For the first time in 13 years, Weight Watchers is changing its famous points system. Rather than concentrate strictly on calories, the new PointsPlus program ranks food on its ability to promote a lasting feeling of fullness. “Where the calorie is coming from makes a difference in converting food into energy,” says Karen Miller-Kovach, chief scientific officer for Weight Watchers International. Another change: All fruit is zero points, as opposed to one point under the old system. Bring on the bananas!
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