How to Calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points

How To Calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points

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How To Calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points

We want to help you be able to calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points easily so all of your favorite recipes are still on your menu plan.  The recent introduction of the Weight Watchers Beyond The Scale program is a wonderful change to their formula.  While in the past we have been able to share with you how to do Weight Watchers for free, this program is something you’ll need to sign up for to get all of the vital information you need to succeed.  However, once you’ve signed up with the program you will still need some help converting old recipes.  We have some simple tips to make this easier.

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How To Calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points

First off, you want to make some simple changes in your diet to reflect the goal of the Beyond The Scale Smart Points system. The Smart Points system now calculates points differently than before.  Instead of just looking at a few things, they are now focusing on things like saturated fats and sugars.  This means that while previously you were able to eat a small honeybun for only 2 Points Plus, you would now be calculating that same item for 6 points instead.  The difference is to bring awareness to your food choices.

With Smart Points you will receive a more personalized weekly flex point balance, and a larger than normal daily balance.  The minimum daily points allowance is now 30 points instead of 26.  So the changes are reflected accordingly, but are still enough to make you rethink reaching for that donut instead of the fresh fruit.

How to calculate Weight Watchers points:  We have been using this same online calculator for several years.  It is simple, easy and now reflects Classic, Points Plus and Smart Points for any recipe.  You will need specific nutrition information to figure each type of point.  Most noted on Smart Points is the addition of calories, saturated fats and sugars.
Weight Watchers Smart Points Calculator

How to calculate recipe nutrition:  Not all recipe calculators include the information you need.  The best thorough calorie and nutrition calculator is found at Calorie Count.  You can input almost any ingredient into the recipe analyzer and it comes back with your full nutrition information for the entire recipe.  You can then put those numbers into the Calculator Cat tool above and find out the total points per recipe.  Divide that number by servings and you have your Smart Points value for literally any recipe you create or use.
Recipe Analysis – Nutrition Finder

These two tools are the key to easily being able to calculate your recipes and nutrition information for snack foods or even your favorite meals from restaurants.  Remember to choose the best foods for your body so you can enjoy more healthy foods with lower Weight Watchers Smart Points.

 

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If you are still using the Flex Points system, take a look at this post.

How To Use Weight Watchers Flex Points


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  • Reply
    Dotty J Boucher
    April 6, 2016 at 11:20 am

    This sounds like something that I could use to help me keep track of what I am eating also, Sometimes I don’t get
    enough of vitamins.
    @tisonlyme143

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    Amee
    April 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for this. I want to count the Weight Watchers Smart Points of my recipes, this is very helpful.

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    April 8, 2016 at 12:37 pm

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      paulette dalton
      December 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm

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      Joanne Goulet
      January 11, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      I would like to know how to figure how many smartpoints/points I can have as it relates to my weight? I purchased the starter kit from ebay and it had everything I needed but how to figure points.

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      Joanne Goulet
      January 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      I can figure points as it relates to receipes, but not total for day or any extra points applied,

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    Chris
    June 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for this! I’m a WW member, doing SmartPoints & having wonderful success! I have friends that can’t afford to go, that I’ll share this with, but first they need to know how many daily & weekly SmartPoints they should be eating for their weight, height, activity level & age. Do you know if there’s a way to calculate thay?

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      Michele Brosius
      January 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Chris, ,

      Thanks for stopping by. As you can probably imagine the formula to calculating your allowable Smartpoints is very complicated. If it were easy WW wouldn’t be able to make money from having people join their program. I am working on finding out as much info as I can to share. I can tell you I tried the 3 mo membership special from WW so I could find out my point allowance. The minimum SP per day is 30. You also get extra points each week and activity points each week. Again, very complicated and based on so many variables. As soon as I have enough quality info. to share you guys will be the first to know. Good luck! Michele

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        Sky
        January 23, 2017 at 3:11 am

        I know where the formula is online but I haven’t used it yet, it seems complicated but the person breaks it down for us if you want it let me know and I’ll copy and paste it for you guys.

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          Michele Brosius
          January 23, 2017 at 11:17 pm

          Thank you Sky! I’d definitely like to see the link. You can email it to me if it’s easier.

        • Reply
          Jane
          February 23, 2017 at 10:21 am

          Please copy and paste it for me. Thanks

        • Reply
          Bonnie Hamner
          February 26, 2017 at 9:15 pm

          Hi Sky….would love to get the formula if possible

          Thx so much,

        • Reply
          Suzanne James
          March 16, 2017 at 4:00 am

          I would love to know, if you could send it me I would appreciate it.

          Thank you sky,

        • Reply
          Katie
          March 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

          Yes please

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          Roxane
          March 26, 2017 at 7:34 pm

          Would like the formula to, please… Thank you

        • Reply
          Evelyn
          April 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm

          Please copy and paste the link for me. I really want to do the program but can not afford to join.

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          Angie
          April 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

          Me too please

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          Laura
          April 10, 2017 at 10:03 am

          I would love to know how to calculate how many smart points I am allowed per day, as well as how many smart points I can deduct based on exercise. If anyone has that and could send the information to me or a link, I would greatly appreciate it

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          Rosa Maria
          April 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm

          I would love the beyond the scale daily point allowance. Thanks

        • Reply
          Dee
          June 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm

          I would love to have it, can you email it to me? Thank you

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          Teresa Sewell
          September 17, 2017 at 11:23 pm

          Please send me the link to figuring out how many Smart Points I am allowed to eat per day. Thanks for the help.

          • Michele Brosius
            September 19, 2017 at 7:58 pm

            I sent you some emails. THANKS

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          Rita
          April 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm

          Hi Sky I would love to have the formula…please copy and past as soon as you are able…thanks so much and thanks Michelle for your blog !….Rita from Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦 😊👍All the very best!…

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        PGH
        February 9, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        Actually, your daily points do not carry over. Whatever’s daily points you don’t use, you lose. 🙂

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          Michele Brosius
          March 23, 2017 at 9:37 pm

          Correct! That was a mistake in my comment that has been updated. THANKS

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        Melanie Thayer
        February 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

        I just went to my first meeting last night and they made it very clear that daily points DO NOT carry over to the next day. Eat them or lose them. Weekly points never carry on to another week either. Just wanted to clarify this so you get better results. Good luck!!

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          Michele Brosius
          March 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

          Correct! That was a mistake in my comment that has been updated. THANKS

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    Rose
    June 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Is their a list of smart points on all food somewhere I can print out ?

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      Michele Brosius
      June 21, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      I don’t think there is a comprehensive list. We have several smart point lists of snacks, fast foods, etc.

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    Antoinette
    January 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    do you use an app for your phone? I am planning to join Friday but, only for a Month. I have a friend that was very successful on WW and so I know the support will be there. Just want to get the hang of the whole system.

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      Michele Brosius
      January 10, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      I do use the WW app on my iPhone. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck!

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    Kim
    January 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Do can you know where I can find how many smart points I can have in a day?

    Thank you,
    Kim

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      Michele Brosius
      January 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Kim, Thanks for stopping by. As you can probably imagine the formula to calculating your allowable Smartpoints is very complicated. If it were easy WW wouldn’t be able to make money from having people join their program. I am working on finding out as much info as I can to share. I can tell you I tried the 3 mo membership special from WW so I could find out my point allowance. The minimum SP per day is 30. You get daily points that carry over each day. You also get extra points each week and activity points each week. Again, very complicated and based on so many variables. As soon as I have enough quality info. to share you guys will be the first to know. Good luck! Michele

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        Kim Robinson
        February 21, 2017 at 11:45 am

        I recently joined ww 3 month program. All I received so far was the free cookbook and a few other things. Still don’t know how to find out my point allowance… frustrating . Kim

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    Sharon
    January 21, 2017 at 4:34 am

    I have done WW so many times in my life, with good success each time, however, I’ve never made it to maintenance. I would like to startagain, but the price is to high for me at this time. I saw this on Pinterest and got so excited!! But I too have the same question as numerous other women here : HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY POINTS WE ARE ALLOWED TO START, THEN AS THE WEIGHT DROPS, HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN WE NEED TO DROP OUR POINT’S TO CONTINUE LOSING? Myself and numerous others would really appreciate an answer. I’m so excited to start, but seriously have NO CLUE as to how many pts. I’m allowed. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but I noticed none of the other women received a response to this “?” . I’d appreciate your help – thank you so much for sharing all this information with us 🙂

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      Michele Brosius
      January 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Sharon, Thanks for stopping by. As you can probably imagine the formula to calculating your allowable Smartpoints is very complicated. If it were easy WW wouldn’t be able to make money from having people join their program. I am working on finding out as much info as I can to share. I can tell you I tried the 3 mo membership special from WW so I could find out my point allowance. The minimum SP per day is 30. You also get extra points each week and activity points each week. Again, very complicated and based on so many variables. As soon as I have enough quality info. to share you guys will be the first to know. Good luck! Michele

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      Kerry Hawkins
      January 22, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Hi, if you purchase the WW Smart Points calculator it includes how to calculate what your daily and weekly points should be for your height, weight etc by putting that information in. It also enables you to calculate smart points and to log your weekly use if you want. It’s £9.99 on their site so not too much of an investment.

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        Suzy
        June 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        How do you calculate the weekly points on the ww calculater?

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    kym
    April 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I still have the slide point calculator from membership years ago. Is this still effective with today’s point system?

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      Michele Brosius
      August 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

      I am not sure. I never had the slide ruler. Thanks

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    Rhonda
    May 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I use an app called I Track Bites. You Caden find it in the App store. It cost a one time fee. But so worth it. Plus it’s loin your phone.

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    Elaine Gabrielle Ryan
    July 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I would love to know how to calculate daily smart points allowance and the extra weekly points. Is there anybody who can help me with this please?
    Elaine x

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    Rhonda
    August 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    If you purchase the digital calculator and go thru the steps to set it up by entering your personal info, it calculates your daily allowance and the extra weekly points. To calculate for other people and as you lose weight, there is a reset pinhole on the back of the calculator. Stick a pin or paper clip in the hole. I used a lead on a mechanical pencil.

    The youngest age allowed is 17 so I had to enter 17 fir my 14 year old niece.

    You press the settings icon (a wrench) to enter your info.

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    Jean
    December 31, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I just joined online and they calculated my daily smart points to 23. What’s up with the minimum 30?

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      Michele Brosius
      January 1, 2018 at 12:26 am

      This post isn’t for the new freestyle system. We just posted a new post this week with the freestyle updates. 23 is now the new points because of chicken, seafood, beans, corn, peas, and many other foods now being zero points. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Jessica Johansson
    April 11, 2018 at 11:07 am

    How do I calculate my new daily flexpoints at Weighwatcher?

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      Michele Brosius
      April 14, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Hello Jessica. Thanks for stopping by. I really don’t know anything about the flexpoints program. Freestyle is US based that I know.

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    Michele Shaules
    April 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    I am doing the WW Freestyle and having really good luck with it. The way that I have been doing it is, whenever I don’t see a point total for the Freestyle I just use the points assigned for the WW Smart Points. Is this how you are supposed to do it? It is working for me but would like to be doing it the right way if I am not. Thanks for your help.

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    Sharon
    May 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    On the Freestyle program you are allowed to carry 4 unused points to the next day ONLY. Leftover points from one week, however, DO NOT carry over to the following week.

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    Johanna I Jonker
    March 17, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    How do you calculate smart points on vitamins? No info. on bottles.

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