Points Plus Allowance Calculation
Do you know your points plus allowance with Weight Watchers new
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
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.
all, most foods calculate out to a higher value than before.
have free veggies and fruits, but you still want some other foods in
Well, before you get too worried, another major change in the
points plus system is the number of points allowed.
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
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.
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
That's it. Short and simple on the weekly allowance.
Daily Allowance Overview
Another change is the new plus system is the daily allowance. Many
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
For now, I will just highlight the daily allowance.
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
variables are in place when determining your new allowance.
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
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.
The next pages outline each step involved to come up with the total
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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Points Plus for Alcohol
As you probably know, to calculate the points values for foods you use
fat, carbs, fiber and protein. But what do you use when it comes to the
Weight Watchers Points Restaurant List
Find out the points values for the menu items at some of the most
popular restaurants. Eat out knowing you can stay within your daily and weekly allowance.
Weight Loss Chart
If you are counting calories instead of points, then check out this
downloadable spreadsheet. You can track calories consumed and exercise calories. Come complete
with charts so you can see your weight loss progress.