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Points Plus Allowance Calculation

Do you know your points plus allowance with Weight Watchers new system?

If you are a new member or have just transitioned over to their new points system, then you need to know your allowance in order to lose weight.

In order to reach your weight loss goal you will need to stay within your daily and weekly allowance.

Many people may be in a bit of a panic with the new calculation.

After all, most foods calculate out to a higher value than before.

Sure you have free veggies and fruits, but you still want some other foods in the mix.

Well, before you get too worried, another major change in the points plus system is the number of points allowed.

Although foods points are generally higher than the old system, most people's daily allowance points are up as well.

So don't fret. You can still eat some of your favorite foods, stay within your allowance and lose weight with this new plan.

Daily and Weekly Allowance

Weekly Allowance Overview

Before getting into the complicated formula of the daily allowance, let's briefly talk about the weekly allowance.

All WW members are given the same allowance for the week. This number is;

49 points weekly allowance

How you choose to use these points are entirely up to you. It is not required to use these at all.

So, if by the end of the week you didn't need these points, then great...not a problem.

If however you found yourself short of points for a particular day, then by all means dip into the weekly allowance.

The only rule with the weekly points is that they do not roll over into the next week. That means you start fresh each week with just the 49 points. Don't add what you have left from the previous week into the next week.

That's it. Short and simple on the weekly allowance.

Daily Allowance Overview

Points Plus Calculator 


Use this free online Weight Watchers points plus calculator to find the values in the foods you eat.
Another change is the new plus system is the daily allowance. Many people are worried that with the higher points values to many foods that they won't have enough daily allowance to eat and feel full. Well not to fret, another change with this system is your daily and weekly allowance.

The details of the daily allowance calculation is long and convoluted and is explained in great detail further in this article. 

For now, I will just highlight the daily allowance.

First, just like with the old system, there is a minimum and maximum points allowance. The minimum is 26 with the max set at 71. So no matter what your old daily allowance was it will not be lower than 26 or greater than 71 with the new plan.

The same factors are used in the new calculation - gender, age, weight and height. However, it is not as simple as the old method where you add up points based on answers to what your age is, how much you weight, etc.  Just know that these same variables are in place when determining your new allowance.

Another question many have is do they have to use up all their points for the day. Well, according to my Weight Watchers leader, no you don't. So if your allowance is set to 35 for the day and you only consume 32, that's okay.

Just make sure you are not going hungry. Remember the points are there for you to use if you need them.

While the allowance is fairly easy to get from meetings or online, the formula itself is a bit more complicated to say the least.

Note

If you don't have the new points plus calculator or don't use the e-tools, then use this online Weight Watchers points allowance calculator.

The next pages outline each step involved to come up with the total daily allowance.





In addition to the new points plus allowance, find out how to calculate the points values for foods with the new points plus system.




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