Weight Watcher Points Calculator

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The weight watcher point system is a tool intended to help people control or lose weight in a way that influences a person's overall lifestyle and eating habits. This calculator can be used to estimate the point value of a food with known parameters.

Latest Calculator

The point program changes approximately every 2 years. This calculator uses the point system in effect from December 2015 to November 2021. In this system, points were based on calories, sugar, saturated fat, and protein. Fruits and most vegetables are zero-point foods in this system, and the nutrients from fruits and vegetables are only factored in if they are mixed with other food.

In 2018, a new program was implemented. This program still used the same algorithm for determining the point value of foods, but also included over 200 new zero point foods, including lean proteins, eggs, most seafoods, tofu, skinless chicken breast, and many more. The new system also allowed the rollover of 4 unused points per day into a person's weekly point allotment. As a result of these changes, a person's daily point allotment slightly decreased. However, the changes still allowed a person more flexibility than the previous system, due to the numerous new zero point foods.

In 2020, another new program was implemented that involved 3 different plans. Each of the plans differed in terms of daily point allocation, number of zero point foods available, and categories for zero point foods. The algorithm used for determining the point value of foods still remained the same within each of these different programs, so the point values of foods used on this calculator are still relevant through November 2021.

In 2022, along with a new program being implemented, the algorithm used to calculate the point value of foods was also changed. Rather than being based on calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein, the new point system is based on fiber, protein, unsaturated fats, added sugars, and saturated fats. In general, saturated fats and added sugars increase the point value of foods while unsaturated fats, fiber, and protein decrease the point value. This new point system was simplified and streamlined with fewer choices for 2023. In 2023, everyone except for diabetics will be on the same plan with the same zero points foods list. A recipe's points will once again be the same for everyone.

 food energy food calorie kilojoules [kJ] joules [J] sugar grams kilograms ounce pound saturated fat grams kilograms ounce pound protein grams kilograms ounce pound

Old Points Calculator (U.S.)

Used between November 2010 and December 2015 in the U.S.

 protein grams kilograms ounce pound carbohydrates grams kilograms ounce pound fat grams kilograms ounce pound fiber grams kilograms ounce pound

Old Points Calculator

Used before November 2010.

 food energy food calories kilojoules (KJ) joule (J) fat grams kilograms ounce pound fiber grams kilograms ounce pound

Old Daily Target Calculator

Used between November 2010 and December 2015. This calculator can also be used to estimate the daily points target.

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