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) recently ended their “Points Plus®” system, and changed it to “SmartPoints®.”
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 values from food labels to instantly convert them to a Smart Points or Points Plus number.
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#1. WW Smart Points Calculator: (FreeStyle)
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 calculate the points value:
*Rough estimate: Each SmartPoint equals about 30 calories
Sample calculation: Multi-Grain Cheerios: (1 cup)
- Calories: 110, Protein: 2 g, Sugar: 6 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g = 4 Smart Points
*There are 200+ zero-point foods including fruits, vegetables, and even some lean proteins in the FreeStyle program:
#2. WW Points Plus Calculator (Old Point System)
To calculate the PointsPlus value of a food, you’ll need: carbs, protein, fat, and fiber values from the label:
*Rough estimate: Under this old WW PointsPlus system, each point equals about 35 calories.
Sample Calculation: Multi-Grain Cheerios: (1 cup)
- Carbs: 24 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1.5 g, Fiber: 3 g = 3 Points Plus
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)
Points Plus: (old system)
- Carbs (g)
- Protein (g)
- Fat (g)
- Fiber (g)
It’s easy to get this info for most products, as it’s listed on the box, bag, or wrapper like this:
Weight Watchers: How Many Calories Per Point? (SmartPoints + Points Plus)
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 very hard to estimate WW points from calories alone. However, here is a ballpark estimate of how to convert calories to Weight Watchers points:
- FreeStyle: 1 WW Smart point is equal to about 30 calories
- Points Plus: 1 WW point is equal to about 35 calories
If you are eating healthy, than 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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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.
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*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.