Items included on a PointsPlus list are generally foods, serving amounts and PointsPlus amounts, according to Exercise 4 Weight Loss. PointsPlus refers to the nutrition calculation system used by Weight Watchers to help customers keep track of eating habits as of 2015.
A PointsPlus value may be assigned to any food, according to Weight Watchers. PointsPlus values are calculated using the nutritional content - including fats, carbohydrates, protein and fiber - of a given food. Foods that are high in protein and fiber but low in fat and carbohydrates tend to have lower PointsPlus values. Foods that are high in fiber but low in all other nutrients may have a zero PointsPlus value, meaning the dieter may eat as much of this food as he wants while on the diet.
The PointsPlus list on Weight Watchers includes a range of food items that have a PointsPlus value of zero. The items on the list are mainly fruits and vegetables, including apricots, bananas, honeydew, mixed greens and okra. The list offered by Exercise 4 Weight Loss displays foods with a PointsPlus value of one. This list includes a variety of foods from each food group, as well as ideal serving sizes.