Free WW (Weight Watchers) point calculators: If you’re on WW, you know that the point system is central to the success of the diet. You probably also know that WW (Weight Watchers) ended their “Points Plus®” system, and changed it to “SmartPoints®” for their FreeStyle and new MyWW program.
That’s why we created a list of the 99 most tracked foods, and made two calculators so that you can estimate the points value of any food from the nutritional info on the label.
Just enter the nutritional values from food labels to instantly convert them to a Smart Points or Points Plus number.
WW (Weight Watchers) Smart Points Calculator: (For FreeStyle, MyWW Program)
Weight Watchers uses SmartPoints in their current point system for both FreeStyle and MyWW. So, how does WW calculate the SmartPoints value of a food?
A food’s SmartPoint value is based on four criteria: calories, protein, sugar, and saturated fat. If you have a product label that lists these values, you can quickly convert them to Smart Points using our free SmartPoints calculator:
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WW (Weight Watchers) Points Plus Calculator (Old Point System)
Surprisingly, a lot of people have stuck with the old Weight Watchers Point system called, Points Plus. If you are counting PointsPlus points, then the SmartPoints calculator above won’t be of much use. Well, the good news is that we have a free online WW PointsPlus calculator!
To calculate the PointsPlus value of a food, you’ll need: carbs, protein, fat, and fiber values from the label:
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How Many WW Points Per Day?
The current WW point system (for FreeStyle) uses Smart Points.
There are several variables that determine your daily SmartPoints allotment including: weight, height, age, and activity level.
Essentially, the younger, taller, and more active you are, the more WW points you get. Here’s are two examplea:
- A short woman who is inactive might get a daily SmartPoints allotment of 24 SmartPoints
- A tall, 28 year-old woman who exercises 3+ times a week might get 29 SmartPoints.
WW makes their SmartPoints formula a secret because it’s just one part of their program. They discourage you from calculating and tracking points without joining WW, as doing so is not an effective way to lose weight long-term.
*Related: What Happens at WW Meetings?
Calculating Weight Watchers Points: Here’s What Info You Need
Finding the Weight Watchers points value for most foods is simple, especially if you have the Weight Watchers app. However, sometimes you might need to estimate the points in a specific food or product.
The good news is that it’s easy with our free Weight Watchers points calculator, you just need the following nutritional info: (per serving)
Smart Points: (WW FreeStyle)
- Calories (g)
- Protein (g)
- Sugar (g)
- Saturated fat (g)
Sample calculation: Multi-Grain Cheerios: (1 cup) – Calories: 110, Protein: 2 g, Sugar: 6 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g = 4 Smart Points
Points Plus: (old system)
- Carbs (g)
- Protein (g)
- Fat (g)
- Fiber (g)
Sample Calculation: Multi-Grain Cheerios: (1 cup) – Carbs: 24 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1.5 g, Fiber: 3 g = 3 Points Plus
It’s easy to get this info for most products, as it’s listed on the box, bag, or wrapper like this:
How Many Calories Per WW Point?
As you know, the Weight Watchers program is based on a points system instead of counting calories. This is an important distinction, as they believe that not all calories are equal.
In other words, 200 calories from a doughnut is very different than 200 calories from hummus and veggies. For this reason, it’s hard to convert WW points from calories alone.
So, how many calories is a Smart Point? When estimating calories per Weight Watchers point, you can assume:
- FreeStyle: 1 WW Smart Point is equal to about 30 calories
- Points Plus: 1 WW Points Plus is equal to about 35 calories
Example: That means 23 SmartPoints equals approximately 690 calories. If you are limiting yourself to 1200 calories per day, that would equal 36-40 SmartPoints.
If you are eating healthy, then there is a greater number of calories per point, and fruit and veggies are worth zero points. If you are eating less healthy food, there are fewer calories per point.
Free WW Calculator: Here are the Formulas
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And this bird you can not change!” – Freebird
Our free Weight Watchers points calculators use formulas based on weighing nutritional value from the smart folks at calorie lab to calculate an estimated points value for food.
- WW Smart Points formula:
((calories) + (4 x sugar) + (9 x saturated fat) – (3.2 x Protein)) ÷ 33 = SmartPoints value
- WW PointsPlus formula:
((3.2 x Protein) + (3.8 x (Carbs – Fiber)) + (9.0 x Fat) + (1.0 x Fiber)) ÷ 35 = PointsPlus value
The formulas differ in that SmartPoints rewards higher protein levels and specifically discourages eating saturated fat.
Members of the Weight Watchers FreeStyle program can easily access and track the points value for thousands of foods right from the WW app on their smartphone.
You can learn more about Weight Watchers and take advantage of our exclusive coupons if you consider joining.
*Disclaimer: Although we believe this WW calculator to be fairly accurate, it is meant only to calculate estimates of Weight Watcher points in food. For this reason, we make no guarantee of accuracy. Also, never attempt the Tide Pod Challenge, or take selfies in dangerous locations.