Weight Watchers Points Calculator

Created by Dominika Śmiałek, MD, PhD candidate
Reviewed by Bogna Szyk and Jack Bowater
Last updated: Jul 21, 2023

This Weight Watchers points calculator helps you to estimate food-related smart points based on what you ate during the day. In this article, we will provide you with information about the Weight Watchers program, the WW diet, and tips on how to lose weight and stay healthy.

If you want to lose weight, or maintain it according to the ideal weight calculator while leading a healthy lifestyle, you might find this Weight Watchers points calculator interesting.

We try our best to make our Omni Calculators as precise and reliable as possible. However, this tool can never replace a professional doctor's assessment. All information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for medical consultation. Always consult your results with a health care provider.

What is Weight Watchers?

Weight Watchers is one of the most popular weight-loss programs in the world.
It is a program created to help initiate and follow good lifestyle choices, such as eating healthy food to obtain benefits such as weight loss and an improvement in the quality of the skin, body, and hair.

The program is simplified into unique smart points. The participants write down every meal they consume in an app, which monitors their progression, so a participant can see how close they are to reaching their goals. There are already more than 290,000 products listed, and the Weight Watchers points calculator can work out the points in any other meal by only looking at the content of sugar, protein, saturated fats, and calories.

The program also bring attention to mental well-being and health maintenance. Participants are encouraged to eat self-prepared meals and be active in their day-to-day life. For both exercises and snacks, you receive specific smart points, easily calculable with the Weight Watchers calculator.

How does Weight Watchers points calculator work?

In the WW diet, smart points are assigned to foods and drinks based on their protein, sugar, fat, and calorie contents. Every kind of food has a calculated value - except for more than 200 'zero-value' products, among which you can find:

  • Eggs;
  • Chicken;
  • Fish;
  • Tofu;
  • Plain yogurt or
  • Vegetables.

At the beginning of the Weight Watchers program participants give their data, such as height, weight, age, and sex. Based on them, each dieter receives a certain amount of points to use during the day. The number of these smart points can be modified by exercises such as walking, jogging, or going to the gym. We have a calories burned calculator, which will let you know what to do if you want to burn some calories (and gain some WW points).

There are a couple of different calculators used in the WW program, such as Weight Watchers points plus calculator or Weight Watchers freestyle points calculator.

To make our calculator easier for you, this Weight Watchers points calculator is based on the Weight Watchers freestyle points calculator formula, which allows you to roughly estimate the amount of points in each meal:

(calories * 0.0305) + (saturated fat * 0.275) + (sugar * 0.12) - (protein * 0.098) = points

This formula only needs:

  • Sugar;
  • Protein ;
  • Saturated fat;
  • Calories (you can calculate them using calorie calculator).

which can be found on almost every product label.

A small example of this smart points calculator in practice

So, imagine Lucy. Lucy wants to lose some weight, but most of all, get fitter, feel healthier, and have more energy. She decides to follow the Weight Watchers diet and starts counting her points. This Monday, she ate 800 kcal, 8 grams of sugar, 2 grams of saturated fat, and 5 grams of protein. Take a quick look at calculations:

(800 * 0.0305) + (2 * 0.275) + (8 * 0.12) - (5 * 0.098) = 25

What a relief, she uses the smart points calculator, so she doesn't have to do all the counting by herself!

Even if you don't know how many calories your meal contains, you can calculate them with our meal calorie calculator.

Is the WW diet healthy?

The Weight Watchers calculator aims to help maintain both physical and mental well-being. Studies show that the WW program is an effective weight loss system which at the same time encourages participants to make better decisions, such as choosing healthy and natural foods. The program authors claim that this diet can help you to lose approximately 0.5-1.0 kg per week without counting calories, as the WW diet encourages the eating nutrient-dense and natural products.

What else can I do to get fitter?

If you already have a healthy diet, eat self-prepared food, and fit within your Weight Watchers freestyle points, but you still can't lose weight, try increasing your amount of daily exercise. Maybe seeing how many calories you burn while running will convince you? A cardio workout such as walking, jogging, running, cycling, or swimming is not the only type of exercise that helps you lose weight. Lifting weight will also boost your metabolism, burn some calories, and help you grow muscles.

The base for any diet or weight loss is drinking a lot of water - it doesn't matter whether it's mineral water, still, or sparkling. Any plain water without sweeteners or sugar helps to fill your stomach, kill the hunger, and clean your body out of toxins.

You should also get a good night sleep, every night. We know that this point might be hard to keep to when trying to bring together a career and a social and family life. Nevertheless, people who sleep less have more difficulties when it comes to maintaining their weight, due to cravings for sugar and calories.

Searching for any alternative diets? How about the keto calculator diet, based mostly on products rich in fat. Although you shouldn't follow it for more than 6-8 weeks, this diet might help to lose some weight. Not to forget, it improves your cholesterol levels and lowers sugar levels.

Omni Calculator has no affiliation with Weight Watchers®, and has no intent to present Weight Watchers'® product as its own. This tool is meant to help people estimate Weight Watchers points in food.

We try our best to make our Omni Calculators as precise and reliable as possible. However, this tool can never replace a professional doctor's assessment. If any health condition bothers you, consult a physician.

Dominika Śmiałek, MD, PhD candidate
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