I've been doing it since December and love it - down 30 pounds without starving myself or feeling deprived.
It's not, however, a program you can pick up in a Q&A room and run with. Points are calculated with a specific mathematic formula using fiber, fat, carbs and protein to identify who many points-plus an recipe or food item is. The exact formula is not published, you have to have a points calculator or the app on the Android or iPhone to figure it out. The gist, however, is the same as the old program - you get a set amount of points. YOu can eat anything you want within that points range. Food higher in fiber and/or protein tend to be lower points+ than foods higher in carbs and/or fat. Fruit and Veggies are typically no points at all but the 'free' fruits are compensated for in the higher point values assigned to foods that used to be lower in value under the old plan.
at 12:34 PM on Apr. 29, 2011