactly is the PersonalPoints Program and how does it work?

First, start off with their PersonalPoints™ Engine—you’ll answer a few questions about which foods you love most. Then WW’s nutrition experts craft your unique PersonalPoints Budget and your ZeroPoint™ foods list, a list of foods you don’t need to track and you can eat as often as you like, so you’ll never have to worry about going hungry. There’s also no such thing as "red" or off-limits foods, and there's always something healthy you can do to add Points, like eating vegetables, drinking water and being active. You choose how you spend—and earn—PersonalPoints, so you have total control. The Program focuses on the overall healthfulness of foods (healthy fats, fiber and protein), not just calories.

“Where WW has always been meant for real life, this is the biggest advance toward making it geared for your real life,” says Daphne. “It’s doing your own little calculus of what really works in your life and what you genuinely want to make a priority, what makes you feel like you really indulged and treated yourself. It’s something food lovers like me are really going to resonate with: The idea that you can still achieve your goals while continuing to enjoy the foods that you love.”

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OK, but how will it fit into my everyday life?

Using the latest in nutrition and behavior change science, WW is taking the guesswork out of making good food choices. “We’re more busy than ever and it feels like you have such limited brain space left to devote to making healthy choices when they’re complicated or difficult,” says Daphne. “WW just lays it out so clearly.” She uses the app daily to help make quick or on-the-go food choices: Search based on what you have in your fridge or based on the meal you want and how to make it to fit your points. Plus, you can get recipe information and talk to other people in the program. “There are just so many ways for WW to support making good choices in a way that doesn’t disrupt your life,” she says. “For moms, to make ourselves a priority, we have to make it as easy as possible and that’s something the WW program does so well.”

That also means choosing those ZeroPoint foods you want to eat on a daily basis, with the freedom to update them whenever you like. For Daphne, that means putting priority on salty snacks like olives, cheese, dairy, avocado—even potatoes (yes, really!). “It meets you where you are at any given point in your life,” she says. And it’s easy to follow and implement—no deprivation required. “The WW app helps me make sure that I always get to indulge when I want to and always get to have the food experiences that I want, but will frequently couple that with something that’s really low points and a smart and healthy nourishing option,” says Daphne.

I’m intrigued, but why should I actually join?

One word: community. “Part of why WW works so well for me is that we’re really aligned on the idea that food should be a place of freedom and taking good care of yourself should be a way that you bring confidence into your life, not something that’s undermining your confidence,” says Daphne. “I’ve never been a part of a community that felt so universally supportive, universally excited, universally willing to share amazing tried and true tips. It’s positive and empowered.”

Bottom line: WW’s new PersonalPoints Program can help you achieve your goals, while you continue to enjoy the foods you love and make healthy decisions in the process. Sign up today to get started. And for more from Daphne, check out her new healthy cookbook Eat Your Heart Out, coming this spring.

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