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Weight Watchers SmartPoints: The Only Weight Watchers Post You Need

My ever popular Weight Watchers post as been updated! Now you have Weight Watchers Smart Points included, the only WW post you'll ever need!

Starting Weight Watchers can be frustrating if you aren’t familiar with the Points or Smart Points system yet, and especially if you don’t have anyone to help you or keep you motivated! Don’t worry… we are here to walk you through the tough stuff and give you help in the areas where you struggle with the Weight Watchers Smart Points program! This is a great place to start: How to Calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points

Weight Watchers SmartPoints: The Only Weight Watchers Post You Need

One of the hardest things about any plan, including Weight Watchers Smart Points is starting something new. It can be hard to make that first step. If you are here, chances are you’ve already done that hard work! Another issue that some people have with the Smart Points program and Weight Watchers in general is that it can get kind of pricey. We can help with that, don’t get discouraged before you even being. Over the years I’ve figured out How to do Weight Watchers for FREE!

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Smart Points has a similar program to the FlexPoints from versions past. While it’s great to have extra points one tip that I can’t stress enough is that you don’t have to use them! If you’re not hungry, you don’t need to eat them. They are great for if you go over your points for the day by splurging at a restaurant. It’s also a good idea to just totally forget about them and keep on plugging away without splurging. There’s power in the mental side dieting…if you know you have these extra points you’ll constantly be thinking about how you can use them to eat me. Just forget the points are there, use them only when you need to cover an overage!

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As with any diet is pays to remember this key tips: it’s all about moderation! Weight Watchers Smart Points is a great plan because it is easy to follow, allows you a lot more flexibility and it focuses on helping you make lifestyle changes that will last.  At the end of the day you have to remember that something like fresh fruit is going to cost you a whole lot less in Smart Points (as well as calories, fat, and guilt) than a brownie will. Smart Points helps teach you through point values what kinds of foods are a ‘Smart’ choice which is why the plan works so well.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints Update

You might have noticed that Weight Watchers has updated their SmartPoints system to be the Freestyle SmartPoints program. Here is the info on the update and ways that you can be successful with this new program change.

The good news is that the SmartPoints system still stands. It’s the same tracking and weekly / daily system that we’re used to using. The major change that has occurred with the Freestyle SmartPoints update is the point values of many foods. There are now more than 200 foods that are completely free to consume. You can see the list of free foods on the Freestyle update here.

Another new feature of the Freestyle SmartPoints system is the rollover aspect. You can rollover up to 4 daily points into your weekly points “bank”. Now, I never used to use my weekly points allowance because my daily points more than covered me. With this new update a lot of us have been scaled back in terms of daily points. While many health and delicious foods are now 0 points, it can still be an adjustment. Don’t be afraid to tap into those weekly points which will not include your daily rollover of up to 4 unused points!

Here is a list of cheat sheets for the Freestyle SmartPoints update. Check them out and make the most of your WW program!


Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
Michele Brosius

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14 Comments

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    Libby Ing
    December 31, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    What a great post. I will be joining WW in a couple of days but I could easily follow it using the information you have posted. Love the Smartpoints calculator. One could take it to the grocery when going shopping. Great recipe and snack suggestions. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nikki
      July 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      If you join WW and get the online benefits, the app lets you scan and find food w/o a calculator. SO much easier.

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    Sandra
    January 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I would love to find a recipe builder like Weight Watchers on their site.
    HELP

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    penny
    January 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Hi Michelle, how do you know how many points you get each day?

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    Sheila
    February 5, 2017 at 10:18 am

    How do I get a couple of the weight watchers calculators ?

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      Lynda Stact
      June 12, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Is there a WW Points calculater for my phone?

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    Cat
    July 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    How many points are you allowed in a day?

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    Denise
    August 28, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Everyone try iTrackBites. It’s a great app!

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    Diane Bertalan
    October 20, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Looks great

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    Reba
    November 29, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    It’s nice that Weight Watchers gave you permission to use their copy writed material. How will you use the recipes with the new plan that is coming out next week?

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      Michele Brosius
      November 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      I am anxious to see what the new plan is all about. They haven’t released it at the meetings yet. Thanks!

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    Gayle C.
    February 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Can anyone help me break a plateau? I’ve lost 13.5 lbs in 4 wks, but now I’m stuck. HELP!! Thanks.

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